In a midcentury San Francisco home, a custom wet bar by Atlas Industries was designed to merge with the modular shelving so it seamlessly encircles the kitchen without taking up extra inches.
A marble topped island in the kitchen doubles as a bar in a 1980s home in Borrego Springs, California, when it’s time for entertaining. A massive wall of Heath Ceramics tile elevates the simple color palette.
When built-in bars aren’t an option, a metal cabinet can do the trick. Architect Cass Calder Smith paired his with a “roaring fire” in his SoHo apartment.
An awkward corner in the hallway is transformed into a nifty bar with glass cabinetry and teal tiles in a Chicago flat.
It takes dedication, but architect Michael Chen’s “party wall” for a compact Chelsea apartment is the ultimate space saving bar area.
Designer Jen Turner’s NewYorker, is a desk and a bar in one designed for a high-functioning studio apartment. Best of all, the casters allow you to wheel it away when you are finished.
This bright laundry room in Boston conceals a mini wet bar—proof that you don't need a dedicated drinking area to make a functional bar.