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SidewaysTim
02-28-2013, 10:13
I'm not sure if this is the appropriate sub forum but I guess your home bar could be considered a bourbon drinking accessory. Do you have a home bar? If so, post up some pictures. If not then post up some ideas for your ideal home bar. I'll start of with pictures of my home bar. It's on the first floor right off the kitchen with a separate door to the front porch, hot and cold running water, a small commercial ice maker, and typically has 6 stools around it but we can fit up to 10 stools. I built and finished it all myself while my wife was in school out of state.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd287/sidewaystim/76c3f659.jpg

FlounderinDC
02-28-2013, 13:25
That is very cool!

passthebourbon
02-28-2013, 15:16
Great idea for a thread. I don't have a home bar yet, but have been looking for ideas for the future.

Nice job, that is something to be proud of.

KySalesRep
02-28-2013, 15:20
Awesome job Tim, looks great!

SidewaysTim
02-28-2013, 16:10
Thanks guys, it was a labor of love.

z327
02-28-2013, 19:57
Great job, would like to see more pictures of the entire bar. I wish I had thought ahead when building my house to include water and drain in the game room (no basements in Texas). But I wasn't into whiskey three years ago when building our dream home. My bar only accommodates 4 bar stools. Unless I include the sides then I could get 6. I did acquire an Early Times neon sign a week ago, just outside this bar image. My neon collection is now 6. Always looking for more but whiskey ones are hard to get.
I did think far enough ahead to put in a 12 foot ceiling in one of the two car garages for my lift. Sports cars are my other hobby.

Trey Manthey
02-28-2013, 20:46
Here's my bar. I like to keep stuff out of sight when not in use. Side doors hold the booze, glass doors hold glassware and bitters (alot). Top drawers have my bar tools and recipes. All the whiskey aside from my standard mixers is in my office until I can figure out a good storage/display cabinet. That granite top just went on last week.

I'd love to open a bar one day, and here is where I practice and perfect my favorites and come up with new recipes.

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portwood
02-28-2013, 20:58
Great idea for a thread.
I'm planning to build my "dream" bar next year and I've been gathering ideas here (http://pinterest.com/65glenfarclas/basement-reno/)

unclebunk
03-01-2013, 06:25
Great idea for a thread.
I'm planning to build my "dream" bar next year and I've been gathering ideas here (http://pinterest.com/65glenfarclas/basement-reno/)

I nearly shit myself when I jokingly floated the idea of buiding an English-style pub in the third bay of our three car garage and my wife agreed that it would be a great idea.:bigeyes:

Now all I have to do is scrape up the money to get it done. (Our basement would be semi-suitable, but we've had a history of flooding from time to time since moving here and I'd hate for the furniture to get ruined if we took on water in a flash flood.) I have a few handy friends who are eager to help and my in-laws are antiques dealers in England, so they run across genuine vintage stuff all the time. Man, if I could get that kind of a bar built out there I might never come out!:lol:

Lazer
03-01-2013, 08:07
I built and finished it all myself while my wife was in school out of state.

wife out of state... a man can dream.:cool:

Beer&Bourbon
03-01-2013, 09:51
Great thread idea. I thought I had some pictures, but i can't seem to find them. I'll get some later today. I've always loved these ones from a local antiques place: http://www.woodennickelantiques.net/Bars.html

SidewaysTim
03-01-2013, 16:37
Great thread idea. I thought I had some pictures, but i can't seem to find them. I'll get some later today. I've always loved these ones from a local antiques place: http://www.woodennickelantiques.net/Bars.html
Yeah, one of those would be nice.

Meruck
03-01-2013, 22:43
Thats cool. The idea of a "home bar" for me is just a far off dream. maybe my second wife will approve.

MarkRuck
03-02-2013, 10:52
While I'm not sure I can call it a home bar, I have a whiskey room. After acquiring a significant number of bottles, my wife, god bless her, said, 'ya know, we don't use our dinning room, why don't we make a whiskey room'.

I wasted no time. Out with the dinning room table, out with the light fixture, in with 4 leather club chairs, in with a round cocktail table, and china cabinet converted to a whiskey cabinet.

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squire
03-02-2013, 10:57
She's a keeper . . . . .

MarkRuck
03-02-2013, 11:07
there is no doubt.

WAINWRIGHT
03-02-2013, 13:13
Great work with the room and a great use of the space well planned and very casual.The multiple VOF's adorning those shelves is what I find more impressive than the wife letting you convert the room itself itself.Well Done!

MyOldKyDram
03-02-2013, 14:40
Great looking space there.

z327
03-02-2013, 14:46
Best use of a formal dining room I have ever seen.

MarkRuck
03-02-2013, 16:54
Thanks Guys.....I have had some extremely good luck finding some of what I consider to the best whiskey ever made. But, I'm partial to wheaters

hectic1
03-04-2013, 06:45
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I've made a couple changes to the bar since then but most of them are bourbon related so this picture still works! :)

SidewaysTim
03-04-2013, 08:30
Very nice! My next house will have room for a pool table.

portwood
03-04-2013, 08:42
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I've made a couple changes to the bar since then but most of them are bourbon related so this picture still works! :)
Shelving would take up less space and could hold more bottles than that pool table ;-)

Wryguy
03-04-2013, 08:46
MarkRuck, that is truly impressive. Especially the William Heavenhill signed by Parker Beam. What is to the right of that bottle? Also, for having so many Heaven Hill products, there is not a single PHC in there. Hope that is only because they have been recently drained, and not yet replaced from the bunker. :toast:

MarkRuck
03-04-2013, 17:38
Thanks Wryguy, I was lucky enough to convince my Mom to head to Bardstown and shop at the HH giftshop a week or two before the KBF. She acquired the signed WHH along with an EW 23, and EC 21 single barrel. The EC and WHH are both very nice pours, the EW23 is very woody, and not worth the money I paid, IMHO. The bottle next to the WHH is the Breckinridge Bourbon from CO

The PHC is hiding behind the VW's on the top shelf. The cognac barrel finish version, again, a very nice pour.

SFS
03-05-2013, 08:05
The bottle next to the WHH is the Breckinridge Bourbon from CO.

An excellent bourbon in its own right.

MarkRuck
03-05-2013, 18:43
It is indeed. My bottle is missing several pours already.

omgmarclol
03-16-2013, 20:43
i'm not really sure this constitutes as a home bar but this is how i make do with my limited space.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/myambao/bar/IMG_2563_zps7420fae0.jpg

p_elliott
03-17-2013, 15:44
i'm not really sure this constitutes as a home bar but this is how i make do with my limited space.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/myambao/bar/IMG_2563_zps7420fae0.jpg


That's cool ..........

squire
03-18-2013, 16:08
Yeah, that qualifies, definitely.

Old Dusty
03-18-2013, 17:52
149711497214973Here is the Old Dusty Fun Zone:grin:

hectic1
03-18-2013, 17:55
Great setup...one of the nicer home bars I've seen...:)

omgmarclol
03-18-2013, 18:04
very nice, dusty

camduncan
03-18-2013, 18:29
It's not really a picture of my whole bar setup, but I received a gift from a local Jim Beam rep last week......

Old Dusty
03-18-2013, 18:33
Great setup...one of the nicer home bars I've seen...:)

Outside of your house you mean? And note you did not see a pool table bowing under the weight of a huge stash of bourbon.....or a pool table for that matter.:grin:

MyOldKyDram
03-18-2013, 19:19
Gorgeous bar, save all the IU swag.

Old Dusty
03-19-2013, 04:54
Gorgeous bar, save all the IU swag.

I was born in a river town so I have plenty of friends and acquaintances from the Blue side!

MyOldKyDram
03-19-2013, 05:41
Yeah jk with ya. My gf is actually from Indiana so believe it or not I'm cheering for you guys this year!

Enoch
03-21-2013, 16:30
I saw this for sale and now have a new project. A bar made out of an old upright piano. Got to find me an old upright piano...

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ChainWhip
03-22-2013, 09:54
I saw this for sale and now have a new project. A bar made out of an old upright piano. Got to find me an old upright piano...

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Enoch-

Give this a shot:

http://www.pianoadoption.com/

Enoch
03-22-2013, 12:21
My current Bourbon Corner
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mosugoji64
03-22-2013, 12:53
My current Bourbon Corner
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That's one corner I wouldn't mind being told to stand in!

zrschaef
04-23-2013, 15:20
I just picked this baby up to convert into my liquor cabinet / bar :cool:
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squire
04-23-2013, 18:18
The wood on that old upright should polish up nicely.

zrschaef
04-23-2013, 18:22
Yup, its got a few issues in some areas were it looks like it was rubbing against a wall or door frame when being moved in the past but it was free so I can't complain. I'm excited to get started on it and make it beautiful again.

z327
04-23-2013, 18:59
That's one corner I wouldn't mind being told to stand in!
I love your Makers barrel

Kalessin
04-23-2013, 19:26
I just picked this baby up to convert into my liquor cabinet / bar :cool:


Did you buy it with the works inside (piano and player)? And is it all veneer, or is some of the cabinetry solid?

Nice looking piece!

zrschaef
04-23-2013, 20:57
Yea its got everything inside still. A few hammers are broke so I don't feel to bad about gutting it. I got it for free. All of it is solid wood except the feet under the front legs seemed to be veneer. Not sure how I'm going to repair that yet.

Kilowhiskey
05-10-2013, 05:44
My compliments...you guys have some great home bars!

Here's my little slice of serenity. I converted the upstairs room into a bar/cigar lounge.

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ThirstyinOhio
05-10-2013, 06:40
My compliments...you guys have some great home bars!

Here's my little slice of serenity. I converted the upstairs room into a bar/cigar lounge.

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Nice setup, I like the large humidor in the back.

ebo
05-10-2013, 16:02
Yea its got everything inside still. A few hammers are broke so I don't feel to bad about gutting it. I got it for free. All of it is solid wood except the feet under the front legs seemed to be veneer. Not sure how I'm going to repair that yet.

I can almost guarantee that the two panels at the top and the one by the foot pedals are veneer. The two at the top are book matched and the one at the foot pedals is assembled with four pieces.

Kilowhiskey
05-11-2013, 08:29
That looks like a sweet spot to enjoy your whiskey, Mark. Quite the collection you have there.

Kilowhiskey
05-11-2013, 08:30
Thanks, Thirsty! I do enjoy my stogies:-)

savagehenry
06-08-2013, 13:58
Completed this shelving project today. Started with an 80 year old wooden crate. Cut it in half, sanded, stained and hung it. Each shelf holds 18 bottles. Fingers crossed that it doesn't plummet to the ground.
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Clavius
06-08-2013, 14:06
Completed this shelving project today. Started with an 80 year old wooden crate. Cut it in half, sanded, stained and hung it. Each shelf holds 18 bottles. Fingers crossed that it doesn't plummet to the ground.
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That looks really nice!

MyOldKyDram
06-08-2013, 16:27
Yeah I like this a lot. Good work!

RVTsteve
06-08-2013, 17:27
Looks awesome. Nice job.

savagehenry
06-08-2013, 19:30
That looks really nice!

Thanks, it came out better than I had thought it would.

SPHINX06
02-03-2014, 16:46
My Home bar in the lounge area1769617697

oke&coke
02-04-2014, 01:13
LOVE the old rotary phone man, way to go.

cowdery
02-10-2014, 13:14
And the Michter's King Tut front and center.

brettckeen
02-10-2014, 15:31
[QUOTE=zrschaef;338201]I just picked this baby up to convert into my liquor cabinet / bar :cool:
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My mom's husband did an amazing bar with a baby grand. I'll get pictures next time I am out there.

onemorepour
03-07-2014, 21:46
Here are a few pics of my man corner, I haven't quite graduated to man cave status but Im not going to push the issue with the girl just yet.
I have also included my drinks trolley for the times when I cant make it all the way over to the bar!

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MyOldKyDram
03-08-2014, 05:00
As far as corners go its a nice one. Looking good!

z327
03-08-2014, 05:41
I love the trolley

SPHINX06
03-14-2014, 17:47
YEAH Roll out the good stuff!

Enoch
03-15-2014, 08:51
The latest version of my Bourbon Corner.
My wife thinks it's a little tacky but allows it.
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tigerlam92
03-15-2014, 08:55
The latest version of my Bourbon Corner.
My wife thinks it's a little tacky but allows it.
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Wonderful setup!

TunnelTiger
03-15-2014, 09:34
The latest version of my Bourbon Corner.
My wife thinks it's a little tacky but allows it.
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It's sure not tacky to my eyes. Really like your cabinet for glassware & minis.

Enoch
03-15-2014, 10:14
It's sure not tacky to my eyes. Really like your cabinet for glassware & minis.

That was part of my reorganization. The glasses used to be out and had to be washed before use each time because of dust.

onemorepour
03-19-2014, 16:29
Looking good Enoch, nothing tacky there, looks like the kind of spot I would happily settle into a comfy chair on a rainy day with a pipe or cigar, dog by my feet.

SPHINX06
04-16-2014, 17:54
yep nice setup ENOCH, I like to display some glassware also, but had to buy some for actual use stored in the cabinet.18208

Enoch
05-10-2014, 18:31
http://www.blossomstreetbarandgrill.com/search?updated-min=2014-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2015-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=1

Solved the problem of getting to my dusty bottles at the back of my MM barrel bar. 22 inch lazy susan from Amazon. Really don't know of an easier way to post a video.

smknjoe
05-10-2014, 18:34
Ummm, what's up with the audio, bro? Sounds like somebody's about to get whacked!

P.S. Don't piss off Enoch...

WAINWRIGHT
05-10-2014, 19:09
Ummm, what's up with the audio, bro? Sounds like somebody's about to get whacked!

P.S. Don't piss off Enoch...Cool video,but kind of a snuff film vibe I'll agree.

Enoch
05-10-2014, 19:50
Funny... I was watching Pulp Fiction. Never occurred to me there was sound because I have the audio turned off on my computer. At least now I don't have to remove half the bottles to get the ones in the back.

kjbeggs
05-13-2014, 12:58
Enoch, that's brilliant.
Here's a shot of the Bar I helped my stepson build in his new place. (all the booze is housed behind the bar at this point, they still need to put up some shelves on the wall).
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dcbt
05-25-2014, 11:20
Finally had some time to put this together this weekend.

Step 1, step up to bar:
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Step 2, take seat:
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Step 3, swivel and enjoy view:
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Or if the weather's nice, take it outside:
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ModernThirst
05-28-2014, 06:08
Most of the bourbon is under the bar, but a lot of the opened stuff is on the back shelf. I'll have to get the rest of it out for a family photo sometime soon.
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kjbeggs
05-29-2014, 21:17
Not technically a bar, but here's some pics of an old Veterinarian's cabinet my father brought home from the Dallas zoo years ago. It had been painted and all the glass was covered with green contact paper.
I cleaned it up, painted it, added some mirror, lights and glass shelves, and viola- new liquor cabinet.
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bourboNcigars
05-30-2014, 00:57
all these pics are very inspirational, makes me want to do something that gives my bottles some justice..

tigerlam92
05-30-2014, 15:34
Yes, really quite nice.

kjbeggs
05-30-2014, 18:59
I've found, the more you buy, the more creative you have to be. (Especially if you're trying to keep the wife happy).
Of course, creativity is always a good way to keep the wife happy, even in non-bourbon related matters...