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Basement Bar Ideas

Last Updated on January 3, 2020

Who needs to go out to a bar and spend up to $15 per cocktail (plus tip) when you can relax and unwind with a drink at home for free? And, the best part? No designated driver is needed! Invite your friends over for drinks, host game night, play poker, watch a movie, or just hang out in the comfort of your very own basement. That’s right – make room for a bar in your basement. We have tons of basement bar ideas that will get you inspired to turn your basement into a functional entertaining space.

Basements make convenient spaces for building a functional bar. To begin with, hooking up plumbing or electric is a lot easier when you don’t have to run new pipes or wires up through walls. In the basement, you’re much closer to the source. Plus, many basements already have some sort of entertainment space already built in. What could be a better complement to that entertainment area than being able to belly up to the bar during a ballgame, movie, or your favorite TV show?

Basement bars come in all shapes and sizes

Build it big, build it small, build it classy, or just make it plain funky. There’s usually plenty of room in the basement to get creative. Spread out along a long wall or just tuck a bar in next to the boiler for that “industrial” feel. There are no rules and usually little existing décor to worry about matching with. There are endless basement bar ideas that will get your creative juices flowing. We feature a few here, all of which were constructed by Granite Transformations.

Granite Transformations has the stuff your dream bar is made of

Want a bar countertop that looks great, can be easily and quickly installed, and is practically indestructible? No one can accomplish this better than Granite Transformations. Go with a quartz, granite or recycled glass countertop, and make your bar really shine.

basement bar with undermount lighting
This bar has underlighting for a karaoke/dance feel. You can turn the lights on, dim them or keep them off ¬– depending on the type of party or gathering you’re having.
Red Liberty Mosaic Tile Bar
The Liberty Red mosaic tile backsplash and accent tile under the bar makes the whole area really pop.
The light and dark brown tones of this bar bring a homey feel. Granite Transformations also handles cabinets (new construction or refacing) to add storage to your bar.
Black and white basement bar
Black and white will never go out of style. This black and white mosaic tile design gives this basement bar a retro feel.
Full kitchen basement
This basement features a full kitchen and bar with seating for numerous people. The chandelier provides an elegant and warm feel. The black countertops and brown cabinets work nicely together, as the countertops pick up shades of black in the cabinets. The countertop on the right is Black Star recycled glass.
Mosaic tile wallpaper bar
This bar works for breakfast or cocktails. It has ample storage and a gorgeous flower mosaic tile accent wall that all your friends will envy.
Green mosaic tile bar
The green and aqua tones of this stunning mosaic tile from the Traditional line (the color is called “Fantastic”) by Granite Transformations looks coincidentally fantastic with this lighter-colored wood floor.

The design options for your basement bar are endless. Have fun mixing and matching colors, décor and furniture to make the space your own. Granite Transformations can help you design a bar that looks out of this world without blowing your budget.

For more basement bar ideas, find a Granite Transformations location near you. You can also schedule a free in-home design consultation at and receive a complimentary quote. Your dream basement bar might only be a phone call away.

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