Post # 1
So, the venue we have rented does not have a bar. Therefore we need to make one. We have a hired a bartender and bought all the necessary items for the bar. I’m wondering if it is ok for the “bar” just to be 2 rectangular tables shaped into an Will it look bad if the bar isn’t 2 levels like at an actual bar? Normally – bars have a lower level where the bartender makes the drink. However, I only have tables to work with here.
Anyone ever creat their own makeshift bar??
I could really use some good suggestions and advice!
Post # 3
I would just make sure the bar isn’t too low/at an awkward height for the bartenders standing behind it. The reason bars are so high is because usually the people behind and in front of them are standing. Especially when pouring and mixing drinks, you don’t really want to be doing it at hip level. Even behind the bar, it’s more like waist or counter level.
Otherwise, I think it would be fine!
Post # 4
put a back bar (table) for them to make the drinks and then they can turn around and keep the display tables lookin nice?
Post # 5
Since you’ve already hired the bartender, I’d talk to them to find out what type of setup they’d prefer.
Post # 6
We had to do the same thing becuase we are having an outdoor wedding. My Future Father-In-Law made it out of wood and banquet table tops, and it is an L shape. Then there will be skirting around the outside to cover the wood. It is about the same height as a bar, it is comfortable to stand and lean on it, and it only has one level, which I think is just fine.
Post # 7
Most rental places rent out what is called a bar top to fit an 8′ or 6′ banquet table. This will give you the look you are going for. Ours is going to be only $8 to rent.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone!!! I really appreciate the suggestions!
Post # 10
That looks great! I’ve seen really creative makeshift bars. I love it!
Post # 11
We are having tables for a bar. My bartender is bringing their own table cloths, and a skirt to his everything underneath. I bought extra matching table cloths to cover the everything guests can see like the kegs and ice tubs. She does this alot and I actually have never been to a wedding with an actual bar. When you have a certain number of guests they really try to pour drinks in bigger amounts during certain times so the larger space makes it so guests can just walk up and grab as they need (although we are only doing 5 choices.) Are you doing a full bar or certain choices? I just wonder if you have all the bottles of liqiour where they would put them to be efficent. I like the PPs idea of a table behind if there is space if that is the case.
Post # 12
Our bar was just made out of standard rectangular tables. I thought it was fine.