A cocktail sounds mighty nice, but venturing out in the frigid February night to partake? We’re not sure about that! Besides the added expense and the bone-chilling temperatures, wouldn’t it be easier just to whip up a drink from the comfort of your own home bar?
That’s where we can help! The Hm Rec Room has a wide range of home bars available, as well as some compact options that are perfect for smaller spaces. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some helpful features to look for as you begin your search:
Hanging stemware storage
Hanging stemware racks are the perfect way to keep wine glasses and the like close at hand while protecting them from accidental breakage. On this back bar mirror, it’s built in to the beveled wood pieces along the top edge. You’ll also find metal racks on other designs, including in bar bases.
Durable work surface
Laminate-topped bars offer greater durability, resisting scratches better than solid wood and protecting better against damage caused by liquids.
Corked bottles should be stored horizontally: The wine stays in contact with the cork, ensuring a tight seal and keeping it from drying out. The Monticello back bar base offers an integrated wine rack, allowing you to store your collection with ease. The Monticello also offers space and wire management access for a wine cooler.
Pullout Work Surfaces
At only 14 in. deep, this back bar server features a more narrow design than other models. It compensates with three pullout shelves situated between the drawers and the top. Thoughtful touches like this offer the extra space when you need it and the versatility to return it to normal when you don’t.
Sometimes the simplest features are the most important. The Santa Fe bar includes two locking doors, offering plenty of storage for liquor bottles and peace of mind for you.
If space is at a premium, you can add the same thoughtful features and organizational options in a smaller footprint. The ECI spirit cabinet fits flawlessly into any living room. Its many features include a 12-bottle wine rack, four shelves for additional bottle storage, a drop-front door that offers counter space and two flip-top lids with durable laminate tops.
You can also opt for a more unique piece. This bar trolley’s unique shaping is an instant conversation starter. It has everything you need: a large work surface, stemware holders, a wine rack and bronze-finished wheels for easy movement.
These are some of our favorite features that we think you’ll find useful. As for what to drink? Well, we’re partial to the classics!
Images (and delicious drink recipes) from drink.seriouseats.com
What’s your go-to drink?