How might you use a bar on your Charlotte porch, deck, or patio?

Archadeck of Charlotte can build your ideal outdoor bar on porches, decks, and patios. We would like to share some helpful ideas for using a bar in your favorite outdoor living area.

At Archadeck of Charlotte, we aim to help our clients design their most useful outdoor living space. It is paramount when designing a Charlotte porch, deck, or patio, that we help the homeowners add useful amenities, and for many that includes building a custom outdoor bar. The connotation of the word “bar” might make us only think of a place to mix cocktails, but there are many more uses for outdoor bars than just serving beverages!

Dinner is served under a custom pergola on this gorgeous Charlotte outdoor bar!

This Charlotte patio with a custom pergola is the perfect spot for an outdoor bar. As you see here, the area behind creates a useful patio grill nook, where the cook can converse with family and friends while cooking. The lower bar area is great for food prep and holding grilling accoutrement, while the raised snack bar area provides a great place to enjoy dinner straight off the grill. We can almost smell the freshly-grilled steaks and vegetables!


This beautiful stone bar façade with natural stone bar tops is a useful addition to this pergola-covered patio space. Archadeck of Charlotte can design your ideal bar with custom façade and bar-top materials to suit your home’s exterior finishes and your personal design tastes. Bar surfaces can be created with natural stone, custom tile, and more!

Bars can do double or triple duty in your outdoor space for hosting or private use!

Bars are useful when hosting parties and get-togethers, such as bridal showers, where you could easily create a food serving station on the lower surface and a bloody Mary station or mimosa mixing station on the top surface. Bars can have wet or dry sinks to accommodate easy clean-up or hold ice and cold beverages. Be the most popular book club host in town with a bar to create a gathering spot and snack bar! Host friends and family for gameday. How about Taco Tuesday with the kids, where you can create a build-your-own taco station in your outdoor space? Speaking of the kids, an outdoor bar is a wonderful idea for homework and snacks while we prepare dinner in the evenings! Do you work from home, or bring home work from the office? Break out of your routine of sitting inside your home office. Step outside to decompress while you work! Bars can have electrical capabilities for charging phones, tablets, and laptops while we work. Do you craft? How about taking your crafting outdoors? A large, single-surface bar would be the perfect place to get creative in your favorite Charlotte outdoor living space.


This beautiful open porch includes a dual-surface, natural stone wet bar with stacked stone façade. With the addition of space heaters, the porch can be kept cozy on cool days. Imagine stepping out into this beautiful space for a special weekend brunch with family and friends, or gathering on an autumn Saturday night for drinks, food, and conversation. Wiring is in place on the wall behind this bar, where a TV can be mounted for enjoying televised sporting or music events.

Are you ready to begin designing your new outdoor living space with a custom bar? Call on Archadeck of Charlotte to help you realize your perfect deck, porch, or patio design with a bar that will give you more time with family and friends in the fresh air and mild Charlotte climate. Now is the time to plan your space to begin using it in springtime!

If you are ready to plan your perfect Charlotte porch, patio, or deck with a custom outdoor bar, give us a call for a free design consultation at (704) 944-1350 or email us and a Design Consultant will contact you promptly.

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