Bar Essentials For Your Rec Room

Maintaining your rec room and bar requires certain essentials to make it a destination for you and your friends.


The first essential for your rec room bar would be comfortable bar stools for your patrons to sit on. Good seating is a priority when entertaining so make sure there are enough stools to compliment the size of the bar. You can choose from adjustable bar stools, swivel bar stools, bar stools with backs, and of course the traditional bar stool. These stools can be made of wood, metal, or wicker, depending on your style and preferences.


Next up in creating the perfect bar atmosphere in your rec room is to choose the right lighting. Using dimmer switches in place of your existing switches will allow you to control the lighting in the room to suit the mood.


It’s always a good idea to keep have some traditional bar games available to keep the party flowing. Of course, it’s always fun to see how well your guests can play as the party wears on. One of these games, in particular, darts, would be an ideal choice for the rec room. It’s small enough to fit almost anywhere and requires very little setup time. It’s also a great game for people of all ages to enjoy.


Most important to maintaining your bar is to make sure it has all the necessary supplies that any good bar should have. If beer is your drink of choice, make sure you have the proper glasses to serve your guests. The same goes for wine and mixed drinks as well since the last thing you want is your guests drinking out of plastic cups. This may seem frivolous but it will help your bar stand out among your guests as more than just a rec room bar.

If you’re tending the bar, make sure you have plenty of the other essentials such as ice, olives, lemons, limes, and drink mixers like tonic and cranberry juice. You really can’t call yourself a bar if you can’t serve a vodka cranberry to your guests.

Keeping these basic essentials for your bar will make your rec room the entertainment destination of the neighborhood. Now the hard part will be getting your friends to leave.