The past year has been unlike anything seen before for the restaurant/bar industry. With many venues either closed or operating at reduced capacity; a majority of people found themselves enjoying nightcaps exclusively at home last year. What the industry calls “off-premise” alcohol sales—those that don’t take place in bars and restaurants—are soaring. According to Nielsen, the total off-premise alcohol dollar sales increased in the U.S. last year by 26.3% between March and the end of October 2020. Not to mention online sales were up 256% in 2020 compared to 2019. Local liquor stores were thriving and customers are continuing to buy ingredients to get creative with cocktails at home. Talia Baiocchi, the founder and editor-in-chief of Punch, sees a growing trend in people practicing fancy techniques, with “How-To’s” being among the most popular articles on her site.
Take a look at five of our favorite home bars from around the Americas to inspire your next specialty cocktail or even a home renovation.
Drive through the hand-carved wooden gates and enter a world where all is luxury, peace, and pleasure. This 10,000 square foot Gloucester home comes complete with 9+ bedrooms, 6 full baths, 4 half baths, 8 fireplaces, and an array of recreational features including a complete home bar and pool table. This pub-style bar embodies the feel of an Irish Pub, without having to take a flight. Complete with a two-faucet bar tap and room for a group of family and friends, Stoneacre offers the ultimate refuge and family compound at a time when it is needed most.
This newly updated home enjoys direct ski-in/ski-out access, with unsurpassed elegance and craftsmanship. Situated in a serene, private setting bordering an open space with large aspen trees, this home captures exceptional mountain views of the Snowmass Ski Area and the valley below. Enjoy a large gourmet kitchen, 5 bed, 5 & 2 half-baths, 9 fireplaces, expansive media room, wine cellar as well as an 1870’s original bar from Leadville, CO. This saloon-style bar is complete with vintage bar stools and accompanied by a pool table. Not only does this bar bring a piece of history into your home, but it creates a perfect place to unwind after a long day on the slopes.
This spectacular 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, open concept, custom finished home is located on Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course in Jackson Hole. This home features Italian marble and cherry hardwood flooring throughout, along with oak trimmed windows and baseboards. Complete with three gas fireplaces, a home movie theater, a gaming room with a 120” screen, surround sound system, and a luxurious home bar. This modern bar’s polished design makes it the perfect place to have an elegant cocktail party or a relaxing night with friends. It is situated in the perfect location close to town, while offering a quiet, peaceful setting to enjoy a drink at home.
This Park City x bedroom masterpiece is surrounded by picturesque views of snow-capped mountains, wide-open spaces, crisp mountain air, and the room to breathe it all in. Greystone boasts numerous amenities for you and your guests to enjoy including a game room, billiard room, library, theater, indoor basketball court, gym, and steam room. The home also features a gourmet kitchen, two offices, a wine cellar, multiple guest suites, multi-level balconies for outdoor living with panoramic views, and multiple entertaining areas, including a home bar. This contemporary bar complete with high-end appliances and a sleek design is only steps away from a fully equipped billiard room. Create memories with family and friends to last a lifetime in a home designed to entertain.
Finally, this incredible contemporary listing is located in the center of all of Wellington’s equestrian activities in the prestigious community of Southfield. It sits on a 1.4-acre lot situated in a private cul-de-sac, complete with fantastic views in every direction and total privacy. Spanning 7,682 square feet, the estate was made for relaxation and entertainment. The estate offers a pool, jacuzzi, full sauna, wine wall, and a room complete with a poker table, full bar, and movie nook. After a long day hanging by the pool, spend the night entertaining. Steps away from the professional poker table you will find a full bar as well as a flatscreen TV to enjoy the game. The sleek stools and statement lighting at the bar adds to the chicness of the house. You’ll never want to leave this meticulously detailed estate.