20 Best Rustic Outdoor Bars For Summer Entertaining!

Lifestyle expert, journalist and interior design blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best rustic outdoor bars for summer entertaining! They're perfect for the modern rustic, rustic coastal and rustic industrial patio.

 

With summer-like weather upon us, now is a great time to spend time entertaining friends and family on the patio! My birthday is coming up, and I’m looking forward to relaxing outdoors, even though it’s going to be 100 degrees! One thing is for sure when the weather heats up, and you’re having a great time celebrating with those you love most, one tends to forget about how hot it is! If like me, you love outdoor entertaining, making delicious food, and serving fabulous drinks, you definitely need an outdoor bar! There are so many gorgeous rustic outdoor bars to choose from!

Rustic outdoor bars come in a wide array of styles and have ample storage space for your glasses, blender, favorite liqueur, sodas, (or beverage of choice), and drink mixes. Some also have a spot for outdoor bar stools so your guests can chat at “the bar” while you make their favorite cocktail on ice! In fact, I stumbled on a few beautiful rustic outdoor kitchens that are not only ideal for serving drinks, but for storing and setting your favorite appetizers, main course, and desserts!

Today, I’m excited to share 20 of the best rustic outdoor bars you’ll love for the rustic coastal, farmhouse, and modern rustic patio! 

 

Rustic Concrete Outdoor Bars

Concrete is one of the top materials for outdoor furniture because it’s so gorgeous and incredibly durable! This bestselling water-resistant Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Ultimate Bar is absolute perfection. It has ample storage space, two drawers, a removable shelf, a bottle opener, and towel hooks. This stunning rustic outdoor bar is available in brown or in the gray wash, which is ideal for the rustic coastal patio. Which one is your favorite? I love them both!

Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Ultimate Bar Brown rustic outdoor bars
Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Ultimate Bar Brown

 

 

 

Here is the must have sustainably sourced Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Ultimate Bar in the modern rustic shade “gray wash.” It is ideal for the modern farmhouse or the rustic coastal patio! This beautiful and functional piece will be the perfect spot to serve your friends and family their favorite drink or set appetizers and desserts at your next outdoor party! It will be perfect for the 4th of July!

Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Ultimate Bar Gray Wash best rustic outdoor bars
Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Ultimate Bar Gray Wash

 

 

 

I’m officially obsessed with the Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Island and Hutch. It is available as an island and a hutch, but you can also purchase the island or hutch separately if you wish! I love the ample counter space, upper shelf, lower shelf, and the fact that it has wheels, so you can move it (if you’d like). There is plenty of storage space for wine glasses, a beverage dispenser, and drinks, and that’s just the beginning. The gardener in me thinks this bar will also be a fab potting station when not fulfilling its entertaining duties!

Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Island and Hutch Brown best rustic outdoor bars
Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Island and Hutch Brown

 

 

 

The magnificent Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Island and Hutch is also available in this trendy coastal inspired gray wash! It will be perfect for entertaining friends and family on the 4th of July, a friend’s birthday, Labor Day weekend, or when you make mimosas for your besties (the next time you host brunch!). If like me, you live in a warm climate, this beauty will be in use until at least Thanksgiving!

Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Island and Hutch Gray Wash best rustic outdoor cars
Pottery Barn Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Island and Hutch Gray Wash

 

 

 

This luxurious sustainably sourced West Elm Portside Outdoor Concrete Grand Bar is an absolute must! It will look great with the complementing bar stools or on its own in the corner on your patio. This beauty has plenty of storage space including two adjustable shelves, a wine rack, a bottle opener, a towel rack, and more! It will be the perfect spot to store highball glasses, shot glasses, cocktail glasses, a cocktail shaker, your favorite cocktail mixes, and more! This stunning contract-grade rustic outdoor bar is available in driftwood and weathered gray, and will make a statement on your patio for the spring, summer, and fall seasons to come!

West Elm Portside Outdoor Concrete Grand Bar & Bar Stools Set Driftwood rustic outdoor bars
West Elm Portside Outdoor Concrete Grand Bar

 

 

 

The modern rustic West Elm Portside outdoor furniture collection has long been a favorite! I’m so excited that the popular sustainably sourced West Elm Portside Outdoor Concrete Bar is available in this rustic shade called “driftwood”. It is a must for the modern farmhouse patio, and will be the perfect spot to entertain friends and family! When not in use as a bar, it can be used as a place to store towels and pool accessories for your next pool party!

West Elm Portside Outdoor Grand Bar w: Concrete Top best rustic outdoor bars
West Elm Portside Outdoor Grand Bar w/ Concrete Top

 

 

Rustic Outdoor Bars In A Variety Of Styles

This stunning and extremely popular slatted Millwood Pines Hammonds Home Bar comes in a few colors including black, natural, gray wash, and white just in time for summer! I love them all, especially in this rustic shade called “natural.” You can place bar stools in front of it or a small bistro table to the side of it. This beautiful piece will make the perfect mimosa bar or coffee bar for years to come!

Millwood Pines Hammonds Home Bar Natural best rustic outdoor bars
Millwood Pines Hammonds Home Bar Natural

 

 

 

If you’re searching for a spot to store your bottles of red wine, wine glasses, and cocktail mixes, you’re in luck! Red Barrel Studio Apryl Red Barrel Studio® Bar Counter is an absolute must. I love everything about this beautiful slatted bar that is not only ideal for patio use but in your bar indoors! It will look amazing paired with rustic or leather bar stools! This gorgeous outdoor bar has 4.6 out of 5-star reviews and is beloved by many!

Red Barrel Studio Apryl Red Barrel Studio® Bar Counter best rustic outdoor bars
Red Barrel Studio Apryl Red Barrel Studio® Bar Counter

 

 

 

This gorgeous slatted Safari Anderson Teak Bar Counter is calling my name! It has “seven drawers, one storage with door, three rows of wine glass hangers, one removable bucket, an aluminum sink, and wheels.” Since it has wheels, it can be moved from your patio to your deck, backyard, garden – or wherever you host your party!

Safari Anderson Teak Bar Counter Outer Material best rustic outdoor bars
Safari Anderson Teak Bar Counter

 

 

 

I can’t get enough of Christopher Knight’s stunning outdoor furniture! There are so many gorgeous chairs, sofas, and more to choose from, it’s unbelievable! If you’re searching for the perfect rustic industrial bar, you’ll love this Christopher Knight Home Milos Acacia Bar Table in dark brown. It is made of acacia wood and has iron legs. This charming piece has 4.7 out of 5-star reviews, is an Amazon Prime essential, and will take your parties to the next level!  

Christopher Knight Home Milos Acacia Bar Table, Dark Brown : Rustic Metal best rustic outdoor bars
Christopher Knight Home Milos Acacia Bar Table, Dark Brown / Rustic Metal

 

 

 

Rustic Outdoor Bar Cabinets

Rope outdoor furniture is more popular than ever! This beautiful and incredibly durable Pottery Barn Sherwood 59″ FSC® Teak Bar Cabinet has gorgeous rope detailing on the cabinet doors! It comes in brown or in “gray wash” and will make a statement on any patio!

Pottery Barn Sherwood 59 FSC® Teak Bar Cabinet Brown rustic outdoor bars
Pottery Barn Sherwood 59 FSC® Teak Bar Cabinet Brown

 

 

 

This stunning Pottery Barn Sherwood 59″ FSC® Teak Bar Cabinet looks fab in this gorgeous shade of weathered gray! It is a must for the modern or modern coastal patio. It is made of durable teak and has trendy dark grey rope detailing, which is a must for summer and fall! This beautiful cabinet has two cabinet doors and two adjustable shelves, which offer ample space for your entertaining needs. Not only is it ideal for outdoor use, but I think it will look great inside your coastal abode as well!

Pottery Barn Sherwood 59" FSC® Teak Bar Cabinet Gray best rustic outdoor bars
Pottery Barn Sherwood 59″ FSC® Teak Bar Cabinet Gray

 

 

 

I simply adore Williams Sonoma Home’s famed Larnaca outdoor furniture collection and feature it as much as possible as it’s absolutely stunning! This beautiful modern  Williams Sonoma Larnaca Outdoor Natural Teak 2-Door Cabinet is rustic elegance! It has a stainless steel top and slatted design, which is ideal for the modern rustic or modern coastal patio. The cabinets have ample storage space, which you can stock with your favorite signature cocktail essentials. I also think this beautiful cabinet will look amazing in your garden! It can be filled with garden tools, and your favorite vases, so you can make your neighbor or a friend a beautiful garden bouquet with your lovely homegrown blooms!

Williams Sonoma Larnaca Outdoor Natural Teak 2-Door Cabinet best rustic outdoor bars
Williams Sonoma Larnaca Outdoor Natural Teak 2-Door Cabinet

 

 

 

The exquisite rustic coastal Frontgate Isola Cabinet with Four Doors (in Natural Teak) is an absolute dream! Like many of you, I love wicker furniture, and can’t get enough of the wicker door fronts. They really elevate this beautiful hand-built rustic outdoor cabinet! Not only is it beautiful, but functional too. This gorgeous cabinet has ample space for setting out your favorite drinks at your next summer soiree! Not only is it perfect for outdoor use, but it will look amazing in your coastal living room or as a buffet in your dining room!

Frontgate Isola Cabinet with Four Doors in Natural Teak best rustic outdoor bars
Frontgate Isola Cabinet with Four Doors in Natural Teak

 

 

 

This must have DTY Outdoor Living Longs Peak Eucalyptus Sideboard comes in a variety of colors including this beauty in “driftwood gray”. It is incredibly versatile and will be perfect as an outdoor bar cabinet, towels for your next pool party, or a spot to store your gardening essentials. It has fantastic 4.6 out of 5-star reviews and will be delivered for free with shipping.

DTY Outdoor Living Longs Peak Eucalyptus Sideboard, Driftwood Gray best rustic outdoor bars
DTY Outdoor Living Longs Peak Eucalyptus Sideboard, Driftwood Gray

 

 

Must Have Rustic Bar Islands

My love of rustic outdoor bars and bar carts is strong! This rustic weathered gray West Elm Portside Outdoor Bar Island combines two of my favorite outdoor furniture essentials. It is also available in the color driftwood and is just as amazing. Not only is it gorgeous, but this functional “moisture-resistant solid mahogany and solid eucalyptus wood” bar island has a “stainless steel drink bucket with a removable wood cover.” You can fill it with ice so people can grab ice cubes for their cups of soda, lemonade, etc. It’ll also be the perfect spot to pick up ice when you’re making friends Margaritas or when you chill celebratory champagne! When the drink bucket is not in use, it can be used as a spot to place a beverage dispenser or a birthday cake! There is a bottom tray that you can adorn with decor or extra cups. There are so many options!

West Elm Portside Outdoor Bar Island Weathered Gray best rustic outdoor bars
West Elm Portside Outdoor Bar Island Weathered Gray

 

 

 

This classic Frontgate Westport Console with Beverage Tub is made of durable and beautiful teak wood, which ages beautifully! One of the many things I love about this stunning beverage tub is that it has a removable lid which has a stainless steel tub! You can fill it with ice and store your favorite beverages or items that need to be chilled. The cabinet doors can be opened as well, and provide ample storage space. This piece has 4.5 out of 5-star reviews and is a win-win! It’ll be ideal for entertaining friends and family on the deck or on the patio all summer long.

Frontgate Westport Console with Beverage Tub in Teak best rustic outdoor bars
Frontgate Westport Console with Beverage Tub in Teak

 

 

 

How amazing does this Frontgate Westport Console with Beverage Tub look filled with wine bottles and adorned with wine glasses? It looks phenomenal paired with this gorgeous outdoor teak dining table!

Frontgate Westport Console with Beverage Tub in Teak best rustic outdoor bars dining
Frontgate Westport Console with Beverage Tub in Teak

 

 

 

Beautiful Outdoor Kitchens That Double As Rustic Outdoor Bars

Like many of you, I love cooking, baking, and making signature drinks when entertaining friends and family! This summer there are quite a few gorgeous outdoor kitchens that also double as rustic outdoor bars. I can’t get enough of this beautiful sustainably sourced West Elm Portside Outdoor Full Kitchen Set. It is contract grade, which means it’s very durable and available in the popular colors “weathered gray” and “driftwood”. This stunning piece has “one 1-door cabinet, one open corner cabinet, one 2-door cabinet, and one open shelves Cabinet.” There is ample space for glasses, plates, dishes, and trays filled with food. It’ll be perfect when hosting a potluck or a buffet-style dinner.

I love the durable “glass fiber reinforced concrete top inlay” and the fact that the open corner cabinet has space for a refrigerator! This will be ideal for storing refrigerated items, so you don’t have to run in and out of the house all evening and can enjoy spending time with your guests! Talk about an entertainer’s dream!

West Elm Portside Outdoor Full Kitchen Set Weathered Gray best rustic outdoor bars
West Elm Portside Outdoor Full Kitchen Set Weathered Gray

 

 

 

Now is a great time to customize the outdoor kitchen/bar of your dreams! This beautiful West Elm Build Your Own – Portside Outdoor Kitchen can be as large or as small as you’d like it. There are many different components to choose from including a two-door cabinet, a corner cabinet, a one-door cabinet, an open shelf cabinet, a wide storage cabinet with shelves, and of course the magnificent Portside outdoor full kitchen set. You can pick and choose which component will fill your needs and will fit on your patio or in your backyard. It comes in the popular shades “driftwood” and “weathered gray.” Now is a great time to invest in this exquisite outdoor kitchen so you can get plenty of use out of it this summer and into fall!

West Elm Build Your Own - Portside Outdoor Kitchen Driftwood best rustic outdoor kitchens bars
West Elm Build Your Own – Portside Outdoor Kitchen Color: Driftwood 

 

 

 

Have you had a chance to check out Frontgate’s gorgeous Isola Outdoor Kitchen in Weathered Teak? It is perfection! I love everything about this luxurious durable teak kitchen, especially the coastal-inspired all-weather wicker doors. This beautiful piece can be configured to your liking and can be as small or as large as you choose. There is ample space for trays of food, drinks, beverage dispensers, glasses, and more.

Frontgate Isola Outdoor Kitchen in Weathered Teak best outdoor rustic bars
Frontgate Isola Outdoor Kitchen in Weathered Teak

 

 

 

With summer upon us, now is a great time to invest in a beautiful outdoor bar! Lifestyle expert, journalist and interior design blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 best rustic outdoor bars for summer entertaining.

 

 

 

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