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    Anonymous

    What is the distance between your bar and your back bar? If you had it to do over again, would you have the same distance, less, or more space between your bar and your back bar?

    Any other tips are appriciated!

    Boomer

    #20294 Score: 0

    I would say that is ALL personal preference.
    In a commercial bar, the designers want as much space for the patrons as possible and only enough room behind the bar for the bartender or bartenders to operate efficiently.
    At a home bar you would have to know how many people will be behind the bar at any one time.
    And what functions you will provide behind the bar.
    I gave myself plenty of room on all my bars, at least 4′
    That allows my wife to sneak behind the bar to get a beverage while I am mixing drinks and we dont bump into each other (hmmm……. I may want to rethink that one 😆 )

    #20296 Score: 0

    Yah, I am going to go with 4-4.5 feet. I am 6’6” so I’ll need a little more room. Also, want to leave room if others want to come back and get or make a drink.

    #20643 Score: 0

    This was definitely a concern of mine as well. I have the bottom floor of the right wing of my house that I am turning into a pub. The usable space in the room is roughly 32′ X 26′. I want to ensure that I make the most of my space that is available to have seating, the bar, pool table and dart board. Was very curious as to the spacing that would be needed to be comfortable behind the bar, but at the same time, not overpowering.

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    mckdelbu
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    I would suggest at least the width of a standard door opening (36″) and as much as 48″.
    So anywhere between 36″ and 48″ is fine. I suggest somewhere in between….42″

    At it’s most narrow point, my back bar clearance is 40″ and very comfortable.

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    sam3062 wrote:
    I would suggest at least the width of a standard door opening (36″) and as much as 48″.
    So anywhere between 36″ and 48″ is fine. I suggest somewhere in between….42″

    At it’s most narrow point, my back bar clearance is 40″ and very comfortable.

    OK, Cool, thanks for the input Sam. I designed it so that there is 3′ 7″ spacing (43 inches) It felt good when I measured it. There will not be more than 2 people behind the bar at a time, and usually only one. So I think that will work.

    My other concern is trying to decide how to set up the touch screen jukebox. Have no idea what is needed for that, but I did see a topic on it, so I am off to see what I can learn. :)

    #20682 Score: 0

    My room is only 11X10 (formal living room) It’s the first room you walk into from the front door. I’m turning this room into a small game room and bar. One wall has a large window where I have to stay clear of. The other wall is where I plan on building a “L-Shape” Bar. I will only put stools on the long side (6ft) and the short side (4ft) borders the hall way to rest of the house. I think I can make this work. There will be about 36″ clearance between the long end of the bar to the windows where I will have access. I taped a size on the floor to check clearance.

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