Tiki Style Bar Design
Building a tiki bar is purely a matter of placing the bar installation outdoors and decorating a traditional bar with bamboo and thatch. You can also install the bar inside your home, however, as an obvious fire hazard. We do not recommend using natural thatch materials inside your home. All of our plans can be easily converted easily into a great tiki bar just by using tiki material decor shown at the bottom of this page. Use it as an outdoor bar, poolside or patio, on your deck or inside your outdoor pool lanai.
Tiki Bar Examples
Our Builder’s Gallery shows several examples of cool outdoor bar projects that you can enjoy during warm summer months. A few of these tiki style bars are shown below. If you want to add a roof, that’s not currently part of the official plans, but there is a section in the forum to help you frame it up and add thatch. This is a great project for the novice to intermediate wood worker.
Overpriced Retail Tiki Bars
I recently spotted some tiki bars on display at my local hardware store & home center’s lawn & garden department. Their patio furniture version was a cheap plastic 5 foot long tiki bar. Guess what they wanted for it….$100? no, $200? no, $400? no, $800? no!
They wanted $895 for a plastic piece of junk with a saggy woven bar top!
Using our bar plans, you can build a tiki bar variation using our core plans for under $200 and it will last a lifetime. The bar can be used outdoors, by the pool and with the proper selection of materials and finishing, it will withstand sun and rain.