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July 23, 2013
Why go out to a crowded, loud, and overpriced bar when you can host happy hour at home? Here, we take a look at five homeowners who have created unique and fun home bars.
Sarti is only too happy to demonstrate one of his favorite inventions: a mobile kitchen-supply box/cocktail station/breakfast bar with casters that hides beneath the stairs.

HALVING IT ALL

This ingenious homeowner is only too happy to demonstrate one of his favorite inventions: a mobile kitchen-supply box/cocktail station/breakfast bar with casters that hides beneath the stairs.

Photo by: Misha Gravenor

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Originally appeared in Halving It All
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<p>The wet bar at the end of the kitchen is equipped with a spout for filtered water, ice maker, wine fridge, and over-sink shelving--and is the happy-hour hotspot.</p>Photo by <a href="http://www.benmayorgaphoto.com">Ben Mayorga Photography</a>

PACIFIC HEIGHTS REMODEL

The wet bar at the end of this San Francisco kitchen is equipped with a spout for filtered water, ice maker, wine fridge, and over-sink shelving—and is the happy hour hotspot.

Photo by Ben Mayorga Photography

Originally appeared in Pacific Heights Remodel
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Modern bar area with wooden countertop and angled roof

MODERN TAKE ON A TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE IN MISSOURI

Behind the main house is the barn, where this homeowner builds furniture and works on cars. Inside, he often dispenses whiskey to friends from behind the rustic bar.

Photo by: Joe Pugliese

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Originally appeared in Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri
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Arthur carved the Indiana limestone–clad bar out of an awkward space in the hallway.

CHEF'S TABLE

This creative homeowner and chef carved an Indiana limestone–clad bar out of an awkward space in the hallway.

Photo by: Matthew Williams

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Originally appeared in Chef's Table
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Atlas designed the wet bar to meld seamlessly with the modular shelving that encircles the kitchen.

MID-CENTURY MASH-UP

The owner of this home designed the wet bar to meld seamlessly with the modular shelving that encircles the kitchen.

Photo by: Misha Gravenor

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Originally appeared in Mid-Century Mash-Up
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Sarti is only too happy to demonstrate one of his favorite inventions: a mobile kitchen-supply box/cocktail station/breakfast bar with casters that hides beneath the stairs.

HALVING IT ALL

This ingenious homeowner is only too happy to demonstrate one of his favorite inventions: a mobile kitchen-supply box/cocktail station/breakfast bar with casters that hides beneath the stairs.

Photo by: Misha Gravenor

Photo by Misha Gravenor.

When it comes to decking out your home bar, check out these Dwell recommendations for bar accessories: Reclamation Etchworks and Three Cheers.

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