Wet Bar Versus Dry Bar

So you’ve decided to make an entertaining space in your home. Maybe you’re redoing your kitchen or your basement. Maybe you’ve decided to add a bar to a family game room. No matter what you’ve decided you need to think about whether or not you want a wet bar or a dry bar.

So what’s a wet bar? A wet bar is defined as a bar with running water where you serve alcoholic beverages in your home. A dry bar is the same thing, without the running water. Why would you need a wet bar? Say you’ve got a ton of friends over and you need to clean glasses quick – you don’t have to lug them all back and forth to the kitchen. Or say you have a drink that needs just a splash of water – no need for water bottles with a wet bar.

The bar itself is pretty simple, you’ll need a custom countertop like the ones we make at Planet Stone that has room for a sink if you’re going for a wet bar. If a dry bar then we can customize your counter to best represent what you want your bar to be like. You also need to make sure that there is a lip on the bar just in case any of your guests decided to knock their drink over. This can help prevent spills to the floor, too.

Another thing you’ll need to consider when installing your bar is whether or not you want to have electricity at your bar. If you do you will need to have a professional do this step – you don’t want electricity and water to mix! If doing a dry bar you can always install the bar near an outlet that has already been hooked up but if you want an outlet within the bar itself, you’ll need to give that professional a call.

With both wet and dry bars you’ll also want to make sure that you stock up on plenty of spirits or invest in a kegerator so that when your friends come to admire your new bar they can also get a drink and enjoy the bar’s beauty.

It’s your choice whether you want to have a sink for a wet bar or keep things simple with a dry bar. Whatever your choice, though, Planet Stone is here to help you with your countertop needs. Just imagine a custom countertop with your choice of grain with your favorite drinks set on top. Give us a call today at 818-890-0810 to make your dreams a reality.


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