How to turn your aluminium pergola into a beautiful garden bar

A white metal pergola being used as a beautiful garden bar.
Categories: Garden Pergolas

This past year has seen a huge rise in popularity of the garden bar, with many homeowners choosing to create the ultimate space for outdoor socialising. Pergolas provide the perfect structure to use as a base for an outdoor bar. We share our top tips for designing a welcoming and stylish garden retreat that your friends and family will love.

Add a splash of creative flair

A fully stocked garden bar will give you many evenings of al fresco fun this summer. How you decorate your space depends on how you plan to use it. Do you want to enjoy the atmosphere of a chic wine bar, dazzle your friends with your mixology skills, or kick back with a cold beer at the end of a busy week?

Once you've decided this, it’s great to think about whether you want your bar to have a particular style. Modern and sleek or rustic and Mediterranean? Parisian elegance or British charm? Knowing the overall feel you’re going for will help you to choose furniture and accessories for your new bar.

Garden bar essentials

  • Decorative lights. We recommend festoon lights or mains powered outdoor fairy lights.
  • Seating. There are so many options to choose from, including bistro seating and comfy outdoor sofas.
  • The bar itself! The sky is the limit here. You could opt for a simple freestanding structure or add on a wine rack, mixology station, fridge, and storage space for alcohol and glasses.
  • Other decorative touches such as candles, plants, cushions and throws.

Create a welcoming space that’s perfect for year-round use

All Broadview pergolas can be customised with electric heaters, LED lights and roller screens, to create a cosy space that can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Because our heaters are built into the frame of your pergola, you won’t have to worry about making space for bulky freestanding alternatives. By giving off a soft, warm glow, LED lights create a welcoming ambience. Roller screens are made of robust fabric that can be raised or lowered to give you even greater control over your shade and privacy, while acting as an effective wind break.

Want to find out more about installing a pergola to use as a stunning garden bar?

We are one of the South’s leading suppliers of high-quality Brustor pergolas. To discover the full range or request your free quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 01202 679012.