What are standard bar dimensions?

Home bar tops are usually between 12- to 16-inches wide. Commercial bar tops vary from 20- to 28-inches in width, including a drink rail (or trough) on the server side of the bar. Drink rails are typically 3/4-inch deep by 4-inches wide. The minimum bar top thickness is 1 3/4-inches utilizing a flat grain wood.

How much space do I need to build a bar?

Allow at least 36 inches between the bar and the back bar or wall. This is a bare minimum to allow a single bartender space. If constructing a large bar, where it is possible more than one person will be behind the bar, allow more space. The builder should also plan the electrical outlets and lighting for the bar.

How deep is an average bar?

Bar counter depth can range from 16 to 20 inches deep, depending on your preference. This is also going to depend on the type of seating you choose and what kind of overhang is recommended so that your guests can sit comfortably at the bar with enough leg room.

How far does a bar top overhang?

A typical overhang for a comfortable seating area should be around 25-30cm (10-12”), this should leave enough knee room and adequate space between the countertop edge and the person seated. Therefore, as the depth of the overhang increases, so does the comfort and usability of the bar.

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What is the height of a bar counter?

A bar-height table generally measures in the 40- to 42-inch height range. A counter-height table runs about 34 to 36 inches tall, and standard dining-height tables range from 28 to 30 inches tall.

How big is a bar stool?

The range for bar stools is generally 28 to 33 inches. The range for counter stools is generally 24 to 27 inches. Extra tall stools can stand anywhere from 34 to 40 inches high, while short stools can measure 16 to 23 inches high.

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