As Briton’s we are proud of our gardens, aren’t we? As we bid goodbye to the winter every year most of us get started with planning for our summer parties (particularly if the football is on). Everything needs to be in place, right from blooming flowers in our garden to well-manicured lawns (did someone say lawn spreader?).

If you’re currently on the hunt for outdoor furniture, have a think about adding some cascading water features, too! Your garden should be a place to revel and enjoy when the sun is shining and you have a cold drink in hand.

There are perhaps few other communities in the world that are as fussy about things like bird netting, weed killers and bird tables as we are. After all what is left in our life if there is no garden party in the calendar.

But you can’t be planning to host a grand party without an outdoor bar table, can you? Check out our Top 12 bar tables and chairs (stools) and you will surely find one you are looking for. We’ve also included a buyer guide at the bottom as well as an FAQ to answer any of your burning questions.

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Azuma Marbella Matt Blac Outdoor Bar & Chairs

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A quintessential set of outdoor bar table and chairs; the Azuma Marbella Matt Black Bar Set is one of the nicest things to own if you like to enjoy your summer party outdoors. These chairs, made from aluminium, have a tall seating profile and are ideal for outdoor patio decking. Enjoy a multi-course dinner with your friends and family or treat yourself to BBQ snacks on a warm summer day.

The bar stool-like-chairs features arm and foot rests that adds to the comfort while seating. This set has been made from high quality aluminium, and the black paint job with texteline back and seat adds to their style. The use of aluminium makes them lightweight allowing them to be moved around easily. Place them alongside your garden storage benches when you have invited a large group of friends to enjoy those ice cold cocktails.

Key Features:

Metal body table

4 bar style chairs

Summer party set

Lightweight and easy to move

Specification:

Brand

Azuma

Colour

Black

Table Dimensions

W 91cm x H 102cm x L 91cm

Chair Dimensions

W 57cm x H 115cm x L54cm

Pros

Arm and footrest in chairs

Corrosion resistant metal base

Comfortable to sit on

Cons

Table can be light and unsteady

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SoBuy Outdoor Bar Table and 4 Stools

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If you are on a tight budget and yet want a stylish outdoor dining set, you should look no further than the SoBuy Outdoor Bar Table and 4 Stools. It comes from a brand that has been known for offering great outdoor sets at unbeatable prices and exceptional value. The set of one bar table and four stools is perfect for casual, outdoor dining use and wouldn’t look out of place perched on a garden patio. The USP of this set is the attractive price tag and you are unlikely to come across alternatives that offer you as much value for money as this one. It looks elegant with dimensions being sufficient to ensure enough space.

Key Features:

Metal table

4 bar style stools

Summer party table set

Lightweight table and stools

Specification:

Brand

SoBuy

Colour

Beige

Table Dimensions

W 60cm x H 87cm x L 100cm

Stool Dimensions

W 32cm x H 57cm x L 32cm

Pros

Simple elegant design

Metal base

Tall upright profile

Cons

Height issue between table and stool

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Maze 6 Seat Bar Set with Luxury Inset Ice Bucket in a Weave

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There are some who merely own a garden at home while more passionate gardeners would invest in everything from greenhouse heaters to lawn spreaders. If you belong to the more passionate collective and wouldn’t like to settle for the ordinary, the Maze Rattan Round 6 Seat Bar Set would be a wonderful choice for you, especially if you are one that loves to entertain. The in-built Luxury Ice Bucket inside the weave is the perfect spot to host not only a bottle of your favourite bubbly, but also the finest garden party with friends and family.

You needn’t worry if you have a large group of friends joining you for dinner, as the bar has space for a number of drinks items should your party size exceed the six that the stools can comfortably seat. This table and stool set is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use and you can be laid on your deck, garden or even inside your conservatory. This is a relatively maintenance free product and you can use it outdoors throughout the year.

Key Features:

All weather rattan

Rust proof aluminium

Summer party set

Weather proof cushions

Specification:

Brand

Maze Living

Colour

Light Brown

Table Dimensions

120 cm diameter

Material

Rattan & Aluminium

Pros

Rust proof aluminium frame

In-built Ice bucket

Comfortable beige cushions

Cons

Table size may feel limited

4

Deuba Party Table High Bistro Outdoor Cocktail Bar

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There are few things that are as worthy as owning as a bar table that blends classical style with modern needs. For those who have a soft corner for a bar table, the Deuba Party Table High Bistro Cocktail Bar made from acacia wood, would fit your bill perfectly. It is timeless in terms of its design and style and can be used alongside traditional, as well as modern, seating options.

Whether you are planning to enjoy the summer hosting numerous garden parties or have lined up a special photo shoot for your Instagram account, this is ideal for all occasions. The frame is made from acacia wood and features four-foot-construction which makes it durable and sturdy, even when exposed to extreme weather conditions. 

Key Features:

Classical wooden table

Intricate design

Indoor and outdoor use

Weather-proof cushions

Specification:

Brand

Deuba

Colour

Natural wood colour

Dimensions

L75 x W75 x H110cm

Material

Acacia wood

Pros

Timeless design

Sturdy and durable

Tall profile

Cons

Requires regular maintenance

Wood loses its finish quickly

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Tidyard Outdoor Bar Counter Set (Table & Chairs)

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Why settle for metal and synthetic products when you can go all natural in your garden? This 3-piece Outdoor Bar Counter Set from Tidyard is made from 100% eco-friendly material. This unique bar counter comes with a canopy that will add a tropical touch to your patio or garden. Its rustic look is ideal for any party at your home and creates the perfect setting for your next Instagram picture.  

The table is made from weather-resistant bamboo, providing a bar set that is durable and stable. The chairs are foldable and can be put to one side when not in use- a feature which is rare in chairs made of bamboo. You aren’t likely to find many alternatives that give this one real competition.

Key Features:

Distinctive roof design

Bar counter with shelves

Weather resistant bamboo

Roof canopy over bar counter

Specification:

Brand

Tidyard

Colour

Natural bamboo

Table Dimensions

L 12cm x W 55cm

Roof Dimensions

L 133cm x W 100cm

Chair Dimensions

L 40cm x W 50cm x H 100cm

Material

Bamboo

Pros

Shelved bar counter

Waterproof bamboo

Foldable chairs

Cons

Requires regular maintenance

Only 2 chairs

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VASAGLE Bar Table with 3 Shelves

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When it comes to buying a party table for outdoor, versatility is one factor that should always be on your mind. Among all the sets that we have listed in this write-up, this Bar Table from VASAGLE is perhaps the most versatile. The three shelves at the bottom of this piece add to its usefulness in your garden party. The large dimension of the table tool easily accommodates the food and the drinks you’d like to enjoy during any event, with the bottom storage shelf coming in handy.

No need to cut down on your appetite as the table can accommodate all the food you’d want to have during the event. This multi-purpose table can also be used indoors with the additional storage adding to your advantage. While not partying you can easily prop up your laptop and work from home. Is there a better example for versatility? 

Key Features:

Three shelves additional storage

Easy to install in just a few minutes

Height adjustment possible

Large surface area

Specification:

Brand

VASAGLE

Colour

Rustic Brown & Matte Black

Dimensions

L 109cm x W 60cm x H 100cm

Material

Metal and Particle Board

Pros

Shelved table

Adjustable feet

100 kg load capacity

Cons

Iron prone to rusting over time

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SoBuy Bar Set - 1 Bar Table and 2 Stools

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Lightweight and easy to move around, this folding Bar Table and 2 Stools from SoBuy is perfect to host a dinner date in the outdoors but wouldn’t look out of place in your kitchen either.

The bar table and stool set features a contemporary design with clean cuts around the corners, with the tall and upright profile of the chairs and accompanying footrest making it very comfortable to sit on. The pack-away table folds easily in half for convenient storage should you only want to bring it out on special occasions. The weather resistant aluminium components that make up the bar table are built for long term, outdoor use ensuring sturdiness and durability.

Key Features:

Folding portable table

2 bar style stools

Polished aluminium frame

Lightweight and easy to carry

Specification:

Brand

SoBuy

Colour

Black and Beige

Table Dimensions

W 45cm x H 86.5cm x L 89cm

Stool Dimensions

W 38cm x H 95cm x L 39.5cm

Material

MDF coated with PVC and Aluminium

Pros

Chic design characteristics

Metal base

Tall upright profile

Cons

Screws may loosen easily if not secured

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WOLTU Outdoor Bar Table and 2 Stools

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The sleek black WOLTU Bar Table and 2 Stool Set is built for those that love to entertain. The multifunctional table doubles up nicely as a coffee table and wouldn’t look out of place inside or outside the house. The Non-slip & anti-scratch rubber ring under the legs protects all floor surfaces from scratching and it is this versatility that makes it a great model to be either in the conservatory on a rainy day or out on the patio in the sun. Despite the set being flat pack and requiring self assembly, the table is made of E1 grade MDF surface with solid metal in the frame guaranteeing stability and long life.

The rather slim build allows you to prop it any room of the house without it monopolising too much space. It’s a great everyday table, or one that can be brought outside should you wish to have dinner on a warm summers evening. WOLTU also sell additional stools that can accompany the bar table should you require additional seating for guests.

Key Features:

Folding portable table

2 bar style stools

Polish aluminium frame

Lightweight and easy to carry

Specification:

Brand

WOLTU

Colour

Black

Table Dimensions

W 40cm x H 120cm x L 100cm

Stool Dimensions

W 30cm x H 71m x L 30cm

Material

MDF & Metal

Pros

Timeless design characteristic

Strong metal base

Tall upright profile

Cons

Small sized table

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VASAGLE Bar Table & Chairs

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The VASAGLE Bar Table & Chairs are a trendy and sturdy set of table and chairs. With an engineered wooden top and a robust metal bottom, this design is very avant-garde with dark brows and slate greys encompassing the whole design. The table is big enough for maximum three people however the set only comes with two chairs altogether. It’s also an excellent table for preparing light bites and salads, so if you have a smaller kitchen this table and chair set is an excellent space overall.

Key Features:

Robust design

Even tabletop

Two stools included

Specification:

Brand

VASAGLE

Colour

Rustic Brown

Dimensions

L 120 x W 60 x H 90 cm

Material

Particleboard and metal

Pros

Great if you have a smaller kitchen/dining area but still need a trendy and practical piece of furniture

Can prepare meals on the table due to the sturdy design

Cons

Not big enough for four people

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CZJ-Tech Bar Table Sets Table

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The CZJ-Tech Bar Table Sets Table is a high quality set of table and stools which can seat up to three people. The dark coloured wood and slate/matte black legs can work beautifully in a modern kitchen design as well as slightly older homes. Although the table looks small, it can accommodate three adults as well as a ton of food and drink. Overall a very robust and trendy design which is easy to put together and lasts a lifetime.

Key Features:

Sturdy and modern design

Simple to put together

Dark brown and wooden style

Fits three adults

Comes with stools

Specification:

Brand

CZJ-TECH

Colour

Dark brown

Dimensions

L 101.5cm x W 40cm x H 91.4 cm

Material

MDF/Metal

Pros

Elegant design which can work in smaller kitchens/dining rooms

Excellent if you. have a smaller household

Cons

Not big enough for four people

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TUKAILAI Bar Stools Set of 4 pcs

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The TUKAILAI Bar Stools Set is a a modern and Scandinavian style table and chairs set which is perfect as a breakfast table. The chairs are comfortable and have back rests which are great if you don’t like stools. They also have footrests. This is an excellent breakfast bar table to have if you live in a smaller property and don’t have space for a large dining table. It’s easy to put together (even if you hate DIY) and feels and looks high quality overall.

Key Features:

Slim breakfast table with 4 sturdy chairs

Chairs come with backrests and footrests

Petite and sleek design

Specification:

Brand

TUKAILAI

Colour

Grey/Wood

Dimensions

L 75cm x W 51 cm x H 101cm

Material

Fabric/metal/mdf

Pros

Ideal for smaller properties particularly if you want a simple breakfast area for yourself or guests

Easy to put together, even if you hate DIY

Cons

Width may be too small for some

Summary

Browsing outdoor bar tables and chairs in the UK isn’t the easiest of jobs, and you’ll likely be inundated with the amount of choice you have at your hand. From tables that are priced well within budget to sets that can empty your bank account, you will always have plenty of options to choose from. If outdoor bar isn’t too your fancy, why not explore a free standing hammock stand instead?

Right from the choice of material to the design characteristics, you need to take note of a lot of things to make that perfect choice for you. Thankfully we’ve done our homework above on some of the best outdoor bar tables and stools available in the UK. Here is what you should always think about when buying your outdoor bar and stool sets:

Material

Plastic, wicker, metal and wood, you really can find outdoor bar table and chairs in every choice of material, but what would be best for you?

Of course, aesthetic is usually the deciding factor as you want it to tie in with other furniture and the overall tone of your garden, but is this practical?

Storage

When not in use, will you have space in your shed to store it? Is there an adequate cover available to purchase alongside? Your bar may be fabulous in summer but left outside to the elements it can look rather drab by next year, leaving your investment wasted! All units offered here are mostly weatherproof, ensuring that longevity that you’ll want from an expensive purchase.

Along with winter storage, is there physically enough room for you to put the table and chairs outside? If not, it may be worth looking at other items in your garden which you can transform into space-savers. An example being a retractable washing line is a great place to start.

Placement

Do you have a good, solid area for your bar and table? Although it may look tranquil on your lovely lawn, uneven ground and drink surfaces are not a good mix.

You also want to make sure there is the cover from wind, although you’re unlikely to have an outdoor party during a gale. Your bar and stools should withstand a normal summer’s breeze but a sudden gust can easily send glasses, shakers, pitchers and anything else you have on top flying.

If you opt for plastic, be cautious, it may be tempting to move it close to the BBQ for convenience or an outdoor fire pit as the sun goes down. If you do, you may end up with a melted bar!

Accessories

If you really want to wow your guests, you could look at adding some accessories to your bar.

For instance, you could get an outdoor fridge to keep wine cool or go one step further and install a beer tap for the perfect draft. But does the bar you want have the integrity to withstand these DIY alterations?

A simple idea is to add a bottle opener, perhaps even with a bottle cap catcher, to avoid those pesky little things ending up all over your garden. Not all material can withstand drilling, so make sure anything you do add to this won’t split in the process.

Buying a bar with hidden concealments is great for putting a bin in, this will help you with the clean-up at the end of the night and stop anything blowing into your lovely garden.

Make sure you clearly label for your guests what is general rubbish and what is recycling.

Surface Area

While descriptions will state the overall size of the bar and stools, the most crucial measurement you need to take note of is the surface area.

You can quickly become disheartened by your purchase if you discover there isn’t enough room for bottles and cocktail glasses. It defeats the purpose of the bar.

Remember that you may not just want room for drinks; bar snacks, napkins and cutlery need a place too.

It’s always good to have some kind of lighting on your bar, especially if you don’t have patio lights. You wouldn’t want people accidentally mixing up their drinks during your evening. Is there enough room to have these placed safely and away from harm should something spill over? 

Maintenance

Although most outdoor furniture is low maintenance due to the materials used, you still need to consider how long it’s going to take you to clean your furniture. Remember, if you have metal – you’ll need to continuously treat this for rust. With plastic, you’ll need to ensure that it is UV resistant so that the sun doesn’t burn it!

FAQs

Common questions asked about an outdoor bar table and chairs/stools

Where Can I Buy An Outdoor Bar Table?

This can really depend on exactly what you are looking for. We love the huge range sold on Amazon and there are plenty of other online options available.

If you prefer to see your outdoor bar table in real life, these are very common during the warmer months in DIY stores and garden centres.

If you are looking for a temporary bar just for one event, party shops often sell pop-up outdoor bars.

If you are wanting a permanent solution that is cemented to the ground, it’s worth looking for a contractor, they can source the bar themselves and ensure it is safely installed.

What Is A Cheap Outdoor Bar Table Alternative?

We understand that not all party budgets stretch to an outdoor bar. A cheap alternative is using a sideboard from your home. Just make sure you protect the legs from any dirt or damage when outside.

Wallpaper and trestle tables are also a good option, simply place a decorative tablecloth on top to brighten them up.

You can even use a rolling cart, great for easily moving your bar around the garden for everyone to have access to it.

How Can I Build An Outdoor Bar?

The easiest way for an avid DIY-er is to follow the basic steps for making a table and attach side panels. You can also add shelves if you wanted a place to store your glasses and mixers.

Use a wood that is weather-resistant, such as cedar, redwood or pine and give it a coat of varnish to elongate its lifespan.

For all your other furniture needs, check out our review guides on conservatory chairs and replacement conservatory cushions.

How can I protect my outdoor table?

Although most outdoor furniture is built with sturdy and weather-resistant materials, you definitely want to invest in some extra protectors just in case. One of the most obvious options is a tarpaulin or outdoor cover. These are fairly affordable to buy and completely protect your table and chairs as they are shielded from weather. It requires very little maintenance, too.

What is better, a stool or a chair?

This is complete personal preference, however we suggest if you have young children to buy chairs as it lowers the risk of accidents happening.