Mixing drinks in a garden bar

Looking into a DIY garden bar? Our self-assembly pergolas create the perfect covered area for a garden bar.

Whether you already have one of our pergolas, or you're looking into investing in one, we share our tips for turning your pergola into an attractive and inviting garden bar that can be enjoyed all year round. 

A DIY garden bar with creative touches

Pergolas create a perfectly shaded outdoor area that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. In recent months we’ve seen a huge rise in the popularity of the DIY garden bar, with many homeowners opting to create an ideal spot for enjoying a pint after work or some weekend cocktails. 

Because a DIY pergola kit cuts out the cost of installation, you can put that saving to good use and create a fully kitted out bar that will give you many years of al fresco fun. Think about how you want to enjoy your new bar – do you see yourself kicking back with a glass of wine after a long day or do you want to use the space to host fun cocktail nights with friends? 

Plan your accessories accordingly, whether that’s buying all the ingredients for your favourite cocktails and setting up a dedicated mixology station or furnishing your space with the ultimate outdoor sofa, complete with plenty of cushions and throws to stay cosy.

Choose a theme for your DIY garden bar

Some fun decorative touches can help you create a theme for your garden bar. Bright colours and tropical prints can transform your space into an island hideaway, while bunting can give your patio the feel of a classic British beer garden. Why not try candles in glass hurricane lanterns for a sleek, modern look, or accessorise with plants in rustic terracotta pots for a taste of the Mediterranean? 

The layout and design of your garden bar can be completely tailored to your tastes so why not get creative? Whether you want a calming space to help you relax and unwind or the perfect spot for throwing fabulous parties, it's always happy hour when you have your very own garden bar! 

Create a space that can be enjoyed all year round

Why limit the enjoyment of your garden bar to just the summer months? Our DIY aluminium pergolas can be customised with electric heaters, LED lights and roller screens, to create an inviting space that can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Because our electric heaters are built into the frame of your pergola, you don’t have to find space for bulky freestanding alternatives. You also won’t have to worry about making sure you don’t run out of gas.

Integrated LED lights will provide a soft, warming glow - perfect for creating a welcoming ambience! They’ll also mean you can enjoy your pergola on dull, overcast days and late into the evenings.   

Roller screens are sheets of robust fabric that attach discreetly to your structure and can be raised or lowered to give you even greater control over your shade and privacy, while also acting as an effective wind break.

Create the ultimate DIY garden bar

Our DIY pergolas are easy to install and come in a variety of styles and sizes. To find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the friendly Broadview team today on 0845 450 0435.