Beer signs come in lots of shapes, sizes, and styles.
You’ve got the funny bar signs that use beer as part of the schtick. You’ve got the general “drink beer” type of signs. And then you’ve got the brewery beer signs. These without argue are the top retro tin signs to bring a pub bar feel to life in your home bar. They’re stylish, cool looking, and widely appreciated. They can work in a man cave or game room, but also a more traditional home bar too. Anywhere where a pub style is desired.
Five of our favorite retro tin signs from beer makers are below. They celebrate the coolness that is old school beer advertising, and they’ll of course look great on your home bar wall.
Budweiser Beer Distressed Vintage Tin SignA beautiful and simple tribute to the King of Beers.
The King of Beers may not be everyone’s cup of tea to drink, but there’s no doubting the coolness of an old school Budweiser beer sign. The red just pops. The logo (the A and the eagle) stand proudly on the sign, but they aren’t the main feature. It’s really all about the cool Budweiser fonts, and this gives this sign a lot of universal appeal.
Guinness Trademark Dublin Ireland Metal Beer SignA global favorite and cool in black and white.
The date goes WAY back for this global standard. Guinness is the stout of all stouts. Loved by many and known by nearly all. The muted black and white sign relies solely on the logo treatment, the place of origin (Dublin, Ireland) and the year. As beer signs go, it’s again very simple, and in many ways that with the distressing really turn on the charm as a vintage tin sign.
Tin Sign Budweiser 1936Art deco mixed in with pub style.
A little different than the simpler Budweiser sign above. Here the logo, the A and the eagle, star in the show with some 1930’s art deco appeal. The sign also uses more color, between the reds, purples, whites and blacks. This is one cool looking sign, especially if you like appreciate art deco style.
Miller Server Tin SignNo doubt about it, sex sells.
Even retro tin signs know the value of sex in advertising. Here Miller rings the bell for the men in the pub with a sensual bar server. While not showing a lot, the hint of leg and the high-heeled boots scream sensuality. It’s a hot beer sign for the man cave bar that’s not over the top.
Coors Golden Beer Label Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignAnother American original.
The beautiful cursive writing mixed with the golden coloring and simple product shots give this vintage beer sign a lot of retro cool. Coors is another American original, in fact older than Budweiser! Any American beer fan will love the history that this sign and the Budweiser signs before bring to a bar room.
Killian’s Beer Distressed Vintage Tin SignAnother Irish staple with a lot of personality.
Killian’s is an Irish brand founded in the mid-nineteenth century (1864 to be exact). Since the 1980s, Coors owns the brand name for the U.S. market, but this sign sure does feel like its Irish roots. It’s got a lot of rustic charm with the cool horse logo and the individual person brand name that’s possessive of the beer it’s offering. This is George Killian’s Irish Red. You don’t get that personableness and personality out of every beer brand.
Miller Brewing Vintage Tin SignA simple standard with a cool product shot.
While the Miller sign above pushed the envelope a bit, here it’s more about the brand name. This is the only one of the retro tins signs featured here with a big focus on an actual bottle of the beer. That adds some cool points to it. The Miller logo font is also very stylish; it reads across a room. Overall, mix this cool sign with some of the other brand focused beer signs, and you’ve got yourself a very cool pub wall.
Bring The Pub Style Home
Retro tin signs, like these beer signs, have a place in a lot of people’s hearts. They are appreciated for their cool vintage style and the nostalgic feelings they bring to any space they’re featured. If you’re going for a pub look for your home bar, these types of signs are nearly a must have. They bring the entire style to life, whether that’s in a man cave, a game room, or a traditional bar set-up. Use a few to create the vibe. Those hanging out at your home bar will love the look.