Dreaming of a home pub?
Loving the idea of a home pub feel for the game room or man cave? Excellent. We love the local watering hole look. It’s fun, social, and just down-right cool. And these days it’s easier than ever to pull together. Here’s our list of must-haves to pull off a kick-butt pub space. Your friends and family will definitely feel right at home!
Pub Bar SignsWhat’s a pub without some bar signs? These can come in two flavors: totally silly or vintage beer related. The choice is up to you, but we like a nice mix of both. Think of it like “pub flare”, the more you can have around the more your space will look the part. And if you want to get real creative, you can even get a custom Irish pub sign with your name.
A Chalkboard Sandwich Board SignAh the special’s board. Yes, every pub worth its salt has some sort of free-standing sandwich board (like this one here) or chalkboard listing the drink specials for the night. Why not have some fun with the same in your home pub? Create a few house drinks, or list the brew that you currently have on tap. Speaking of which..
A KegeratorIt’s perhaps the greatest pub must of them all! You need to have a draught beer system in place to get the whole feel down. Luckily there are many affordable options these days for home-use. You could go near commercial grade for sure with a free-standing system, or you can opt for a portable mini-kegerator that can fit even in the smallest of home spaces. Krups makes a great one that works with mini-kegs.
Pub Beer GlassesYou are going to need just the right beer glasses to pull those draft beers into in your new home pub. You could go with plain pint glasses, or opt for beer-branded pint glasses like these. Choose the style that best fits your space. If you tend to love and serve a specific type of beer, opting for branded-glasses is definitely a nice touch.
A Beer Neon SignA beer neon sign could look great on the wall behind your bar set-up, or if you have windows in the space, you could place one there to light up the night! It’s an inviting pub touch for when your friends are arriving. There are many neon sign options out there from which to choose, so you can really create a style all your own with these.
Pub TablesIf you have a decent amount of space in your home pub, like in a game room, you’ll want to invest in a few pub tables. You’ll need these for people to place their drinks on and to congregate around during down times. Plus, a few of them scattered around the space really help create that pub atmosphere you are after. These black and chrome pub tables by Winsome look terrific and are built to last.
Pub MixAnd what should go on top of all of those pub tables, but a bowl of pub mix? When drinking beer, it’s a sure thing that some salty snacks will be in order. Having the snacks at the ready is a nice touch that helps bring the home pub to life. Try some Utz pub mix. It’s a Mid-Atlantic snack brand, and it’s real tasty.
If you really want to create the pub atmosphere, you’ll also want to have some games at hand. Here’s three that fit the bill.