Despite the ongoing challenges, nothing can stop humans from seeking connection. Besides eating and having coffee, gathering in a small bar for a nightcap is still one of the most enjoyable things adults can do.
So, how, then, can you have a fun night without the worries? This 2021, the best way to entertain family and friends is to make some minor changes in your living space to accommodate guests.
Take the party to your home and build a mini home bar. Below are the most compelling reasons why you should have one on your property.
You Can Do What You Want
There are many reasons why you may frequent a bar. It’s often because of the accessibility, or it can be good food, excellent drinks, or the crowd—not necessarily in that order. When you own the bar, you get to control who gets in, which movies are on the television, or how cold your beer should be. For one reason or another, you choose to stay so that you can be with friends.
With your mini home bar, you get to decide on everything, from the drinks on the counter to the height and design of every bar furniture for home. You can even play your favorite music and TV shows. Best of all, you can sing your heart out to your favorite music or watch the final games without interruption.
You Can Avoid Accidents And Jail Time
Remember the age-old saying about not drinking while driving? Well, it sends a timeless reminder that resonates to everyone who’s ever been in the driver’s seat. When you drink and drive, the chances of being entangled in an otherwise preventable car crash are incredibly high, and so is being caught and charged with a felony.
When authorities find you guilty of driving under the influence, you can lose your driving privilege, pay hefty fines, check into rehab, have your vehicle impounded, or revoke your license. Simply put, you must avoid getting drunk and operating a motor vehicle.
With a home bar, you and your friend can drink way above legal limits, spend the night, and go home the next day or when it’s safe to do so.
The Virus Is Still Out There
Because of the pandemic, going to a bar with friends and family isn’t as fun as it once was. Despite the vaccines, people are warier about going to public places, fearing the coronavirus. Coronavirus infections worldwide may have slowed down in some countries, but it doesn’t mean humanity is safe.
Additionally, you won’t have to worry about improperly washed glasses, filthy drinks, and the infections you may get from using the public toilet along with 50 other guests. If you want to have a guilt-free and uninterrupted fun night out, install a mini home bar and keep the drinks, as well as the conversations, going.
You’ll Have An Infinite Supply Of Your Favorite Drinks
How many times have you been to a bar where they tell you they’ve ‘just’ ran out of your preferred alcoholic beverage? It can be frustrating if it happens more often than it should, and can even ruin a great night.
Instead of hoping that your next visit will be better than the last one, install a mini bar in your home and fill the quartz countertops with your and your friends’ preferred drinks. Building a bar at home helps address your longing to have the perfect drink delivered as soon as you hit the seat.
Mix New Beverages
If you want to try another brand of the same beverage or an utterly new type of liquor, you don’t have to wait for the local bars to offer them. Get them from your favorite shop and enjoy them by yourself or with friends.
Want to try your hand at becoming a bartender? Check the Internet for excellent cocktail mixes and purchase all the ingredients from the grocery store. Then, you can make your concoction behind your minibar counter! Ask your friends what they think about it as one of the many great conversation starters. Preparing your drinks is safer than asking your local bartender to mix a drink for you because you know what you’re putting in the beverage.
It’s A Cost-Effective Venture
Building your home bar entails some investment, but it’s bound to be a worthwhile expense. If you don’t believe it, try calculating your average bill and multiply it by the number of nights you’re at the bar in a year. Compare how much you’ll be spending for a minibar and imagine how much you’re saving for a year’s worth of visiting beerhouses.
As you may have probably noticed, public bars charge drinks at double the prices you can get from the supermarket, if not more. Don’t forget the food, snacks, and other extras that go with your beverages. A bottle of tequila from the store could likely cost the same as two glasses of tequila in a public bar. The same is probably true for the snacks and other types of food served there, too.
You Can Choose Your Crowd
Because anyone can get in until the place is filled to the brim, it can be hard to have privacy with your friends in your favorite watering hole, especially during peak hours. As a result, it’s easy to bump into persons you’re trying to avoid or locking eyes with a weird colleague who’s been eyeing you for quite some time.
Instead of having a great time or relaxing after a stressful day at work, you don’t want to be fighting for chair space and elbow room with strangers. It would help if you’re in a place where you can sit back, relax, sip your drinks, and chill—and having a private bar in your home ticks all these boxes. Plus, you get to choose your company and have meaningful interactions with them.
It’s Always Open
It can get annoying to be wanting to drink more and be reminded by the staff that they’re closing down soon. Public bars are bound to follow local rules, and these include the closing time and holidays. And, because they don’t want to risk getting their permits revoked, there’s not much you can do about it.
You won’t be facing these problems if you have your minibar. As the owner, you can decide to open the counter permanently, even on Sundays and holidays.
Socializing with friends in a pub or a bar still hasn’t lost its appeal. And, in these worrying times, when people remain anxious, setting up a mini bar at home is an intelligent decision. You’ll have control over the design, structure, and ambiance. In addition, you can save money while having fun and staying safe.
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