At the lake house, we have a small stand-up bar on the top floor near the kitchen, but I wanted to build a more traditional bar downstairs. The basement of the lake house already has Badger-esque cabinetry, with wood reminiscent of the Rathskeller at UW’s Memorial Union, and Badger red counter tops. Now that the kitchen has all new appliances, I am going to install a bar made from a similar wood, which will extend out in an L shape from the existing kitchen counters. I’ve ordered the bar and signage, and will plan on building out the bar and associated decorations soon.
Below is an old image from before the new appliances were installed, but it shows what will be the view when sitting at the new bar and gives a sense of where the bar will be.