Diner Bar Stools

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From the ice cream shops of the 50s to the mom-and-pop diners of today, diner bar stools are iconic, and despite the progress of time, haven’t changed much. They are still very comfy, still swivel, and still can have logos from companies like COKE on them. They are well made, sturdy, and best if bought in quantity. If you are a lover of the old malt shops or a 5-and-dime, see collection for what we have in diner bar stools.

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Our Picks

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Turquoise kitchen chairs

This stylish bar stool in retro style is a perfect combination of steel construction and beautiful turquoise upholstery. Stylish base and comfortable backrest for comfortable use. Ideal for living room or dining room.

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Bolt Down Diner Swivel Bar Stool

Bolt Down Diner Swivel Bar Stool

Swivel bar stool designed to bolt to the floor. The base is made of metal and chrome finished. Made in the USA. Round seat is covered with easy to clean material.

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Soda fountain stool

Move your home decor a few decades into the past, with the classic vintage dinner stools. they have got a lovely round seat, which is upholstered by the mint leather, and stainless steel base.

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Kitchen Barstools | Diner Style Bar Stool | Premiere Barstools - Photo

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The retro style bar chair is an attractive solution for any interior. Beautiful red seats with backs and chrome legs delight and brings to the room a unique atmosphere. They combine beautifully with an impressive design.

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Vitro 921HBWFMBBS Classic Diner Bar Stool, Malibu Handle Back, 2 in Waterfall Seat, Chrome, Each

It's time for timeless classic that is going to improve your retro kitchen. This diner bar stool with waterfall back rests on a tubular chrome frame, including a Malibu handle back, and slightly curved legs with square footrest and non-marring caps.

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Retro diner stools

Nice kitchen Island: reclaimed wood, stone counter, modern sink and focet, industrial stools. Exposed shelving. Need a bit more storage. Robins Way Residence by Bates Masi Architects | HomeDSGN, a daily source for inspiration and fresh ideas on interior

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Green american diner bar stools

Green American diner bar stools

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American Diner Stools - 1606/american_diner_stools/red

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Double Ring Commercial Bar Stool with Back - Red

This type of product is a bar stool created especially for use in commercial bar indoors. It features a solid frame supported by two rings. This frame is made of metal with an attractive chrome finish.

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Buying Guide

When purchasing a specific number of diner bar stools, consider first the length of your bar. You’re going to want about two to three feet of space for each stool, in order to give the people sitting on those stools the optimal amount of elbow room. So, for example, if your bar is about six feet wide, you should purchase two or three diner stools. If your bar is of a middling width, round up or round down based on the number of people you regularly host.

There are dozens of types of diner bar stools. Some of the major ones include:

  • Low Back – Provides comfort and support while retaining much of a stool’s traditional appearance. The stool’s height and understated back make them a good choice for rooms with an urban modern decor.
  • High Back – Designed for optimal support and comfort, they have a more classic look. A high back stool will be most appropriate with contemporary decor.
  • Rolled Back – A mid-length back that rolls back gently for additional flair and style. It provides better comfort than a flat back stool and will be best suited for bars and other settings where hours of sitting is expected. Rolled back stools can fit in with traditional decor.
  • Armed Sides – This stool tends to be larger than most diner bar stools so best suited for rooms or settings with plenty of space. With the tall back and armed sides, it gives additional comfort and style. Often fitted with upholstered linen, this stool goes well with farmhouse decor.
  • Backless – It has no back support. This stool can serve as extra seating in bars, cafes, lunchrooms, health clinics, doctors' offices or even in your home kitchen. Depending on the material they are made from, backless stools can accentuate minimalist design. 
  • Bucket – This type of diner bar stool has a sturdy build and is easy to clean. It withstands wear and tear better than other types. Bucket stools are heavily used in bars and restaurants. Depending on the stool’s design, you can place a bucket stool in a mid century modern themed space.

Your choice of diner bar stool will primarily be determined by not just functionality but also how well it fits in with your theme.

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Black and white checkered bar stools

1950s style American diners-many a ice cream soda was consumed by yours truly on stools like these!

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50's Diner Bar Stools tjn

Diner Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion

Diner Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion

Effective bar stool with profiled seat and upholstered faux leather. Stable base is made of metal and connected to the footrest. It offers the function height adjustment.

Coaster Retro Nostalgic Style Bar Stools, 29-Inches Height, Red, Set of 2

If you're looking for a retro styled piece of furniture this set of two bar stools is a perfect choice. Its steel frame is sturdy and has a silver, chrome finish. Round seat has a steel edge and upholstery made of red leather.

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Teal blue bar stools

This slim rotating bar stool based on chrome-plated steel, with a glossy fabric seat and back, is an excellent way to add a touch of décor. Beautiful design and unusual colors add to the interior of a unique style.

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If you can’t decide whether you want your kitchen to look rustic or whether you would rather have it modern, this setup is a great solution. A perfect mix of smooth surfaces and modern appliances with austere elements.

Amerihome BS1208R Soda Fountain Bar Stool, Red

Add a touch of retro style to your kitchen or dining room with this astonishing bar stool. It has a classic, retro look with solid, silver base with attached round footrest. Comfortable swivel seat is covered with red vinyl.

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Twirly stools! And there was my dad or mom saying "sit still....stop it...stop...." hehehe

American style bar stools

Diner Chair Stool - 2 " Seat

Stools 1010 16 to 30 polished chrome pedestal and seat

... stools 1010 16 to 30 polished chrome pedestal and seat diner stool

Jet Black Retro Bar Stool with Back - Made in the USA

This piece of furniture is a high quality bar stool that has got a round seat with a very soft padding. This construction includes a soft and supportive backrest and its frame is made of metal. The whole product has got a retro stylization.

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I want to do a floor cloth like this! It would pull my black and stainless appliances into my retro kitchen decor!

Commercial Grade Blue Restaurant Swivel Bar Stool - Made in USA

Heavy duty bar stool, appropriate for commercial use. The round seat swivels and it sits atop exquisitely sturdy 18 gauge chrome plated steel frame. Cushioning and blue vinyl upholstery complete the style.