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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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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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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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.

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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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Diner bar stools 1

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.

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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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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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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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LexMod Two 50's Diner Bar Stools in Black

It is a dining set that includes two contemporary bar stools with solid steel construction, black upholstered seats and backs. They fit to modern style and décor and they add comfort to your dining room.

Heavy Duty Diner Tulip Frame Black Bar Stool - Made in the USA

This bar stool juxtaposes both contemporary feel with modern vibe. Four splayed legs, which took their inspiration from tulip shape, create a sturdy base for a swivel round seat that is perched on it.

LexMod Diner Bar Stool in Black

Modern design of this bar stool is unique and arrangable. Stool features 360 degree swivel, 3,5" seat with elegant vinyl upholstery, adjustable height and solid steel frame for sturdiness and long-lasting durability.

Commercial Grade Green Restaurant Swivel Bar Stool - Made in USA

If you look for a heavy duty stool that will work well in demanding commercial applications, try this one. Its frame is crafted of 18 gauge steel. Durable semi gloss nickel chrome finish looks fine with black PVC padding.

AmeriHome BS1060BSET Adjustable Height Bar Stool

This set includes 2 retro style, black vinyl bar stools with adjustable seat height from 25 to 33.5-inch. Seat is 13.5-inch with 360 degrees swivel. Solid and durable, these bar stools hold 330-pound weight capacity each.

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