Diner Stools

Jump To Our Picks

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.

6 Recommendations and 135 Ideas

Updated 12/09/2022
Foter is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Why trust us?
Raised Diner Bar Stool

Raised Diner Bar Stool

Latitude Run®

The plush vinyl seat of this swivel stool is raised slightly for a more comfortable sitting experience. It comes with a classic black and silver finish and is adjustable in height via a lever. Partial assembly is required, though all tools are included.

Merchant links are sponsored
Curved Diner Stool

Curved Diner Stool

Richardson Seating

Featuring a gleaming silver steel base and an upholstered vinyl seat, this stool encapsulates the American diner look, including classic swivel function. The seat has seven color options, ranging from red to black. Best of all, no assembly is required.

$123.99 $123.97

Designer Advice:

The retro look of this diner stool is perfect for an outdoor bar area. You can easily create a groovy 1950s diner look with a neon sign and a sleek black bar with ridging at the sides. Moreover, as there are over five color choices, you’ll be able to match and coordinate the seat color to any existing outdoor décor. 

Merchant links are sponsored
Smooth Diner Stool

Smooth Diner Stool

Latitude Run®

Though this stool requires assembly, all tools are included. As well as swivel function and adjustable height, you can pick from five seat colors, including white and bold sunshine yellow. The seat is upholstered in faux leather, whereas the base features a shiny silver finish.

$59.99 $75.99

Merchant links are sponsored
Modern Diner Stool

Modern Diner Stool

Everly Quinn

There are five fabric upholstery and two base color options to choose from with this stool. Chic and sophisticated, it is an updated take on a traditional diner stool. Additionally, it has swivel function and is adjustable in height. 

$119.99 $392.85

Designer Advice:

An excellent option if you like the vibe of diner stools but prefer a contemporary look, this stool will fit in a modern kitchen well. We recommend opting for the chrome base with either a cream or gray top for the most versatile look, but the gold option will also look good if you like a glam décor style.

Merchant links are sponsored
Slogan Bar Stool

Slogan Bar Stool

JS Products

The slogan featured on the seat of this stool gives it a classic Americana look and feel, as does the bright red seat. It has a sturdy steel base with a matte black finish and a rip-resistant vinyl seat. 

Designer Advice:

This stool is a great choice for a retro-style barber shop, especially because the plush seat will be comfortable when sitting for long periods of time. The black and red color scheme will also look great with brick walls. However, the fixed height could be an issue if you like to sit at different heights depending on the style you’re doing.

Merchant links are sponsored
Classic Diner Bar Stool

Classic Diner Bar Stool


This stool has a matte black seat with swivel function and chrome-plated silver legs. The legs have anti-slip protective caps on that will also prevent any floor scratching. It is made using heavy-duty steel for added durability. 

Merchant links are sponsored
Jump to More Ideas
Diner Stools

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.

Best Ideas

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.

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.

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.

Black and white checkered bar stools

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

I want to do a floor cloth like this it

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

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.

Sneak peek best of gray a familys summer house on

Sneak Peek: Best of Gray. "A family’s summer house on the southern tip of Lopez Island in Washington State. The house has had the same decor since the 1950s and is filled with great midcentury furniture set off by perfect gray." #sneakpeek

Modway four 50s diner bar stools in black vinyl ebay

Modway Four 50's Diner Bar Stools in Black Vinyl | eBay

Diner stools

Diner Stools |

Retro diner bar stool chrome black vinyl seat 1 dozen

RETRO Diner Bar Stool Chrome Black Vinyl Seat 1 Dozen ...

Diner stool dark red modern bar stools and counter

Diner Stool, Dark Red - Modern - Bar Stools And Counter ...

Red glitter retro design adjustable swivel diner style bar 4

Red Glitter Retro Design Adjustable Swivel Diner Style Bar ...

Floor fastening diner bar stool american diner bar stool

Floor fastening diner bar stool. American diner bar stool ...

American 50s diner style bar stools stool red chrome

American 50's Diner Style Bar Stools / Stool Red / Chrome ...