Fold Up Bar

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Just like the old fold up ironing boards of the past, these clever and efficient fold up bars are a very interesting way to have your bar, but in a small space, and quickly make it disappear when done. With storage within, with artwork on the back, or with nothing but a wood facing, we have tons of fold up bars for your next party or drinking event.

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Steel fold down bar table

Steel fold down bar table

This 42-inch tall fold-down bar table is constructed from manufactured wood with a laminated countertop. It’s got steel hardware, hinged side panels, and a generously sized interior shelf.

Designer Advice:

This folding bar counter comes fully assembled, and you can personalize the front with a logo, a banner, or even stick-on wallpaper. Depending on the drinks you’ll be serving from it, you can decorate the countertop with different types of drinkware for gin, wine, water, and whiskey. Don’t forget your glass straws, cocktail ingredients, ice bucket, and mixer.

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Camping stainless steel bar top

Camping stainless steel bar top

This functional and portable bar top riser is made from lightweight Oxford cloth with a stainless steel frame and x-shaped legs. It comes with felt foot pads, four cup holders, and wheels for portability.

Designer Advice:

This lightweight portable bar is perfect for BBQs, tailgate parties, and cookouts. You can use it to keep drinks and snacks within easy reach, whether spending a day on the beach or glamping under the stars. Get matching chairs to complete the look and enjoy the convenience of its weather-proof design.

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Polyresin foldup bar table

Polyresin foldup bar table

Here we have a sleek folding bar table that’s made from marine-grade polymer resin with a pinhole pattern and four splayed legs. Adjustable levelers ensure stability; it stands at a convenient height of 42.5 inches.

Designer Advice:

Available in refined hues of olive green, taupe, dark gray, and black, this foldable bar table is the perfect addition to an outdoor entertainment area. It’s a versatile piece that can be used decoratively and functionally. Put a bunch of lemons or limes in a clear ice bucket or a solid marble ice bucket with gold accents for function and visual impact.

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Laminate foldup home bar

Laminate foldup home bar

Get the party started with this generously sized foldable bar counter. It’s made entirely of laminate with aluminum trim and hinges for stability. It stands 16.75 inches tall with an interior shelf and a countertop that measures 47.25 inches.

Designer Advice:

This foldup bar provides a convenient setup for outdoor cocktail parties, whether you’re a homemaker entertaining guests at home or a caterer operating a portable bar at professional events. You can choose from four finishes, including white, black, brown, and black marble with aluminum trim. The interior shelf has enough space for your cocktail supplies and alcohol collection.

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Folding wooden bar 
Hearne Expandable Bar Cabinet
Hearne Expandable Bar Cabinet
Hearne Expandable Bar Cabinet
Hearne Expandable Bar Cabinet
Hearne Expandable Bar Cabinet

Folding wooden bar 

Ebern Designs

Be the envy of your guests with this walnut wood foldup bar. It features two doors that open up to reveal customized storage for all your drinkware, glassware, and spirits. The center cabinet even comes with a handy drawer for cocktail accessories.

$369.99 $399.99

Designer Advice:

This compact bar makes a bold yet simple statement while expanding your entertainment space. The silver knob handles and hinges add interest to an already elegant piece of furniture, making it ideal for a modern living room, dining room, or indoor/outdoor entertainment area. The 31-inch countertop is perfect for displaying original vintage glassware, which you can find in estate sales and antique shops.

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Fold Up Bar

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Fold up bars are stylish, versatile pieces of furniture. A standard fold up bar opens out from the wall and is held in place by an industrial-style metal chain or a pair of rustic wooden hinges. When you fold out this cabinet, your work surface expands, and you have plenty of space to prepare garnishes and measure out shots for fancy cocktails.

When you’re not using this functional furniture piece as a fashionable bar, you can store your favorite collection of vinyl records or spare coffee table volumes in the cabinet. If you have a fold up bar that’s constructed with dark mahogany or rich walnut wood, complement this traditional-style aesthetic by arranging a series of hardbound books or encyclopedias inside the compartment.

You might also consider using this fold-up cabinet as a coffee or tea-making bar. Open up the front panel to reveal a premium-grade French press, an attractive-looking AeroPress, a variety of loose leaf tea infusers, and several sealed jars full of coffee beans and aromatic tea bags.

How easy a fold-up bar is to clean depends on the style and material of the product in question. There are many types of fold-up bars, and some are made entirely of wood, while others are laminate or even canvas.

If you’re working with a traditional fold-up wooden bar, the cleaning process is easy. Simply create a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap. Using a non-abrasive damp cloth, wipe down the bar’s surface after each use before folding it back up. This prevents crumbs from tumbling to the floor. After wiping with a damp cloth, dry the surface thoroughly because excess moisture can damage the wood.

You can apply the same method to other bar surfaces. However, collapsible bars with a canvas surface are more challenging to clean if they become stained.

Your fold-up bar will be much smaller when it’s compacted and ready to be stored away—but how much smaller? Will it be small enough to place under a chair, for example?

We’ve seen three different types of fold-up bars that all minimize in different ways. First up is the fold-up bar that folds up similarly to an ironing board, which will likely be able to fold up small enough to fit behind a door or under a large piece of furniture.

There’s also the fold-up bar that folds into a larger (but more compact) piece of furniture, like a cabinet. Finally, we’re seeing a lot of fold-out bars that include flaps folding down from a wall-mounted cabinet. This is a great choice for a small space because it takes advantage of vertical space.

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Fold up bar 14

Beautiful and practical fold up bar constructed from wood. Featuring a compact design to save space, the bar offers a stunning two-tone finish, thanks to its outstanding combination of contemporary white and distressed natural wood grain. You also get several drawers for storage and a large bottom shelf.

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Convenience meets functionality in this uniquely designed fold up bar featuring wall shelves and a detachable table that serves as a counter. The table easily fits into the shelf above without any complicated assembly. It is a perfect option for homes with limited spaces.

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Highly portable and compact fold up bar with a stunning white finished tabletop. The bar is constructed from wood and comes with several open shelves for drinks and other bar supplies. It’s ideal for people with small apartments and small spaces.

Fold up bar 3

Grand and polished wooden bar. This bar is made from hardwood and has a polished finish. Its advantage is that it takes up little space as it can fold to form a little box. It has ample storage space and even little drawers to keep wine openers.

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