The pandemic has altered how you live, work and socialize. The world is not the same place it was a year ago. Even without realizing it, you’ve probably modified how you interact with family and friends alike. Pandemic or not, change is an inevitable certainty you will always face. What’s important is to take these changes in your stride and pride yourself on how you’ve adapted.
With bars and restaurants either closing or having restricted hours, it makes it hard to enjoy yourself and wind down. Why not make staying in the new going out? You could create a beautiful bar in your home and make your oasis to share with people you’re close to.
Part of the fun in creating your own bar is showcasing your personality and flair. From choosing your bar-ware to displaying your rare antique glass, your personal touches make the area as unique and alluring as you are. Keep in mind, you don’t want to store your alcohol in direct sunlight. Not only is that important when deciding where in your home you can make your bar, but it also shows you the importance of storage.
Your bar can be as simple as using an antique drink cart to repurposing an old dresser or side table. When deciding how to set your bar up, there are certain items you should have to help you make the perfect dink. Some of those things are a cocktail shaker, bar spoon, and strainer.
Stocking Your Bar
Before you go out and buy countless bottles of various alcohol, think about what you and some of your friends prefer to drink. You can’t go wrong with a handful of good base spirits like vodka, rum, and tequila. In addition to your base spirits, mixers will help you make the perfect drink. Use your creativity and invent a new drink by experimenting with various combinations.
The perks of having your own bar will make you wonder why you haven’t done it before!
Not only do you have the convenience of drinking at home but you also have exactly what you want to drink on hand. Your bank account will thank you for not getting that $9 cocktail, especially when at home you could probably make that same drink 4 times over for the same cost.
Have you ever been out and having a fantastic time and then that one person walks in and your mood completely changes? Suddenly your evening of laughter and fun has a damper on it. You will never have to worry about that happening again.
Of course, there are other benefits to drinking from your own bar at home. Are you one of those people who rather sit and comfortably and enjoy a drink and good conversation with great company? By entertaining at your own bar at home, you are guaranteed a comfy seat every time. You don’t have to worry about the crowds during peak times or the availability of seating. Not only that, you can always be sure the company you keep is fantastic.
Drinking out at a public bar can also be a challenge when it comes to going to the bathroom when you’d like. It’s not uncommon for busy venues to have lines waiting to get into the restroom. Another inconvenience avoided by entertaining at home.
There is a certain home-field advantage that comes with entertaining from your own bar. Not only do you have all the comforts and conveniences of being home, but you also have the pleasure to do it with whom you choose. And you don’t have to worry about getting sick when you go out. It’s a win all the way around.