What is a Bar Table?
Bar tables offer hosts another way to entertain guests and serve food in their modern dining room. Modern bar tables function similar to dining tables, but their main distinguisher - a taller height that usually stands between 40 and 48 inches - offers a completely different type of interaction than your typical dining table set. With the added variable of being able to stand, a bar table allows for a different type of atmosphere, one that is usually a bit more informal than your typical dining table.
Modern bar tables, also known as pub tales, are popular in bars and pubs, yet also are a popular alternative to home dining tables, or to accompany a home bar. Give your meal time a little lift with a modern bar table set in your entertaining spaces, a kitchen nook, or a home theater room.
Why Should you Get a Bar Table
The modern bar table and stool or chair makes entertaining your guests easy. These tables create an inviting space that guests are naturally drawn to at a party or get together. Tall pub tables takes away the height difference between those sitting and standing and encourages conversations while creating a more relaxed and informal environment.
Complete the bar-look with a home bar, which can enhance a party, meeting, or romantic evening. Just consider having a few friends over for drinks and the type of environment you create when you host at dining table versus a bar table. With a bar table, you create a more casual atmosphere that allows for more movement and liveliness versus that of a sit-down environment. Adding a casual space for when your friends come over or an after-dinner drink has never been easier with the modern pub set and accompanying modern bar stools.
How to Pick a Bar Table
Selecting the a modern pub table means selecting between various sizes, finishes, materials, and designs. The broad styles of bar tables available make it easy to match your personality and decor, from traditional to contemporary pub tables and from large to small bar tables. Whether you are looking for an indoor pub table or an outdoor one, YLighting offers the best tables from top brands that will easily accommodate your design preference and style. Use the following criteria to simplify your shopping experience:
Picking the Right Height - The standard modern dining room tables is approximately 30 in. and bistro cafe tables stand around 28 in to counter-height tables at 36 in. However, bar tables stand at between 40 and 48 in. If you are unsure what height would work best for you, YLighting offers many height-adjustable tables. Be sure to take note of the table heights while looking for matching bar stools as part of the modern pub table set. As a rule of thumb, there should be 10 to 12 in. of space between the stool seat and the underside of the table. For example, if your table is 44 in, a seat height of approximately 30 to 34 in. is ideal.
Choosing the Right Shapes - There are several types of bar table shapes available and you will need to consider what type of shape is best for both the ambience that you want as well as the decor and contours of the space that you are adding the table to.
Rectangular tables are more traditional, but still work in any modern setting. Square tables are more contemporary, but take up more space. In addition, rectangular and square cafe tables could be connected to another to form a larger modular piece. Plus, both square and rectangular bar tables can work within the middle of a room, or against a wall because of their flat sides.
Round tables are quite a bit different. With a lack of edges, round tables promote conversation and intimacy since with no corners, there are no real borders between the space of one guest and the another. And, while square and rectangular bar tables can work both in the center of a space or against a wall, a circular bar table is strictly suited for central areas.