The Front Bar

The front bar is exactly where customers’ drinks are served. The space is 16 to 18 inches wide, topped by a waterproof surface of treated wood, stone (such as marble or granite), or laminated plastic. Some bars have a 6- to 8-inch padded armrest along their the front edge. The recessed area, nearest the bartender, is known as the rail (glass rail, drip rail, or spill trough). That’s exactly where the bartender mixes the drinks. For space, portable bar manufacturers may use a slightly recessed mixing shelf rather.

The typical bar is 42 to 48 inches tall-the optimum height for the bartender’s perform as well as for leaning against. All bar-related equipment is designed to fit under a 42-inch bar. The vertical the front panel that supports the the front from the bar is called the bar die. It shields the below bar from public view. If you’re sitting at the bar and kick it, what your foot hits is the bar die. About the guest side, there is generally a metal footrest running the length from the bar die, about 12 inches off the floor. It’s sometimes known as a brass rail, a term that dates back to Old West saloons.

The front bar or bar top is, of course, the horizontal area on which drinks are served. When choosing a bar, prevent the straight-line, rectangular model in favor of 1 with corners or angles, which prompts guests to sit opposite each other and go to instead of staring straight ahead at the wall. Naturally, the ultimate “conversation bar” is the island, an oblong-shaped bar in which the bartender occupies the center. People can sit all the way around it and see one another easily. Nevertheless, island bars take up lots of room. They are also the most expensive to construct. A word about bar stools. Choose them for height and comfort, and allow two feet of linear room per stool. Because they’re high off the ground, extra rungs for footrests are a lot more comfy. As with any type of chair, you’ve got plenty of options.