Skip to Main Content

8 Best Basement Bar Ideas

Basements offer so much to your home. Extra storage space, a place to relax and unwind, or even a home office. However, some homeowners go all out with their basements, investing in some incredible projects that elevate their basements to the next level. Basement bars are one such project that really make a basement stand out.

If that sounds like something you’re interested in, we’ve compiled a list of 8 fantastic basement bar ideas to give you some inspiration. Below, you’ll see our favorite basement bar walkthroughs on the internet. Seriously, you’ll be impressed by the craftsmanship and dedication of these homeowners.


Take our quiz to find out

Start quiz
Cracked foundation

1. The Ultimate Finished Basement

Attribution: Finished Basement NJ – YouTube

This is a complete basement tour covering absolutely everything you could think of to add to your basement. That includes a sauna, steam room, and bath; custom-built bar and cabinets; shuffleboard table; special party area with poker table; billiard table; a 13-seat home theatre; iPad-controlled heating and lighting; large gym and weight room; hair salon, and bedroom; along with amazing entryways from the home to the basement.

2. Finished Basement Idea Tour

Attribution: Basement Finishing Man – YouTube 

This extensive video goes into detail on this basement makeover that covers a custom bar, multiple video screens, and a wine room including a chiller. This tour will provide plenty of insight into what’s possible in your basement. 

3. Modern Basement Tour

Attribution: Finished Basement NJ – YouTube 

This is an ultra-modern look for the bar and finished basement. It’s characterized by a large open area with gleaming white flooring. Other features include a steam room and bath, a workout gym, and a bedroom, along with a huge home theatre that includes its own concession stand.

4. Custom Finished Basement Walkthrough

Attribution: Save Money, DIY – YouTube 

Here is a custom finished basement including video projection system, bar (including a video screen), pool table, tile flooring, and a bath and shower room. This is a relatively simple layout that adds a great deal to your home, particularly for entertaining.

5. Man Cave & Cigar Room

Attribution: Tim Campbell – YouTube 

Here’s a short list of special features in this impressive Chicago basement: a 16-foot bar, a TV, liquor cabinets, pendant lights, dual-tap kegerator, a separate entertainment area with surround sound, a billiard room, four TV displays, a behind-glass wine storage area, and cigar room with a separate ventilation system. It’s all done in a 1920s speakeasy theme with a modern touch.

6. Basement Irish Pub Tour

Attribution: Pint of Order – YouTube 

This homeowner noted that his town didn’t have many local Irish pubs nearby. Being a lover of Irish pubs, he decided to build his own—in the basement. Stunningly, his entire basement is decked out with traditional pub decorations like wooden cabinets, leather seating, and a dart board. The build even includes a small stage for entertainment like karaoke or musical performance! If your town is low on bar options, this homeowners shows that you can bring the party to your home instead.

7. Top-of-the-Line Finished Basement

Attribution: Finished Basement NJ – YouTube

This tour starts with a full-wall display case for models. Then there’s the game room, playroom, gym room, wonderful bar, and home theatre. There are lots of open spaces. And don’t miss the hidden entrance to the utility room. You can find lots of ideas here for your basement.

8. The Silverback Tavern & Theater Man Cave

Attribution: DeJay Herrmann – YouTube

This homeowner didn’t just turn his basement into a bar, he added tons of entertainment options too. With a poker table, arcade machines, and a huge theater screen (stocked with video game consoles from all decades), this basement makeover offers hours of fun for anyone that’s lucky enough to go inside. The creator also created an actual logo and name for his bar: The Silverback Tavern & Theater. It has a modern look mixed with a rustic flair, making this one of the most amazing basements we’ve seen.

How Healthy is your home's foundation?

Take our quiz to find out

Start quiz
Damage Calculator Banner

Build Your Basement Bar

No matter what style you choose for your basement bar, it’s sure to impress visitors and make your living space truly unique. Hopefully, after seeing these incredible basement bars and makeovers, you’ve generated some new ideas for your basement.

And remember, the first step in your project should be to consult local basement waterproofing experts to make sure leaking or flooding won’t sink your basement makeover before it even gets started. We provide free inspections and industry-leading solutions; we want your basement to be safe.