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Groundworks’ Picks for Best Basement Bar Ideas

Our top picks of best basement bar ideas. Everything from ultra-modern to a stylish cigar room to industrial-grade update, these are sure to inspire your own efforts.

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Basements offer so much to your home. That includes storage to utility rooms to basement bars and man caves. Here are our top picks of basement bar tours with incredible ideas that can be used for your basement.

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. Rustic Industrial Man Cave Basement Bar

Attribution: Ares Playhouse Productions – YouTube 

This is a quite impressive basement with a bar, pool table, foosball, video, and more. The heart of this video is covering all the work that went into making this finished basement from concrete floors and framing for walls to the finished room.

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. Ultimate Basement Bar/Man Cave

Attribution: MrEnforcer68 – YouTube

This is a quick tour of a pandemic lockdown project that has it all: a wet bar, wine fridge, ice machine, kegerator, and sound system. It’s a great thought-starter.

Build Your Basement Bar

Those are some incredible basement bars along with stunning complete basement makeovers. Hopefully, these videos have generated some ideas for your basement.

Of course, you don’t want to build anything in your basement if it’s likely to leak or even flood. So, the first step in your project should be to consult the local basement waterproofing experts at Groundworks for a free inspection to learn how to protect your basement.

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