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Old 01-03-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the official height of a bar top? From floor to bar, what should it be approximately?
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:20 PM   #2
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48"?

I can ask SWMBO when I get home, she knows all that stuff. Me personally, mine is going to be a bit higher up. Im 6'6" so I dont like to have to lean down to the bar. But if you are going for the "official" bar height, maybe someone can chime here in before I can ask.
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:44 PM   #3
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Mine is 42".
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:55 PM   #4
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If this is for your bar, buy the comfiest, most wonderful chairs first. THEN work out the ideal height based upon those chairs.

I have a fantasy about a bar with 4 lazy boys in a row along it.

But if I had to guess, I'd say 42"

 
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:00 PM   #5
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Most look 30-42"
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:10 PM   #6
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I don't think there is an "official" Typical is 40-48. I like the taller ones better. One thing to remember is that the height isn't the biggest concern, it's the distance between the top of the stool seat (or arms if they have them) and the bottom of the bar. If you have a lip, that can be a big difference.

I like toots idea - start with the chairs. They're the most important thing and they can get pretty expensive.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:12 PM   #7
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I don't think there is an "official" Typical is 40-48. I like the taller ones better. One thing to remember is that the height isn't the biggest concern, it's the distance between the top of the stool seat (or arms if they have them) and the bottom of the bar. If you have a lip, that can be a big difference.

I like toots idea - start with the chairs. They're the most important thing and they can get pretty expensive.
A bar at the bottom to rest your feet on. I hate bars where my feet dangle.
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A bar at the bottom to rest your feet on. I hate bars where my feet dangle.
Ya, those are a must - even if you're standing they're nice.

There is a pretty cool bar near where I grew up that had rocking chairs around the bar - it was REALLY low, but the floor behind it was sunk down so that the servers didn't have to bend down to serve drinks.

Nothing quite like it - rocking and drinking are a nice combination.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:18 PM   #9
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Most look 30-42"
Thirty inches? Where? On "Little People, Big World"?
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:28 PM   #10
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I think I'm going to go with 48.

Thanks for all the suggestions!
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