Wet bar

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A wet bar with a bar fridge adjoining a kitchen

A wet bar is a small bar used for mixing and serving alcoholic beverages, it includes a sink with running water. This differs from a normal bar, usually called a "dry bar" that does not include a sink.[1] A wet bar can increase the rate at which drinks are served because of the sink, which allows for glasses to be cleaned immediately. The sink may also be used for cleaning glassware as well as spills that may happen.

Sometimes installing a wet bar is not possible. This can be for reasons such as lack of space for the sink, not being able to run water or budget forbids. If these reasons are not an issue then it makes sense to install a wet bar.

Wet bars are found in homes for entertainment purposes. A finished basement is a typical location for a wet bar. Wet bars are relatively simple to build, and, thus, many homeowners have turned the wet bar into a do-it-yourself project.


  1. ^ Budgen, Greg (2019-02-16). "Wet Bar vs Dry Bar: What should you install?". Man Cave Advisor. Retrieved 2019-05-29.