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    This Is How To Make Your Shed Into Your Own Private Bar

    You, too, can have a bar in your backyard.

    This is a pub shed. / Via Pinterest

    The concept is as simple as it is awesome... / Via Pinterest

    It's a backyard shed that was turned into a pub.

    They are all the rage on Pinterest, and for good reason: they are freaking awesome.

    Pub sheds can be large and elaborate...

    Like this one that won 2012 Shed of the Year in the UK (which we didn't know was a thing, but this clearly deserves it.)

    ...or small and simple.

    As long as you have room for a couple stools and a rack of booze.

    They can be classy and neutral... / Via Pinterest

    Or totally authentic. / Via Pinterest

    Obviously this is a dream DIY project. So we've rounded up exactly how you can create this amazing getaway spot mere feet from your own home.


    The most important thing you'll need: a shed.

    The depth and width don't matter as much as the height--make sure your bartender (which is probably yourself) can actually stand inside it. This one from Home Depot is $999, but you can get other sizes and materials for much less.

    Barstools (or other seating) are also important.

    The ones on the left from IKEA will do the trick. Or you can go a little fancier.

    You'll need some light.

    String lights are the best: no wiring involved. Just drag an extension cord out there and light 'er up.

    Another requirement: booze.

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    This one is pretty non-negotiable. But the best part about having your own bar: you get to pick what is served! Your favorite is always available (provided that you actually buy it.)

    Don't forget the tip jar.

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    It's basically a piggy bank. That you can spend on only booze.

    And, you must give it a name.

    Get creative.


    The appropriate glassware will really class up the joint.

    You can't expect a proper pub shed-tender to serve lager in a pilsner glass?! Get every kind you need here.

    A wall-mounted bottle opener is very convenient.

    This one is magnetic, so it holds the cap right on it.

    An accurate clock will do you some good.

    This one can be purchased here for $18.

    Retro bar signs set the mood.

    Not necessary, but recommended. Get these here starting at $13.

    The best beer deserves the best mini fridge.

    This one has the cool factor. (Get it?) $225 from here.

    You'll want some extra entertainment.

    Besides just the alcohol. A dartboard is a classic choice that takes up minimal space.

    Every respectable bar has coasters.

    Get this 15-pack for only $6 here.


    Kegerators are not cheap, but they are worth it.

    This one is $1,999.

    Neon signs are the indicator of a truly badass bar.

    The "Miller High Light Light" is $225 from eBay and the Open is $80 from Amazon.

    This fryer makes crispy snacks without oil.

    Because sheds are usually pretty flammable. Get it here for $250.

    Why would you watch TV anywhere else?

    Just bring your set out to your new favorite place.

    Here's to Living Your Best Life!