Guide to Choosing Restaurant Bar Stools
Make a lasting impression on your customers with our restaurant bar stools. Whether you are looking for sleek metal, warm wood for an intimate setting, or anything in between, we have the bar stools for your needs. The right item offers elevated seating and a strong statement to your space. We have a full selection of bar stools with backs, swiveled, padded, tall and short bar stools to complement any venue.
We’re proud to offer many American-made products: Simply watch for the label as you browse our selection of fine commercial bar stools for sale.
Below we have compiled some key points that will help you narrow your choices and guide you through finding the best match for your bar height tables and counter spaces.
3 Tips for Choosing the Best Restaurant Bar Stools
1. Measure Your Bar Space Correctly
Although commercial bar stools and counter stools are built with standard dimensions, not every structure of these items adheres to these sizes. To ensure that the stool and the table or counter top you pair together is a good fit, you need to:
- Measure from the top of the counter or table to the floor.
- Subtract 12" from the counter/table height.
- Factor arm rests and other additional features of the stool into your calculations.
Space between your stools is a measurement that is just as crucial as their height. To avoid overcrowding your counter or table, your stools should be spaced at least six inches apart if the seats' width measures 16" to 18". With wider seats or with arm rests and swivels, space should increase to at least 8" (preferably 10”).
2. Understand When to Choose Bar Stools and When to Choose Counter Stools
While bar height tables and tops are more common in commercial settings, counter height ones are more popular in residential settings but are being introduced more and more in commercial ones as well. New design trends and the ability to more safely and easily sit children at counter high tables are some of the main reasons.
While it may not sound significant, a difference of 6" in seat height can be quite a lot. The standard height for a bar table top typically measures 40" to 42" from the floor. Height of a bar stool seat should be somewhat between 29" and 30" from floor to seat. Counter tops, on average, stand 36" above floor level. Naturally, a counter stool seat will measure 24" to 27" from the ground up.
3. Make Sure to Match the Restaurant’s Vibe With the Style of the Stools
The large selection of commercial bar stools for sale we offer makes sure you will find the best bar stools for your restaurant. For example: in modern settings colorful or commercial industrial bar stools are a perfect fit. For sports bars, swivel bar stools are more suitable and wood ones will look great in an upscale restaurant with a bar area or in a country style carvery with some high tables set next to the walls. Bolt-down bar stools look as if they were made specifically for a bowling alley but would be just as useful in smaller bars where you want to make sure seating is always evenly spaced. Most also have matching restaurant chairs available.