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BBQ Bar With a View

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I built this bar and bbq myself in the summer of 2006. The foundation is concrete block, with El Dorado stone for the facing. 4-burner stainless steel grill and a mini refrigerator. Countertops are ceramic tile on cement backerboard. The bar area is 4 inches higher than the grill area in order to have a distinct bar/serving area. The bbq/bar area took 3 months to plan and 1 month to build. It's been a great addition to our backyard.

Comments / Q&A

OnMarch 13,2008 said:

"Bryan, I have the exact same plan except the bar extends to fit about 4 people. Questions about the block. The bar height is only a little higher than the bbq, how did you get it that few inches higher (I figure another row of 8" block would be too much)?"

On February 5,2008 said:


On February 5,2008 YardShareBryan said:

"Hi Shannon. If you can believe it, I actually drew up the plans myself. I built it to fit in a very specific spot on the patio to maximize space and the view that you get when sitting at the bar. When drawing up your own plans, the most important things to consider are...1. the dimensions of your grill, refrigerator, and propane tank. This will give you your minimum dimensions of width, length, and height. If I can be of any help, let me know."

On February 1,2008 Steve said:

"What? No Kegger??? Must be married!"

On February 1,2008 YardShareBryan said:

"Very astute observation Steve! "

On January 25,2008 said:

"Do you have a gas line running out to the bbq or do you have a propane tank in the cabinet under the grill? "

On January 25,2008 YardShareBryan said:

"Propane tank."

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