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Tips on Buying Commercial Bar Stools

Shopping for a business in the food service sector is a day-to-day task. Sourcing and selecting food is a constant requirement, and successful businesses have it down to a fine art. But what about occasional purchases like furniture? We think foodies should keep honing their food-finding expertise, so we’ve prepared some tips on getting the most out of buying barstools restaurants and bars, all available at Cymax.

Ask yourself a few quick questions before you start shopping:

  • Which is the higher priority; style or budget?
  • How many bar stools do I need and will they all be the same style?
  • Should my bar stools achieve a certain level of comfort?
  • Does the material matter if both price and style are right?

If you have a themed décor to work with, you’ll need to find a design style (or styles) that meet your needs and stay within your company’s budget. It’s also important to consider factors like comfort and atmosphere to help you find the right product. A sports bar, for example, should have seating that can comfortably accommodate a game lasting several hours. An airport bar, on the other hand, is often hosting patrons who are in a rush, looking more for quick service than a lasting, comfortable seat.

Popular Commercial Bar Stools:

Regal Seating Ribiero 30 High Retro Flared Legs Swivel Bar Stool

Bar Height Seating for Restaurant Bars

Restaurant bar stool styles vary dramatically. Fortunately, today’s selection of high back, mid back, and backless bar stools is diverse enough to meet the needs of businesses from a classic neighborhood pub to a hopping urban eatery. Look for models that swivel or feature adjustable height to further customize your seating.

Pub Sets for Urban Bistros

In many North American cities, the urban bistro is growing in popularity with patrons looking for trendy tapas and a stylish setting. Owners of these establishments usually require seating for a small patio, along an indoor accent wall, or bordering street view windows. Pub sets with bar stools meet this requirement quite well in most cases. For larger bistro style restaurants, consider a pub set from a larger collection, to allow for coordination with other dining furniture purchases.

Winsome Spectrum High Back 3 Piece Pub/Bar Table Set in Black & Chrome
Regal Seating Rio Backless Metal Swivel Bar stool

Bar Stools for Hotel and Banquet Settings

Seating for hotel bars and banquet rooms usually requires durability above all other product features. Bar stool seating in these settings will often endure daily wear and tear from regular use. But these bar stools are also used regularly for special events like weddings, graduations, conference receptions, and a number of other large scale social activities. Keep in mind that while it’s still worthwhile to find the right style of bar stools, guests at special events are usually focused on the people around them, rather than the small details of the décor.

Simple Solutions for Night Club Seating

Some commercial settings require a large number of bar stools, yet almost no dining will take place. Nightclubs and bars are an excellent example. For these businesses, consider purchasing simple metal backless bar stools. Although you may be trying to create a themed and trendy look to brand your business, remember your bar stool seating will take more abuse than regular restaurant seating would. And in most cases, night clubs have very low lighting, making it challenging to appreciate the details of finely crafted furniture.

Winsome Spectrum Adjustable Air lift Bar Stools in Black (Set of 2)