If you want the perfect backyard atmosphere that everyone will want to be a part of, you can't just have a deck, a porch, or a grill. You need a bar.
When people are enjoying their time and your company, there are usually a few drinks to go around, aren't there? If you are hosting the party at your house and have to keep going inside to get refills, you are missing out on a lot of the fun. This can be alleviated by having a well stocked outdoor bar.
There are a lot of outdoor bars on the market today, so finding one that fits your style, and any theme you want in place, shouldn't be a problem.
If you aren't sure where the center of the party will be from week to week, you may want to look into a bar with a little mobility. Some bars come with wheels on the bottom so you can move them around. They also come with wheel locks, so they'll stay put when you decide where they need to be for the day.
You also should make sure there are an adequate number of shelves and storage areas in the bar to hold all the items you need to put away, and gain access to, to keep the bar humming.
It takes more to make a good bar than just the one piece of furniture. You also need to make sure you have the right outdoor bar accessories.
Let's start with the big one, a refrigerator. You could lug bag after bag of ice out back to try and keep everything cool, or just use what you use inside, a refrigerator. There are a number of smaller model refrigerators that are made to fit perfectly under a bar top, so you can always serve up a tall cold beer.
Next, you need a blender. If you are going to be making those fabulous frozen tropical drinks, a blender is a must-have item. That is the only way to get your drinks smooth and properly mixed.
Finally, don't forget the small outdoor bar accessories. From a bottle opener to a corkscrew, shakers and all the other instruments that help you create the right drinks, you need to make sure your outdoor bar is completely stocked and ready to go.