What Is Bar Height?


Quick Answer

The standard height for a bar top is 42 inches. Breakfast bars, wet bars and commercial bars have the same standard measurement. A bar top is a good height for casual activities, and is not generally considered an ideal work surface.

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Bar-top height is comfortable for bartenders, because it allows them to easily prepare drinks while standing. It also allows patrons to lean on the bar top, sit on a bar stool and stand, as well as put their food or drink down without bending over. A bar top is sometimes used in homes to divide a space or serve as a transition area.

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