What Heights Are Common for Bar Countertops?


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The standard height of a bar top is 42 inches. This height allows both a standing person and a person seated on a bar stool to be comfortable, and it makes it easy to reach drinks and food placed on the bar top from both positions.

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This height is also the most ergonomic solution for the comfort of a standing bartender. This height also provides enough space for a standard counter with a backsplash to be placed behind the bar.

The height of 42 inches is common for both home bars and commercial bars. A height of a bar stool suitable for use with a table height between 40 and 42 inches ranges between 28 and 30 inches.

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