Sipping in Style: 5 Well-Equipped Home Cocktail Bars

In desirable settings from West Coast to East, these distinctive, expertly appointed home bars prove that sometimes, the best spot for a festive nightcap is home sweet home.

Chic Greenwich Getaway

Greenwich, Connecticut | Joseph BarbieriSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Steps from the banks of Frye Lake, this six-bedroom smart home is ideal for chic indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. Its fluid, light-filled floor plan features a living room, a dining room, a sunny kitchen, and a family room with a two-sided fireplace and a wall of glass opening to a relaxing patio. Enjoyment continues on the lower level, which includes a large wine cellar and a sleek full bar. Doors give way to outdoor dining and kitchen space and an infinity-edge pool and a spa.

Bridgehampton Haven

Sag Harbor, New York | Dana TrotterSotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

Although surrounded by a deck, an outdoor kitchen, a heated pool and spa, a pool house, tennis and sports courts, terraces, lawn, and gardens, this lovingly maintained six-bedroom home—located on 5.73 acres in Bridgehampton—is distinguished by its impressive finished lower level. Augmenting a floor plan that offers six bedrooms and an office, it boasts a humidor, a wine room, a gym, and a game room that includes a custom bar with a two-tap kegerator, a dishwasher, an ice maker, and refrigerated drawers.

Ocean-View Oasis

Pebble Beach, California | Michael CanningSotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage

This elegant Mediterranean-inspired estate in California’s storied Pebble Beach revels in panoramic views of the ocean and the 13th fairway. Satisfying every need and desire, it offers six bedrooms—including two owner’s suites—a chef’s kitchen, an office, a wine cellar, an exercise room, a theater, a golf simulator, a greenhouse, and a billiards room with a striking bar. Enjoyment is easy outdoors thanks to a putting green, an oceanside patio with a fire pit, and a sheltered alfresco living area with a fireplace.

Old World Inspiration in the Woodlands

Houston, Texas | Monica Brashear, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

Inspired by the stately manors of Europe, this 10,124-square-foot villa overlooks the 12th hole of the Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course in the exclusive community of the Woodlands. The 1.37-acre grounds accommodate outdoor enjoyment with a resort-caliber pool and spa, two alfresco kitchens and fire pits, and a five-hole putting green. Superior craftsmanship and attention to detail are evident throughout the home’s elegant floor plan, which features five bedrooms, a media room, and two game rooms—one with a wet bar and “beverage center.”

Stylish Serenity Outside Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico | Marilyn FossSotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 318 Grant Avenue Brokerage

Secluded in Tesuque Village, just outside Santa Fe, this peaceful estate includes a two-bedroom guesthouse, idyllic courtyards, numerous traditional portales, an inviting pool, a two-car garage, an oversized two-vehicle carport, and ample parking. The stately main residence boasts a wood-paneled study; an owner’s suite with his and her baths, closets, and dressing rooms; a kitchen with a breakfast area; and great room with two warming fireplaces and a handsome wet bar. Throughout, plentiful fine finishes contribute to the distinctive Southwestern style.

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