Plan its position
If you’re hoping to enjoy a cool cocktail in comfort, the location of your bar will be crucial. Too much sun will melt you along with your ice cubes, while too little sun could prompt a yearning for a hot chocolate and blanket. The ideal spot will be in an area that gets ample sun, but with the option of shade when the rays are strong.
Think also about the proximity of your bar to the kitchen. The perfect position would be just outside your patio doors so that you can easily nip in and out to grab supplies or use the sink. If this isn’t possible, consider building a path up to your bar area to avoid trampling mud indoors.