Bar Furniture – Why you need poseur or bar height furniture within your commercial venue

10 January 2022

The humble bar or poseur height table and chair set is a true thing of wonder within the institute that is the great British Pub. Of course they are not exclusive to Britain, they can be seen in bars, pubs, clubs and venues all over the world, from Austria to Zambia, all the colours of the rainbow, and made from a multitude of materials like old pallets, or truck wheel axles (google it). But the UK does raise their pubs up to an almost worship-like status rarely seen in any other country, and as such becomes a great point of focus for the benefits that a bar or poseur height table and chair can give.    

So why are bar tables taller than normal dining height tables?

The main reason revolves around the social nature of a pub or a bar. Firstly, a bar height table is named that way as it is the same height as the bar itself. The bar is the perfect height at which to stand, serve, receive, and drink your drinks while standing. So bar tables mimic that functionality. They are a table at which the user can either sit for a small meal, stand to drink, or a mixture of both. They are a convenient shelf on which to hold your Gin and Tonic while you mingle with friends, and once your legs are tired from dancing, pull up a bar stool and rest on the very same table. 

The Rio 2 seater poseur height bar set

Rio 800mm Square Table Top on a Madrid Poseur height Flip Top base with 2 x Rio Bar Height Chairs

Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, this set consists of 2 Rio bar height stools, a Rio Table top, and a Madrid flip top Poseur height base. With all items being made out of metal you have an extremely durable set that has been treated to deal with even the harshest of environments, and can be completely powder coated to a RAL colour of your choice to create any vibe you need. Not only that but the Rio is a stacking chair, and the Madrid base is a Fliptop stackable base, so both items can be stacked away to create space either for dancing or cleaning at the end of the night. A 4 seater poseur set is also available, as are dining height versions, and the table can be bought on it’s own if different chairs are required. 

Another benefit that you get from Bar Furniture is that Bar or Poseur tables generally have smaller tabletops, so they take up a lot less space. They aren’t really meant for large 4 course meals, they are a table for a bite to eat and a drink, as such therefore they can encourage the flow of a bar or a restaurant. You will often see the bar tables are near the bar where space can be more of a commodity due to naturally fluctuating busy periods, as opposed to dining tables which will be placed further away where a crowd will be more predictable and cause less disturbance. When both Bar height and dining height furniture are required within your restaurant it may be important that the 2 heights of table come from the same range, with the same tabletop, or at least 2 tabletop decors that complement each other. Tabilo have you covered.

Danilo Round Medium Poseur Height Table base with 600 diameter round Oak Laminate Table top

Danilo Round Dining Base With 700d Oak Laminate Top

The ever-popular Danilo is available in coffee, dining, and poseur heights, as a round or square base and column, and can hold up to 1200mm Diameter Round or 1500mm by 900mm rectangular tops depending on the size of base you order. The 600-diameter laminate oak top is part of our premium laminate range which boasts a surface heat resistance up to 180 °C, and is available in 46 different sizes and 65 decors, many of which are stocked for same day despatch.  

Now getting onto a bar stool can be a bit of an assault course for the vertically challenged amongst us, which is why it is an absolute necessity that your bar stool, and table, are both extremely durable, sturdy and well made. This is where the importance of buying Contract Standard Bar Furniture is important as it is produced specifically for high traffic commercial hospitality use. Tabilo are so confident in the durability of their products that they offer you a 5-year structural warranty on all of their products.

Milton Bar Height Chair in Wenge with a veneered seat

Milton Chair

The Milton is a stylish, budget friendly wooden dining chair manufactured from solid beech. Sturdy, comfortable and made to a durable contract furniture standard. This traditional high-back chair has a classic style and is perfectly suited to any pub, bar, restaurant or cafe setting. Available stocked for same day despatch as a Bar chair or a Side chair with a veneer seat in Wenge or Light Teak, Tabilo also offer a Made To Order version of the Milton which provides 10 different stain colours, and the option to upholster the seat in one of our 25 different Seren Faux Leather colourways, or in a fabric of the customers own choosing (COM), giving you countless customisation options. 

So there you have it, a Poseur or Bar height Table and Chair set can provide not only functional items of furniture that can be employed to determine and influence the use of a space within your venue, but can be a stylish focal point, coloured and customised to perfectly encompass the theme you want to create. And last but not least, it can stand up to even your most enthusiastic British pub goer, and handle even the harshest weather the UK can throw their way.  

Our contract furniture experts can help source and manufacture bespoke furniture to suit your pub or bar. Speak to our specialists to find the right tables, chairs, stools, tables bases, and table tops to compliment your pub or bar. 

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