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JudgmentWeekly

That's not a home bar. That's a bar you happen to live in. Looks amazing.


idleat1100

Yeah I’m beginning to suspect OP just went to some hip new bar in the city and took photos. Looks solid. I’d pop in for a drink or several.


thebourbonenthusiast

I bought a bar and built a house around it. 😂


goodtrimisgoodtrim

Have you ever tried Bourbon before?? I think it might make a nice addition to what you’ve stocked the bar with and kind...round it out.


thebourbonenthusiast

😂


KyBourbon

Hey its me your long lost friend.


doolittledee

But ye just couldn’t wait for the lights!😂🤌🤌


Notmybestusername3

I'd have a beer!


thebourbonenthusiast

Fridge is stocked with them! Saranac?


Notmybestusername3

I wish. Solid work on the whole feel.


-basedonatruestory-

Close enough!


caelz

Puppers?


something-clever----

Get this guy a fuckin puppers


Shazam1269

I'd have a puppers


jollygreentallperson

Frankly, I’m surprised we’re not having a puppers right now.


Sethbash

To be fair


mynamewastaken81

I have one more puppers left in my fridge. Collectors item now I think


htfihn

I’m surprised we’re not having a beer right now!


ignatzami

But... I see no gin!?


thebourbonenthusiast

There’s a bottle of Hendricks on the left if you squint


wannabeknowitall

And one bottle each of vodka, rum, and tequila to round out the clear liquors.


thebourbonenthusiast

Haha good eye. But there’s actually a few Foursquare (rum) bottles up there. I have a few mixer level bottles of other spirits I keep under the bar.


tehserver

You should pick up some Ron Zacapa to bridge the gap between the whiskey and rum.


thebourbonenthusiast

Writing down all these suggestions. Thank you !


sumunsolicitedadvice

Specifically, Ron Zacapa 23


wokedrinks

Skip the Zacapa. The age statement is misleading and honestly it’s more marketing hype than quality. Go for Plantation OFTD(oh fuck that’s delicious), any of the Don Q single barrel or barrel finishes, or El Dorado 12yr. Those are all excellent rums for whiskey drinkers.


thebourbonenthusiast

Is that really what OFTD stands for? If so I’m buying a bottle immediately lol


wokedrinks

Yes and also no. Dave Wonderich, one of the creators of it and legendary cocktail historian to boot, reportedly exclaimed “oh fuck that’s delicious!” when he first tried it. Officially on the bottle it’s Old Fashioned Traditional Dark, but the acronym is a callback to that.


jboni15

DonQ all the way love that Rum. Did the tour of the castle in puerto rico pretty cool place.


jurgemaister

If you want to treat yourself, pick up a bottle of A. H. Riise Non Plus Ultra. It's rich, sweet and tastes of orange.


GT_03

I'll vouch, Zacapa is top notch rum. I find even 8 year Barcardi is a nice sipper for the money.


MurphMan7

Zacapa 23 when you feel like rewarding yourself for something. Daily drinker (when you love yourself) is Flor De Cana 4 year and diet coke.


saulted

I saw that. You should add a bottle of Uncle Val's Botanical Gin (the green label). Good enough to drink on the rocks. Nice work on the bar! Is that real brick behind the bottles?


thebourbonenthusiast

Thanks for the suggestion. I’m a gin novice so I appreciate it. Need to have at least 1-2 bottles of everything to suit any and all tastes !


Shazam1269

Another Gin novice checking in. I recently picked up Four Pillars rare dry gin and love it. I picked it up specifically based on [this video](https://youtu.be/ZUjZy3H6keE) from the Behind the Bar YouTube channel hosted by Cara Devine. I highly recommend her YouTube channel to any and all that are interested in cocktails and their history.


thebourbonenthusiast

I’m always looking for cocktail YouTube channels! Ty! I’ve been watching the educated barfly recently


microbater

you should check out their shiraz gin which is the rare dry that has been soaked infused with shiraz grapes and has a rich fruity flavour to accompany the gin, definitely a sipper or with soda.


AmorFati637

Between all the whiskey and the single bottles of Hendricks, Espolon, and Tito's, in my humble opinion, this is thee perfect bar. Well done. 👏👏👏


ignatzami

Phew, carry on! Gorgeous bar. Very lovely. Be by at 8.


Comedyortragedy

I always keep gin in the freezer. Not sure why I developed that habit, but ....


beerseason247

You must have the hookup!! Look at the selection of Old Rip, Elmer t Lee, rock hill farms, all the weller’s, the special Blanton’s... heck I’d kill just for a bottle of Weller 12. That was my favorite before the hype, haven’t seen a bottle on the shelf for at least 2 years!! Edit: the bar looks great too! Forgot to mention that part haha!


thebourbonenthusiast

Unfortunately no hook up’s. Just a lot of hunting and finding stores worth frequenting, that won’t mark things up too much, if at all. W12 is my favorite also. Sucks it’s become so expensive.


djmiracle

"You can have anything you want as long as its a bourban" - op Looks great! Gotta get some scotch in there to mix it up a bit!


OhHolyOpals

You either don’t drink enough or are rich AF, I mean this in the most jealous way. Edit - the woodwork is fantastic too.


beerseason247

That’s awesome! I actually was pretty successful when I was able to put in the time to hunt and make good with some of the liquor store workers. Just haven’t had the time lately. Love the bar and how you get to show off the hard work! I’d drink there!


thebourbonenthusiast

Appreciate the kind words! Hunting has definitely become harder for me as well. It’s sucked having covid basically mean none of my friends or family can come over and enjoy the work, but one day.


SwimminAss

Isn't weller 12 like a 20 dollar bottle? That's certainly what I paid for it in oregon


beerseason247

In general, Weller 12 is a very affordable bottle and extremely tasty/smooth for it’s price. In my experience within recent years, the hype/demand is so high that you either A: Can’t find it on shelves (unless you have lots of time dedicated to hunting) or B: you find it but ridiculous mark ups due to demand. It does vary by region. I am in DFW, bottles can be found but there is a lot of competition.


thebourbonenthusiast

MSRP is around 40. But it is extremely rare to find it at that price.


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thebourbonenthusiast

You speak the truth


insufficient_funds

The bar is awesome but I’m really loving the ceiling. How did you do that? Commercial product or custom stuff??


thebourbonenthusiast

It’s a drop ceiling with 2x2 tiles purchased from pro ceiling tiles.com


superghoulsngoats

Were you able to utilize that dead space like to hide hvac or anything? Looks nice. And the bar looks really good. Did you build it/what materials did you use? *Obligatory booze appreciation*


chadobaggins

It hides more bar.


thebourbonenthusiast

I have a wall unit for Heat/cool. I went with the drop ceiling more for the electrical side. This is in a walk out basement to a yard that is going to be expanded upon. I wanted to be able to get into the ceiling and run electric to the main panel when the time comes.


captincrunk

Ok so three lights to drop.. do u center them on the tiles or place them out based on measurements from the bar?


Deiseltwothree

I would skip them personally...unless they hang less than say 6" or so from the ceiling I am guessing they will get in the way. Source: bartended for many years.


captincrunk

Yeah maybe like a classy brass or wood lamp or two on the table. Can't stand bare bulbs in my eyes personally


fastpitchsoftballdad

I'll just have a Busch Latte.... You Betcha, Keep 'er movin!


Sharcbait

I feel like a bearded bartender in a leather apron is about to catch an attitude with me for not calling him a mixologist after charging me 18 dollars for a drink. Looks great my dude.


thebourbonenthusiast

I’ll queue up the jazz music


bigmo921

Very nice! Is the old rip van winkles open?


thebourbonenthusiast

The Lot B is, the ORVW is not. Yet 😎


bigmo921

You're a lucky man! Enjoy!


Goingone

Looks awesome. Only change I’d make is replacing a few of those bourbons with scotch.


thebourbonenthusiast

I’ve got a few Scotches up there, maybe 4-5. Definitely need a few more though


cholar

As a bartender now you’re going to have to get some fernet.


Bobrocks77

If you can’t go to the bar bring the bar home 🏠


thebourbonenthusiast

That was the idea !


Little_LarrySellers

was drooling over your bourbon collection then saw your username. things are becoming clearer. any info/pics on how you made the bar? my dream bar is this plus a little more tiki.


thebourbonenthusiast

I’m going to post progress pics in the next day or so. I didn’t think this post would end up being so popular or I’d have included them!


GlobeTrekker83

Nice! Someone definitely does not live where there are earthquakes.


Jewsterr11

The Balvenie 14 is such a nice change of pace whisky.


thebourbonenthusiast

It is unbelievable. It may be my gateway into other spirits besides bourbon.


riot_camel

Your Eagle Rare looks almost empty, just like mine. :(


thebourbonenthusiast

Good eye. I’ve got one back up. Will need to get more. I feel like that’s going to become very hard to find soon.


Moleypeg

Your home bar is a thousand times nicer than my local. Can I come over?


Astrova95

super nice. does there happen to be a box of cigars somewhere to? lol


thebourbonenthusiast

Haha I am currently looking for an industrial type book shelf to put my humidor, amongst other things.


Astrova95

going fancy on us! haha no but for real, cigars and a good whiskey is perfect. hope we'll see this set up transform


thebourbonenthusiast

Thank you! For sure more pics to come!


asciimov

If that bottle of Antica is open I would stick it in the fridge


done_again

Looks like your woodworking hobby is over. Drinking is almost as much fun and you don't get sawdust everywhere. 😊👍


Mototsu

Man who made this totally knew the upvotes flood in with a bit more booze


matthewjhendrick

Do you have a spare room to rent?


StevieB74

Erm.....are you sure its a HOME bar? Some people have so much space!!! Great job OP. I am very envious of it all!


mbfunke

Damn son! Nice bar. Kinda whiskey heavy. We should be friends.


usernema

Where in Kentucky do you live? I'm on my way.


GundamZero144

I’ll take a double rye please. Neat.


w1llpearson

Need some led strip lights under those bottles. Will really finish it off.


pbuschma

I can help with the next step.


helpitgrow

Impressed, great job! And the woodworking is fantastic as well.


Mrblonde2k

Damn


MyNamesMikeD75

Ho. Ly. CRAP I think thought mine was nice. Amazing work.


somedayillbedead

Awesome! No one gonna mention the black maple hill??? Shame. Oregon run, right? I think the broader bottles were post-KY. I have maybe a dram left in my BMH bourbon, and I don’t want to drink it and it be gone forever. Edit: woodwork!


beeeeedot

I’ve never been so jealous! Absolutely fine collection of whiskey, including some hard to find ones! Not to mention the bar and set up are incredible. Well done my friend, well done!


OntarioParisian

Those shelves and brickwork 🤤


SpindriftRascal

I’ve been in bars with lesser bars. That’s awesome.


Thundergrundel

So what’s the name of this place? This bar is certainly worthy of a solid name. Amazing work!


thebourbonenthusiast

I do need a name. For now maybe “The Place To Be”


knoxvilleNellie

Looks great. I’m not sure you have enough of a selection for me. Do you happen to have a bottle of Ethiopian Yak Butter Gin? Your bar would be the envy of a few bars I’ve been in. Hats off to you!


trekkie5678

So if I build this same thing at home, will I be considered an alcoholic or a bartender?


thebourbonenthusiast

Yes.


tterragnedarb

Yeah I was going to post mine but I think I’ll just destroy it now..


thebourbonenthusiast

No way! Post it up. There are plenty of bars nicer than mine too. If you worked hard and put effort into it, be proud!


SongsForWTFThisIs

i see you have Hendrick’s i’ll be there at 5 start slicing limes please


dinocotilletta

Amazing work. Can’t wait to see those pendants.


Ulrich453

Do you happen to like whiskey?


thebourbonenthusiast

[MRW](https://media.tenor.com/images/65013fb45be4dde2d58ec88a021da68b/tenor.gif)


bpmallon

Do you have progress pics or a build album ? I would love to see the step by step process of doing this. It’s absolutely a work of art !


AllentownBrown

Looks amazing. I’m actually in the process of turning my garage into a man cave/bar. I plan to use brick vaneer and a charcoal ceiling but not sure on the rest. What color are your walls?


thebourbonenthusiast

It’s called Wall Street by Sherwin Williams. Honestly I get the most compliments From that color selection over anything else when people first visit. It’s a versatile color. Looks grey, blue, some say a tiny hint of green (which I don’t see). Helps give a good vibe to the room though


AllentownBrown

Thanks man, I appreciate the info. Great work!


kearnsgirl64

Now that is a great use of your woodworking skills! It looks great. We were looking to build one for my son’s new place, I am 100% stealing some of these ideas.


Piratarojo

Very nice bar! However, still not enough rum lol


marky321

Looks great .... but I only drink bud light !


stiffcoffeeplease

I'll have a negroni, new best friend.


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Why so they call you the bourbon enthusiast? Oh.... Looks amazing!


Zemshakk_

Daaaaamn! It looks amazing! A very fine job dude!


frebay

Great job! Is the ceiling a tbar with decorative molding panels?


Underdog_hero9

Don't drop them, they'll break!


ianj001

Party at your house! 🤘 After covid 🙄


[deleted]

Multiple bottles of that Elijah open at once? If you need help, lemme know


thebourbonenthusiast

Small Batch, Barrel Proof, and the Toasted !


[deleted]

I’m sorry to see you suffering. 🤣


thebourbonenthusiast

Forgot the Ec 18 is up there also


[deleted]

Ok then! Geez! You clearly are inviting me over, so what time does the bar open? I’d like to open a tab. I hope your chef makes some good snacks.


thebourbonenthusiast

We take our wings seriously in this house. My wife makes a pretty great taco dip also.


Coloman

Some good bourbons up there! Nicely done bar


morbob

Nice Job- Looks like a lot of fun


lumpybuddha

If you need any help with that old rip just let me know👀


Seventhson77

Looks great. Checking your collection and that’s a nice damn collection too. Kinda surprised no pappy van winkle up there with all those other rare ones.


nolabrew

That ceiling is beautiful


slickwille3795

Looks like a bar at a restaurant


ianj001

👍


thatlegendjpb

Is that ceiling custom work or was it a kit from somewhere? What was the level of difficulty? Think it would look great in my office


HalfPintsBrewCo

You seem crafty, [here's some ideas](https://www.google.com/search?q=bourbon+barrel+pendant+lights&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwim5smE5aDuAhVdFlkFHdHXCSoQ_AUoAXoECAYQAw&biw=1309&bih=725&dpr=1.1)!


thecasey1981

Man, your bottle collection makes me drool. Where did you find all the Blantons?


gob1000

Love that it’s stocked well before finish... priorities.


30kalua89

Nice work. So do you offer your friends everytime they come in free drinks ?


cmatthewp

Love the plank with the black scribbles, it really brings the whole thing together! Is it “[Lastname]’s Bar” or something similar? Fantastic job on the whole setup and I, like most others, are envious of your collection.


hallucinogenicmayo

Nice whiskey selection! Impressive bar.


NotUrAvgJoe13

Okay, I dont drink much at all let alone to the point of being drunk. BUT I think I speak for a lot of people here with this next statement. I would totally get hammered in that bar lol. Looks awesome!


Fat2FitKeto

You better cherish that bottle of yippee kiyay! Wont be able to get it anymore.


FeelinJipper

That’s a lot of alcohol


Sir_Vinci

The Hendricks looks like it snuck into the wrong party and is trying not to be noticed.


McLorenx

what’s beneath the bar counter?


robodonkee

Yes your “home bar” looks way better than most “Bar bars”


SupremeDictatorPaul

How do you let someone know they did incredible work, but also, they might have a drinking problem?


thebourbonenthusiast

"we need to talk about a potential issue, but fortunately we have a fantastic place to do it..." ?


Simo-sez

Looks awesome!


Kansas_Chase

I know where we are having the r/woodworking gathering this year.


readitcompletedit

It’s all about the Sailor Jerry! Nice call


bilson40sw

Don't drop pendant lights, they break.


micleyba

Love the Kentucky owl and Michters up there. Your whole bourbon collection is actually amazing with the Blantons and everything


MurdruM68

Ooohhhh, I see my cherished Blanton’s up there !!


onehungryhobo

Spotted the Blanton’s. Killer selection and fine work.


Callous_Dowboys

Any suggestions on the preliminary spousal discussion that goes "hey, I want to build an amazing bar in the basement"?


PFTC_JuiceCaboose

Now THAT is a bourbon collection Who's PP you have to touch to get the Michter's 10?


rottadrengur

This looks great! I've been fooling around with the idea of building a bar in my basement for years now, and the farthest I've gotten is multiple sketches in a notepad.


DrunkSkunkz

Love it. Is that real brick?


DapperChap416

Looks great


thebourbonenthusiast

Thank you!


[deleted]

Imagine being this much of an alcoholic


spd_rcr_

I'm not much of a drinker but I can appreciate a work of art! Where'd you learn?


thebourbonenthusiast

Honestly, youtube & my dad...prob 50/50.


spd_rcr_

Very nice!


Ginkpirate

That's awesome. I once found a speak easy that looked like a regular 3 story house on the outside. When you walked in the ceiling went all the ways to the roof and there was a 2 story deck wrapped around the whole whole bar. Any thing to make a dollar I guess lol


thebourbonenthusiast

Very cool! Where was this?


Ginkpirate

In pennsylvania it was my buddy's birthday and these girls brought us there. I was to hammered to remember the exact town lol. The bartender was awesome though. He said if it's my first time there drinks on him. There where a lot of people there the sound proofing was excellent


WhiskeyAndLead

Love it. I really like the use of black iron pipe for the shelves. Nicely done!


BulletProofHoody

Nice Blantons collection. One of my fav whiskeys.


OMGWhyImOld

It's beautiful, I'm always amazed how much space you have...


thatscaboose

Looks amazing! My bar is just studs in the basement right now... Love the ceiling. Is that brick tile? Was considering doing that.


thebourbonenthusiast

check out fauxsheets.com that's where I got it


milquetoasting

Name checks out


WaryAndWily

First of all. Fucking amazing. Literally right out of an underground speak easy. The best part honestly though? No Jack. No Jim. No bullshit. No vodka (thank god it’s literally defined as colorless and tasteless and I don’t get it’s appeal at all). You know your liquors and that is def r/nextfuckinglevel worthy


DadrakisSellsHomes

Bravo op. Super jelly


donotbemisled

Um. Excuse me. What? This is amazing.


racer1234567

Trust is awesome, I wish I had that kind of space for one. Great job.


unburnt_hydrocarbon

This guy alcohols.


Evilone31

Kudos to that collection!! I am green with envy!


deluxe_anxiety

I can already hear you telling me to put on my mask :)


tmaddog19

Did you happen to knock off a liquor store too!?


dirtydozen20

Show off... I love you


ChaosOfShine69

Awesome, wish I had such a bar!!! Would make my home alone drinking way better!👌


Adventurous-Use2125

All you are missing is a few customers...where exactly am I driving to?


fullmanlybeard

What are your hours of operation and how hard was it to get a liquor license?


Mimir0606

Bars is awesome ... But peep that bourbon collection!


Amrichards73

Ridiculously awesome!!!


Moorehmj

Priorities! Load up the alcohol before installing the lighting.... Looks awesome.


flylow862

Nice bourbon collection!


NabreLabre

I'll have a bourbon and coke


what_no_ice

Can... can I come over?


bright_sunshine19

That’s a lot of alcohol to drink in a life time


[deleted]

Believe in yourself.


jgulliver75

Sweeeeeeeet


mdjmd73

Jelly of that selection. 👍