Exploring the Pros and Cons of Bar Tables

Have you been considering bar tables for your café? If so then we’re excited to introduce you to the latest addition to our collection – the 600mm square Isotop table top which comes with a metal Tolix style table base.

We absolutely love this style of bar table but for you to love it too, it may help to learn more about the pros and cons of such a table. So, without further ado, let’s dive in and take a closer look.

The pros

First, let’s look at the merits of bar tables which, incidentally, are also referred to as counter height tables.

Great for small spaces – Since bar tables are taller than standard café tables, they give the illusion of space around them. What’s more, our 600 mm square tables take up less room than other tables giving more space for your customers and staff to move around. Ideal for tight corners, they maximise space like no other.

Good for tall people – Bar tables provide additional rooms for customers’ legs and are particularly suited to tall people who sometimes find the leg room cramped when sitting at a standard café table.

You get a great view – Bar tables afford those who sit at them a better view of their surroundings. This is especially true when bar tables are lined up alongside a wall of windows as customers can see what’s happening outside as well as having a commanding view of all that’s going on around them.

Brings a casual feel – Because bar tables are invariably paired with bar stools, they lend a casual feel to your venue. What’s more, bar tables can also be used without stools with the idea being that people stand around them chatting, using the table to put down their drinks. By using bar tables this way, you have room for more customers at your busiest times.

Perfect extension to your counter – Because bar stools are counter height they can be placed at the end of your counter and could be used for holding cutlery, napkins and condiments for customers to help themselves to.

Cons of bar tables

Less choice – Since standard café tables are preferred by many café owners, there are a wealth of styles and colours to choose from. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for bar tables, and there are fewer styles to choose from, although as they gain more in popularity, we’re finding more styles to offer our customers.

Not suitable for older people and disabled customers – Many older people will find it a struggle to heave themselves onto a bar stool which accompanies a bar table as will most disabled people who can often move from a wheelchair onto a standard chair but would find it impossible to move onto a bar stool.

Our 600mm square bar tables come with white or black metal frames and a wonderful selection of table tops including Dark Walnut, Choco Oak, Cement, and Alcantara. We also have a good range of round bar tables so why not check out all the bar tables and bases we have to offer. You’re sure to find one that suits your décor.





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