Don't miss out on Argos' genius outdoor bar - it's flying off the shelves

The clever space-saving bar is perfect for small gardens

Looking to spice up your garden entertaining? This best-selling Argos outdoor bar is whipping shoppers into a frenzy, selling out in record time.

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Outdoor bars have boomed in popularity this summer. Online searches for them have soared by an incredible 1286 per cent as brits swapped the pub for G & T's in the garden.

If you're looking for your next garden gathering idea the Argos outdoor bar could be just the inspiration you need.

Argos outdoor bar

The Argos space-saving bar has already been a runaway success this summer. Sales of the bar increased by 763 per cent between March and April – causing it to sell out in record time. However, there are still a few available and waiting for your next cocktail hour

the argos bar includes two stools and opens up to create a sweeping bar

(Image credit: Argos)

The Argos bar includes two stools and opens up to create a sweeping bar. Made out of FSC wood in an elegant design, this is a bar you wouldn't be disappointed to see on a holiday abroad. 

However, the best thing about this bar is that as soon as the 'quarantinis' have run out, and the last drop of wine has been drunk it can be folded away. The sides fold in, and the table folds down to a third of the size. 

The biggest issue with most outdoor bars is the space they take up in the garden. This can be a problem, especially for small gardens doubling up as a home gym, football pitch and make-shift beach.

It folds up small enough so that it can be stored in the corner of the garden or in a shed, until the next happy hour.

space saving bar and stools

(Image credit: Argos)

Argos and Sainsbury's has seen a huge surge in demand for all things home bar related. Sales of their rainforest pineapple drink dispenser (opens in new tab) are up 71 per cent. And sales of their Renaissance Ice Bucket and Tongs (opens in new tab) have more than doubled.

As beer, wine, and spirits fly off the shelves at Sainsbury's we’ve seen a correlating surge in demand for outdoor bars as customers missing their locals look to emulate the pub garden feel at home,' explains Dipesh Radia, senior outdoor buyer at Argos Home. 

'With small groups now able to socialise outside, friends are finding new ways to show off their ‘quarantini’ creations, replacing the typical cocktail trolley with fully-fledged backyard bars.'

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Are you tempted to practice your bartending skills in the garden this summer?

Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.