10 Ideas to Inspire Your Home Bar or Man Cave Countertops

Let luxury stadium and arena suites provide inspiration for your at-home entertainment spaces.

Written by:Cambria USA
a wet bar with white cabinets, white quartz countertops, white subway tile, open shelving, and a mini fridge.

Design shown: Swanbridge™

Some of our favorite spaces in pro sports offer style inspiration in spades. Add these design tips to your playbook and your home is sure to be the newest neighborhood hot spot on game day.

Is Quartz Good for a Bar Top?

Short answer: absolutely. As a nonabsorbent, stain-resistant surface, those surprise spills are easily knocked out with a simple wipe-and-dry cleanup. Quartz surfaces are also extremely durable and offer excellent scratch and chip resistance—meaning the only thing you have to worry about is your team making that buzzer-beating shot.

You can stress less knowing that quartz surfaces maintain their performance properties over time, never requiring sealant or special cleaning.

1. Incorporate Team Colors in an Elevated Way

Show support for your favorite team by infusing its colors into your space in a refined way, whether through your paint, countertops, bar stools, or other décor. To keep your space from feeling too heavy, limit the color to one or two design elements. And it doesn’t need to be an exact match – for example, a metallic or rustic gold can give a nod to a team with a more yellow-gold hue. Balance out the pops of color with complementary neutrals such as whites, grays, or wood. From sophisticated navy and bold red to subtle whites and grays, Cambria has a deep roster of designs to inspire creativity in your fan cave.

A bar in the Legned's Suite in Yankee's Stadium featuring a spinoff of Yankees’ pinstripe blue plays with white quartz countertops.

A spin on Yankees’ pinstripe blue plays with marble-white Ella™ in Yankee Stadium’s Legends Suite.

2. Create Movement with Veined Countertops

A great way to make your basement bar stand out is by choosing distinctive countertops featuring depth, texture, and movement. The natural stone beauty of Cambria veined designs creates a lasting impression.

A suite in the Pittsburgh Penguin's Arena featuring a bar topped with white and gray veined quartz countertops.

Golloway’s™ striking movement and earthy tones complement Penguins’ black and gold in PPG Paints Arena Suite 66.

3. Vary Your Lighting

Fan caves and basement bars tend to have less natural light, so it’s smart to install a variety of lighting. Add style through statement sconces or set the mood with backlit shelving. Overhead recessed lighting keeps your space open while pendants can sleekly frame the bar. And don’t overlook dimmer switches — a great option to adjust the ambience.

an exclusive Xcel Energy Cente bar showcases inventive lighting applications, white quartz countertops, and intriguing texture.

This exclusive Xcel Energy Center bar showcases inventive lighting applications, Ella countertops, and intriguing texture.

4. Consider a White Quartz Backsplash for Versatility

A white backsplash visually opens up the space and provides the perfect blank canvas for your décor, allowing bold team colors or beautiful glassware to pop. For a stunning and cohesive look, choose one of Cambria’s marble-look designs for both the countertops and backsplash. Brittanicca™, with its sweeping movement, always steals the show as a backsplash.

a dry bar white white and gray veined quartz countertops and matching backsplash, white cabinets, a white mini fridge, and frosted glass upper cabinets.

Brittanicca brings powerful movement as a backsplash and countertops in this home bar. Space By Jaclyn Peters Design. Photo by Ariana Tennyson.

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Brittanicca Matte™ is a bright backdrop and bar top in this PNC Park suite.

5. Keep Options Open with Open Shelving

A favorite in kitchens, open shelving also works well in basement bars. Showcase stylish décor, team memorabilia, barware, or your selection of spirits. Switch up your displays when the mood strikes or the seasons change.

A rounded bar at Yankee Stadium's Legends Bar featuring a Cambria Ella quartz countertops.

Open shelving and vintage photography add to the ambiance in the Legends Suite at Yankee Stadium. Featured design: Ella.

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Floating shelves showcase distinct décor and serving essentials in this bright basement bar featuring Swanbridge countertops and a subway tile backsplash. Space by Christine Da Costa and Parand Design. Photo by Arnal Photography.

6. Set the Mood with Metallics

Metallics lend a sophisticated tone to any space and can really make for a memorable fan cave. From pendants and hardware to backsplashes and countertops, there’s always an opportunity to add some shimmer. For statement-making countertops, Cambria’s palette features designs that sparkle from deep within the surface.

Gold pendant lights highlight a bar made from black and white quartz in Pepsi Center's Club Lexus.

Gold pendant lights highlight a Blackwood™ and Ella bar in Pepsi Center’s Club Lexus.

7. Pair Wood with White Quartz

You can’t go wrong with this timeless pairing. Wood cabinetry feels warm and welcoming, while white countertops offer crisp contrast and add some brightness to a bar space.

a wooden bar in PPG Paints Arena topped with white quartz countertops.

A timeless Marble Collection™ design, Swanbridge pairs with rich woods in this PPG Paints Arena bar.

8. Round Out Your Style with a Rounded Bar

Get inventive with the shape of your bar or serveware to suit your space. Rounded bar tops inspire conversation and create a focal point in narrower spaces.

a rounded bar in Target Center featuring white quartz countertops.

This Target Center suite features a sleek, elliptical Brittanicca bar.

9. Work with a Fabricator to Incorporate Custom Elements

Many stadium spaces feature custom team logo inlays made from Cambria, from bar tables to floor medallions. To sport your team allegiance in style, work with your Cambria fabricator on a custom inlay for your fan cave.

a Pittsburg Pirates cocktail table at PNC Park featuring a quartz table..

Minera™ and Menai™ shine as a Pirates cocktail table at PNC PARK..

10. Be Party-Ready

Last but not least, make sure your fan cave is always well-stocked – from drinks and snacks to serving ware. Stylish trays and ice buckets keep your presentation professional, while smart shelving and custom cabinetry ensure supplies stay handy.

An black quartz drink rail serves up game-day fare in this Busch Stadium suite in St. Louis

An Ellesmere™ drink rail serves up game-day fare in this Busch Stadium suite.

a home dry bar with two mini fridges, white quartz countertops, and shelves built to hang cocktail glasses from.

This inviting home wine bar featuring Torquay™ countertops showcases personality and style. Space by Christine Da Costa and Parand Design. Photo by Arnal Photography.

There’s a reason Cambria is found in luxury spaces in stadiums and arenas nationwide. Not only beautiful, Cambria stands up to even the most spirited fans. Handcrafted in the U.S. and made from North American-sourced natural quartz, Cambria countertops are more durable than granite and marble, stain resistant, and maintenance free. This makes them the perfect choice for your home bar or fan cave as well – nobody wants to miss a play while attending to a drink spill!

With these tips in mind, we hope you’ll soon be ready to root on the home team in style and at home! Need more inspiration? Follow Basement Bar boards on Pinterest.

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