Back-garden bars: How to build or buy one, and what it costs

Save on babysitters and taxis with a professionally installed set-up or home-made hut

An artist friend designed the logo that is stencilled on to Darragh McGrane’s bar in Ratoath, Co Meath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An artist friend designed the logo that is stencilled on to Darragh McGrane’s bar in Ratoath, Co Meath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

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Home garden bars, tucked into gardens around the country, are helping to enhance the outdoors experience for many. And when it comes to style and budget, there’s something for everyone.

Fun and sun

McGrane’s Club Tropicana, a bar in the garden of a four-bed semi in Ratoath, Co Meath, will celebrate its first anniversary this summer.

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