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A Guide to Barzebos (gazebos)

What to Look For When Buying a Barzebo
&
Where to Get the Best Price

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What the heck is a Barzebo? Simply put it’s a gazebo that has a bar built into it. Barzebos offer a great outdoor sitting area with the added luxury of a place to serve up some ice cold drinks.  You won’t have to worry about sitting out and getting baked in the sun with a barzebo! You’re kept cool and refreshed.

So what should you look for when trying to find a barzebo?  Read on for a handy dandy guide to barzebos.

Design

A barzebo can be as elaborate as your wallet is thick. You can have one custom built in your back yard or head to a department store and pick up a collapsible plastic one.

Style

What does a barzebo look like?  Once again style is up to you. You can find decorative metal ones that just look like an outdoor awning with a table bolted between two of the support legs. Or you can have a fully screened in unit with a bar area on one side and a guest area on the other.

In fact barzebos are meant to be portable. They typically refer to a collapsible piece of lawn furniture you can take with you. Imagine how much fun having one of these at the beach would be. You can set up and be making Mai Tai’s in no time.

Set Up

  • How does a barzebo set up? Simple!
  • Unfold the legs of the barzebo.
  • Stretch the roof, normally a type of tarp, between the legs.
  • Stand the entire unit up.
  • Attach the bar part between two of the barzebo legs.
  • Anchor the corners of the barzebo so any gusts of wind won’t blow it away.

All that’s left to do is bring in a few coolers filled with your favorite beverages and start serving drinks to friends and family.

Where to Find Barzebos Online

Barzebos are not that easy to find. Amazon regularly have them in stock but they go out of stock just as quickly. So if you see one in stock on Amazon and it is the one you are after then we suggest that you don’t think about it for too long.

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DC America 8′ X 8′ Barzebo Pavilion with Two Bar Stools

 

Available from Amazon.com

Barzebo’s – the Next Generation Gazebo

barzeboThe Barzebo is the latest ‘must have’ for anyone who loves outdoor entertaining. If you’ve started to see the word ‘Barzebo’ around and thought it was a typo, here’s a run down on the whole Gazebo/Barzebo  phenomenon.

Gazebos came first…

A gazebo is a roofed, open sided structure, often octagonal in shape. Their main function was (and still is) to provide shade from the sun or rain and a place to rest awhile. They were very popular in public parks and large gazebos were often called bandstands. Gazebos aren’t a new thing. They have received mentions in the ancient literature of many classical civilizations including China and Persia.

Having a gazebo quickly became a sign of a person’s wealth or social standing. George Washington had a small octagonal one. Thomas Jefferson intended to build three, all in different styles but only managed to complete one.

Gazebos were also called pavilions or summerhouses – although nowadays, summerhouses tend to have at least three closed-in sides and are often like little garden cottages.

Why is it called a gazebo?

The odd sounding word ‘gazebo’ has several possible explanations although no one knows the true origin of it. Some say it is derived from the French “Que c’est beau” which means “How beautiful!”

Others say it is from Macaronic Latin – a form of language that was used throughout Europe during the Middle Ages. It used Latin combined with the native language of whichever country it was spoken in. The Macaronic Latin word was gazebo and it commonly meant “I shall gaze” – the gazebo being a place of rest and contemplation.

Gazebos were very often used in the Middle Ages. The simplest form was a cloth stretched between four poles and carried by four servants to protect a noble person or dignitary from the sun or rain. Tournaments always featured a structured gazebo from whence the high-born could observe the festivities.

Then there was the Barzebo…

A Barzebo is simply a gazebo with a bar for serving drinks. The Barzebo is strong once constructed but it is also portable. This is extremely useful as it can be constructed in one place and then easily taken down and set up somewhere else. The bar is an integral part of the structure and is joined on to two or more adjacent panels for support. This gives it good structural stability.

Like a gazebo, a Barzebo has a roof, often a water resistant canopy which attaches to the structural frame. Some have two tiers for extra protection.

The bar area often features glass and bottle holders to keep supplies organized. Some have a separate glass top which sits on the bar surface for easy cleaning and maintenance. Most Barzebos come with at least two and often three bar stools, which most commonly have sling style seats.

They vary in size but a popular size is around 6 to 7 feet square of internal space. Price also varies according to the size, materials and ‘extras’ but for one of that size, you’d be parting with around $400. Be careful to check on the delivery cost too as these can be quite hefty. As always, shop around for the best deal.

If you live in a sunny climate and frequently entertain outdoors, a Barzebo will be a very good investment and will certainly impress your guests!

Click here to buy the D.C. America 8×8 Column Barzebo Pavilion with 2 Bar Stools in Bronze/Beige (pictured above)

Not quite a gazebo, not quite a bar – the Barzebo is an ideal way to entertain in your backyard entertainment area.

Set up the free standing cover, and you  will have all the protection from the elements as you mix up a cool pitcher of  margaritas for your guests.

This classy style barzebo pavilion measures 8′ x 8′ so you will have plenty of cover.

The frame is made from bronze steel and the cabana top is beige.

The bazebo pavilion comes complete with two bar stools.

Just think how great this D.C. America 8×8 Column Barzebo Pavilion with 2 Bar Stools-Bronze/Beige would be by the pool.  So convenient.

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