Pub Tables for a Pie Bar This Holiday

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about bringing the festive spirit into your home, especially if you will be entertaining this year. Whether you are planning to host a get together for a few or a whole lot of friends and family, we’ve got you covered for all your dining table and chair needs, as well as some great ideas for entertaining!


With your home in mind, consider the layout and how you’d like your guests to move about as they mingle. Do you want a more casual feel or are you going for a formal dining experience? For either experience, consider using pub tables throughout your home. Pub tables can give height to a room where the seating might otherwise be low, and they can also help to separate the snacks from the main course. You can even use them to set-up a great pie bar for your guests. Pie bars are a great option for displaying the desserts and adding some fun decor to the atmosphere. Consider the following ideas to make your pie bar a fan favorite this holiday season!


If seating is a concern, you can always add some bar stools to a few of the pub tables, this way your guests have the option of sitting while they dine on the delicious desserts. Offering a variety of desserts is a fun way to brighten up the table. You can also use risers and cake stands to optimize the table space. Pub tables are a great way to highlight special desserts or snacks and with the higher table height, it’s a great way to keep the little ones from digging their fingers in before it’s time to cut the pie!


Another great way to use the pub table is for separating the special foods from the regular foods. Gluten-free and dairy-free options are a great addition to any holiday meal since so many people have dietary allergies and restrictions. You could make one of the pie bars the diet restriction table, where alternative desserts and pies are available. This helps your guests identify the options and make no mistake with the foods they eat. There is nothing worse than accidentally eating something your body doesn’t agree with, it’s a good way to ruin an otherwise festive and fun holiday get together.

So grab your best table cloths and start brainstorming on your upcoming holiday bash. Here at California Stools Bars Dinettes, we are here to help with a variety of pub tables, bar stools and dining sets to make your holiday entertaining easier and more fun!

Choosing Your Dining Table

When it comes to finding the perfect dining room table for your home and your family there are various factors to consider. Look at different finishes, colors and how it fits into your dining area. Also consider height, as it may influence the feel or look of the dining room as well. Dining room tables come in three common types.


This is the most common height of dining room tables. Standard height tables typically range from 28-30 inches high. Most people consider them to be the most comfortable and most traditional types of dining room tables.


Bar height tables aren’t as high as pub tables, but they do come in as one of the tallest types of dining room tables. Bar height dining room tables typically measure in at around 40-42 inches high, hitting you at the hip or waist. While pub tables can come up to chest height or slightly lower, that height of table is much more commonly found in a bistro-styled pub table.

Bar height tables are a very relaxed and casual dining room table. Bar dining room tables aren’t as big and don’t seat as many people as a traditional standard height dining room table might. They’re perfect for smaller families, or as eat in kitchen dining room tables.


This type of dining room table is slightly less traditional but lends itself well to a crowded family dining room, surrounded by conversation. The counter height dining room table is typically 34-36 inches high. These tables are higher and can also be used for kitchen prep, as they’re not too low to stand around.


Always remember to take into consideration the space you have for a dining room table. If you don’t have a formal dining room to relegate a large table off to, consider purchasing a smaller table meant to fit into a smaller space. Eat in kitchen dining room tables are also becoming very popular in more modern homes, getting rid of the disconnect between the hub of the kitchen and the separate formal dining room.

If you’re looking for a table that will offer you flexibility, look for a smaller bistro table, which could make your kitchen a more flexible space. There are many options of dining room tables that you can choose from and incorporate into your home. Try out a table with benches rather than stools or chairs. Find the perfect dining room table, height, finish and all for you.

Ideas for Your Family Table Entertaining

Have you started thinking about the holidays? Before you know it, they will be here and if you are going to be hosting friends and family during the festive season, it’s time to start thinking about the dinner table, dining room sets, and of course, how you want it to look. The presentation is important, but it’s not everything. Comfort will keep your guests happy, so gather your most comfortable dining chairs and barstools, and get to planning. When it comes to the table, remember that it doesn’t have to be fancy or cost you loads of money to make it look camera ready. A simple décor can impress your guests and it only takes a few basic items to achieve success. And don’t forget seating for the little guests, they could even have their own special table! You could put a pub table, or a smaller dining set off to the side of your main table, that way the kids still feel included. If you begin planning now, you won’t have to stress when the festivities roll around. We’ve outlined a few ideas below, to help with your planning process.


If you’ve got a lot of family and friends heading to your house for turkey dinner or for some fun game nights, you’ll want to make sure you have enough seats for everyone invited. Dining room sets make it easy by matching your table and chairs, and then you can add extra kitchen chairs or barstools to fill in around the table. You could add some fun restaurant chairs to the mix or place a few barstools around the room to give your guests a variety of seating. It might be a good idea to have a few extra chairs in case you have some unexpected guests show up.


Depending on your space, you may need a few smaller dinettes, rather than one large dining table. There are some great options for dinette tables, like metal or wood dinettes. Perhaps you could create a large table by pushing several smaller tables together…the possibilities are endless!


And let’s not forget the little guests! Creating a separate space for the kids to eat can be fun for all and it frees up more seats around the main dining table. Pub tables are a great way to add some height to the room and give the kids a feeling of inclusion. You could add some extra kitchen stools to the pub tables, including some with backs if you are concerned about them falling off the stools.


And finally, the table décor. It can be easy to make a beautiful table if you keep it simple and elegant. Fresh flowers are a lovely way to add elegance or you could gather some pine cones from outside, along with some different colored leaves, and scatter them around the table for a fall feel. Table linens are a wonderful way to protect your dining tables and they help to add character to the presentation. Consider mixing different fabrics together, it isn’t necessary to have everything match. Get some butcher paper and crayons to cover the smaller dinette tables. Kids and adults love to color while seated and it can be a great way to keep the kids occupied while the parents enjoy their meal.

Whatever you decide, remember the most important factor is the seating. Everyone will feel included if they have a seat somewhere around the table. If you’ve got a combination of dining sets, bistro tables, and pub tables, just make sure you have the right seating for each table. And don’t forget to count yourself, it’s a common oversight of hosts to forget themselves! Starting your planning early will give you the time to make your dining table perfect for the holidays.