Pub Tables Take Dining to New Heights

If you’re looking for a dining set that is non-traditional or if you have limited dining space in your home or apartment, then you need to consider using pub table sets. There are many reasons why you may opt to go for a pub table set for your dining room. In addition to the extra counter space you get, pub tables take dining to new heights and also act as room dividers in an open space. Our two locations in the Bay area have the best pub table sets in terms of quality and affordability.

These dining sets, which have originally been used for pubs and more public places, have become very popular in homes today. The pub table sets bring a very unique and beautiful aesthetic element to your home and they take up very little space in the kitchen, dining room or great room.

What makes the pub table sets unique?

These table sets are usually taller than the average dining room furniture. They are convenient for watching television from the living or dining room area while enjoying dinner or entertaining guests. The set typically consists of two to four bar stools and a table at bar height (42 inches) or at counter height (36 inches). They make dining seem more casual, giving you the feeling of “eating out” in the luxury of your own home.

In case you are having a game night or any other recreation activity at home, these table sets come in handy. They are perfect for casual dining and can also be used on the patio or near the pool for entertaining guests. They also serve as perfect furniture for home bars too.

Depending on your style of preference, you can mix and match our pub tables with pub stools to get that look you want for your home. We feature a variety of pub table sets in different sizes, shapes, styles and materials, from traditional to contemporary and iron to wood. In addition, we have glass-topped pub tables and chairs with upholstered seats. We also offer table sets depending on your family size from two to four people.

Our pub table are perfectly suited for the dining room, kitchen, great room or game room depending on your needs.

The Life and Times of Bistro Furniture

Gone are the days when pub and bistro tables were confined to restaurants and recreational areas. If you are keen on home remodeling projects, you may have come across such furniture set up on a well-manicured lawn or patio. Pub and bistro tables are also a favorite among people who live in smaller homes and apartments. Modern bistro furniture is not only available in multiple types of materials, but also in a variety of colors to light up the space where you’re using them. They’ve come a long way from their meager beginnings across the pond.

What is bistro furniture?

This type of furniture first came about in the 19th Century and was meant to be used in a bistro, a small and intimate café or restaurant. Bistro tables and chairs could typically seat two or three people, reflecting the smaller size of the café. Materials such as wood, aluminum, wrought iron and plastic have been used to make bistro tables and chairs over the years. Today, some bistro table tops are even made of mosaic tiles or colored glass to complement their surroundings.

Pub and bistro tables come in varying heights. Pub tables are taller, usually from 36-42 inches, and reserved for drinks and a small-sized appetizer dish. Bistro furniture, on the other hand, is suitable for everyday use as its height is equivalent to that of a dining table.

History of pub and bistro tables

While some think that the name ‘bistro’ was coined from Russian soldiers who shouted ‘bystra’ or “bring my food quickly” during the Napoleonic war, others contend it was derived from ‘bistreau’, an ancient French word referring to an innkeeper.

The origin of the bistro can be traced back to the early 1800s when they began to spring up in France as families and small taverns sought to supplement their income by providing food and wine to strangers. Apart from supplementing their income, bistros were ideal as the small tables and chairs situated on sidewalks outside the café could easily be folded away, thereby sparing café owners from having to pay for a fixed terrace.

Bistro furniture was quite common in Europe but only made it over to America after the Civil War. Some of the first bistros were introduced in New York due to the significant presence of European settlers and visitors. Bistro tables were crafted in such a way that the people could easily cross their legs beneath them. They had no lip, and their diameter was about 30 inches. The tables were often accompanied by mesh chairs and a five-foot umbrella for protection from the elements. Over time, the size and use of bistro furniture have evolved. It’s not uncommon to see pub or bistro tables used as the primary dining furniture, decorative corner furniture, or even as a work desk. As they are truly meant to live outdoors, people today often use them on their decks and porches for entertaining.

Choose the Right Dinette Set for Your Space

This could be the greatest time in history to shop for a new dinette. If only you knew what a dinette set was. Isn’t a dinette set the same as a dining room set? There isn’t really a difference between a dining room and a dinette, or is there?

As a matter of fact, there is a difference between the two. The dining room is the larger space in which you almost expect a butler to walk through the door with a towel draped over his arm announcing, “Dinner is served.” The room a dinette set occupies can also be called a “breakfast nook”, and that is what it is. It’s a small space set aside for less formal meals.

The room for the dinette set is either small–usually located adjacent to the kitchen–or even at one end of a kitchen. The dinette is for less formal dining and the possibilities of styles and colors are nearly endless. You can have tables with glass tops or solid wood. You can have chairs that emphasize metal, or chairs that feature wood. You can have upholstered chairs, or even opt for a pub table with barstools.

When choosing the right dinette set for your needs there are a few things to consider. You need to know how many people will be eating at the dinette set on a regular basis. If the norm will be a setting of two, pick out a dinette table and chairs accordingly. If you have several children, we have dinette sets to match those needs too.

You will also need to choose a table and chairs to match your practical needs. If counter space in the kitchen is in short supply, you can find tables that are hardy and able to withstand food prep and still look great when it’s time to eat. If the people eating with you are young you can choose chairs that are simple to wipe off after a meal. If they’re older, chairs covered with fabric might be both comfortable and offer a feeling of warmth—not to mention the different color possibilities to match the room.

The next step is to decide what will match your décor. If you have warm, solid wood cabinets in your kitchen, you might want a wooden table with matching chairs. If you have a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, you might consider metal framed chairs and a metal framed table with a glass top. People in the San Francisco area can visit our two locations and discover that we have a variety of styles to meet different tastes. From modern to country. For couples or large families. We can help you pick the perfect dinette set for your needs.

Whether you knew what a dinette was or not, this is a great place to share a more intimate dining experience. Whether with a spouse or with your children, we have dinette sets to help create pleasant meal-time memories.