Commercial Bar Tops by Grothouse


Commercial bar tops by Grothouse provide professional clients with the highest quality wood surfaces in the industry.

Grothouse crafts the bars to meet your objective of a stunning warm design with an efficient use of space for servers. Each bar top is crafted to the clients’ custom design, including all cut outs, features and shapes and arrives ready to install. By finishing the bar top with our waterproof permanent Durata® finish, the surface will provide a protective, maintenance- free surface. Our commercial wood bar tops ship worldwide in 2-3 weeks and arrive ready to install.

Pictured on the right is a Flat Grain Ash Wood Bar Top designed by Seashore Home Builders. This bar top has an applied edge with Elephant Head rail holders. Read the steps below to learn how to design a commercial wood bar top.

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Choosing Your Bar Molding Style

Your bar molding style should take cues from the design of the space. Traditional bars have Chicago Bar Rail, designed to provide a place for patrons to rest their arms and avoid spilled drinks from falling into patrons laps. Grothouse manufactures Chicago Bar rail from the same wood stock as the bar surface, assuring a uniform look. We also created Synthesis bar Rail, a Chicago style bar rail that is carved into the bar surface as one uniform piece. For more information on Synthesis bar rail, please visit out synthesis bar rail page.

Custom Molding can be done for any style bar top. For a modern bar, often clients choose a simple Roundover edge profile or chamfer edge. Roundover and chamfer edge profiles are also a less expensive option for budget conscious clients.

Durata® Commercial Quality Finish

Grothouse is the exclusive provider of Durata® Waterproof wood countertop finish. This commercial grade finish has been used for years in commercial bars, restaurants, and country clubs throughout the United States. Durata® Finish is waterproof, so spilled drinks and stains are no longer a worry. The finish is permanent and does not require reapplication, which allows you to stay open for business with no shutdowns necessary. Durata® is designed so it does not flake or yellow like polyurethane finishes and is more chemically resistant than Spar Varnishes. Durata® is available applied on wood bar tops crafted by Grothouse and is not sold as a stand-alone product. For more information on Durata® finish, please visit the Durata® page.


View Durata® Finish in Person

In April of 2007, Bravo TV’s first Top Chef Winner Harold Dieterle chose Grothouse tables for his landmark New York restaurant Perilla. Harold had a short list of must haves for his restaurant Perilla, and distinctive custom solid wood tables were essential. Durata® wood countertop finish was chosen to protect the surfaces from heavy daily use. The Zebrawood tables are exceptional and unlike those you will find in typical restaurants. Feel free to contact us at 610-767-6515 if you have any additional questions about our commercial bar tops.

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Commercial Bar Top Design Steps

Follow these steps to design your custom commercial bar. Be sure to check with your local building codes and health department requirements to assure compliance.

  • View our photo gallery to find styles and wood you like
  • Select Your Wood from over 60 species
  • Identify any cut outs you may need for electrical or beer taps
  • Determine if you want a drink rail
  • Select your Edge Profile or Bar Rail
  • Determine if you desire natural wood or a stain
  • Select Durata® Finish (recommended)
  • Email your drawings of the bar top. We can accept CAD, DXF drawings and hand sketches.
  • Grothouse will reply with a delivered cost within 24 hours

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Please call us at 610-767-6515 or email us at