With so many car options in the world today, we have lost track of the concept of decorating our man caves with these cars of the past. In terms of car themed furniture, bar stools are the first area all should target. Bars are one of the top two areas for a man cave, and furnishing the bar as at the top of our list! The key aspects of a car themed bar (outside of the alcohol of course) are the bar stools. Let us take a look at one of the best companies and the top bar stools they have in production for car themed bars.
HR1300R Red & Black Pit Crew Bar Chair
- Pros: Aluminum shift as a knob, steering wheel base, suspension spring coil look
- Cons: Stability- it is a bit wobbly
- Specifics: 25.2 pounds, 15.5 in x 19.5 in x 32.5 inches
- Overall Rating: 9.1 out of 10
When I think race cars, I think the Daytona 500, checkered flags, and pit stops. The company PitStop embodies all three of these in their HR1300R bar stools. Hell, their name PitStop- they are already embodying one of the main components of a car theme.
The HR 1300R has an amazing look- a checkered red and black pattern on a sexy, comfortable leatherette cushion. In combination with amazing cushion’s look, the seat is made with a steering wheel as the base, a gear shift knob as the suspension release, and a nice chrome finish. If this doesn’t scream car, I don’t know what else does! In addition to the amazing appearance, the seat itself is a decent weight, weighing in around 25 pounds. This provides you the ability to move your seat at will to whoever you want it- allowing you to host multiple guests with little moving effort.
On the downside of things, the HR 1300R has some stability control issues. For chairs with backrests, you want the ability to be able to lean back at will and not worry about falling over. The suspension of this PitStop masterpiece is its only flaw, as the seat will wobble if not broken in properly. PitStop recommends you sit on the stool a handful of times to test out the stability and make adjustments where needed- something most of us don’t want to hear when we first buy something.
If you have the time to test and re-test the stability, then this chair is definitely to one for you!
Leopard Deluxe Pitstop adjustable bar stools, set of two stools
- Pros: Comfortable, lightweight, amazing look. 360 degree swivel
- Cons: Dimensions are not always accurate- could be larger than expected
- Specifics: 47.5 pounds, 21.6 in x 19.7 in x 18.5 inches
- Overall Rating: 9.5 out of 10
These Leapard Deluxe bar stools are the cream of the crop in terms of bar stools for your man cave. If you read the first review, then this will be the Shelby Cobra to the Porsche 911 you saw. Luxury, comfort, durability, and capability- these are the qualities that this Leapard Deluxe chair by PitStop stands by.
This chair comes in pairs, but not just in one color or one design. If you were to click the link above, you would see the 30 (yes 30) different options that this car themed bar stool has to offer. Just like cars, there is no universal color that appeals to all, and PitStop proves that with this sleek bar stool.
- If you are a fan of the smooth, black leather look- it is available!
- Want a red, white, or unique color? No problem, this chair has that too.
This is the only chair on here that comes with or without armrests. Some of us prefer the swivel capability with free arm movement, while others prefer that nice piece of chrome and leather to relax our arms after a long day of work. Whatever option you decide, this is the ideal set of bar stools that will hit the spot!
Although this bar stool is near perfect, there is a slight knock in terms of installment. A few reviews of consumers have revealed that in some rare scenarios, this chair assembly does have a few parts that are a bit off in terms of measurements. Whether it is user error or simply a manufacturing rarity, we will never know. This is an extremely easy fix, as PitStop will send you a brand new chair within a few days and you will be back to living the high life. With the rare amount of reviews with this issue, I believe that this is no longer a problem.
Lastly, the Leapard Deluxe bar stool set is the only chair in this review without the steering wheel foot rest at the bottom. This may be a small issue to some, but if you are not set on that then this is truly your best bet in furnishing you car themed man cave or man shed.
BC6000R Red Crew Chief Bar Chair
- Pros: Steering wheel foot rest, spring coil look, sturdy materials
- Cons: Hydraulic cylinder loses air and drops the seat on occasion
- Specifics: Black and red leatherette, 53 pounds, 24 in x 23 in x 30 inches
- Overall Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Have you ever imagined yourself sitting on a nice leather seat with a polished chrome steering wheel and stick shift available to you? PitStop has brought this concept to life for automotive fans, creating an amazing black and red leatherette seat with cushioned arm rests and a hydraulic pump.
In addition to the gorgeous leatherette seat, the base of the chair (like many PitStop chairs) has a polished chrome look with a steering wheel as the footrest and a polished spring coil going from the base of the chair down to the floor. Add in the stick shift knob as a seat adjuster and this seat screams car themed man cave! This chair also not only acts as a bar stool, but doubles as a computer chair as well- a no brainer for the cost effective man cave builders.
On the downside of this bar stool, the hydraulics can be a little faulty. We see this a lot with chairs that are overused, sinking out of nowhere as soon as you sit down. The 6000R has this issue, with the seat lowering randomly as the suspension gives out. If you are a “low rider” in terms of bar height, then that will be of no issue to you!
If you are not a fan of bar stool backings or arm rests, we have another option that is a compliment of your basic bar stool- but with style!
PC1400R Red Pit Crew Bar Stool
- Pros: Steering wheel foot rest, spring coil look, lightweight
- Cons: Seat cushion is a litter firm
- Specifics: 15 pounds, 15.5 in x 15.5 in x 29 inches
- Overall Rating: 8.0 out of 10
When I think bar stool, I think of a round, backless stool with the ability of the individual sitting to turn in any direction. There are a lot of bar stools out there that mirror this capability, but very few meet the quality and theme that one looks for in terms of car themed furniture.
The 1400R is a backless, swivel bar stool made in a nice Chevy red with chrome colors throughout the base. Add the PitStop steering wheel and spring coil look and it stands out above all other bar stool companies. The adjustable base allows this bar stool to fit any size counter height for your bar and its lightweight frame allows you to move it with ease should you decide to want it elsewhere.
Similar to most bar stools, the 1400R has a cushion for you to sit on- but it isn’t the best quality. The cushion itself is very firm and can provide a bit of damper on your comfort. If you are comfortable with a firm seat, this can be overlooked and you will have a great looking car themed bar stool at a reasonable price!
PC1400W White Pit Crew Bar Stool
- Pros: Steering wheel foot rest, spring coil look
- Cons: Seat cushion is a bid harder than other options
- Specifics: 14 pounds, 15.5 in x 15.5 in x 29 inches
- Overall Rating: 8.2 out of 10
This review won’t be lengthy, as the 1400W is identical in terms of quality to the above bar stool (1400R). However, this car themed stool gets a higher nod in rating due to the cushion design. Rather than have a generic solid color, PitStop has created a checkered flag bar stool with that “final lap” look.
If you have a bar that seats two to four people, having these for half and the 1400R for the other half would set your bar apart from all others. Whichever option you decide, you won’t go wrong- just remember the firmness of the cushion and whether that will fit your needs.
Regardless of whether you pick the 1400R or the 1400 W, remember that the bar stool itself has the complete PitStop appearance (steering wheel foot rest, spring coil up the base, and gear shift knob as a suspension adjuster). Also, this is the hardest cushion base in terms of all of PitStop’s bar stools. Some prefer the hard seating, while others prefer that softer feel- decide on which effect you are looking for or if those are secondary to the overall look that appeals to you.
Which Option Works For You?
Determining how you want to decorate your car themed bar will dictate which option you decide. If you want the checkered look of a backed bar stool with the HR 1300R, or prefer the sleek, manly look of the Leapard Deluxe PitStop bar stool, there is no wrong option.
The 6000 and 1400 series provides you with the typical swivel, backless bar stool look, but it provides you that added appeal with steering wheel, gear shift knob, and spring coil looks that are second to none.
Whatever option you choose, know that PitStop has an extended warranty that grants you the added comfort comparable to their chairs and bar stools. If you have any suggestions or recommendations for the above listed bar stools, feel free to leave them in the comment section below!