Once found exclusively at restaurants and bars, counter height tables are now also popular at home. These versatile tables are a great place to gather with family and friends, be it for appetizers, cocktails or a full meal. Thinking about buying a counter height table for your own home? Here are five styles to consider. Keep in mind that the ideal height for this type of table is between 34”-36”.

# 1 Industrial Style Table

An industrial-style dining table is casual, but chic— a look inspired by retrofitted lofts in old factory districts. Metal construction recalls work tables and drafting stools and promises to hold up to heavy use.

# 2 Bistro Table Style

Recalling the charming cafes and brasseries of Paris, a French-inspired table is guaranteed to be stylish. It can be smart, too—with a shelf under the table top.

# 3 Rustic Table Style

Pinnadel natural wood finish counter table with swivel seat bar stools in a kitchen next to a window.

Tall, chunky tables in rustic woods are rooted in old-town pubs and bars—where raucous behavior demanded sturdiness. This hard-wearing look brings the same durability and rustic charm to your home.

# 4 Formal Style Table

dark brown rectangle kitchen table and bar chairs with a server against the wall and a rug under the table.

Dinner for eight takes on new heights. What better way to elevate your social life?

# 5 Farmhouse Table Style

angled view of Glosco two tone wood table and metal backless stools

A narrow table with a trestle-style base recalls a time when families gathered to share their abundant harvest. At counter height, this vintage casual farmhouse table is perfectly updated for modern living.

Counter height tables make casual dining fun. Which style do you prefer?