If a traditional bar just doesn't fit with your room design, try the Seaton flip-top bar cabinet. It has all of the bar storage you need, yet features the look of dining cabinetry for when you're hosting a dinner party.
Kitchens are New Family Rooms--Plan to convert partially closed off stove top into an open island with suspended vented hood--new open area will extend into living area making it into conversation/eating area. i want my stove in the center of the kitchen like that.. seems like it would be safer too! ;)