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Decorating with Neon Bar Signs

Updated on April 1, 2015
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Collecting has been a lifelong passion for Virginia and her collections range from ephemera to tins and Hall china.


Find a Neon Sign for Your Bar Area

If you want to give your home bar area a touch of class, look into neon bar signs. They aren't as expensive as you might think.

When I was younger, you used to see blinking neon signs on every bar. They had a lot of character and cast odd lighting effects onto the sidewalk outside the bar. When decorating your home bar or man cave, use neon to add a unique look that a plain, flat sign just can't duplicate.

There are new ones and vintage ones to choose from. Tracking these signs down can be a pain, so I've rounded up from a variety of sources a sampling of neon bar signs for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

19x19 Large Cocktails LED Sign available from Amazon

Man Cave Decor

Find a fun neon sign to decorate a man cave.
Find a fun neon sign to decorate a man cave. | Source

Neon Bar Signs - Great Stuff on Amazon

You have to think about which one is "really you." If you have a wife, you might need to take her reaction into consideration. Hopefully the decor in your special bar area, poker room or man cave can suit your taste specifically.

If the whole point is to impress your poker buddies, then go all out.

Corona Extra Parrot Bird Left Palm Tree Beer Bar Pub handicrafted Real Glass Tube Neon Light Sign 19" X 15"
Corona Extra Parrot Bird Left Palm Tree Beer Bar Pub handicrafted Real Glass Tube Neon Light Sign 19" X 15"

We're talking real glass tube neon here with lots of different colors. Brighter than the LED ones.

You know it is 5 o'clock somewhere with that colorful parrot and the palm tree.


Neon Bar Sign with a Pouring Bottle Design

LED Neon Light Open Sign with Animation On/Off and Power On/Off Two Switchs for Business (Bar Sign L02)
LED Neon Light Open Sign with Animation On/Off and Power On/Off Two Switchs for Business (Bar Sign L02)

This one is nice and bright and even has action with the pouring from the bottle.


Bar Open Sign with a Frothy Beer Mug

E-ONSALE Beer Mug Bar Cocktails OPEN LED Moving Neon Sign - 19 x 19 LB84
E-ONSALE Beer Mug Bar Cocktails OPEN LED Moving Neon Sign - 19 x 19 LB84

You have motion and lots of color in this 19 inch square bar sign.


Get a Custom-Made Neon Sign - for your bar

Custom design a sign just for your home bar.
Custom design a sign just for your home bar. | Source

How-to Articles about Neon

How-To Articles about Neon
How-To Articles about Neon | Source

Think about Collecting Neon Bar Signs

This collectors have wall-to-ceiling neon signs. It's impressive.


Look on eBay for Vintage Neon Signs - Get your bid in before these great items are gone

Some of these signs can be quite large, so check the description on eBay carefully before making your bid.

Books about Neon

After you choose your neon sign(s), you may want to learn more about how these are made and the history of them. Here are some great books on the topic that would look marvelous on your coffee table.

Vintage Neon Book

Vintage Neon (Schiffer Reference Book)
Vintage Neon (Schiffer Reference Book)

Back in the day, neon signs flashed with animated characters advertising everything from beer to bowling to dance places. Enjoy this trip back in time


Bar Sign Made with LED Lights - Decorate the man cave with this handsome sign

This sign has pretty universal appeal. Some signs are static, but with this one you get motion.

LED Bar Signs to Decorate the Home Bar Area - Great Stuff on Amazon

LED gives much of the appearance of neon.

These usually plug into the wall and can be turned on and off with a chain or cord. The LED lights can flash and give the effect of motion. You can hang them in a window or on the wall.

These are usually quite affordable, compared to handcrafted neon created with heated glass tubing bent into designs.

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      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Someone that is good with neon can make unbelievable art. In St Lois there is flying eagle made with neon. As you drive buy it looks as if it is flying!

      Visit SOI Outdoor Sign Company

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      7 years ago

      @Jack2205: There are some really neat neon sculptures

      available on the internet. They make every imaginable shapes now days.

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      8 years ago

      Very nice. I used to have a neon sign of my favorite beer company.

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      oztoo lm 

      8 years ago

      Neon signs sure can be fun. Those vintage ones are getting to be worth a few dollars these days too.

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      8 years ago

      I love neon signs. I have a neon palm tree.

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      8 years ago

      What a great lens, I remember when a friend installed a bright green neon lighted sign at his beach house, Really looked good.


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