They say every man’s home is his castle. But, we say that inside every man’s castle, there must also be a man-cave; a domicile within a domicile to reflect the personality, and the passions, of the man who dwells there . Here are 10 ultimate man-caves to crack a beer, watch the game, and generally just be a guy in, no matter which type of guy you happen to be.
1. The Major League Man Constructing the Ultimate Man Cave is always a bit easier when you have the funding of a major television station behind you; however, this MLB man cave is deserving of the ranking regardless. Complete with a hydraulically retractable pool table, flat screen TV and a themed tribute to the home team, this man cave has the owners saying, “Our man cave is better than Snoops.”
2. The Hunter’s Hole Proving that the world “don’t move to the beat of just one drum,” Jeff Smith’s man cave is certainly unique. Resembling a redneck dumpsite, his refuge is adorned with animal skins, carcasses, team hats and trinkets galore. While most man caves are somewhat tolerable for the female counterpart, this one is for the manly man only. 3. The Nascar Nest Your grandma collected butter plates but the man behind the Butterfield man cave has Nascar on the brain. Though it’s equipped with the standard plush couches, flat screen TV and Budweiser-stocked wet bar, those amenities are clearly second to the automobile collectibles. 4. The Boston Bar Bringing your favorite sports bar to you is every man’s dream – unbeatable atmosphere with home court prices. The guys at the DIY Man Cave’s put together another all star room for the ultimate Boston sports fan. Complete with booth seating, kegerator, heavy bag and neon signs, there isn’t a Boston fan alive that wouldn’t feel right at home.
5. The Beer Barn Walking in to this impressive cave is like walking in to Any Bar USA. From wall-to-wall, it’s easy to feel like you’re at your local haunt as this basement is slathered with beer endorsements; neon signs, dartboards, banners and plenty of other brewer’s merchandise. 6. The Harley Haven As illustrated by this first installment of Harley Havens, the biker way isn’t a choice, it’s a lifestyle and this Harley Davidson advocate is deep in the mix with the construction of his new man cave. Rocking a custom garage door and ramp, bike spinner, reclining electric couch, flat screen, tool chest, refrigerator and rustic wood floors, this biker can get down and dirty with his true love.
7. The Digital Den Taking a bit more of the sophisticated approach to the everyday man cave, Scott Pope’s dwelling is more of a tech den. Used as a home office, studio and entertainment area, his man cave is all about digital goodies and media – the record collection alone is reason enough to never leave the comforts of the cave. 8. The Vikings Venue Leave it to the ultimate sports fan to create a personalized venue that is optimized for home team support. Ted Ferreira has created a man cave that is a worthy tribute to the Minnesota Vikings and a showroom for their franchise swag – the highlight being the purple velvet pool table. 9. The Harley Homage As mentioned before, the Harley Davidson lovers of the world are a strange breed; born and bred Harley fans. This Harley homage is no exception. Built as a monument to the biker brand and offering hints of the Seattle Seahawks, this man cave is all about metal, flames and bikes. 10. The Artillery Area Though this man cave is a bit more unorthodox (void of plush couches, flat screen TVs, beer signs and sports memorabilia), it is certainly a man’s layer. From wall-to-wall, this war memorial and artillery stockpile reeks of a man’s passion for destruction and mayhem and a respect for machinery, craft and history.