You finally found a space in your home to call your own. It doesn’t matter if it’s a basement, a shed, the garage, or some other area. What matters is that you finally have a place to call your man cave and now need to make sure that you make the best of it.
Unfortunately for many guys, shopping isn’t a favorite past time and it’s pretty common for guys to freeze up when they finally get a chance to fill an entire room with their crap. But have no fear, we’re here to help you understand the top 10 items that you absolutely must have for your man cave.
Is it really a surprise that we list this is the number one thing that every man cave needs? How the hell are you supposed to watch the big game with your buddies if you don’t have a big screen TV to watch it on? To us, this one is a no-brainer. On another note, if you have the finances to do so, don’t be afraid to get multiple TVs and set them up as one large display. It gets a bit technical, but the result can be pretty awesome.
When you’re watching a football game on your big screen, you want to hear all of those bone crushing hits. When you’re watching Rambo, you want the explosions to shake your man cave. Do you really think you’re going to be able to achieve that with some weak ass TV stereo? If so, you’re a damn fool. A great TV requires a great audio system and though it can cost a pretty penny, it’s worth it. If you want to avoid the high cost and your room isn’t too big, just grab a high quality soundbar and that’ll do the job.
If you’re going to spend hour after hour watching sports and action movies, you’re going to have to have comfortable seating to do it on. The seating choice that you're going to pick is going to depend on how much room is available inside of your man cave. But you won’t just need seating for yourself, you also need seating for your guests and that’s where things can get a little bit complicated. If you need a little help, here's a helpful article.
Sure, if you choose to not have liquor in your man cave then it’s likely that you’ll spare yourself from having to clean up a handful of beer bottles after every sporting event. But if you aren’t willing to clean up a few bottles every once in awhile let us ask you this, how do you have friends? Guys like to drink, it’s that simple. It’s not like we need to get hammered off of Jager bombs and play “who can punch a bigger hole in the wall”, but we like to nice cold one while hanging out. So why would you deprive your man-guests of that pleasure?
A great way to pass the time in your man cave, other than watching sports and action movies, is to play pool. Not just a game of skill, but a game that can help you relax while you hang out with your buddies and have some beers while talking about the old times. If you get a pool table and practice up, you’ll win the bragging rights over your friends. As an extra bonus, you’ll be entitled to slap the shit out of the first guy to scratch the felt with a pool stick.
Similar to a pool table, but with sharper objects, so what isn’t to love? Another game of skill and another great way to spend time in your man cave, having a dart board is a necessity as well. Even better, it’s a fraction of the cost of a pool table and the only annoying thing is that you’ll have a bunch of tiny holes in the wall. If you have kids and are scared of them taking each other’s eyes out with a dart, or don’t want a bunch of holes in the wall, you may want to consider getting a plastic tip dart set instead.
There is absolutely nothing better for a group of guys to have than a night of poker. Swearing, drinking, and losing money to each other knowing that you’re only one poker hand away from owning your buddies car is an adrenaline pumping experience. But you’ll never have any of that without an appropriate poker table. We consider this one a requirement if you have a man cave that can fit it.
Your adrenaline pumps while you’re trying to get Pac Man to eat those last few dots on the screen. Your hand slips off the joystick from the greasy pizza you just ate seconds before and you persevere to help Pac Man gobble up the final dots and then it hits you. You have the new high score and all of your friends will now bow at your feet. If you can afford it, having an arcade game or pinball machine is not only fun, but easily one of the most envious additions you can make to your man cave. This article will help if you want an arcade game.
Games and entertainment are great for a man cave, but if you suck ass at all of those pub games, what else can you do to showcase your manliness? The answer is to collect sports memorabilia that most men would be envious of. Signed team plaques? Yes please. Game used balls? Of course. The more you can collect to hang on your man cave walls, the less it matters that you can’t hit the broad side of a barn with a dart.
Nothing says man more than standing up and pissing out 12 ounces of processed beer without having to worry about aiming the stream. A urinal in a bathroom says “No Girls Allowed!” and will spare you hours of cleaning up the piss from your drunken friends who accidentally, or possibly purposely, missed the target. The best part is that this is surprisingly affordable. Your biggest challenge is going to be hooking up the plumbing.
This isn't necessarily something that goes in your man cave, but this is one of those things that really causes a WOW factor for your man cave if you can make it happen. Imagine having a wall of books in a room and then pulling on one of those books to reveal a hidden doorway to a mans paradise. Awesome? Absolutely. Feasible for all man caves? Absolutely not. But if you can make this happen, you'll put your man cave above all the rest.