Our range of 36-inch bar stools is ideally suited for counters and bars standing at a height of 50 inches. These elevated stools are versatile, complementing high tables and other settings that demand a touch of added stature. Learn more
Ideal for 50″ High Counters
The 36-37″ inch bar stool is the highest bar stool you can purchase. These extra tall stools are extremely comfortable for all people, especially big and tall people looking for a stool that’s tall enough to let their feet dangle a little.
Our most popular bar stools at this height are Catalina, Contessa, and Jackie from our Holland brand. These are more traditional or transitional style stools. We also have 1 modern stool at this height from our Trica brand: Nicholas.
Thanks to their tall profile, 36 inch bar stools can offer a notably stylish touch to your bar and counter space.
Built to Last
Aside from looking good, our selection of extra tall stools are built to last. Each of our stools have been tested for comfort and durability before we offer them to you.
How many stools do you need?
These 36 inch bar stools tend to be handmade because of their extra height. They usually have legs that angle to a wide base for better support and stability.
When you’re calculating how many stools you need, be sure to use the stool’s full width at the base of the legs.
Compared to standard bar stools, fewer 36″ inch stools will be able to fit in a given space. You’ll want to leave more room between your 36 inch stools with armrests. Remember that arms make the stool wider and can reduce the amount of space that people have to get in and out of the stool.
Twelve inches is a good gap between stools without arms and 18 inches is best for stools with arms.
While you may already have your designs and color selections picked out, there is more to buying an extra tall bar stool then just making sure it looks good at your bar. We always suggest the following tips when searching for the right extra tall stools for your extra tall bar or kitchen counter.
Backless 36-inch Stools Can Be Unsafe
At Barstool Comforts, we don’t recommend backless extra tall bar stools because the lack of back support makes it much easier to fall off — especially when a person’s been drinking!
Armrests Make Your Stool More Stable and Comfortable
We recommend adding armrests to your bar stools for both stability and ease of getting in and out of the seat. The armrests give you something to hold as you sit, and make it easier to turn and look around. They also give you something to grab onto as you climb in and out of the stool.
Steel Frames Are Best
For those considering 36-inch extra tall stools, we advocate for selections with robust steel frames. Steel-framed stools not only resist daily wear and tear but also offer the essential support needed for the stool’s additional height. Every metal stool in our collection boasts a sturdy steel frame, exemplified by the top-tier stools from Holland.
We typically advise against wood-framed stools exceeding a height of 34 inches. Wood, due to its nature, may not provide the requisite support for 36-inch bar stools.
It has the tendency to expand and contract, which might compromise the fasteners binding it. Additionally, wooden footrests pose a risk of breaking, especially when used as leverage to ascend or descend the stool.
A quick safety fix for extra tall bars—raise the floor!
If you have an extra tall bar but you don’t want your guests sitting in a 36 inch stool for safety reasons, try this: build a simple platform in front of the bar, ideally eight feet wide, and put shorter stools on the platform. Consider using a wide platform to eliminate any chance that a guest’s stool would slip off the edge of the platform.
Browse all of our 36 inch extra tall bar stools below. You’ll love the prices and great quality!