When it comes to seating for a bar or counter, you have a few options to keep in mind. The first is choosing whether you want a stool that has a back or not. If you pick a stool that does have a back, you then have to decide whether you want arms as well. This is not only a question of aesthetics, but also of practicality. Some people prefer to rest their elbows when they eat or drink, while other like to have more freedom of movement.
Here are two example – I love the look of these:
Bar chairs with arms pictured:
Left: Oak Finish Monte Carlo Game Room Bi-cast Bar Stools With Arms by Poundex
Right: Coaster Bar Stool Chair with Swivel Black Leather Seat and Back, Cherry Finish