15 photos of the most over-the-top man caves in America

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Stewart McVicar’s man cave.
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As was first explored in 1992 by Joanne Lovering in a Toronto Star column and by John Gray in “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” the “man cave” is a sacred space in many homes today.

Often an extra bedroom or even an entire basement, man caves are more than just a media room or office – they’re a private space, one that a guy can deck out however they want (without any arguments from family members), and retreat to when they need some alone time. When properly designed, the man cave can also become a communal hang-out space to replace the local sports bar.

Mike Yost, creator of the “The Official Man Cave Site,” is an expert on the spaces that men cherish in their homes. The site, which has grown to have more than 8,000 members, allows man cave owners to share photos of their digs. Yost then goes through the submissions to promote those he thinks are the best.

Yost also co-wrote a book with Jeff Willser, called “The Man Cave Book,” where the man cave is described as “a stylish lounge, a home theater, a high-tech Mecca to gaming, a music studio, or just an ode to your once great college crash-pad.”

Here, Yost shares photos of some of the most impressive man caves he’s seen.


Houston resident Blake Barnes has a man cave that reps his favorite NFL team: the Houston Texans.

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Complete with multiple television sets and plenty of sports memorabilia, Barnes’ cave can seat up to 50 friends.

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Source: The Houston Chronicle


Billy Godfrey is a NASCAR fan who’s created a watering hole styled like a dive bar.

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You can also play a game of pool in Godfrey’s cave.

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Brad Cupery’s custom pool table and sports flags earned him a spot in the top 10 of The Official Man Cave Site’s list of the best man caves of 2015.

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This man cave proudly boasts a jersey from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Jerome Bettis.

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Greg Bartley’s cave focuses on comfort and his love for music.

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Kevin Mahon’s ode to the New York Yankees earned him a spot on The Official Man Cave Site’s list of the best man caves of 2016.

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Stewart McVicar’s basement is entirely Cubs-themed.

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He’s dubbed the cave “Club 400” and hosts watching parties that act as fundraisers for foundations like the Wood Family Foundation, which was started by former Cubs player Kerry Wood.

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Source: The Daily Herald


The Club 400 is as authentic as you can get — the bar is built with bats that were actually used in games.

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Source: The Daily Herald


Paul Ferrari’s man cave is styled like a restaurant and nicknamed “The Barage” as a nod to its location: in the space that used to be his home’s three-car garage.

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Source: The Lowell Sun


Rick Genslinger has been a Philadelphia Flyers fan since he watched them win the Stanley Cup in 1974.

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His cave is a way for him to display his extensive collection of Flyers memorabilia, which he has been collecting since he was in his 20s.

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Wyatt P’s cave is his rock ‘n’ roll sanctuary, complete with a Yamaha drum set and Elvis Presley and ACDC framed memorabilia.

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