By bar, I mean the wooden rectangle (the counter) not the establishment. In that case, should I say, "to sit at the corner of the bar" or "to sit in the corner of the bar"?

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    By wooden rectangle, do you mean the counter where drinks are served, or the room in which it is located (and often called a saloon bar)?
    – Mick
    Dec 19, 2017 at 2:20
  • @Mick the counter.
    – alex
    Dec 19, 2017 at 2:30

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You wouldn't sit in a wooden rectangle would you? You might sit in an establishment. So you would sit at the bar. To answer your question the prepositional phrase you are looking for is "to sit at a corner of the bar" as in:

The place was so crowded I had to sit at an uncomfortable corner of the bar.

as opposed to:

The place was so crowded I had to sit in a dark corner of the bar.

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    I think it sounds more idiomatic to say "at the corner of the bar", even if there are multiple corners.
    – Andrew
    Dec 19, 2017 at 5:25
  • I don't know of any idiomatic expressions like this.
    – B.W.
    Dec 19, 2017 at 5:38

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