Does Anyone Need
a Bar Cart?
Does Anyone Need a Bar Cart?
Probably not. But should
you get one? Yes.
There are plenty of items you need when furnishing a home. You need a bed, and a sofa to relax on; a table on which to eat and maybe a desk where you can work. A bar cart or cabinet is not on the list of essentials when it comes to outfitting your home. Does anyone need one? Well, no. Not really.
But that doesn't mean you shouldn't want one—nor does it mean you shouldn't get one. Because these pieces are what will take your place to the next level. And they're not without their function. A good bar cabinet keeps all your bottles and glasses and other imbibing accoutrement in order. Plus, it automatically turns you into a gentlemanly host. You're instantly prepared the next time you have friends over at the last minute. Why toss them a beer from your fridge when you can suavely gesture at your bar and say “what will you have?”
The right bar cart or cabinet serves as a stylish anchor to a room as well. Just make sure you find one that suits your decor. We've pulled a dozen of the best options in a range of price points and styles. Once you find the one that fits, embrace that civilized feeling it offers and treat yourself to a few good bottles to celebrate.
The Best Bar
Cabinets & Carts in 2021
Topped with a Carrara marble slab and a wide drawer with removable dividers.
Enzo bar cabinet,
$1,249 by Crate & Barrel
Acero bar cabinet,
$3,599 / $2,499 by Arhaus
Textural carved black-washed mango wood and iron legs give this piece a sexy, streamlined look.
Raffael bar cabinet,
$1,699 / $1,399 by BD Studio
Briese Aster high bar,
$461.99 / $366.99 by Mercury Row
This mid-century teak cabinet tucks into a corner for extra space-saving style.
Vintage Danish corner bar cabinet,
$1,205 at 1stDibs
$3,795 by Nathan Yong for Design Within Reach
Livingston bar cart,
$978 / $879.95 by France & Son
1950s Milo bar cart,
$1,575 by RH
Short on space? This vintage-inspired round cart tucks away nicely.
Claude two-tier bar cart,
$550 / $299 by ObjectsHQ
Crafted from sturdy Claro walnut with dark brass hardware and finished with a silver mirrored top.
Bachelor bar cart,
$8,700 by RW Guild
A minimalist style that’s rust-proof and ready to be wheeled outdoors.
Barbie serving bar cart,
$140 by All Modern
Antique brass bar cart,
$495 at Jayson Home
Cocktail carts reached peak popularity in the mid-1950s. They were everywhere—at home, in restaurants and at the office. Entertaining was a fixture of everyday life for the middle class and the cocktail cart’s mobility made it easy to fix someone a drink without having to pause conversation or switch locations.
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