If you love to entertain and your bar accessories are simply too fashionable to be hidden in a cupboard, a bar cart provides the perfect drink station and serving trolley for your dinner parties. (After all, who doesn’t love a mobile bar?) Bar carts are always in style and can be a great addition to any room. They also serve as a unique statement piece through which we can all show off our personal style, be it modern, rustic, vintage, or glam.
Unlike many console tables and cabinets with unfinished backs, bar carts are finished on all four sides and can therefore be moved as needed or stationed in complicated areas like those tough corners we so often encounter when decorating. (Bay windows, for example, often present a reoccurring design challenge.) And it’s always nice to have an eye-catching piece of furniture in a family room or dining room that is also functional for the space.
If you’re looking for a little bar cart inspiration for your own space, here are some of our favorites.
Rupert Bar Cart – Arteriors
This classic deco bar cart is a piece of art in itself. Its unique circular frame, made from antique brass, holds two antique mirrored shelves. These shelves help to showcase only your finest bar wear. The dramatic casters on all four legs are also great for maneuvering it around the party! This isn’t perfect for every space, but if you have the room, this bar cart can be quite the statement.
Oscarine Lucite Bar Cart, Oval – Anthropologie
A Lucite brass bar cart may be the perfect piece for a small space. This cart still has a lot of classic elements but mixes those with modern Lucite rails. This is a great mix of contemporary and classic, and still has a minimal footprint due to the materials used. The oval shape of this piece also distinguishes it from typical round bar carts.
Black And White Bar Cart – Phillips DeVeer Interiors
This classic bar cart has stunning white striping that draws the eye to every detail. Each shelf is highlighted and ready to display your favorite entertaining items. This is a cart that isn’t capable of being wheeled around the party, but with details like these, it deserves its own area in which to stand out!
Malibu Serving Cart – Marge Carson
This design bridges sophistication and fun. With a variety of finishes available, this bar cart can work with many different styles. It features a stunning walnut inlay on both the top and bottom shelf and dark wood trimmings that add a layer of sophistication. Chrome arms wrap the piece with a modern structural feel that blends seamlessly with its traditional finishes.
Bar Cart No. 1 – The New Traditionalists
This hand crafted bar cart, designed in New York and made in England, is not just extremely functional but also handsome. This piece can be made in many different woods and has a leather handle to add another element of visual interest. The top is removable and can be used for preparing and cutting fruit for all different kinds of drinks. There is also a removable ice bucket and two shelves for storage. This piece is great for entertaining – inside and out!