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Imagine the scene — you’re coming to the end of dinner-hosting duties one evening, and you’re looking for a way to leave your guests with a memorable finish. So, you wheel out a stylish bar cart filled with fine alcohol to quench thirsts, start conversations and instantly induce envy.
Of course, these clever bar carts don’t just act as a stylish way to display your hard-earned wine and liquor. Bar carts can also elevate your living area and provide a focal point in your home to generate plenty of interest among visitors. And while you may not be entertaining these days amidst the pandemic, you can at least be your own bartender.
These space-efficient displays allow you to free up cabinets in other areas and keep your most eye-catching liquor on display. Adding one to your living room or dining area is a popular interior design trend that echoes days of old.
Peruse our selected bar carts and find yourself an affordable serving aide to take your hosting game to a whole new level.
1. World Market Walnut Mid Century 2 Tier Bar Cart
The curved lines of this bar cart from World Market makes it a more interesting option than your average bar cart, while still retaining a classic midcentury look. The cart has four casters and a handle, making it easy to move around. The two tiers have slightly raised rails to keep your bottles and glassware in place.
2. Sauder North Avenue Bar Cart
This classy North Avenue bar cart features a beautifully crafted charter-oak finish and double-shelf configuration, which is great for storing all of your favorite evening drinks. The completely covered finish also allows you to place the cart in whatever arrangement looks best without the worry of unsightly coverings on show. You’ll also find the durable metal frame completes the beautiful design, while the four any-direction wheels make transporting your booze a simple affair.
3. Bungalow Rose Menachem Metal 3 Tier Tray Bar Car
Perhaps the most straightforward cart on this list, the Menachem 3-tier bar cart is a classic serving tray built with black metal and three, clear glass shelves. As a mobile stand, it can be used to serve cocktails and wine, or you can simply use this piece as a shelf around the home. Whatever you choose to do with it, this bit of furniture is sure to become an essential part of your kitchen in no time. And just look at all that space!
4. Levi’s x Target Metal & Wood Bar Cart Aged Copper Finish
Levi and Target have been partners for well over ten years at this point, but we can honestly say that their recent Target x Levi home goods collab was something we never saw coming. There are plenty of jaw-dropping finds within the drop that we’re shocked (but way happy) that Levi is affiliated with. With that said, we couldn’t leave out this gorgeous copper finish car cart from the recent collab. It has the kind of shine that glows in the sunlight and leaves every liquor bottle on your cart looking high-end, even if it’s just Smirnoff. With two spacious shelves, fit whatever you’d like on this bad boy.
5. Goplus 34″ Wood Globe Wine Bar Stand
Combine your love of travel and your love of the liquor with Goplus wine bar stand. This two-tiered cart features an old-style globe design and is produced from quality wood to give a truly elegant appearance whether you choose to place it in your kitchen, lounge or study. On the top tier, you will find plenty of space under the half-opening globe structure to store your glasses, bottles and other bar-related items alongside some additional counter space placed next to it. The lower shelf is ideal for keeping your favorite bottles in your eye line for when you need them most. If you love to collect wine on your travels, this is the place to keep your bottles.
6. Target Opalhouse Cassia Rattan Bar Cart
This bar cart from Target has a rattan design, giving it something of a tropical feel. That makes it a great option for Tiki cocktail enthusiasts, and the two shelves have plenty of space for the different kinds of rum to make tropical classics like the Daiquiri and Mai Tai. The cart has a handle and four caster wheels to easily move it around, while the two tiers have banisters that help keep bottles in place.
7. O&K FURNITURE Industrial Bar Cart
With free table space on top, a shelf for your glasses and a rack for your wine, the O&K FURNITURE industrial bar cart has everything you need for having a good time. The top space is ideal for concocting and pouring beverages as well as storing snacks. The cart also sports a sturdy metal frame with shelves crafted from MDF wood with a wood grain appearance for a touch of class. It features four universal wheels for easy moving about your home. Two of the wheels are locking casters to fix your cart in place when desired.
8. Haotian Bar Serving Cart
This, right here, is the very first purchase our e-commerce editor Tyler Schoeber made when moving into his new Brooklyn apartment a few years back and he’s never had a single regret towards it. With two sturdy bottom shelves and a removable top shelf that acts as a serving tray if desired, this car can hold a hell of a ton of liquor with ease. Between the top and middle shelf, there is space to keep four wine bottles hanging. Additionally, underneath the middle shelf, you can hand up to six wine glasses upside down. This really is a great space saver for those living in smaller units and an affordable one at that.
9. Urban Outfitters Selene Bar Cart
Get a bit eclectic with this wildly-designed bar cart that will quite literally revamp your dining space. This cart is its very own work of art with the wide circle bar on either side that holds together both the top and bottom glass shelving units. There is a top handle for pushing but there aren’t any side walls to keep your objects from falling off in transit, so just be careful with this masterpiece.
10. Walker Edison Bar Cabinet
This bar cabinet combines the convenience of a bar cart with the classic style of a cabinet. The two metal mesh doors allow you to keep your bottles tucked away but not completely out of sight, while the top surface makes a great serving area or display shelf. The metal mesh and dark walnut color give this bar cabinet an industrial edge.
11. Congleton Two-Tier Bar Cart
The pastel colors and combination of straight and curved lines give this bar cart a midcentury appeal — but in a Jetsons kind of way. There are two open shelves for storing bottles and drinkware, and the casters and handle make this cart easy to move around as needed, but the locking mechanism keeps the cart from moving when you don’t want it to.
12. World Market Wood And Faux Leather Bar Cart
BEST FOR WINE DRINKERS
Anyone who enjoys both cocktails and wines will likely find that the average bar cart fills up quickly. That’s why this option from World Market is so great. It has hanging faux-leather straps for storing up to nine wine bottles, while the three-tiered shelving leaves plenty of room for bitters, shakers, liquor bottles and glassware.
13. AllModern Willem Mirrored Bar Cart
BEST CIRCULAR CART
If you prefer round over square, the AllModern Willem bar cart may be the choice for you. This beautifully crafted cart is available in a range of colors, including satin nickel and blackened bronze. We’re just a sucker for a nice, bold brass color. The striking oval shape oozes class and features three mirrored shelves for an optimal amount of space. You’ll also find a conveniently placed top handle for moving the cart as well as caster wheels which allow it to turn on a pin.
14. Everly Quinn Torpoint Bar Cart
BEST OLD SCHOOL AESTHETIC
We have a weird feeling this steampunk-esque bar cart is about to scream “Extra! Extra! Drink all the liquor!” throughout your home interior. This bar car is bringing us back in time to the Roaring 20s, which is kind of fitting given we’re headed back into them. Leave all of your illegal booze in plain sight for all your guests to see with this eyecatcher.
15. Target 3-Tier Metal Utility Cart
If you want a bar cart with a more industrial, utilitarian look, this option from Target has a three-tiered design and raised walls that keep your bottles in place. It’s a great option for any cocktail enthusiast who likes to have a variety of spirits, liqueurs and glasses on their cart. The cart has four casters and two handles, making it easy to move around.
16. WGX Design For You Wine Rack
If you’re passionate about drinking and love to host parties for friends, the WGX Design For You Wine Rack could be ideal for you. This three-tiered rack has plenty of space for stocking your spirits and wine. There’s also space for all kinds of glasses and other accompaniments, so you’re always ready for a party. In addition, two of the cart’s four wheels can lock to hold the cart in place when it’s in use.
17. Christopher Knight Home Evee Acrylic Bar Trolley
BEST MODERN DESIGN
It’s not often that a product receives a five-star score from almost every single customer who reviews it, but that’s exactly what the Christopher Knight Home Evee Acrylic Bar Troller has achieved. It oozes class with its combination of metal frame and see-through glass in and around the shelves, allowing onlookers to clearly see what’s on offer. In addition, the trolley is fully mobile and sports multi-directional wheels and built-in clear handles.