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 cart filled with fine alcohol to quench thirsts, start conversations and instantly induce envy.
Of course, these clever 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.
Furthermore, 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. Burke Bar Cart
Perhaps the most multi-functional cart on this list, the Burke Bar Cart is a classic serving tray built with black metal and two, 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.
2. Coaster Serving Cart
The cart with the most bells and whistles on this list, the Coaster Serving Cart boasts two frosted-glass shelves for displaying your bottles in the best possible light. In addition, you’ll find wine bottle holders on the bottom shelf and a stemware rack attached under the top shelf. Like the other bar carts, four casters are attached to the bottom for mobility, and all the metal accents feature a chrome finish.
3. Chrome Metal Serving Cart
Add a real touch of class to your wine serving repertoire with this shiny silver serving cart from Coaster. The beautiful hourglass, double-level design gives an elegant appearance, with the double-shelf structure providing plenty of space for your liquor and accompaniments. Additionally, the clever cart sports two upside-down glass racks so no space goes to waste.
4. 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.
5. Zabala 2 Tier Bar Cart
If you enjoy a wooden motif in your current lounge or den, the Zabala 2 Tier Bar Cart will fit into your decor. This wine table is available in multiple finishes, but warm oak (pictured above) is the most popular. The cart has two shelves, each of which can hold up to 30 pounds. In addition, there’s a wine storage unit that can hold up to three full-size bottles.
6. Globe Bar
Combine your love of travel and your love of the liquor with this eye catching globe from eHome. 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. The lower shelf is ideal for keeping your favorite bottles in your eye line for when you need them most.
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. Novogratz Stella Bar Cart
BEST BRASS-FINISH CART
The Novogratz Stella Bar Cart features a metal frame which is finished with a beautiful brass covering. It has an upper shelf that’s ideal for drink preparation and a lower shelf which features an antique mirror that is great for storing your glasses, wine and other accompaniments. The cart also features leather-wrapped handles to prevent slipping during transport and multi-directional wheels with locking mechanisms.
9. Acme Lakelyn Serving Cart
BEST CIRCULAR CART
If you prefer round over square, the Acme Lakelyn Serving Cart may be the choice for you. This beautifully crafted cart is available in a range of styles, including rose gold and clear glass as well as black nickel with clear glass. The striking oval shape oozes class, and while the upper shelf is made from glass, the lower shelf features a mirrored finish to further add to the cart’s style. You’ll also find conveniently placed handles for moving the cart as well as caster wheels which allow it to turn on a pin.
10. 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.
11. Winsome Trading Jimmy Cart
BEST FULL-SERVICE CART
The Winsome Trading Jimmy Cart is a well-endowed option when it comes to storing your bar essentials. From the storage box to the three separate shelves, you’ll have plenty of space for everything you need for a good night in with friends. There’s also a drawer for smaller items and a six-bottle wine rack built in, too. Plus, should you ever wish to fix your Jimmy cart in place on a semi-permanent basis, the four caster wheels underneath can be easily removed.
12. Christopher Knight Home Evee Acrylic Bar Trolley
It’s not often that a product receives a five-star score from 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.