As you know, bar carts have become the must-have accent piece in the modern home. Even those who don’t drink want shiny a bar cart set up in an unused corner, styled to perfection with all the best bar accoutrements—decanters, shakers, stirrers, striped paper straws, martini glasses—finished with a killer piece of artwork hanging on the wall above it.
Bars don’t have to be on casters (though all the bar carts in this post are on wheels). You can create a bar in a cleared out section of a bookshelf, on a lacquered tray atop a console table, or repurpose the armoire you no longer need for your TV since you switched to a flatscreen. A tray table—the kind that’s an actual tray set into a butler’s stand—works particularly well as a home bar too.
This entry has been one of the site’s top five posts since I first published it over two years ago; it’s been long overdue for an overhaul. As of November 10, 2014 you’ll find 50 brand new bar carts arrayed here. With the holidays approaching, it seemed an ideal time for a bar carts refresh.
I’ve been thinking about setting up a bar for my husband for like half a dozen years now. At this point, with the boys approaching teendom, we’ll need a bar cabinet with a lock. (I’ll work on a bar cabinet post soon.) Perhaps I could pull one together as a holiday gift. Or his next birthday. We will be entertaining for our son’s bar mitzvah this winter. Can’t have a cocktail party without a pretty home bar, after all.
This selection of 50 bar carts, serving carts, and trolleys, some with removable trays, are all ideal for setting up your home bar. Styles include contemporary, mid-century modern, art deco, and traditional classics in brass, walnut, acrylic, polished nickel, lucite, birch, oak, rattan and more.
S H O P P I N G
1 Libations Bar Cart, $599 at Crate & Barrel.
2 Gerard Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $1,247.50 at The Well Appointed House.
3 Isadora Console Table on Casters by Bungalow 5, $1,113 at Zinc Door.
4 Dar Rolling Round Black Bar Cart, $79.99 at Amazon.
5 Connaught Brass Oval Bar Cart by Arteriors Home, $1,476 at Wayfair.
6 Gastone Trolley in Blue by Antonio Citterio for Kartell, $935 at Lumens.
7 Luxembourg Yellow Bar Cart by Fermob, $785 at Lumens.
8 Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley 901 by Artek, $2,230 at Horne.
9 Turquoise Lacquer Bamboo Bar Cart, $1,712.50 at The Well Appointed House.
10 Industrial Style Bar Cart by Woodland Imports, $309.04 at Wayfair.
11 Lucite Bar Cart. $375 at Furbish.
12 Foxed Mirror Chrome Bar Cart, $399 at West Elm.
14 Bølling Red & Oak Tray Table on Casters, $695 at DWR.
15 Barboy by Verner Panton, $1,850 at DWR.
16 South Seas Rattan Bar Cart, $395 at Serena & Lily.
17 Møller Serving Trolley, $1,725 at DWR.
18 Trays Black Seving Cart by Piero Lissoni for Kartell, $650 at YLiving.
19 Clara Bar Cart in Gunmetal, $299.95 at Pier 1.
20 Swedish Light Wood Serving Cart, $159.95 at Williams-Sonoma Home.
21 Lilly Lacquer Bar Cart, $425 at Society Social.
22 Ireland Silver Geometric Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $1,020 at ShopTen25.
23 Mai Tai Trolley by Punt & Odosdesign, $875 at A+R.
24 Melrose Bar Cart by Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams, $2,750 at Bloomingdale’s.
25 Round White Serving Cart, $108.89 at Wayfair.
26 Gold Finish Iron Bar Cart by Safavieh, $299.99 at Target.
27 Cosmopolitan Polished Nickel Bar Cart, $1,160 at Williams-Sonoma Home.
28 Lilly Turquoise Lacquer Bar Cart, $425 at Society Social.
29 Vintage Mid-Century Bar Cart by Nasco, $300 at Chairish.
30 Roland Gold Leaf Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $817 at ShopTen25.
31 Cottage Rattan Bar Cart, $395 at Serena & Lily.
32 Cheval Antiqued Brass Bar Cart, $1,950 at Jonathan Adler.
33 Workshop Industrial Style Bar Cart, $1,399 at West Elm.
34 Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart, $1,250 at Chairish.
35 Bølling Walnut Tray Table, $895 at DWR.
36 Gerard Gold Leaf X Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $947at ShopTen25.
37 Polished Nickel Bar Cart, $1,476 at The Well Appointed House.
38 Parisian Bar Cart, $995 at Serena & Lily.
39 Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Utility Cart, $142.98 at Amazon.
40 Red Vintage Danish Modern Bar Cart, $1,100 at Chairish.
41 Mathieu Mategot Perforated Steel Server, $2,950 at Thomas Brillet, 1st Dibs.
42 Faux Bamboo Bar Cart by Powell Furniture, $184.39 at Wayfair.
43 Weldon Turquoise Serving Cart, $179.95 at Pier 1.
44 Manhattan Red Lacquer Bar Cart, $595 at Serena & Lily.
45 Fancy Gold Serving Cart by Woodlands Import, $227.94 at All Modern.
46 Wheelie Bar Cart, $259 at CB2.
47 Lisbon Brass Bar Cart by Arteriors Home, $1,200 at Wayfair.
48 Prost Bar Cart, $699 at Crate & Barrel.
49 The Marshall Black Metal Bar Cart, $29.50 at Amazon.
50 Brooke Polished Nickel & Mirror Bar Cart, $499 at Pottery Barn.
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