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The Best Bar Carts to Make Your Cocktails Mobile

The Best Bar Carts to Make Your Cocktails Mobile

When it comes to booze storage, bar carts are a fun, good-looking way to keep your favorite bottles all in one place. You can roll them wherever they’re needed, stash ‘em away when the party is over, or use them as decorative pieces to help accentuate the look of your living room, den, office, or wherever else you see fit. But which one should you get? Our favorite thing about them is that no matter your personal style, there’s a bar cart out there for you. Here are some of our favorites.

Ikea Grundtal

We think so much of the reason why more men don’t consider bar carts is because they believe they’re things of elegance and refinement—and therefore, expensive as hell. But that’s not true. The classic Ikea Grundtal is a simple stainless steel shelving unit on some basic Ikea casters. What we like most about it—aside from its 40-dollar price tag—is how utilitarian its handles, spaciousness, and plastic top all are. And as you know from most Ikea gear out there, the build quality isn’t cheap. It’s purpose built to do a job, and it’ll likely last you as long as you need it to. Or until you can price out a decent upgrade. $40

Project 62 Glasgow Metal Bar Cart

We tend to stay away from the bigger box stories when it comes to stuff like this, but we think you’ll agree with us in saying there’s really no denying how perfect this little bar cart is. It’s billed as a “multifunctional utility cart,” which is corporate Target speak for “killer bar cart,” and features rolling castor wheels for easy movement, a sturdy steel frame, a sleek and minimal design, and three shelves to fill with all the booze you can handle. It’s a modern take on a famous mid century classic look, and we gotta say, Project 62 did this one extremely well. $104

World Market Metal and Wood Geneva Bar Cart

Simple, elegant, and to the point, the Metal and Wood Geneva Bar Cart from World Market is a bare bones (but stylish) bar cart that features locking casters so the party doesn’t roll away, two spacious shelves for booze and accouterments, two built-in stemware racks, and a convenient handle to ensure you get to where you want to go with it. The all-metal frame comes in a neutral champagne finish, which means it’s the kind of bar cart that’ll look good anywhere you put it. $150

Belham Living Trenton Bar Cart

We don’t think we’re out of line for saying this: The Trenton Bar Cart by Belham Living might be one of the most beautiful bar carts on the entire planet. We don’t like the engineered wood shelves (with birch veneers), but for the price, we can’t complain. The cart also features a black powder-coated metal frame and a pushing handle for easy mobility. What we appreciate most is the nearly two feet of clearance between the first and second shelves, which leaves a lot of room for larger bottles, hanging displaces, or other fun décor. And the top shelf features a 31-inch-by-15.5-inch plane for all the cocktail-ing you can handle. It’s a handsome bar cart on its own, but if you’re on a budget, this thing is ace. $156

Saltsman Bar Cabinet

The purists among you might consider this one cheating, as this thing is technically a rolling cabinet, but hey, the rules are sometimes worth bending. This all-in-one rolling dry bar from Alcott Hill is excellent for people who are looking for a “permanent” bar cart setup. It’ll hold all your booze and glassware, but can also be used as a display table and a bar top for the occasional get together or dinner party. The coolest thing? The top tray is removable, and can be used to serve guests their drinks. It’s made of solid hardwood and veneers, comes with antique brass hardware, and can be rolled to wherever its services are required. $236

West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart, Walnut

There are few things we think of more regal than a combination of wood and antique brass. If you’re looking for a classy bar cart with all the space you need to hold bottles, glasses, and a whole bar’s worth of cocktail kit essentials, this one is it. It’s made using kiln-dried solid eucalyptus wood (and an Acacia wood veneer), and is covered in a walnut finish. The rails and castors are made from beautiful antique brass. If you’re an environmentally conscious consumer, it’s worth nothing this bar cart is also made in a Fair Trade Certified facility, from wood that’s FSC-certified, and it’s even GREENGUARD Gold Certified, too. $299

Crate&Barrel Libations Antique Brass Bar Cart

You guys know we’re suckers for classic design, so it should be no surprise that this popular offering from the folks at Crate&Barrel made our list. This solid iron design features a beautiful brass-plated finish and a cleat matte powder coat to keep it looking classic and beautiful. The top shelf is high-strength tempered glass, and the bottom features an antique-style mirror. We love the attention to detail that went into making this bar cart as beautiful as it is, right down to the leather-wrapped handles. This thing is the real deal. $599

RH 1950s Milo Bar Cart

If you’re looking for a bar cart you can invest in, this 1950s Milo Bar Cart from Restoration Hardware is an excellent place to start. If you’re familiar with mid century design, you should recognize this homage to the late Milo Baughman. The solid welded stainless steel comes in both polished nickel and antiqued brass finishes, and both of the shelves are thick, clear tempered glass, which means they’re easy to clean, visually stunning, and exceptionally durable. If you’ve never heard the term “you get what you pay for,” now is probably the time to familiarize yourself with it. $895

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