Let’s be honest, we are all drinking more these days. During the nearly year-long lockdown, the phrase it’s 5 o’clock somewhere has never rung more true. But the monotony of drinking at home can be broken. It’s easy to elevate the experience by adding a stylish bar cart to your decor.
The original bar carts popularized in the Victorian era were actually tea trolleys. They started being used for booze around the end of Prohibition, then really picked up in the 1950s when hosting was an art and cocktail hour was a daily occurrence. A throwback to sophisticated days past, bar carts bring a dash of Old Hollywood glamour to your place. And besides looking chic, they’re totally practical for keeping all your booze essentials organized.
According to libation experts, every bar cart should have the following:
- Tools: jigger, shaker, strainer, bottle opener, corkscrew, and ice bucket and tongs.
- Basic boozes: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and whiskey.
- Extra-credit boozes: vermouth, St-Germain, Campari, and orange liqueur.
- Mixers: juices, sodas, tonic water, and bitters.
Whether you are the Don Draper type or Carrie Bradshaw type, it’s easy to build the perfect bar cart. Whatever your style, check out these five carts, complete with accessories, each with a distinct vibe.
Simple Relax Serving Cart $131.70 SHOP NIOW
Williams Sonoma Monogram Double Old-Fashioned Glasses Set of 4 $59.95 SHOP NOW
Mixology & Craft Bartender Kit with Stylish Bamboo Stand $109.99 SHOP NOW
Frankly Organic Original Vodka $19.99 750 mL SHOP NOW
ONE KINGS LANE, Hyannis Bar Cart Antiqued Gold $795-$945 SHOP NOW
Global Views Prism Decanter $149 SHOP NOW
Eliská, Pair Of Crystal Martini Glasses $256 SHOP NOW
Madam Pattirini Gin $19.99 750 ml SHOP NOW
Chintaly Contemporary Circular Tea Cart $1,119 SHOP NOW
kate spade new york Nolita 5 piece Bar Tool Set $100 SHOP NOW
Godinger Sedona Shot Glasses $50 SHOP NOW
Viva Tequila Joven $45 750 ml SHOP NOW
Moe’s Home Moonbow Bar Cart $749 SHOP NOW
Jonathan Adler Pop Coasters $88 SHOP NOW
Jonathan Adler Rum Rocket Decanter $168 SHOP NOW
Two Swallows Cherry & Salted Caramel Spiced Rum $27.55 500 mL SHOP NOW
Design Toscano Old World Extended Shelf Italian Replica Globe Bar Cart $226.86 SHOP NOW
Marquis by Waterford Markham 3-Pc. Decanter Set $125 SHOP NOW
Zodax Polished Nickel and Leather Bar Tool Set $109.80 SHOP NOW
ABERFELDY Single Malt Scotch Whisky SHOP NOW