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The Best Bar Carts, According to Interior Designers

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If you’re sick of hiding your cocktail glass collection away in a cabinet, it may be time to consider a bar cart . A bar cart is both a storage solution and a décor opportunity wrapped up in one. We spoke to 11 interior designers for their top picks. Below, you’ll find a cart to fit any budget, space, or style. And if you’re stumped about the best way to stock your new bar cart, don’t worry, we’ve got a guide that outlines all the best gear you need to keep your cart fully stocked and styled.

“This mid-century style bar cart can be used in any type of space. It’s spacious and open, which makes it perfect for storing bottles, glasses and other barware. The mirror and metallic details are sophisticated, too, and I love the reflection that the mirrors create.” —Natalie Kraiem, designer

“We love the simplicity of this mid-century piece. The warm walnut is nicely complemented by a touch of brass so it’s chic but not too glossy. This is the cart we picture making a whisky on the rocks from.” —Chloe Pollack Robbins and Anna Cappelen, designers


“Three shelves means maximum storage. This gold cart can work in almost any kind of style — gold is a neutral — where you’re looking to add a touch of glimmer.” —Alessandra Wood, Modsy’s vice-president of style

“You can’t beat the price of this cart, and the bonus is that it looks sharp too. In black, it feels very Bauhaus, and provides a strong graphic punch against a white wall. This could serve a few purposes beyond bar duties — I’d love to style it with books and plants.” —Liz Lipkin, Homepolish, designer

“I love this bar cart for summer and spring entertaining. The gorgeous color options and material are great for an outdoor party. I love the removable tray, too. It’s very practical and you can even store glasses in it. It’s perfect for an outdoor soirée.” —Natalie Kraiem, designer

“When you have an empty corner that you just don’t know how to style, this small, round bar cart is the perfect solution. It’s size makes it easy to fit into the smallest living rooms.” —Alessandra Wood, Modsy’s vice-president of style

“This bar cart feels like summer. Love the balance of retro wood vibe and clean lines; the glass adds a lightness to it.” —Chloe Pollack Robbins and Anna Cappelen, designers

“This small bar cart is ideal for tight spaces. The clear acrylic material makes it modern and it doesn’t stand out so much. It has great sections for storing glasses and bottles, so every inch is maximized.” —Natalie Kraiem, designer

“This bar cart brings beach vacation vibes year round. I love the rattan look, as it’s a bit relaxed but incredibly sophisticated.” —Alessandra Wood, Modsy’s vice-president of style

“Lucite and brass will always be a perfect pair. This bar cart looks rich and so fun.”—Chloe Pollack Robbins and Anna Cappelen, designers

“Roman and Williams custom bar carts are available for purchase in a variety of wood and metal finishes. The craftsmanship of everything they design is next-level — they are really making modern heirlooms.” —Christine Gachot, co-founder of Gachot Studios

“The New York Drinks Cabinet by Australian Design House Grazia & Co is simultaneously modern and timeless. This versatile piece can either hide away your bar essentials or display your crystal decanters with the drop-down front and fold-up top. I like to include furniture pieces in my homes that are not only functional but sculptural and beautiful and Grazia & Co have really done that with this bar cabinet that can truly stand alone as a work of art in the home.” —Amy Row, Homepolish designer

“The Fuori Serving Trolley is designed and produced by Danish brand Skagerak from certified FSC wood and powder-coated aluminum. It’s brilliant because it can be used both inside and outside, and the design is a perfect marriage of both modern and industrial.” —Sheena Murphy and Tor Sauder, nune Design Studio

“I love the daintiness and details on this cart — it feels like summer is around the corner. I imagine rolling it from your dining room to your terrace for outdoor entertaining, (if you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space).” —Casey DeBois, designer


“Our No. 1 pick is the HB 128 Bar Cart, originally designed by Horst Brunning in 1968!” —Sheena Murphy and Tor Sauder, nune Design Studio

“This Chris Earl piece is the perfect blend of utility and good looks. Every detail is so well thought out — I love that there’s a mini-well that keeps your favorite bottles close at hand, and a place for a bar towel. Its clean lined, timeless silhouette highlights the warmth and beauty of the brass construction.” —Liz Lipkin, Homepolish, designer


“This bar is one of my favorites and so versatile. It is neutral and clean-lined with an unexpected terrazzo detail. The glass shelving is perfect to display your more unique pieces with storage to hide everything else.” —Larisa Barton, Homepolish designer