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Ready for some adulting? Nothing says sophisticated more than a chic bar cart stocked with all the right libations. Even if you don’t drink, the best bar carts are versatile enough to work as a side table, serving tray or upscale snack cart. You may want to keep one nicely stocked and ready to offer your guests a little something.
A clear lucite bar cart doesn’t compete with all the colors and patterns in this mod living room. Image:
How to set up a home bar
Depending on your drinks of choice, the key to how to set up a home bar is organization. What supplies do you need to keep on your bar cart so you or your guests can make a cocktail or drink? Don’t forget to include:
Once you have your favorite spirits and accessories ready to go, display them in a way that’s artful and appealing. Add splashes of color to your bar cart with flowers, books, colorful drink glasses or a bright tray. Hang a large, bold painting or framed image over your bar cart to set the stage.
Bar cart display ideas
If you have lots of wine or champagne bottles, insert a bottle rack into the lower tray as shown in the left image. Place drink glasses upside down to keep them from collecting dust inside. Images:
Best bar carts under $300, in stores now
Small space bar carts
Mid-century modern bar carts
Modern brass and gold bar carts
A bronze bar cart is set up for entertaining in this contemporary living room. Image:
Industrial design bar carts
Chrome and glass contemporary bar carts
Rustic modern bar carts
Art deco-inspired bar carts
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere … What bar cart is your favorite and how will you stock it?