Where the (Bar) Cart Is

Turn any nook into an entertaining space

It's Spirits Month! Get in on all the booze-filled fun.

Ideally, your place would include an outfitted wet bar at which you could entertain hordes of partygoers. Alas, for most of us, that doesn't seem to be in the cards.

Improvise with an old-school bar cart, which has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts in recent years. Equal parts style and function, they pull double-duty (storage and serving), while instantly adding a cool retro vibe to any space. Most have wheels, so you can scoot them around as you see fit, but we prefer treating them as a piece of furniture.

Ranging from classic bamboo to an industrial cart, our picks run the design and price gamut (and be warned: bar carts are a simple piece of furniture that can get pricy fast). Check them all out, then start planning your next cocktail party.

Ballard Designs Olivia Bar Cart

Ballard Designs Olivia Bar Cart

ballarddesigns.com, $359

Restoration Hardware French Crank-Lift Bar Cart

Restoration Hardware French Crank-Lift Bar Cart

restorationhardware.com, $1,495

Society Social Hayworth Bar Cart

Society Social Hayworth Bar Cart

shopsocietysocial.com, $625

CB2 Porter Bar Cart

CB2 Porter Bar Cart

cb2.com, $399

Mid-Century French Bar Cart

Mid-Century French Bar Cart

1stdibs.com, $995

Anthropologie Wooden Bar Cart

Anthropologie Wooden Bar Cart

anthropologie.com, $498

Target Threshold Bar Cart

Target Threshold Bar Cart

target.com, $130

Restoration Hardware Mayfair Bar Cart

Restoration Hardware Mayfair Bar Cart

restorationhardware.com, $2,695

West Elm Workshop Bar Cart

West Elm Workshop Bar Cart
westelm.com, $1,189

Crate&Barrel Prost Bar Cart

Crate&Barrel Prost Bar Cart

crateandbarrel.com, $699

Vintage Mid Century Bar Cart

Vintage Mid Century Bar Cart

etsy.com, $749