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Where the (Bar) Cart Is

Turn any nook into an entertaining space
The Best Bar Carts
Photos: Courtesy of Anthropologie, Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel

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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

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