As we gear up for 2024, let's toast to the essential party accessory — the bar cart. Whether you fancy yourself a mixologist, cocktail connoisseur, or simply have a penchant for fabulous decor, a bar cart is an absolute must. What’s not to love about a sleek, portable bar that's quite literally ready to roll?
Not only does a bar cart showcase your favorite bar items or accent pieces, but it also cleverly conceals an overflow of dining room or kitchen supplies that may not find a suitable home elsewhere. A treasure trove of bottles, stemware, and shakers, a bar cart embraces organized chaos — exactly what New Year’s celebrations are all about!
The world of bar carts is vast and varied, ranging from mid-century classics to avant garde Lucite wonders. To make your life a little easier, we've sifted through the best home decor stores and compiled a list of the chicest bar carts on the market right now. Continue along to make a splash during your NYE entertaining endeavors, 2024, and beyond. Cheers to ringing in the new year with style!
We consulted the most stylish host we know. Here's everything you need for the perfect cocktail party.
Best Vintage-Inspired Bar Carts
Cognac leather and antique brass make a heavenly pair in this stunning two-tiered bar cart. With upscale detailing and a timeless shape, there's no better place to display your glassware.
Have you ever seen a folding bar cart? We hadn't, but we're glad we have now. This elegant bar cart can be extended for more space or assume a tiered position for smaller spaces, making it well worth the splurge.
Best Modern Bar Carts
Designed by Brett Beldock of Brett Design in collaboration with CB2, this geometric bar cart features subtle Art Deco influences, lending a feeling of glamor. Its dark wood and stainless steel make it modern and versatile.
We love the simplicity of this bar cart. Two tiers provide plenty of room to store essentials, making it particularly lovely placed underneath a piece of wall art for a compelling focal point.
Best Acrylic Bar Carts
Shiny cast brass and refractive Lucite create an eye-catching focal point. We appreciate the juxtaposition between the barely-there length of the frame and the sharp gilded corners.
At under $100, this is the most budget-friendly bar cart on the list, but no less tasteful in style. Its acrylic material and unique x-shaped silhouette make it an elevated addition to any style of decor.
Best Unique Bar Carts
Equally suitable for indoor and outdoor use, this bar cart is incredibly versatile due to its aluminum build. Featuring a removable tray and an LED light, it's a one-stop-shop for all your cocktail hosting needs.
This Z-shaped bar cart is absolutely stunning. In fact, we've never seen anything quite like it. Equal parts conversation starter, art piece, and portable bar, this mid-century design is nothing short of spectacular.
If you're searching for a bar cart that doesn't look like a bar cart, then look no further. While most bar carts keep items on view, this one keeps them largely hidden, maintaining a minimalist aesthetic. Being modular, you can customize it as you please to accommodate any occasion.
Best Rattan Bar Carts
This Pottery Barn bar cart reminisces the tiki obsession of the 1960s. Its elegantly tropical style lends itself to holding plants along with drinks, encouraging a unique bar set-up.
Rattan has never looked better than with this Anthropologie bar cart. Its soft curves give it a relaxed feel, while three tiers of shelves promise to hold all your essentials. Plus, it can be used outdoors on sunny days.
Hosting duties aside, we'll go out on a whim and say you're attending a holiday gathering this year. Ensure you don't show up empty-handed with chic hostess gifts for any occasion.
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