The best bar cart finds – from budget to blowout!
Nothing says glamour and sophistication quite like a well stocked bar cart (or drinks trolley – whichever you prefer). Perhaps your home is already stocked with all the right bottles and the necessary tools for mixing up a Spritz or Negroni at the drop of a hat, but you can’t deny, there’s just something about owning a bar cart that feels very… chic and grown up.
So if you’re looking to channel your inner Don Draper, we have the list for you! Our favourite bar carts that you can buy right now – from budget to blowout – happy hour at home is about to get a whole lot classier.
Budget $ – Best Bar Carts for less than a pineapple (under $50)
Coming in as the most affordable by a nose, the Ikea Nissafors is simple, yet modern and certainly lends itself to the myriad DIYs out there in internet land. But tbh, we think it’s pretty awesome as is and you can’t really go wrong for $39.99.
Still with one of our faves, Ikea – the Sunnersta Trolley, will only cost you an extra ten bucks, but does have a slightly more… designer-y edge. At just $49, this trolley will impress your guests without blowing the grocery budget. Honestly, what would we do without Ikea?
Budget $$ – Best Bar Carts under $100
With a rustic finish and distinct mid-century vibe, the Spotlight Francheville Wood Tray Cart romps it into the under $100 list at a sweet $60. Stack it with refreshments, crystal glassware – maybe even a pretty indoor plant – and no-one ever has to know it was an absolute steal!
Budget $$$ – Best Bar Carts for less than $200
If you’ve got a little more cash to splash, try the Aragon Bar Cart from Fantastic Furniture. This baby is big enough for even the most comprehensive collection of singular spirits and at $149 (or the price of 2 decent bottles of gin) is still incredibly affordable.
Also coming in at $149 and ideal for those of us who don’t have space to spare, the diminutive Martini Bar Cart from Pillow Talk is the ideal addition to that neglected corner in your otherwise chic abode.
This champagne coloured oval tiered beauty from Amart Furniture sneaks in just under the wire at $199 and is an absolute class act, with two tiers for showing off your fancy bottles o’ booze and gorgeous glassware. Make sure to invite us over next time you’re whipping up a Pinot Tom Collins!
Budget $$$ – Best Bar Carts for less than $250
When it comes to iconic design styles, there’s few that have become quite as renowned as the classic Palm Springs. Look no further than the Palm Springs Bar Cart from Temple & Webster for showing off your fancy bottles o’ booze and gorgeous glassware. Coming in at $229, and available in black or gold, this beauty truly lives up to its chic namesake. Make sure to invite us over next time you’re whipping up a Sloe Spritz !
If you’re looking for something a little more sizeable for your $200, why not channel your inner Boho Beach babe with the fabulous Comores Bar Trolley from House of Isabella? At 703cm x 48cm, this baby is big enough for even the most comprehensive collection of singular spirits and on sale at $198 (or the price of 3 decent bottles of gin) is still incredibly affordable.
Budget $$$$ – Best Bar Carts under $500
Searching for ultimate glamour? It’s pretty hard to top Temple & Webster’s Gatsby Bar Cart. At $299 this cart is truly swanky and designed to impress. Start mixing those Negronis – after all… a little party never killed nobody.
If Art Deco is your vibe, you can’t go past Interior Secrets’ Walter Bar Cart. At $451, this beauty is really starting to stretch the budget, but between the burnished gold frame, tempered glass and modernist design, there’s a lot to love here.
Budget $$$$$ – Best Bar Carts when you have no budget
A mid-century masterpiece. With its warm acorn-stained walnut veneer surface and antique brass-finished details, the West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart recalls the clean-lined aesthetic of the 1950s and 60s. At $679 it might not be for everyone, but we promised blowout and this one seems to be at the top of everybody’s wish list. Don Draper, eat your heart out.