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 this summer, 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.
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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.
One of our all time favourites (you may have seen a sneaky peak of our own!) – the Kmart Timeless Drinks Trolley is the ultimate in budget sophistication. At just $45, this trolley will impress your guests without blowing the grocery budget. Honestly, what did we do before Kmart?
Budget $$ - Best Bar Carts under $100
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With a rustic finish and distinct mid-century vibe, the Fantastic Furniture NYC Bar Cart romps it into the under $100 list at a sweet $79. Stack it with refreshments, crystal glassware – maybe even a pretty indoor plant – and no-one ever has to know it was an absolute steal!
Budget $$$ - Best Bar Carts for less than $200
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This champagne coloured oval tiered beauty from Living Styles barely even tops the hundy at $125 and is an absolute class act, with three 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 Sloe Spritz!
If you’re looking for something a little more sizeable for your $200, try the Meka Metal & Mirror Drinks Trolley, at 70cm W x 36cm, this baby is big enough for even the most comprehensive collection of singular spirits and at $189 (or the price of 3 decent bottles of gin) is still incredibly affordable.
Budget $$$$ - Best Bar Carts under $500
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Ideal for those of us who don’t have space to spare, the diminutive Westlight Drinks Trolley from Freedom only juuuust tips us over the $200 mark at $229, and is the ideal addition to that neglected corner in your otherwise chic abode.
Searching for ultimate glamour? It’s pretty hard to top Temple & Webster’s Gatsby Bar Cart. At $299 this cart is truly swanky and designed to impress. Start mixing those Negronis – after all… a little party never killed nobody.
If Art Deco is your vibe, you can’t go past Interior Secrets’ Walter Bar Cart. At $332, this beauty is really starting to stretch the budget, but between the burnished gold frame, tempered glass and modernist design, there’s a lot to love here.
Budget $$$$$ - 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 $599 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.