With proven function and versatility, the bar cart has rolled away from being a fleeting home fashion trend and crossed over into home essential territory. Furniture aficionados and interior decorators know a great bar cart has the power to complement your aesthetic while providing service and storage in your space. Bar carts even invite glassware, bottle openers and stirrers out from the drawer to serve as an expressive everyday display for everyday awe. Whether you’re into the latest in mixology or prefer a traditional old-fashioned, you’ll find at least one of these modern designs the perfect start to happy hour in your home.

Modern Simplicity: The Imelda Bar Cart

For elegant tableside service at brunch, tea or cocktail hour. The beautifully crafted frame features tempered glass shelves and decorative European-style brass finials. Perfect for hosting book club night or catching up with old friends.

TOP IT OFF: Petite peach blossoms play contrast to the Imelda Bar Cart’s modern tailoring and provide a touch of femininity.

A MidCentury Revival: The Nico Bar Cabinet

A bar cart that comes with its own cabinet – meet Nico. Offering plenty of workspace for the amateur mixologist, this handsome wood cabinet is testament to how a classic can be adapted for modern living. Its doors open to an LED-lit interior lined with brass-gallery shelving and bottle storage. But it’s the perfectly fitting demilune cart that reveals this cabinet is actually a bar within a bar.

TOP IT OFF: An ode to the golden age of travel, this decanter adds fine flavor to any bar with its 14K gold rendered atlas.


HOLLYWOOD REGENCY: FARROW SWIVEL BAR CART BY MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD

As an innovative design by home decor guru Martyn Lawrence Bullard, this brass-finished bar cart features a hidden second table that pivots out to provide additional serving space. Genuine leather handles with whipstitch detailing are a handsome touch to evening drinks at home. We could easily see the rat pack or Marilyn herself mixing martinis on its glossy surface.

TOP IT OFF: Handsome and debonair, this etched crystal collection references a similar aesthetic to the Farrow Swivel Bar Cart.