Handsome Bar Cart Ideas

3-Shelf Bar Console
Photo: Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Raise the bar on the ordinary liquor cabinet. Bar carts are a great way to show Southern hospitality when entertaining guests.

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3-Shelf Bar Console

3-Shelf Bar Console
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

For smaller spaces that cannot comfortably contain a bar cart, a three-shelf console is a perfect replacement. Fill the shelves with books and bourbon for a handsome cart stand-in.

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Festive Bar Cart Welcome

Festive Bar Cart Welcome
Photo: Kat Teutsch/Big Leo

This brass bar cart by Arkansas native Bronson van Wyck features Southern-made essentials like Elmer T. Lee bourbon (Kentucky), Corsair gin (Tennessee), Jack Rudy tonic (South Carolina), and Bronson's Hellfire Club Bloody Mary Mix (arrowheadfarms.com). To complete the look, the top shelf is filled with savory cheese straws, fresh flowers, wooden monogram stir sticks, and vintage wares.

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Brass Cart with Leather Inlay, Blue Hammer Shell ice bucket, and Blue Hammer Shell with Mirror Glass tray: Celerie Kemble for Maitland-Smith; maitland-smith.com.
Van Wyck Tartan napkins, Cocktail Napkins, and Custom Engraved Mint Julep Cups: theholidayworkshop.com.

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Warm and Rustic Bar Cart

Lost in Texas
Photo: Jody Horton

Set a proper bar with flowers, cocktail mixers, garnishes, and the signature beer cocktail. Here, we served Lost in Texas.

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Alfresco Bar Cart

Summerttime Cocktail
Chris M. Rogers

This summery outdoor bar offers colorful refreshments like a Honeysuckle Watermelon Cocktail and fresh watermelon slices.

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Chic Cocktail Cart

Chic Cocktail Cart
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

A striking tray brings equal parts organization and beauty to this very fashionable bamboo bar cart. Hot pink carnations add a burst of color without crowding the utilitarian space.

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Pretty in Pink Bar Cart

Pretty in Pink Bar Cart
Photo: Monica Buck

Greet guests with a whimsical bar cart to set the theme for your party. This preppy pink station is decorated with fresh flowers and accented with a bright blue parasol.

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Bar trolley: For a similar look, try circawho.com.

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Poolside Bar

Poolside Lounge
Photo by: Laura Moss, Styling by: Natasha Louise King

Take the party outside to the pool deck with a wooden bar cart that easily stows away inside the pool house when it's not in use. Stock it with cocktails, snacks, and serving pieces for a crowd—or use it as a side table by your chaise longue for storing your book and drink while sunbathing.

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Classic Portable Bar

Classic Portable Bar
Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo

In one corner of the dining room, a rolling cart holds a full bar all set for holiday entertaining.

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