13 Best Bar Carts for Studio Apartments, Big Backyards, and West Egg Mansions

Dawn Davis is on the hunt for the best bar cart for her home.

“I am looking for something that combines design and utility—something so beautiful the eye is drawn to it rather than the bottles of spirits, something economical in terms of space, and, ideally, something with wheels,” says Bon Appétit’s editor in chief.

And she’s not the only one searching. After the last few years of shelter-in-place and cocktail TikTok, we’re all home bartenders. We’ve ditched the random mismatched cups for a set of sleek highball glasses and empty jam jars for silver cocktail shakers, and suddenly we have bottles of Maraschino and Chartreuse?! If you don’t have endless counter and cabinet space, where does it all go?

It’s probably time to buy a bar cart. Below find the best bar carts for every budget and living space, from a vintage-inspired rattan pick to modernist carts perfect for small spaces.

If you watch Bridgerton for the aesthetics, then check out this bar/tea cart. While the gold accents and handle give it a traditional parlor tea cart vibe, the clear frame grounds it in the 21st century, making it versatile enough to work in the average city apartment. Plus the shelves offer ample storage for glassware, bottles, mixers, or an ice bucket. It’s also part of a coordinating home decor collection, which means you can get a matching coffee table, console, bookshelf, and end tables.

If you’ve got lots of backyard space, I’m deeply envious because—sadly—this retro outdoor bar cart from West Elm doesn’t fit on my fire escape. With oversized wheels and sturdy wood paneling fitted to a creamy, weather-resistant aluminum frame, this playful piece of furniture is perfect for carting around spiked seltzers and beers during your next patio party.

Maybe you signed up for a wine subscription or started buying wine by the case during the pandemic. If bottles are starting to pile up, this rustic wood option from Wayfair is the best bar cart for you. It’s got a super spacious rack that can hold up to 12 bottles of wine as well as two storage shelves and a removable serving tray. Plus, with four caster wheels, it’s highly mobile.

Gold is classic, it goes with everything, and a little goes a long way—as evidenced by the sharp, clean lines it serves on this sleek contemporary cart. With just two mirrored shelves, this minimal option is best suited to someone still building out their bottle collection.

Nathan James offers a variety of bar cart options on Amazon for around a hundred bucks, including this two-tiered serving cart. With a powder-coated metal frame and wheels with locking casters, the Carter fits up to 10 bottles on the lower wood tier with plenty of room for bar tools on the tempered glass top shelf.

Nathan James Carter Rolling Bar Cart

This is a stationary bar console, so if you’re looking for a cart with wheels, move along. But what this modern bar cart lacks in mobility, it makes up for in space: It’s got a rack for stemware and a small square nook for stackable wine glasses and the rest of your glass menagerie.

Delaney Marble Bar Console

This midcentury-inspired acacia wood bar cart would be a refined, classic, and elegant addition to any home bar setup. Wheel out those vintage crystal decanters and that one special bottle of cognac after dinner and settle in for a Mad Men marathon.

Acacia Wood Mid Century Bar Cart

Small studio apartment? This round, wheeled bar cart might be for you. Its circular shape makes it compact enough to fit into corners or between pieces of furniture, and the three tiers offer more space than it might seem. In terms of style, the addition of a rattan bottom shelf adds a bohemian touch to this otherwise industrial bar cart.

This vintage-inspired rattan cart from CB2 delivers a distinct “old-school library cart but make it fashion” vibe. With brass casters and a bentwood frame, it’s a stylish storage solution for your Etsy-sourced barware collection and library of tiki cocktail books.

This leggy brass and glass number would be equally at home on a poolside patio or in an airy kitchen. It’s minimalist enough for apartment dwellers who don’t have a whole lot of space, but it still gets the job done with two expansive glass shelves that can house all the fixings for a summery Aperol spritz.

You’ve got the bar books, a respectable bottle collection, and a signature house cocktail. Lucky for you, storage space has never looked cuter than with this boho bar cart from Urban Outfitters. Made from teak and rattan, the cart would be a cozy fit for a sun-dappled California living room, nestled between a fiddle-leaf fig and a peacock chair—or for anyone trying to replicate those vibes. At 36 inches long, 36 inches high, and 18 inches deep, it definitely takes up a bit of real estate, but this cart’s two-door cabinet and six-bottle wine rack provide ample room for all the bottles, tools, glasses, and books.

Throw a West Egg rager with this Art Deco–inspired cart. The modern acrylic frame comes with either bronze or silver finishes and two oval-shaped glass tiers—one for Champagne and the other for bottom-shelf bathtub gin.

Safavieh Couture Bar Cart

This glam two-tier bar cart with a circular gold frame and mirrored shelves is a testament to the fact that some of the best bar carts don’t require a splurge. It’s the perfect accent piece for a kitchen or dining room, and while the shape makes it stand out, its footprint isn’t so large that it dominates the space it’s in.

FirsTime & Co. Gold Odessa Bar Cart

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