There comes a time in every adult's life when a bar cart just won't do anymore. In which case, it might be time to upgrade to a bar cabinet. These functional gems are a great addition to a dining room, living room, or even home office. Taller than a credenza and outfitted with storage spaces for bottles and stemware, the functional pieces are a spirit connoisseurs best friend. Ahead, the 18 best bar carts on the market right now.
The grooved details of this Old Hollywood style cabinet conceal a bevy of handy interior compartments.
$799, West Elm
An Art Deco showpiece in brass and black acacia.
$1599, Crate and Barrel
A backsplash of gray-veined Carrara-style marble give this tall unit—one of CB2's alltime bestselling pieces—a touch of class; three discrete cabinets allow you to store wines, spirit, and glassware separately.
If you don't have space for a behemoth unit, this caddy corner option with its zinc top and kiln-dried rubberwood base might be just the ticket.
$499, Pottery Barn
A cheeky piece in glossy white lacquer; open it up to reveal a poppy sapphire interior.
This leather-sheathed bar cabinet calls out for a sleek bachelor pad. The craftsmanship is superb, with lots of luxurious details, like the self-closing drawer and silver-toned hardware.
$8,500, Poltrona Frau
The mix of materials — inlaid wood, brass — gives
this handsome cabinet a warm glow. It looks good open or closed. The pretty blue felt lining the drawers comes as a little surprise.
$10,990, Currey & Company
This is everything you need in a bar cabinet. Inside, there’s plenty of space for storage, and the top can be used as a buffet for serving. The turned brass legs are beautiful, but the standout feature is the built-in icebox: You can pour ice right into it.
Both inside and out, this vellum-and-oak cabinet has a
stately, old-world feel. The mirrored back panel, the pretty
bottle racks and the vintage-looking escutcheons on the
inside of the folding double doors are all nice touches.
With the glass top, stemware rack and all that storage, this cabinet can function as a hardworking bar while still holding its own aesthetically.
The shape of this bar cabinet is clean and linear, but the alligator print on the inlaid brass gives it a subtle Tom Ford kind of glamour.
Clad in faux Shagreen, this modern bar takes its cue from Hollywood Regency style.
Walnut and ebony veneers and brass hardware dress up this bar, which has a black leather-inset top. In addition to a side door and drawer, there's a pulldown hatch with a mirrored interior.
With its rectilinear shape and slatted exterior, this bar cart has a handsome, natural look that would work in both a modern space and in a country house.
The ash-veneer bar pays tribute to midcentury modernism with its stainless steel legs. The practical white-glass top also lightens its look.
$1,504 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
This graphic lacquered cabinet is a nod to the painter Piet Mondrian and the focal point of any room. Five of the seven color blocks open as doors or drawers for storing barware.
This Gustavian-style cupboard, with its linear grooved front and antiqued finish, looks rustic and lived-in — perfect for a country house.
$2,125, Chelsea Textiles