Party season is upon us and as we prepare to host the festive hoards, now’s the time to take stock of our entertaining accoutrement and upgrade that cocktail corner with a beautiful new bar cart. Even with chic finishes and clever features, none of these serving carts will break your holiday budget.
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A classic bar cart with a contemporary feel, this bar trolley features a luxurious antique gold finish that would feel right home in any, er, home. Gold is a neutral now, after all. Ashley Furniture Kailman Bar Cart, Amazon, $143.
The clean, simple design of this polished-chrome bar cart appeals to those who love form and function – the top tray can be removed for easy cleaning and the three swivel casters provide excellent manoeuvrability. Torre & Tagus Studio Bar Cart, Indigo, $275.
With its A-symmetrical frame and high-shine mirrored shelves, this sleek 1960s-inspired cart is just what you need to get help your holiday party hit its groove. Groovy. Chrome and Mirrored Bar Cart, HomeSense, $300.
Sweet and Simple
Sometimes a blank slate is just what you need let your own decorative touches shine – and that’s exactly what this no-fuss black cart provides. That and a perfect (penny-conscious) place to set out afternoon tea. NISSAFORS Utility Cart, IKEA, $37.
Don’t Hold Me, Fold Me
Pull out this beautiful white-and-gold bar cart in anticipation of thirsty and hungry guests. If space is limited, once the party has wrapped up simply fold it up and roll it back into storage until the next soiree. Trevia Folding Bar Cart, Wayfair, $278.
If high-end industrial is more your style, opt for a bar cart with plenty of wood and black metal accents. With built-in wine glass and bottle storage, this kitchen trolley is both rustic and ready to serve. Linon Austin Kitchen Cart, Amazon, $234.
On Further Reflection
When it comes to serving drinks, a chic butler tray is a sleek space-saving alternative to its wheeled cousin. To return your living room back to its original state when the final guest has left, simply fold and store the stand. Butler Bar Cart Set, West Elm, $348.