Bar Carts & Cabinets

Nothing balances midcentury glam with modern lifestyle practicality quite like a bar cart. If you like to get into some mixology at home, west elm’s bar carts & cabinets can give you a great place to store and display all of your treasured liquor bottles, elegant glassware and handy bartending tools. The mobile nature of a bar cart makes it possible to wheel your home bar setup to different parts of the house, whether it’s in the dining room for a dinner party or out on the patio for a summer cookout. Bar cabinets, too, are quite practical, especially if you have a small living space that can’t accommodate a full bar and doesn’t have a variety of different entertaining areas.


Whether you live in a sprawling suburban home or an ultra-modern penthouse in the heart of a city, this product category can help you take your entertaining game to the next level. Bar carts and cabinets are an on-trend yet classic way of making your home feel like a special place for both you and anyone you invite over. You don’t have to be an amateur mixologist to benefit from one of these handy furniture pieces. Even if your liquor tastes tend toward the single malt, neat direction, you can assemble a full complement of glassware and display your bottles in one location for quick access. One great part of this quick access is that it will be much easier for your guests to help themselves when you offer, which may encourage your talented amateur or professional bartender friends to show their skills.


Our bar carts and cabinets are functional, but thanks to their sleek midcentury-inspired design, they also help establish an air of elegance in your home, recalling a bygone era of hospitality. Being a good host is about more than just providing a space for your friends to gather. Elegant little touches, from serving pre-mixed drinks on a gleaming tray to outfitting your bar cart with an array of bartending supplies and garnishing accoutrements, can give you the boost you need to make your home a truly outstanding place to spend time.


Placement is an important consideration to ponder before making your final selection in this product category. While bar carts are mobile, there’s no reason why you can’t simply park them in a corner of your dining room and leave them there until you decide to rearrange the whole room. Even if you do plan to move your bar cart, you may want to think about where you’ll leave it most often when it’s not in use. This can allow you to measure a specific area, which will guide your shopping efforts as you consider which piece is best for your home.


As you shop, also consider whether you’ll use your cart or cabinet to store things like glassware. This will make it easier for you to determine not only the right size but also which features are most useful to you. Some of our bar carts & cabinets include special storage racks for stemware, so if you plan to keep your glassware in your kitchen cabinets, you may want to opt for a style that doesn’t have this storage feature so you can maximize the usefulness of your cabinet or cart and help give it an organized, polished appearance.


From the living room to your patio, bar carts are a versatile option for whole-house entertaining. If you choose to keep your gatherings localized to a specific part of your home, bar cabinets are another excellent choice for adding some glamour and practicality to your design scheme. Though they’re designed specifically for use with bartending-related equipment, both of these furniture pieces are easily repurposed for storage and display for other functions, including storing work or art supplies.

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