Bar Carts + Storage

Stylish dining rooms, living rooms and kitchens now have one furniture piece in common: the bar cart. An emblem of mid-century style and elegance, bar carts are ideal multi-purpose accessories for the frequent entertainer. Whether you host carefully organized dinner parties or impromptu after parties, a bar cart can be your best asset. If you’re frustrated with the dusty options you find in vintage stores, check out west elm’s selection of vintage-inspired designs. You’ll get all the style of the original item in a polished presentation that’s both timeless and on-trend. It’s the ideal balance between form and function for any home, whether it’s a large house or a studio apartment.


In addition to bar carts, this section includes bar cabinets, which can be a good companion piece or standalone accessory when a bar cart alone isn’t big enough to house all your glassware and bottles. Whether combined or used separately, our bar carts and cabinets provide an attractive means of displaying and storing all of your cocktail crafting tools, ingredients and accessories. Mixology pros and amateurs alike can open up their kitchen cabinets and organize all their bartending tools in a central location, providing ideal convenience for any entertaining scenario. This setup can be particularly convenient for those who like to have something going in the kitchen but want to keep the party action focused on a living or dining area.


Regardless of your entertaining approach, a bar cart or cabinet is helpful in allowing for an efficient use of space in your home. You can stay focused and engaged in conversations even while seeing to hosting duties when you have your bar cart in a corner of the dining room. You can avoid the need to fade in and out of the party to go and make drinks in the kitchen, which makes the party more enjoyable for both you and your guests.


Our bar carts and cabinets offer a generous array of style options, and each one has its own approach to storage as well. If you tend to serve wine rather than cocktails, we offer styles that feature bottle and glass storage. For those who like mixing up a signature cocktail whenever there’s time, our bar carts and cabinets can accommodate a range of different bar tools in addition to bottles and glassware, giving you a one-stop center for bartending at home. Many of our bar carts and cabinets are large enough to accommodate all the equipment you need while leaving room for decorative accents such as small sculptures or vases of flowers to complete a sophisticated setup.


Choosing an open-sided bar cart gives you the opportunity to show off all of your bartending and entertaining accessories. This is a big plus if you have a particularly attractive collection of glassware that you’d like to show off. If you’d rather keep your mixology secrets hidden behind closed doors, a bar cabinet may suit your taste better. Combining the two gives you the opportunity to display your most attractive accessories while concealing the more utilitarian elements of your toolkit.


From the kitchen to the living room, there are many different ways to make a bar cart or cabinet arrangement your own. If you find that you don’t have enough bartending equipment to fill out a cart or cabinet, you can easily create an attractive arrangement using decorative accessories such as candles or even decorative lamps. Of course, you can also use that extra space to beef up your bartending collection. Now that you have the room, why not indulge a little? You can collect as many bottles, glasses or cocktail shakers as you’d like without worrying about monopolizing your kitchen cabinets.

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