Serving Up Style with Bar Glassware

A bar-worthy cocktail starts with the right glassware. The barware should be as stylish as they are functional. Choose items that pick up on the overall style of the home and enhance it with a luxe metallic accent or a vivid colored glass. With so many different styles of bar glassware available at west elm, it is easy to find one that will serve in style in your kitchen or home bar.

Barware Essentials

There are a couple of basic items every bar needs. When setting up a bar from scratch, start with the essentials as a foundation. Having these key items on hand will ensure you can serve basic beverages to anyone who spends time in your space. Make sure to check whether bar glasses are dishwasher-safe or hand-wash only when making your selection and take note of the care instructions to ensure they look their best for years to come. Take into consideration the style of your dishes to make sure the barware will pair well with the rest of your tabletop decor. Every bar should include:

  • Highball Glasses
  • Lowball Glasses
  • Old Fashioned Glasses
  • Wine Glasses
  • Champagne Flutes
  • Beer Glasses

Specialty Barware for Eye-Catching Drinks

Once the essentials are in place, add more specialized items based on personal tastes to make the bar serve your daily and entertaining needs. Take stock of what beverages you most often order out and choose barware designed with those drinks in mind.

  • Martini Glasses
  • Moscow Mule Mugs
  • Punch Bowl
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Bar Tool Set

Style a Bar Cart

When you outfit your home with stylish barware, it would be a shame to keep it hidden in a cabinet. Instead, add a bar cart or console table to your living area and load it up with your favorite liquors, bar glasses and accents. Bar carts make a stylish addition to a living room, rec space or lanai. Wooden bar carts with metal accents offer a timeless sophistication while clear bar carts showcasing gold accents brings a luxe glam to the space.

Stylish barware isn't just a great addition to your own home, it also makes for a thoughtful gift. Present a punch bowl set complete with glasses to a newlywed, beer glasses for the craft brew enthusiast or a sophisticated set of wine glasses to give them along with their favorite vintage. Shop entire collections for pieces designed to match, or mix-and-match items from different collections for a more eclectic result.

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