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Host Parties in Style with a Chic Practical Luxury Bar Trolley

It's easy to host the best party at your home with a chic practical luxury drinks trolley or one of the designer bar carts available now.

Entertaining season is here, and you may be planning to host a party at some point in the coming weeks. One infallible way to add style to your soirée? Two words, dear reader: bar cart (aka, bar trolley). It’s easy to host the best party at your home with a chic practical luxury drinks trolley or one of the designer bar carts available now. They’re both functional and fun. And there’s one out there that’s perfect for you.

it’s easy to host with a chic practical luxury bar cart or drinks trolley

The rage for all things mid-century seems to have fueled the resurgence of interest in the bar cart – or drinks trolley, as it’s more commonly referred to in the UK and Europe. A throwback to simple, sophisticated days past, bar carts can bring a dash of Old Hollywood glamour to home decor.

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why so much love for the bar cart?

There are several positive elements of bar carts that seem to be fueling their lasting popularity. Starting with how easy they are. When you’re not using them, bar carts tuck effortlessly into small nooks. Although lots of people use them as permanent pieces of furniture, and decorate them as they would an end table, bookcase or nightstand.

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It’s easy to host the best party at your home with a chic practical luxury drinks trolley or one of the designer bar carts available now.

One Kings Lane makes the point that a bar cart can be an item of home decor upon which differing spouses can agree: “There’s something slightly masculine about even the most ornate bar carts, and your spouse will dig the fact that the bourbon is just an arm’s reach away.”

And thanks to their mobility, bar carts can follow the party wherever it migrates.

In an interview with Departures magazine, party planner to the stars Bronson van Wyck noted: “A drink that’s mixed on a cart – not a counter – tastes just a little bit better and definitely seems a whole lot fancier.

 

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It's easy to host the best party at your home with a chic practical luxury drinks trolley or one of the designer bar carts available now.

It’s easy to host the best party at your home with a chic practical luxury drinks trolley or one of the designer bar carts available now.

And the best news of all? It’s easier than ever to find a bar cart that suits your interior design scheme – and your budget. Here are some of our favorite ones right now:

1. Scandinavian Chic

The perfect bar cart to compliment crisp summer drinks? This minimalist bar cart defined by clean lines and natural hues. The subtly curved metal frame is balanced by rounded plywood shelves which give it a sleek profile, perfect for manoeuvering.

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BUY NOW – $750.

2. Hollywood Regency

With mirrored shelves and hand-painted silver leaf, this glimmering cart is ready to roll and be the life of the party. Add some mood-setting flowers, candles and ephemera for an extra glamorous touch.

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BUY NOW – $1,299.

3. Farmhouse

We love this mahogany console with an appealing, weathered patina for a country estate vibes. Set near a roaring fire and a big cozy armchair, it looks like it’s been in the family for ages.

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BUY NOW – $3,900.

4. Tropical

This woven rattan bar cart is primed for all the fixings to make a fruity drink. Handles and casters make it easy to bring the tropical vibes inside or poolside.

BUY NOW – $1,395.

5. Regency

Don’t put this baby in the corner. Brass ornamentation and a lacquered finish make this elegant 18th century styled mobile bar stand out and elevate any gathering.

BUY NOW – $2,350.

6. Art Deco

As pretty as it is functional, this bar cart with nostalgic Art Deco appeal accommodates it all. But it’s the built-in ice bucket that makes it the perfect serving station.

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BUY NOW – $1,265.

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7. Coastal

Designed for the outdoors with a powder coated aluminum frame, this chic French Riviera -inspired console stores all the essentials for a good time. Removable teak lids create the bar top while drinks can be stored under in the two water-tight bins.

BUY NOW – $998.

8. 70s glam

The mirrored surface, acrylic and brass frame of this cart epitomize a retro glamour that immediately makes us want to host a cocktail party. We’d decorate it with some mercury glass candles (and top shelf liquors of course) to make it glow even brighter.

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BUY NOW – $1,719.

9. Rustic

If you’re more of a laidback backyard barbecue and pool party type of family, consider this teak trolley for breezy entertaining.

BUY NOW – $954.50.

BUY NOW: $2, 525.

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10. Urban Modern

We think this elegant bar cart with leather accents would suit any space but especially a city apartment with exposed brick walls. The leather saddle bag is a handsome touch for bartending tools.

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BUY NOW – $2,280.

12. Nautical

Who says nautical styling has to be defined by blue and white stripes and actual rope? This gilded rope console brings a bit of polish and luxe whimsy to the beach house.

BUY NOW – $874.50.

12. Modern Minimalist

Display your favorite drinks and glassware on this Canaletto walnut wood cart. Matte taupe leather give it a warm sophistication whether you’re serving hot cocoa or whisky.

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BUY NOW – $3,160.

it’s easy to host with a chic practical luxury bar cart or drinks trolley

That’s it! Our top picks for the best luxury home (and patio) bar carts and drinks trolleys right now. What’s your favorite? And when’s the party starting?

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Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. A Detroit native, she has 3 Harvard degrees and has written 3 mystery novels published by Simon & Schuster. After serving as a senior corporate executive, CEO of CNBC and partner at McKinsey, she now serves on the boards of several tech companies. She loves fashion, Paris, New York, books, contemporary art, running, skiing, coffee, Corgis and violets. 

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