Drowning in choices: My Bar Cart Picks

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Bar carts are so cute and trendy – I’ve been eyeing them for a while. Who hasn’t seen the Instaposts of adorably decorated bar carts? I can’t be the only one who has been thirsting for one…

At first I thought I should DIY one, obviously influenced by posts like this one. Then I realized, who am I kidding? I’m not good at DIY stuff and I don’t have room to do all this in my studio apartment. It was back to trusty google to see if I could find some cool ready to go ones. Of course I could and some are rather inexpensive. I did throw a couple of splurges in as well. Sometimes a gal can’t help herself, am I right?


1. Amazon – Sauder 417828 International Lux Bar Cart, Glass/Satin Gold Finish | 2. Wayfair – Kahnah Bar Cart | 3. WalMart – Mainstays Tempered Glass and Metal Bar Cart | 4. Target – Aiden Lane Camden Glam Rolling Bar Cart With Mirrored helve – Metallic Chrome | 5. Wayfair – Crofton Bar Cart | 6. Anthropologie – Marble-Top Brass Bar Cart | 7. Hayneedle – Coaster Furniture Glass Top 3 Bottle Serving Cart | 8. Target – Threshold Metal, Glass, and Leather Bar Cart – Rose Gold

Amazon-bar-cartThis cart has a nice detail with the circle in the back of it. The two shelves are good because it means less room for junk! Personally, I would put my bottles of alcohol up on the top shelf rather than the bottom like they have in the pic.

Kahnah-bar-cartI call this one the rustic choice. It would look cute in a place that had an overall country feel to its decor. The wooden tray on top is detachable. I like that feature quite a bit. You can serve your guests that way rather than have to go over to the cart every time.

Walmart-CartThis cart is the one I’m leaning toward actually buying. The price is good, I like the two shelves, the only thing I’m not 100% sure of is the gold color. In the reviews the owners say it looks more brown than gold. But, for the $69.99 price tag, I can’t expect perfection.

Camden-Glam-TargetThe circular design of this cart draws me to this one from Target. I like the subtlety of it, the fact that it’s smaller than the others, which is a huge plus in a small apartment, and that it’s two shelves. As evidenced by the picture, a number of bottles can fit on the lower shelf keeping the upper one free for glasses and some snackies.

Crofton-Bar-CartThis Wayfair cart is similar to number 2, but the wooden tray isn’t removable. One of the selling points of this one is the storage for wine and glasses. This is the first one where these are built in to the cart, so the price is more than the others. Right now it’s on sale, so if this strikes your fancy, don’t wait!

Anthropologie-cartWelcome to our splurge. It’s from Anthropologie, the queen of all pretty things. This one is cool because it has a spot for ice. That’s the first one we’ve seen like that. It also has a real marble top – beautiful, but be careful with spills!

Hayneedle-cartPerfect for small spaces, this one has everything you want in a small package. It has a place for wine glasses and rack for 3 bottles of wine. This would be easy to move around during a party, and would also look very cool in a corner of the room, all decked out.

Target-Rose-Gold-CartLast up we have this rose gold stunner from Target. Obviously, I like the rose gold, and the double bars at the top are a nice touch. I could see this one as a typical bar cart as equally as I could see it as a coffee station.

We should take a vote on which one you all think I should get! Honestly, I’m still not sold on the idea of a bar cart for my apartment, but after writing this article, I’m definitely leaning toward it! What do you guys think? Do any of you have bar carts? Do you use it for alcohol, coffee, or something else? Let me know in the comments below.


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