? Finnish Design – Barboy Trolley, Verpan
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Whether you’re the official host amongst your group of friends, a passionate mixologist (professional or amateur), or fond of good wine and bubbles, your precious bottles, carafes, and cocktail shakers deserve a premium space. And if it’s time to give it a stylish upgrade or start right from scratch, here is a thorough selection of only modern bar carts. You’ll find from mid-century modern and contemporary high-end designer bar carts to cheap (but good quality) portable rolling trolleys. Also, we are covering all bases in terms of materials and shapes with modern aesthetics. So be ready for marble, metal, glass, acrylic, and even recycled milk jugs (!). This post brings the best of the most sought-after bar carts: small or large, round, with wine rack, and even for outdoors with a cooler. Everything under a modern, minimalist, Scandi, Danish, and contemporary design to be the perfect match for your home.
Modern Bar Carts For Indoors
16″ Small Round Marble Bar Cart, Pottery Barn
Steel Frame, White Marble Top, Tempered Glass Shelf | 2 locking casters and 1 non-locking caster. | Available in 2 colors
A small rolling bar cart is one of the best options if you’re in the market for a portable piece. As much as a large cart can have casters, chances are they will get too heavy to carry around.
This sleek Pottery Barn barn cart is as modern as it’s practical and cool. The dark steel frame makes a chic contrast with the white marble top, resulting in a neutral, but stylish bar cart. The tempered glass shelf is the cherry on top of the cake! You can keep a few bottles, a small tray with cups, and even a minimalist bar toolset!
If you love this aesthetic, but want a large bar cart, go for the 34″rectangular marble bar console.
Cheap 3 Tier Modern Bar Cart, Ikea
Powder Coated Steel Frame | Available in black, white, and red.
It’s hard to beat Ikea’s prices and this is the cheapest bar cart/utility cart in this post! And honestly, you get a decent bang for the buck, considering that costs less than $30! It checks all the basics for a functional and practical modern bar cart: sleek design, spacious 3 tiers, rolling casters, portable, and cheap, very cheap.
Modern Mid Century Round Bar Cart, Verpan
Molded MDF Wood, Chrome plated castors | Available in 4 colors
There is nothing obvious about this bar cart/serving and storage trolley designed by Vernon Panton, one of the most influential Danish designers of the 20th century.
You can place the bottles, carafes, and even an ice bucket on the lower cylinder; glasses and tools go on the next level; napkins, coasters, and a cocktail book on the first tier.
The Barboy is a unique mid-century modern design bar cart perfect for contemporary rooms. Also, it’s so easy on the eyes because it keeps away all the different colors and volumes from a bar, keeping a clean minimalist aesthetic. Finally, the wow factor is when you ask your guests to grab a bottle at the bar!
Not Too Big, Not Too Small Sleek Bar Cart
Metal frame, Glass Shelves
If you have a respectable cocktail collection, but don’t want a bulky bar, this beauty is the one for you. The sleek shape, but with 2 spacious glass shelves, keeps the room clear and organized.
Steel Pipe Drink Trolley, Cappellini
Metal Tube Frame, Laminate Shelves
This very modern-minimalist bar cart was designed by Shiro Kuramata in 1968 and is a timeless mid-century modern design piece.
The execution is as sharp as the sketch: a sleek but sturdy metal tube sturdy plus 2 thick laminate shelves and 4 casters. It’s an heirloom piece for purists connoisseurs of interior design.
3 Tier Metal Bar Cart With Wine Rack
Iron frame, glass shelves and top | Available in grey/black and white
This 3 tier bar cart has over 1000 very satisfied reviews on Wayfair! And after all the research we made, it’s indeed a great cheap option for a bar cart with a wine rack and modern aesthetic. The metal structure has a sleek design, so it’s easy to fit even in small spaces, but the 3 tiers plus the wine rack make it very spacious for enough bottles, glasses, and the bar essentials of a great host.
3 Tier Acrylic & Glass Modern Bar Cart, Interlude Home
Clear Acrylic Frame, Glass Shelves,
This very chic acrylic bar cart delivers an extra level of style to your interior design. The 3 shelves are made of glass and framed by a sleek clear acrylic structure, creating a sexy and bold aesthetic.
30″ Large Acrylic Bar Cart, CB2
Molded clear acrylic, Four clear casters
Acrylic furniture is everything but neutral! One loves it or hates it, but it’s the kind of material that sparks debates in interior design.
So, if you’re on the bold side of the spectrum and you want your house decor to reflect that, this large CB2 acrylic bar cart will frame your drink essentials like art!
Rapson Bar Cart, Loll Designs
Recycled and recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE), primarily from milk jugs | Available in 9 colors
At a glance, this bar cart is outstanding! And it’s also very practical, with 2 rolling wheels and 2 large shelves.
So, here is a dream feat! Loll Designs builds high-end furniture out of recycled materials. Ralph Rapson was second-generation American modernist royalty. He designed this eye-catching modern bar cart and Loll acquired the license to manufacture it in the USA using recycled milk jugs.
The Rapson Bar Cart is a conversation starter from the playful mid-century modern design to the sustainable high-quality manufacture made in the USA.
Modern Outdoor Bar Carts
Modern Outdoor Bar Cart With Wine Rack, Crate&Barrel
Outdoor-grade stainless steel and powdercoated aluminum frame
Removable tray, check. Large spoked wheels, check. Casters, check. Wine rack, check. Weather resistent material, check. Sleek modern design, check. Chic neutral color, check.
The Dune bar cart is part of the coveted modern outdoor furniture collection from Crate&Barrel, so you can have the whole set or pair it with your own pieces. This very modern bar cart is practical and spacious allowing you and your guests to have hours of fun!
Small Scaninavian Round Outdoor Roll Trolley, Cane Line
Powder Coated Aluminum | Available in Black and White
Welling/Ludvik are masters of pure Scandinavian design and these desirable portable bar carts are expressions of their perfect minimalist work.
The small and round roll trolleys have 2 useful trays and are perfect as beverage and snacks accessory furniture by the pool or as a main portable bar cart for a cool deck or balcony!
Modern Large Outdoor Bar Cart In Natural Teak Wood
Natural Teak Hard Wood
Not many pieces of furniture in wood have a modern aesthetic. But the ones that do, what a work of art! This magnificent bar cart is worthy of any chic pool area or deck.
The bar cart is artisan-crafted out of teak wood, which is naturally resistant to fungal decay, rotting, and warping due to weather and temperature. So, not only it is a joy for the sight, but it will remain beautiful and food safe for many years.
As if it wasn’t enough, this portable bar cart has 4 sturdy wheels, a removable serving tray (also in teak wood, of course), and a small rack for 3 bottles. It’s astonishing and the most unique modern wood bar cart for outdoor use that I could find! 10/10 is a great investment.
High-End Outdoor Mobile Bar Cart With Refrigerated Wine Rack – Dometic MoBar 550S
304 stainless steel and tempered glass
If it’s about time to retire your old bar cart with a cooler, this is the upgrade you deserve! your days of trying to cool your bottles on a bucket of ice are gone!
This cart comes with an LED-illuminated dual-zone refrigeration compartment for up to 39 bottles of wine or your favorite vodkas and Perrier-Jouets. Electronic controls let you set the temperature from 36°F to 68°F. And that’s just the refrigerator. You can also count with a big dry storage compartment and a dry storage drawer for bottles, glasses, cocktail tools, and all bar essentials that you need; a large work area, with a solid oak cutting board and a black-coated steel serving tray with handles; a large recessed rotomolded ice basket that for up to 22 bottles or 32 cans; and side-mounting, black-coated steel speed rail for 6 extra wine bottles or accessories.
The final punch is the detachable power cord. Yes, this bar cart will keep everything cool for a while (depending on how hot the environment is, of course). All of that is topped with 4 sturdy wheels and an ergonomic handle so you can proudly walk around with your favorite toy and entertain your guests with class.
And if this bar cart is too big for you, go for the smaller 300S version. Same perfection, more compact size.
Longday Cool Outdoor Bar Cart With Wood Wheels, Blu Dot
Powder-coated aluminum frame, FSC® teak wood wheels.
In my humble opinion, Blu Dot makes no mistakes! I’m a big fan of the modern concept and the high-quality execution with reasonable prices.
That being said, how cool is this bar cart? Definitely a conversation starter and a serious eye-catcher, perfect match for a young and cool outdoor area! And I’m not the only one cheering for this bar cart: it was awarded the 2021 NYCXDESIGN AWARDS Honoree. After all those long days, your house deserves an award-winning bar cart, right?
Modern White Metal Outdoor Bar Cart
Aluminum, Teak Wood
This bar cart is a balanced (soothing) combination of textures resulting in a perfect Scandi aesthetic. The minimalist white aluminum frames contrast beautifully with the organic teak wood shelves and casters so your outdoor area is chic and modern.
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