12 top-rated bar carts for less than $100
Bring the bar–and the booze–to you with these carts.
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Maybe you miss going out to the bar. Or maybe you've always wanted a home bar and now you're looking for a new project to take on while you're stuck at home thanks to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. No matter your reason, all you need for the perfect at-home bar is a few bottles of booze, some cocktail-making essentials, and, to tie it all together, a trendy bar cart.
To help you find the best one on a budget, we've rounded up 12 top-rated bar carts you can buy online for less than $100. Let the good times roll—literally.
1. This cart that's perfect for small spaces
No room, no problem. You don't need a massive dining room or spacious kitchen to have a bar cart. According to reviewers, this one—which is a downsized version of a standard cart—fits in even the smallest of studio apartments. With a simple minimalist design, it can complement any decor style and has wrap-around bars to keep all your bottles of booze from slipping off when you're rolling it around.
2. This cart with a built-in wine glass rack
Bar carts are supposed to be convenient—and having to trek back to the kitchen just to grab some glasses is anything but. Hence why so many people love this brilliant bar cart from Target, which has an under-the-shelf wine glass rack where you can simply slide in the stems of your glasses to store. Bonus: Its steel frame and solid pine shelves make it incredibly strong and durable.
3. This cult-favorite cart from Ikea
Everyone's obsessed with this affordable bar cart from Ikea—including me. I've owned mine for three years and used it for everything from booze to makeup to art supplies (so versatile!). I love how compact it is (I can roll it into my hall closet when it's not in use if I need more space) and that the shelves are easy to adjust to different heights.
4. This cart that you can use inside and outside
When the weather warms up, if you're lucky enough to have a patio or outdoor space, you probably want to take your party from the dining room to the deck. And for that, you'll need a bar cart that can also transition from indoors to outdoors—like this one, which has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon. People like that it requires zero assembly (it simply folds out!) and that it's well-made with sturdy shelves that can hold up to 75 pounds.
5. This cart that looks way more expensive than it is
I have the taste of a Kardashian-level celebrity but the budget of a broke college student. A.k.a. I don't like to spend a lot of money but I like it to look like I did. And I'm not alone—which is why so many people are drawn to this chic bar cart. At less than $70, it's an affordable alternative that still looks upscale and chic. Reviewers especially like the mirrored glass shelves that are open and roomy and even have a mini wine rack built in.
6. This one-of-a-kind cart
It seems like everyone has a bar cart these days—and if you're someone who likes to be different, the average rectangular cart just isn't going to cut it. Enter this unique alternative, with a copper finish and bottle cap-shaped top. It's as functional as it is fashionable, with the bottom shelf featuring a wine bottle rack and ice bucket holder. People say it's the perfect amount of space for your basic bartending needs and can easily be tucked away into a corner when you're finished with it.
7. This cart with plenty of storage space
Between wine bottles, liquor bottles, mix-ins, glasses, shakers, and your various other accessories, you have quite the collection of barware. So you'll need a cart that can hold it all, like this one from Amazon. Each shelf can hold up to 55 pounds and the equivalent of 10 full-sized bottles. According to reviewers, it both looks and feels high-quality and can be put together in under 20 minutes.
8. This extra-tall cart
Why settle for two—or even three—tiers when you can have four? That's what you'll get with this taller-than-average bar cart from Amazon. Because it has four shelves, it's more compact than your standard cart yet doesn't lack any of the storage space. Reviewers rave that it's incredibly easy to put together and that the wheels—which can be locked—roll smoothly for the best maneuverability.
9. This farmhouse-style cart
Joanna Gaines called—she wants her bar cart back. While the HGTV star hasn't personally used this specific cart, she'd likely approve of it, with its farmhouse-chic design complete with a natural butcher-block top, painted white sides and metal accents. It's received five stars from Wayfair shoppers thanks to its clever storage space (like the pull-out drawer and hanging basket) and the fact that it's lightweight yet strong and sturdy.
10. This cart that can be used for more than just barware
The only thing better than a bar cart is a bar cart that serves multiple purposes. I.e. if you ever get tired of using it for your barware, you can use it for baking supplies, extra storage, crafts, etc. That's what this metal cart offers, with its easy-to-clean finish and spacious shelves. Reviewers praise it for being sturdy (one person even used it to hold their TV!) and for having smooth-rolling wheels with locking casters.
11. This elegant cherry wood cart
Are you in your living room or an episode of Mad Men? You'll never be able to tell with this retro '60s-style bar cart. Made of solid wood, the cart has received high marks on Wayfair for being both attractive and well-made. It rolls around easily—yet can also lock in place when you need it—and even has three slots on the bottom shelf to hold your favorite bottles securely in place.
12. This industrial-chic cart
Home bartenders everywhere will love this rustic-yet-modern bar cart, which features metal piping and thick cherry oak wood shelves. Reviewers say it's very easy to put together and looks as good as it functions. With wheels that lock in place and plenty of storage space, it's a great accent piece for anyone who likes to entertain at home.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.