There are many styles of home bars and having a fully stocked, easy access bar in your home is a dream for many cocktail enthusiasts. Not everyone wants a full wet bar that's always in plain view, though. That's where these bars come in handy. They're not meant to be permanent fixtures in your home but are designed to move or hide their contents.
Some of the more industrial portable bars are perfect if you entertain large groups on a regular basis. They're also nice options for private party bartenders who can include bar rental in their rate. Others are everyday pieces of furniture—large and small—that will blend perfectly into your home's decor. These will keep all your liquor bottles and bar tools stashed away until it's time to mix up a drink.
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This Crosley bar is fantastic because by day it looks like the average living room buffet, but by night it becomes a party cabinet! The transformation simply requires pulling out the two extensions to display a fully stocked bar.
The bar has a beautiful finish and is made of solid hardwood and wood veneer. It can store over 20 liquor and wine bottles and includes pull-out drawers for storing tools along with a built-in glass rack for stemware. This one combines elegant, traditional design with function and saves a lot of space.
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An armoire with a wine and liquor cabinet hidden inside! This really is a fine piece of furniture and its price tag reflects that, so it's not for everyone. However, if you're ready to really step up your home bar and have the space to place it, but want to keep it on the discreet side, it's a great choice.
The wood cabinet from the esteemed Howard Miller Collection is finished in beautiful cherry wood and is ready to stand up to years of use. Inside, it features a 22-bottle wine rack, storage for all your liquor bottles and glassware, and tons of space for all the accessories you need to mix up great drinks. Its beauty is reflected in the mirrored back while its function goes on and on, including a laminated pull-out shelf, drawers, automatic lighting, a power strip, and ample counter space.
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On a smaller and more affordable scale, this piece is a perfect hide-away bar that can fit in many rooms. It's made of MDF, so don't expect the high-quality of other furniture manufacturers, but it is a good way to keep your bar out of sight.
What's nice about the Southern Enterprises cabinet is that it will fit into small spaces. At just 22 inches wide, 14 inches deep, and 40 inches high, it's compact while still offering just enough space for your favorite liquor bottles. You may need to set barware on top while hosting a party and it is recommended to anchor it to the wall to avoid tipping. However, it has a modern, sleek style and beats stashing your booze in the kitchen cupboard.
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When your home is more mid-century modern, traditional wood furniture may look out of place. This spirit cabinet from Crosley is the perfect solution for your decor needs and it's a stunning but simple piece. When it's closed up, guests may think it's just a vintage bureau or record player and never suspect what's hidden inside.
With a mahogany finish, the cabinet takes up very little space while offering a nice amount of storage. It's sturdy enough so the fold-down door doubles as a drink prep area. Two drawers provide storage for barware and accessories while the main cabinet has ample room to keep 10 or more bottles.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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For a vintage touch that skips the wood furniture look, this bar cabinet is hard to beat. The style is a cross between an old steamer trunk and retro stereo system, complete with linen and leather accents on the hardwood.
Not only is this cabinet a fun and unique piece of furniture, but it's also well-built and there's no assembly! It can hold up to moving it from room to room and the folding doors have their own casters for a little more stability when open. Though it is compact, you should be able to store at least 10 bottles and all your essential mixers. Two drawers, a stemware rack, and extra shelf space in the cabinet and on the doors ensure this little unit can store all your barware, too.
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If you're thinking along the lines of a mobile serving cart rather than a new piece of stationary furniture, this is something to consider. It's very reasonably priced, perfect for occasional, casual entertaining and it's compact enough to be rolled around small spaces.
The black finish gives it a modern look and it's adorned with tempered black glass. Storage is limited, but there is a speed rail as well as bottle holders on the counter to display your premium wines and spirits.
This economical bar can be neatly stored anywhere when not in use. The racks underneath are great for storing garnishes and mixers while the built-in hanging glass rack keeps your stemware safe and accessible.
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This is another mini bar that is all about mobility and easy access. It's a great bargain that any host or hostess will find useful for casual entertaining. You could even tuck it into a kitchen corner so making up your nightly cocktail is a breeze.
A storage cabinet and drawer can house all of the necessary bar tools, while bottles can sit on one of the open shelves. There is also a towel rack and a built-in hanging glass rack that can hold quite a few cocktail glasses. The beautiful finish of wood adds an elegant touch and the casters let it roll anywhere you need it.
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If you are a fan of classic movies then you have probably seen a globe bar. It was a popular style back in the early 20th century and a few of the authentic pieces can still be found on the antique market. The original globe bars are going for a steep price, but luckily, replicas like this are still being produced.
This is a very simple bar, though it's a little more elaborate than most of this design. The globe will hide a bottle or two and a few glasses. More bottles can be stored on the bottom shelf if needed, though that is open to view. Plus, the extended surface gives you room for setting glasses while you pour drinks.
The globe bar is perfect for the casual drinker who likes to store their favorite bottle of brandy or scotch in a handy place that's out of sight. It's also a great conversation piece and has that classic Italian charm that makes it a great addition to any interior.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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If you do a lot of entertaining, hire a bartender often, or are a private party bartender looking for some extra income on your jobs, this simple but stylish bar is perfect. Not only does it look good (multiple finishes are available), but it is a miniature version of a full commercial bar.
This one is quick to clean up after every use and can easily be transported or stored. It includes all the features a bartender needs, including built-in cutting board, speed rail, ice bin and a lot of storage for all of your back up ingredients and glasses.
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If you go to your local rental store, this is the type of bar you might find. It's durable, portable, and made to be used regularly, but it also has a ton of functionality built into the simple design. Whether you're a pro who needs a bar to go or you want to wheel your bar from garage storage to the patio for parties, it's a good investment compared to the price of rentals.
Units like this one are great for affairs with a single bartender. You will enjoy its convenient features, including a speed rail, 80-pound ice sink, ample counter space for all your mixers, and storage for anything else you need to keep in stock. The sturdy casters move it anywhere it has to go and lock securely into place. It's weatherproof, too, so when the party's over you can even just hose it down!