If you enjoy the occasional libation from time to time (ok who are we kidding – every evening before you go to bed haha), you are going to love this blog post. If space (and money) are no object, you can easily hire a designer to custom design a wet bar, a butler’s pantry or a kitchenette to house your prized wine and spirits collection. But what happens when space is an issue and the cutesy bar cart is no match for your hefty wine collection? What do you do then?
In comes the bar server or bar cabinet for the win. When it is closed, the bar server or cabinet looks like a distinguished piece of furniture that ties in nicely with your décor. When the server is opened, it’s like a party in a box, hiding a myriad of liqueurs, party mixes and margarita glasses.
If you love to entertain but are squirreling away your spirits inside of kitchen cabinets or closets, you need an upgrade immediately. Any of these bar cabinets will have you looking like the hostess with the mostess that you really are.
The Noble Drink Server from Frontgate looks like an ordinary console until you start cracking it open. Then the real fun begins.
It even features an air tight drip tray for the all essential ice! Shocker!
If the Noble is too traditional looking for you, no worries. The Ainsworth Eglomise Bar Cabinet from Frontgate is worth every penny with its sleek, mirrored contemporary look.
It may look petite on the outside but it holds plenty of beverages for your ad hoc get-togethers.
If you prefer a French inspired vintage look, the Maxim Panel Bar Cabinet is for you. This less wide but taller cabinet will have your guests savoring all over your duty-free finds.
Why hide the goods when you can show them off with this one of a kind stunner from Restoration Hardware. Known as the Porthole Bar, this piece looks good enough to invite the whole cast of Star Trek over.
So you don’t like to entertain but you do like to get your drink on. This compact bar at Restoration Hardware doesn’t even look like a bar to begin with. Made to resemble a 1920s German Light Bulb testing machine, everyone will think that this piece is just an art sculpture when closed. I actually saw this bar in person at RH’s flagship location in New York City and it certainly is a showstopper.
Just because you can’t have a built in bar doesn’t mean you should stash your liquor collection like you do your winter clothes. Show it off, or don’t show it off, but be sure to give it a prominent place in your home.