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What are Bar Carts? And Why Every Wine Collector Needs One in Their Life

  • 5 min read

One of the many joys of being a wine collector is presenting the wine to your friends. Outside of a classic collection on your wine racks, there’s one thing that makes any wine lover geek out: a Bar Cart.

Bar carts are a great way to store drinks, cups, and other products that can benefit from mobile storage. However, bar carts can also serve as great stationary storage solutions. Whether you are looking for a kitchen island, or a way to easily serve your guests drinks on the go, you will find a bar cart for your needs from any respectable retailer.

You have seen them at restaurants and maybe even your friend’s house (with a tinge of envy). Here’s all you need to know about Wine Bar Carts and why any wine storage fan should own one.

Definition of Bar Carts

Bar Carts are fashionable wheeled cabinets designed to hold alcohol, glasses and other alcohol-related items. For Wine Fans, they are the ultimate item to show off to their friends. Bar Carts can be used in different locations, including living rooms, weddings, functions, restaurants and parties. What sets them apart from smaller wine cabinets is that they are mobile.

Bar carts present a great opportunity for entertainment and showcasing your wine or spirits collection. Whether you opt for a wood bar cart, an industrial bar cart, or any other type, it’s great to be able to show off your multifunctional bar cart to your friends and guests.

What goes on a bar cart?

Principally, alcohol. You can store all types of alcohol on differentbar carts, though traditionally they come equipped with proper forms of storage for wine bottles.Bar carts also contain extra dedicated space for specific cups and often give you enough room for other products to add a function or even aesthetics. 

There are many traditional products that are usually served on a bar cart:

  • Spirits 
  • Mixers
  • Bitters
  • Jars
  • Juicer
  • Peeler
  • Shaker
  • Cups/glassware
  • Ice
  • Wine
  • Dispenser
  • Napkins
  • And many more  
Industrial French Bar Cart with Wine

Industrial French Bar Cart


Now, let's look at why they are a must-have for wine lovers!

They Offer Short-Term Wine Storage that is Closer Than Your Wine Racks

If you have wine that you are planning on drinking in the near future, it can be handy to have them on-hand and close by. Rather than keep them on your wine racks, Bar Carts allow you to keep them in whatever living space you wish while still maintaining a classy look to your collection.

Wooden Bar Cart

Wooden Bar Cart

They Simply Look Amazing and Can Double as Interior Furniture

There’s no hiding it: for many people, the biggest perk of owning a bar cart is that they look amazing. A well-made bar cart has the same craftsmanship and artistry as a classic wine rack.

At places like Wine Stash, you’ll find amazingly craftedbar carts that come in all shapes, colours, and sizes. From cabinets to pure alcohol trolleys, you won’t go wrong with a well-placed bar cart.

What’s more, is that they also act as impressive interior furniture. There are countless styles to choose from, including Industrial French Bar Carts, Contemporary Timber Bar Carts and Marble Bar Carts. Whatever your living space is, you can be sure that there is a bar car to compliment its style.

This transcends wine cellars too. A well-placed bar cart can add a great sense of ambience to an environment, whether it’s stacked with alcohol or anything else. However, for a wine connoisseur, there is no better way to show off your collection on the go than a bar cart.

 Marble Bar Cart

 Marble Bar Cart

They are Show Stoppers at Dinner Parties

Let’s be honest, Bar Carts bring the wow factor to dinner parties regardless of if you’re a wine connoisseur or not. They are a fun and eye-catching surprise at a party and a great conversation starter.

They allow you to proudly show off (some of) your wine collection without having to bring guests into your wine room or wine cellar. PS: there is nothing quite like offering champagne to your guests straight from a Bar Cart.

On that note, it’s important to drive home how important a bar cart is for homes with smaller wine cellars or none at all. There’s no need to bring a bunch of people into your wine cellar if it’s crowded — simply load up a bar cart, and you’re on your way! 

Styling a bar cart

It’s no secret thatbar carts aren’t an everyday sight. When you see one, you think of luxury, convenience, and efficiency. That is why there are various ways to maximise the use of your bar cart:  

  • Beverages
  • Though traditionally you would find spirits, mixers, wine, and more on a bar cart, the truth is that you can place whatever beverage you want on it. For a wine collector, a bar cart is an opportunity to enjoy a fine wine among friends in the most extravagant way possible. It’s all about setting the scene, so it’s important to have everything matched, from the bar cart to the beverage, and even the accessories. 

  • Garnishes
  • Decorative food — like accessories — add to the atmosphere and ambience well. The beauty of a well-decorated bar cart is that it changes the feel and vibe of a room or even a large wine cellar. A wine collector knows how essential aesthetics can be, so it comes as no surprise that any added touch can make a big difference. 

  • Accessories
  • These can vary wildly. From ice buckets and tongs to conventional cocktail-making tools, you have the freedom to decorate your bar cart as you wish. For a more personal touch, you can go for a small plant, a bowl of fruit, or a coloured napkin.

    Contemporary Timber Bar Cart

    Contemporary Timber Bar Cart

    Bar Carts are Multi-Purpose

    Winebar carts are not just aesthetically pleasing — they are also highly functional. In addition to wine bottles,bar carts can hold wine glasses, wine buckets, and other paraphernalia. They are even used to hold food spreads like cheese and crackers. You can think of them as the Swiss Army Knife of short-term wine storage.

    Depending on the kind of bar cart you are after, you can use it as either analcohol trolley or even an aesthetic storage piece that doesn’t move.

    Contemporary Bar Cart

    Contemporary Bar Cart

    Where to Buy Premium Bar Carts in Australia

    Entertaining your guests doesn’t come much easier than with access to a bar cart. Whether you’re looking for adrink cart, a simplealcohol trolley, or specialtybar carts, Wine Stash has you covered. The impressive range at Wine Stash will allow you to curate your surroundings to a particular bar cart, or the other way around. Simply find the right pick for you and elevate your mobile wine storage.

    Are you ready to add a wine geek’s dream to your house and own a bar cart? Check out Wine Stash’simpressive range ofbar carts today. The wine lover in you will thank you!

    For more information regarding all ourbarware, other products and services, or how to get started today,get in touch with us and an expert member of our staff will help you along the way.

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