There are many home bar ideas and for many bartender-want-to-be’s and cocktail enthusiasts having a fully stocked, easy access bar in your home is a dream.
The bars in this list are a little different because they’re not meant to be permanent fixtures in your home, they are designed to move or hide their contents. Some of the more industrial bars are perfect for those who entertain large groups on a regular basis or for private party bartenders who can include bar rental in their rate. Others can be everyday pieces of furniture that hide their true contents and purpose.
This wood bar is one of my favorites because when it’s folded it looks like the average end table or cabinet and can be a regular fixture anywhere in the house. When it’s time to entertain, simply swing open the two sides and you have a bar, complete with brass foot rails that you can pull a few bar stools up to for a comfortable and casual temporary bar setting. The middle panel is the only storage space so that is limited but the mobility makes up for that and it’s on rubber casters so you can roll it around. You can, however, lock up your liquor and take advantage of the glass rack and drawers to fit almost your entire bar tools. For around $600 it’s a great deal and with the optional finishes it can fit any decor.
For less than $400 this bar cart is perfect for occasional, casual entertaining. The black PVC is sleek and has a modern style adorned with tempered black glass. Storage is limited but there is a speed rail and bottle holders on the counter to display your premium wines and spirits. This economical bar can be neatly stored anywhere when not in use and the racks underneath are great for storing garnishes and mixers while the built in hanging glass rack keeps your stemware safe and accessible.
An armoire with a wine and liquor cabinet hidden inside, this is the ultimate in classic-style furniture with a hidden function and that’s what you deserve to love about it. The wood cabinet from the esteemed Howard Miller collection features a 22 bottle wine rack, storage for all your liquor bottles and glassware. Its beauty is reflected in the mirrored back and wood finish while its function goes on and on including a laminated pull-out shelf, drawers and ample counter space. What more can you say than “WOW”?
Lynx is one of the most versatile portable bars available but it is certainly not the least expensive. Its stainless steel finish is very modern and it’s commercial casters make it very portable. The Lynx includes a sink with faucet and water filter, an insulated ice bin with cover, removable cutting board, bottle opener, and speed rail, lots of extra storage and, the best part, the two shelves on the sides can be removed, flipped and used as serving trays. There are optional accessories including a 3-tier top shelf that make bartending even easier and this is absolutely a great investment for private party bartenders and anyone who does a lot of serious cocktail entertaining.
If you do a lot of entertaining, maybe hiring a bartender, 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 (4 colors available) but it is a miniature version of the commercial bar. This one is easy to clean up after every use and can be easily transported or stored and includes all the features a bartender needs including built in cutting board, speed rail, 15 gallon ice bin and a lot of storage for all of your back up ingredients and glasses.
For about a year after you get married – and in the months leading to the wedding – you and your family and friends will toast one another with vintage wines, classic beers, champagne, or yummy cocktails at bars and pubs. So, why not bring the bar right into your home? You can create your own home bar ideas, replete with the necessities for making your favorite drinks, lounging, and entertaining. The home bar can be as big or as small as you’d like. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a functional home bar.