Let's Get Boozing in the Great Outdoors
What is it about drinking cocktails outside that makes you feel like you're 17 again? Or, eh, I meeean 21, because of course I have morals and never drank underage. But anyway, there's just something about cocktails in the sun that feels amazing. If you're a real alfresco entertaining connoisseur, an outdoor bar or bar cart is a great accessory. Sure you can always set up a table with a collection of booze, but a true outdoor bar situation takes it to the next level. I've rounded up some of my favorites starting at under $200 with a few gems on sale. Because mama loves a deal.
BUCKLAND SERVING CART | BRAYDEN STUDIO | $196.99
BUCKLAND SERVINThis bar cart is a super affordable option that still comes with bells and whistles, including a wine glass rack, storage, and an extendable work station. Buy it here.
RIVIERA ACACIA WOOD BAR | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT HOME | $311.40 (ON SALE - REGULAR $346.00)
This wood bar is simple yet functional. The other side features two shelves as well as a bottom shelf that has holders for six bottles. I usually require six bottles just for myself, so that's perfect. Buy it here.
ESCALE COOLER CART | CB2 | $549
This isn't your mother's Rubbermaid cooler she brought post-soccer practice orange slices in. This is part cooler, part bar cart, part completely fabulous. Buy it here.
CHATHAM BUFFET | POTTERY BARN | $824 (ON SALE - REGULAR $1,374)
Between the ample storage and counter space, if I saw this at someone's house, I would think she was a serious hostess. And I'd be seriously jealous. Buy it here.
TEAK BAR CART WITH BEVERAGE TUB | FRONTGATE | $1,295
Wheels, a beverage tub with ice bucket, serving surfaces. This baby has it all. Buy it here.
TAMSIN CHINOISERIE BAR CART | NEIMAN MARCUS | $795
If the whole wicker/wood/Tommy Bahama store look isn't really your thing, this bar cart is a lovely option. It looks like something you'd find in a chic New York apartment but is outdoor safe. Buy it here.
HONORABLE MENTION: OUTDOOR BEVERAGE TABLE | NEIMAN MARCUS | $1,810
So this technically isn't a bar or a bar cart but I have to include it because, WHAT?! I need to be sitting around it, laying on it, sleeping on it, crying in it. It's genius and I need it in my life. Buy it here.