Shopping edit: 11 fancy drinks trolleys to get the party started

Did someone say happy hour? These drinks trolleys are a must for anyone who loves entertaining

Antique Brass Drinks Trolley in dark living room beside armchair, with crittall-style doors, beige sofa and wooden floors
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Searching for a drinks trolley or bar cart to add to your dining room, open-plan living diner or kitchen? The drinks trolley has recently become one of the most coveted pieces of furniture going – we're seeing them pop up everywhere on our Instagram feeds right now. Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a mixologist or just want a place in your kitchen or living room to show off your ever-growing selection of spirits, we've rounded up the best bar carts for every style and budget. To keep your bottles and glassware in a tidy order and to display them with pride. 

More of a wine lover? See our best wine coolers guide for our top recommendations for chilling your white and keeping your red at the right temperature. Make sure you check out our bar cart ideas to style yours like an interiors guru. 

The best drinks trolleys for your home

1. John Lewis & Partners + Swoon Cole Glass Bar Cart

John Lewis & Partners + Swoon Cole Glass Bar Cart filled with bottles and glassware in blue room beside orange armchair

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John Lewis & Partners + Swoon Cole Glass Bar Cart
Black drinks trolley

John Lewis & Partners + Swoon Cole Glass Bar Cart
This minimalist bar cart is on wheels, it boasts handles for easy pushing and moving, and it has two mirrored trays for your bottles and glassware to sit. It's ideal for minimalist homes, with a simple black matte metal frame and elegant brass-capped legs. It's also rather sizeable to make a statement in a dining room, but we would suggest moving it out of the way of children or clumsy family members as it's quite easy to knock things off its shelves. This collab piece was designed by Swoon for John Lewis & Partners.

2. Mano Mano Large Round 2 Tiers Drinks Trolley

Mano Mano Large Round 2 Tiers Drinks Trolley
Cheap drinks trolley

Mano Mano Large Round 2 Tiers Drinks Trolley
This inexpensive drinks trolley from Mano Mano is a total bargain – especially considering how many bottles and glasses you can pop on its two shelves. It's on wheels, too, while it has a push handle on one side so that you can move it from room to room with ease. It's ideal for placing in a living room or dining room, or even a kitchen... should you have space. To make a statement and display your glassware and favourite spirits with pride.

Now £75.99 at Mano Mano

3. Soho Home Antique-finish brass bar cart

Soho Home Antique-finish brass bar cart filled with bottles, with made cocktail on the top

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Soho Home Antique-finish brass bar cart
Vintage drinks trolley

Soho Home Antique-finish brass bar cart
One for those who are going for a vintage vibe, this Soho Home bar cart boasts a unique antique finish and it's made of 100 per cent brass-plated metal. With two glass shelves and four wheels, it's spacious and convenient – perfect for a dining room. With an elegant trim to protect your bottles and glassware from moving when transporting, it's even easy to keep clean and shiny. With an undeniably eye-catching design, this bar cart ought to spruce up your dining room and add a little flavour to your beverages.

4. Hippolyte Aged-Effect Brass Metal and Glass Serving Trolley

Hippolyte Aged-Effect Brass Metal and Glass Serving Trolley inside a dining room at the head of the table holding glassware

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Hippolyte Aged-Effect Brass Metal and Glass Serving Trolley
Brass drinks trolley

Hippolyte Aged-Effect Brass Metal and Glass Serving Trolley
Best suited for smaller homes, the space-savvy yet high-quality Hippolyte bar cart from Maisons du Monde is fab. Boasting a classic chic look with a brass metal frame and two glass shelves, we say it would look equally as impressive in a dining room or living area as it would look in a hallway. Match it with the rest of your gold accessories and use the high bottom shelf for storing your spirits, and the top area for your cocktail making utensils to sit. Fancy jiggers, cocktail stirrers, strainers – you get the gist.

5. The Forest & Co Black Coated Metal Drinks Trolley

The Forest & Co Black Coated Metal Drinks Trolley in garden with drinks made on top and bottles on the bottom

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Outdoor drinks trolley

The Forest & Co Black Coated Metal Drinks Trolley
If you are searching for a fancy drinks trolley for your garden, to live on your deck and to help serve your drinks al fresco – and in style – then this is it. It's a bargain at less than £100, while it's made of metal and it's waterproof, so it can be left outside. You might want to cover it come wintertime, though. A convenient purchase to encourage fewer trips from your garden to your kitchen and back while entertaining, pop an ice bucket on top and a few glasses and bottles on the bottom. Sorted.

6. Swoon Cartizze Drinks Trolley

Swoon Cartizze Drinks Trolley, gold with marble shelves and bottle holders

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Art deco drinks trolley

Swoon Cartizze Drinks Trolley
We are quite literally swooning over this incredibly gorgeous – and incredibly practical – drinks trolley. Not only does it boast special bottle holders for your favourite drinks, as well as bars to hold your glasses up, but it has two elegant marble shelves to use as space to make your drinks. It's on three wheels for easy moving, while it's perfectly suited to any size home, whether a large dining room or a teeny kitchen. To say this bar cart is eye-catching would be an understatement. 

7. John Lewis & Partners Riya Bar Cart

John Lewis & Partners Riya Bar Cart decorated for a party with gold decorations and bottle of champagne

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John Lewis & Partners Riya Bar Cart

John Lewis & Partners Riya Bar Cart
If it’s a civilised and simple vibe you are going for, then John Lewis & Partners’ Riya bar cart is just the ticket. With smoked glass shelves and a gold metal frame, this minimalist design is set on four castors so is super easy to manoeuvre no matter how many Martinis you may have consumed.

8. West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart

West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart filled with glassware, bottles and flower bouquet

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West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart
Mid century bar cart

West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart
Has this West Elm bar cart literally just been wheeled out of Don Draper’s office? The walnut finish, rounded legs and brass details definitely recall the '50s and '60s aesthetic; just fill it with cut crystal glasses and all the ingredients for an Old Fashioned and you are good to go. Just be aware that it’s only on two castors – you will have to pick it up slightly to move it, so be careful not to overload it. 

9. Graham & Green Caldwell Gold Drinks Trolley

Gold Drinks Trolley beside green sofa in dark living area with blue rug

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Graham & Green Caldwell Gold Drinks Trolley
All the beauty of an antique but without the fragility, this gold trolley from Graham & Green is giving us all the Gatsby vibes. The generous gap between the two shelves is perfect for storing taller bottles (a flaw in a lot of bar cart designs) and the top is an ideal space for mixing drinks. 

10. Dunelm Pimlico Antique Brass Drinks Trolley

Antique Brass Drinks Trolley in dark living room beside armchair, with crittall-style doors, beige sofa and wooden floors

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Dunelm Pimlico Antique Brass Drinks Trolley

Dunelm Pimlico Antique Brass Drinks Trolley
If your drink selection is more on the modest side, this Dunelm drinks trolley is ideal. Its two shelves will still hold plenty but the small dimensions mean it would easily squeeze into the corner of a living room or bedroom (no judgement here). We also think it's a bit of a bargain – it looks pretty swish for under £150, don’t you think? 

11. Cox & Cox Industrial Wood & Metal Drinks Trolley

Cox & Cox bar cart

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Cox & Cox Industrial Wood & Metal Drinks Trolley
Industrial drinks trolley

Cox & Cox Industrial Wood & Metal Drinks Trolley
If you are looking for a vintage industrial style bar cart but found that they are eye wateringly expensive, then this vintage – in inverted commas – metal trolley from Cox & Cox is your next best bet. Slightly less of a bar cart and more of a side table on wheels, this classic style trolley has three roomy shelves – the bottom one is shorter which is a bit of a pain, but why not add to the rustic look and fill some wooden crates with lemons and limes to make the most of the space?


Where to buy a drinks trolley?

Still searching for a drinks trolley or bar cart for your home? Take a browse below as we've listed where you can buy a drinks trolley online – and where to find more of the best looking buys.

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