10 Best Bar Carts Under $500

Pop, fizz, clink! Shop these top-rated and cheers-worthy bar carts to gear up for your next big event.

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June 21, 2022

Every avid home entertainer needs three things in their arsenal: a sofa for conversing, a table for gathering and a well-appointed bar cart for imbibing with family and friends. While the latter may seem impractical compared to the former, a bar cart provides an unmatched opportunity to greet your guests with flair.

A wicker bar cart decorated with blue accessories by designer Lilly Bunn.

Photo by: Matt Harrington for HomeGoods

Matt Harrington for HomeGoods

Show off your style by selecting a bar cart material keeping with your aesthetic. If you count yourself among those obsessed with coastal grandmother interiors, treat yourself to a blonde oak, brushed gold or rattan bar cart. Pile it high with linen napkins, mother of pearl coasters and Sauvignon Blanc on ice. If midcentury design more your speed, snag a walnut or chrome cart to create your at-home libation station. Style with mixology literature, highball glasses, martini coupes, a silver ice bucket and sculptural decanters.

The long and short of it is bar carts come in every material, design era and price point imaginable. We scoured the web for the crème-de-la-crème bar carts on the market to serve you the best bar cart in every style on a silver platter. Get the scoop on our top 10 bar carts below and click the links to shop your favorite. And one last thing: You can feel confident shopping our because each cart that made our list is top-rated with hundreds (or thousands) of glowing customer reviews.

$107.99 $97
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Park your pinot noir and stemmed glassware in style with this top-rated VASAGLE bar cart. The contemporary design boasts a brushed-gold frame and two contrasting wood shelves to store drinkware, garnishes and serving platters. A four-bottle rack suspends from the top shelf, providing handy storage for your cabernet and Syrah. Three rows of stemware holders are attached beside the bottle rack and hold up to nine wine glasses.

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$629 $390
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Savor a seasonal sip on your patio with the help of this eye-catching outdoor bar cart. The 4.7-star cart is powder-coated steel forged and features an angular silhouette that plays well with farmhouse, contemporary and modern exterior design. Three slatted shelves provide ample storage space for serveware, bar tools and bites. A pair of X-style accents add interest to the side panels; wheels and a sturdy handle allow you to move your bar around the deck, patio or yard.

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$154.10

There’s no need to hire a butler when you have the elegant Casaza Alfred table in your life. This party-ready butler cart features two tiers of removable tray shelves perfect for loading with barware, cocktail garnishes and snacks. The cart features a lustrous, aged bronze frame, inky wood-grain shelves and four locking casters to ensure your spirits glide effortlessly through your soiree.

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Bring Parisian appeal to your dining room with this navy-and-white rattan bar cart. The European-inspired cart features a natural rattan frame and a classic navy-and-white weave. The removable top shelf lends you the flexibility to load the tray with appetizers and Aperol spritz aplenty. Below, six-bottle racks provide stability for storing spirits and wine bottles, along with a second shelf perfect for holding an extra ice bucket or barware.

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$116.99 $99
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Small space entertaining calls for a small-but-chic bar cart and this retro-style Nathan James number delivers. The top-rated bar cart boasts 1,475 customer ratings, with 83 percent of customers giving it a perfect score. Each trolley cart features a midcentury-inspired silhouette with a gold frame, two wood grain shelves and locking caster wheels for smooth transport from room to room.

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$210 $191
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Pour yourself a neat drink on this modern, wood-and-metal bar cart. The streamlined design provides a sleek workspace on the top shelf and ample storage for bottles and fixings on the bottom. Powder-coated iron frame pop against the two airy shelves and a pair of top handles give the cart chic symmetry. And did we mention it has over 600 rave reviews and a 4.7-star rating? Yes, you should add this to your cart.

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$224.77 $198
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Searching for a conversation piece for your next cocktail party? This shapely gold bar cart should do the trick. With over 4.4 stars and over 1,200 reviews, the Odessa bar cart will earn you compliments in any crowd. The top-rated design features two mirrored shelves primed for shaking up your signature cocktail, serving seasonal snacks and stowing away spirit bottles in one compact location. And if gold isn’t your favorite—not to fret. The Odessa cart comes in six finishes to flatter your existing furnishings.

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Go bold and add contrast to your entertaining space with a black bar cart like this number from Joss & Main. The Booker bar cart boasts an inky frame and contemporary silhouette that shines in any locale. Two mirrored shelves complete with integrated borders offer prep and barware storage. A comfortable handle allows easy guidance; four durable caster wheels lock to keep your goodies safe from spills when parked.

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$299.99

Get your glow on with this buzz-worthy gold bar cart from Amazon. The glamorous Danius bar cart earns our best overall rating honest, with a 4.8-star rating and 2,290+ raving customer reviews. The party-ready design looks polished against a wall with a Deco-inspired back panel and gilt finish. And not to be overlooked — each Danius cart comes equipped with four caster wheels and two etched glass shelves for elegant open-air storage.

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$459.99

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a bar cart more classic than this, friend. The top-rated Amelio bar cart is our pick for Hollywood Regency, traditional and bohemian interiors. Mixed metal finish, bamboo-inspired wheels and mirrored shelves work together to yield a jaw-dropping fixture for your entertaining space. Pile the lower tray with spirits, ice buckets and wine bottles and load the top with embroidered napkins, glassware and fresh garnishes.

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