Raise the Bar on Entertaining with these Stylist Favorite Bar Cabinets

best bar cabinetsIf you’re still rolling with a bar cart, it might be time to consider switching up to a stylish and functional bar cabinet! For 2020, we’re seeing the decor focus shift from carts to cabinets for housing barware. Unlike carts, cabinets feature hidden storage, so there’s no need to worry about perfect styling because you don’t have to keep everything out on display. (Not to mention there’s a lot less dusting!) The bar cabinet trend is a more holistic approach because it weaves the home bar into your whole decor scheme.

With the holidays right around the corner, you might be looking to add a bar area to your space—a well-stocked (and styled) bar is the key to a great party, after all. This year, you can raise the bar on entertaining with a show-stopping bar cabinet in your home! Here are some of our stylists’ picks for the best bar cabinets in the game.

best mid-century bar cabinetBest for Mid-Century Modern Lovers

Mid-Century Bar Cabinet, West Elm

This handsome, retro-style bar cabinet is the perfect cocktail station. It has a classic, Mid-Century Modern shape made of acorn wood and sporting tapered legs— all the trademarks of this retro style. We love that it adds a pop of warmth and natural texture through the wood grain.

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Best for a Sophisticated Touch

Franklin Wine Cabinet in Black, Beldan Lane

It doesn’t get more sophisticated than this Franklin Wine Cabinet with faux croc panels, silver moldings and nickel nailhead trim. It’s glamorous, yet understated and adds a gorgeous decorative touch to any room. The cabinet has a drop front and lift top with interior lighting for extra clever storage. And behind the two doors, there’s ample space for stashing wine bottles, stemware, and accessories.

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best bar cabinetBest for a Pop of Natural Texture

Caledonia Woven Bar Cabinet, Serena & Lily

We’ll say it one more time for the people in the back: natural texture is the not-so-secret ingredient all rooms need! This Caledonia Woven Bar Cabinet has a chunky, woven seagrass front that gives it a breezy, beachy vibe. The sophisticated and sleek design is balanced by the rustic and textured front and the slender, tall legs give it extra elegance. And check out the fabulous detail of the leather handle pulls!

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Best for an Art Deco Vibe

Emilio Rattan Bar/Entryway Cabinet, CB2

This Emilio Rattan Bar/Entryway Cabinet is a showstopper. The brass front detail lends major art deco vibes to this cabinet while the rattan is another star of the natural textures show. The combo adds warmth and personality to any space. The interior shelving makes for easy bar storage and it’s so versatile you can also use it as an entryway cabinet!

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Best for the Elegant Connoisseur

Selmer Two Door Tall Wine Cabinet, Coast to Coast

This cabinet is almost a work of art! A breathtaking piece like this is definitely worthy of a prominent position in your home. The cabinet features silver leafing with painted branches on the door fronts and is a gorgeous piece for anyone wanting to make an elegant statement.

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Best for the Minimalist

Tate Stone Bar Cabinet, Crate & Barrel

Another cabinet with a mid-century modern vibe, this Tate Stone Bar Cabinet leans more toward minimalist. It has the signature tapered legs of mid-century style, but the tapered profile means it will feel at home in a minimalist abode, too. The stone grey wood adds lightness to keep it from looking clunky and it still offers plenty of functionality. The top section is a drop-down door that doubles as a work aka cocktail prep surface.

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Best for some Industrial Flair

Chauncey Wide Curio Bar Cabinet, Aidyn Decor

For a little industrial flair, consider this Chauncey Wide Curio Bar Cabinet. The black metal with glass doors and sides creates a sleek and minimal silhouette and the tall legs add to the slender appeal. It’s refined, yet edgy, with hardware details on the handles for an extra dash of style. If you like to display your decor or barware more prominently, this glass cabinet is the perfect compromise between a bar cabinet and countertop display.

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Best for a Global Look

Cumberland Two Door Cabinet, Coast to Coast

The Cumberland Two-Door Cabinet is a conversation-sparking piece with tons of texture and dimension. The door fronts highlights the wood’s lively grain for a visual treat! This is a sculptural addition that’s definitely ready for cocktail hour.

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