Do you guys have any interesting ideas for setting up a mini bar in my new place? I’ve always wanted a grown-up bar cart for guests and impromptu gatherings and such. My new place doesn’t have a lot of space and I want something a little off the beaten path. Re-purposing weird furniture or shelves, building something from scratch, crazy cart makeovers — got any brilliance for me? – Rowen
This was a FUN search. There are loads of ways to make tiny bar carts (think on top of a TV, on a shelf, on a hanging wall mount, etc.), but I found quite a few weirder, more offbeat and alternative bar cart ideas as well as a few nice-to-haves to round out the whole shebang. Plus, it doesn’t have to be for booze — you can use these ideas for a coffee cart, Italian sodas, a mocktail cart, or whatever!
Let’s see what bar cart inspiration is out there and what basics you’ll need to get started on your own…
And now that you’re inspired on the setup, here are some tools you’ll want to snag…
Bar cart tools
Muddlers, jiggers, spouts, shakers, & spoons
Grab a lemon squeezer for that freshly juiced taste your drinks, both boozy and virgin, require.
You may already know how to make a screwdriver or a rum and coke (virgin Cuba Libre anyone?!), but what about a Philadelphia Fish House Punch? A Queen’s Park Swizzle? Or a Death in the Afternoon? You’d better get a primer just in case.
Optionally, you may also want some fun themed art to finish it all off. This pink elephant print captures the spirit(s) nicely. Look out! Look out! Pink elephants on parade!