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Let's face it, we've all acquired quite the collection of liquor or wine bottles over the past few months. With the cold season knocking on our doors, and the year quickly coming to a close, chances are you're in need of a place to store your newfound liquor collection. Meet the bar cabinet, the middle child between sideboards and bar carts. They make a perfect investment piece of furniture since they are designed to tuck away all your libation-related goods, and add a beautiful decorative element to your home.
But when it comes to picking out the right bar cabinet, you’re going to have many choices to sift through. They come in pretty much every style imaginable, from modern to industrial, and in various shapes and sizes to fit your space. To help you get started on your shopping journey, we’ve scoured the web for our favorite bar cabinets on the market today.
Here are the best bar cabinets to elevate your at-home bar game.
Sure, it’s not technically a bar cabinet, but Anthropologie’s Daybreak Cabinet would work perfectly as one. It’s all about Art Deco in this piece, with demi-lune brass hardware inlaid with a geometric resin sun motif taking center stage. Radiating out from these handles are engineered hardwood rays that add great texture to the cabinet’s doors.
Inside are three adjustable shelves, which means you can set them to the perfect height to accommodate your bottles and barware. The cabinet comes in two finishes: a darker, walnut-like wood and a weathered gray wood that's giving us modern-farmhouse vibes.
Designed by HGTV star Leanne Ford for Crate & Barrel, the West Charcoal Cane Cabinet is more eclectic than you might think: the round silhouette recalls the shape of classic circular Chinese shelving, while the woven cane has a mid-century modern flair. In its charcoal color, the cabinet lends well to Eastern-style black lacquer furniture, while in its natural color, it would fit perfectly at home in a Bohemian-style space.
When you open the doors to the drum, you’ll find two fixed shelves for liquor bottles as well as storage for wine bottles. The frame also has a bonus shelf, which is great for decor items like vases or some faux greenery.
If you're looking for a piece that'll add a luxurious feel to your home, check out the Juneau Bar Cabinet. Covered with gorgeous, turquoise tufted velvet contrasted by hints of Carrara marble and brass, this bar cabinet oozes luxury. The marble top is also sealed with lacquer for added protection against spills or clumsy hands.
The marble circular centerpiece on the exterior adds a nice touch, while the removable wooden legs and gold accents help elevate the piece. The cabinet's interior features a hanging gold rack for glassware, a cord escape, and three spacious shelves coated in turquoise, (two of which are adjustable). Whether you opt to use this piece as a bar cabinet, or merely as a decorative storage piece, it'll look stunning in any entryway, living room, or hallway.
While the horizontal profile of this mid-century-style cabinet makes it more akin to a sideboard, rest assured, it’s definitely designed for alcohol. Case in point: the open wine storage. (But if you’re not into wine, don’t worry, the storage is removable.) Behind the two sliding doors, there is an enclosed cabinet with two adjustable shelves that could be removed entirely if you wish. And the V Bar is also good for non-bar purposes—with two cable holes in the back, it also makes a great media console.
Some might say the mid-century furniture trend is over, but if this list is any indication, we think it’s still in full swing. There’s something timeless about the streamlined furniture from the era that fits perfectly with contemporary decor—and that includes West Elm’s Mid-Century Bar Cabinet.
This square cabinet is made from kiln-dried eucalyptus with an Acacia veneer. Inside, storage isn’t just limited to the two shelves and wine rack: there are stemware holders in the ceiling panel, as well as four shelves on the interiors of the doors. It might be a small cabinet, but it holds far more than you might expect.
An ode to old-school secretary desks, Ballard Designs’ gray-lacquer Biaggi Bar Cabinet has a hinged drop-front door that doubles as a work surface for mixing cocktails or pouring spirits when opened. Behind that door is a mirrored interior with racks for stemware, plus plenty of room for bottles, glasses, and even cocktail books. It can also be locked for extra security, so you can rest assured that your liquor is protected.
There’s also a second cabinet space with an adjustable shelf below the main cabinet, plus an open-air wine rack that can hold eight bottles. All in all, there’s a place for everything inside the Biaggi Bar Cabinet.
Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better when it comes to bar cabinets. Sure, larger cabinets can hold more bottles, but we're all about quality over quantity. Enter The Home Mini Bar Cabinet by Magus Designs. Like a little treasure chest of liquid wonders, this high-quality cabinet has quite a few hiding spots. There’s a chest on top that serves as a prep space, a drawer for miscellaneous bar paraphernalia, and a main cabinet with a shelf for glassware, beneath which can fit standard-size liquor bottles. There's even an extra set of shelves in the doors for additional storage.
And if the black crocodile pattern isn't for you, the cabinet's leather exterior and suede can be customized. Pick from a number of colors to pair best with your living space.
Whether you live in a cramped apartment or smaller room, chances are you've convinced yourself you have no space for a chic bar cabinet. That's where the Leonie Luxe Bar Cabinet steps in. While this piece appears smaller than traditional bar cabinets, this statement piece will add a soft, yet luxurious element to your home. The warm neutral cream color makes it easy to blend with any style, while its curved cylinder-shape, mirrored top, and gold accents help elevate the piece's design.
Inside you'll find a drawer for all of your bar tools, and two large open-spaced shelves, perfect for storing anything from your favorite bottle of red to your special occasion champagne glasses. There's no doubt this adorable, yet refined piece will make a perfect addition to your home.
If you’re into the idea of a bold statement piece, look no further than Jonathan Adler’s Reform Circle Bar. This medallion-like cabinet is made from a hand-hammered sheet of brass with a geometric pattern down its center, drawing inspiration from Brutalist temples and churches like Le Corbusier’s Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France. It’s designed to be mounted to a wall or set upon Sputnik-like legs. Behind the shimmering façade is a modest cabinet space separated by wine storage, three adjustable shelves, and a drawer.
CB2’s Suspend II Bar Cabinet is far more than a piece of furniture: it’s truly a work of art. The sleek cabinet features a minimalist rectilinear silhouette, but the details really speak for themselves. The four segments of this striking piece—three wood cabinets and one grey and white marble open storage shelf—form a delicate chevron pattern with their grains and veins.
Tuck your bottles, barware, and cocktail books into any of the cabinets, or leave the open storage space as a place for cocktail-making prep work. Or you can style a vignette of your supplies in the same space. Whatever you decide, this is a piece that will make a statement in any room.
If you're looking for a piece with hints of industrial style, opt for Williston Forge’s Munich Bar Cabinet. This cabinet features a manufactured wood bar, sitting upon a metal cabinet frame with mesh doors and walls. Think uber-chic storage locker that holds booze instead of miscellaneous equipment.
On one side of the cabinet’s interior are two stemware racks that hold three glasses each, and an open space beneath for taller bottles and other items. The other side of the unit features a single fixed shelf perfect for stemless glasses or smaller bottles. The entire cabinet sits on casters, so it’s mobile just like a bar cart, but is truly a far more substantial piece of furniture.
World Market’s Sloan Sideboard features a neutral, organic feel compared to other bar cabinets, thanks to its three live-edge doors along its front. Behind each door is a cavernous space, where there’s enough room for dozens of bottles, barware, or a combination of both—bisected by an adjustable shelf.
The cabinet sits upon a boxy metal base with a matte antique-gold finish that makes the piece feel a touch more refined and a little less rustic. Ultimately, the Sloan Sideboard could pair well with a number of interior styles, from bohemian to mid-century, making it the perfect addition to your home.