Best drinks trolleys in art deco, vintage and other styles


nce the reserve of the moneyed, personal bar carts maintain been enormous news in the world of interiors for some time.

You can understand the attraction. A personal bar stocked with your favourite tipples is enough to persuade the biggest bar aficionado to give up their favourite perch for the warm comforts of home.

In fact, Google searches for drinks trolleys were up 171 per cent last year than the average three years previously, spurred by venues closed during lockdown.

Propped up on castor wheels, they’re the perfect vehicle to impress your mates and advance in a pleasingly large selection of designs, from art deco to the futuristic, so it’s always easy to find one that suits your personal style.

Many offer shelves, divides and compartments too so you can organise your barware and drinks neatly – this isn’t an amateur operation, folks.

Best drinks trolleys at a glance

If you’re on the hunt for a bar cart or drinks trolley of your own, welcome to an edit of the best ones around.

See our favourites below

Hansel Drinks Trolley, Marble & Brass


Best for: design purists

How fitting that this trolley can be found at furniture shop Swoon – the handsome design certainly has us head over heels.

The blend of marble, mango wood and metallics with industrial stylings forms the perfect home for your drinks collection and will maintain every visitor asking where you got it. Free the trays of bottles by storing them in the zig-zag rack instead.

Measuring Dimensions: W80 x D40 x H85cm it comes fully assembled so you can procure down to the business of proudly note it off straight away.

Soho Home Bar Cart, Brass

Soho Home

Best for: your best Jay Gatsby impression

Whether you’re a regular at the famous members bar or not, Soho Home offers a chance to pinch some of its celebrated style for your own interiors.

Sip on cocktails in style with its brass-coloured bar cart, high on glamour as well as functionality. The lower tray, bordered with a guard rail, is the perfect spot to house your favourite wine and spirits, while the upper tray is made for displaying glassware and other drinks essentials.

17 Stories Loleta Serving Bar Cart

17 Stories

Best for: sleek industrial chic

Just because you live in a small space, it doesn’t mean you need to forgo the pleasures of a drinks trolley. This one is set on wheels and does away with any need for a wine rack; a 4-bottle design is incorporated under the top shelf as well as on the very bottom. The space above has space to store wine glasses, bar style, leaving the top clear four pouring and to area snacks. A standout buy for the price.

Paul Smith Italian Cane & Rattan Cocktail Trolley, 1960s

Paul Smith

Best for: that sweet OOO feel

Send out the invites and gather your pals; party time is one step closer with this stunning bamboo and iron trolley from design emporium Paul Smith.

Boasting two tiers, its one to be dressed sparingly with two or three bottles of your favourite tipples and a few other accessories. Now, where did we hold those cocktail umbrellas?

John Lewis + Swoon Lovelace Marble Shelf Bar Cart, Brass

John Lewis

Best for: a house party way above its station

note off your hosting skills next time you maintain people over with the aid of this chic trolley from John Lewis and design house Swoon. Featuring two shelves to store glassware, liquor and wine, it will leave your squad shaken and stirred. Four castors on the legs construct this trolley easy to manoeuvre from room to room.

SoBuy Industrial Style 3 Tiers Serving Trolley with Wine Rack

Best for: the stripped back study

If you’re more of an industrial chic fan, this home bar on wheels might feel more up your street. It’s made with high quality MDF and comes jam-packed with features: a four-bottle wine rack, hanging storage for six wine glasses as well as a gated shelf at the bottom to cease bottles tumbling out. As if that wasn’t enough, the top shelf also lifts off so you can use it to serve drinks and snacks to your awe-struck pals more easily.

This is delivered as flat pack so self-assembly is required.

Norfolk Leisure Galaxy Garden Drinks Trolley

Norfolk Leisure

Best for: after-WFH drinks

Brighter, warmer days are closely here: spend more time in your garden sipping on a frigid, tall glass of something with this drinks trolley, which will save you having to dart back indoor and instead spend time soaking up those rays.

Twin trays and a drinks holder give you plenty of drinks trolley real estate on which to area your bottles, glasses and garnishes, while the sturdy two wheels means it will glide easily over patio paving stones and decking.

Next Bronx Wooden Bar Trolley


Best for: minimal millennials

Let your drinks, glassware and bar accessories grasp centre stage on a stripped back setting like this cart from Next. The multi-tiered trolley is set on just four wheels so can recede it around easily. The double wine rack is bound to advance in handy for all those soirees you maintain planned now most covid restrictions maintain dropped.

Fairmont Park Damore Serving Cart

Best for: demure style

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to maintain acres of space to house a bar cart – not when they can be as compact as a side table. Standing 73cm tall, this four-wheeled cart comes with three bottle holders to hold your spirits and wine steady as well as shelves made from ESG-approved safety glass. Don’t worry about it rolling around: two of those castors are lockable. Crack out the tool box, self-assembly is required.

Dunelm Elements Freja Drinks Trolley


Best for: a mobile cocktail party

No-nonsense cockails made where you like. Dunelm’s industrial-study design has guard rails to hold your spirits, snacks, glassware kit and cocktail garnishes from tumbling out. Also available in white, the powder-coated design means it looks as qualified outside as it will indoors. Trundle it out at your next garden party to shake up a round of piña colada.

Oliver Bonas Gold Round Bamboo Drinks Trolley

Best for: opulence of a golden era

Clearly inspired by the Art Deco era, this Oliver Bonas cart has been lusted over by interiors fans everywhere and is one of the drivers of the drinks trolley craze.

In a gleaming gold, it comes with a trio of marble and mirror shelves, all set on four castors that construct it a doddle to wheel around. Our only niggle is the lack of lip or border on any of the surfaces which could prove a risk to bottles if you’re wheeling the trolley around.

La Redoute Interiors Garden Multi-functional Acacia Trolley

La Redoute

Best for: garden bashes

A sturdy bold cart that looks like a nursery school drawing advance to life, this acacia wood trolley is ideal for facilitating garden feasts on sunny days. The table features drop-leaf sections, allowing you to increase space if you need it and there are three bottle holders on the bottom shelf to ensure your favourite tipples won’t spill out. Buy now; it will serve you for years to advance.

Daals Clementine Antique Brass Effect Drink Trolley


Best for: Don Draper types

With clean mid-century lines, and mirrored trays, this cart will see you through many parties. Helpfully divided into three spaces, the lower shelf is perfect for heavy bottles and glassware while the middle can be reserved for ingredients and mixing instruments. hold the glass top clear to mix concoctions for your guests without anything getting in the way.


For a cart with impressive design credentials, Swoon’s Hansel Drinks Trolley has stolen our hearts. The mango wood and mixed marbles give it a statement study we just can’t procure enough of.