Everyone and their mom knows that a cart is one of the most tried-and-true methods for a home bar. And we can't argue that it's an effective choice for making a bunch of bottles of alcohol look quite stylish. However, the cart is also beset with host of problems: it takes up quite a bit of room in your living area, they can be expensive, and they need quite a bit of booze and glassware to look properly "filled out" (although some may argue that last one isn't a problem, but an opportunity to stock up). Whether a bar cart is out of the question for you, or you're simply ready to start looking in a different direction when it comes to your home bar, here are a few out-there picks that'll let you start exploring your experimental side when it comes to your G's, T's, and pretty sets of straws.
What better tongue-in-cheek throwback could there be than a retro TV home bar, complete with some old-fashioned martini glasses? The picture of the boozy fifties and sixties will be so strong, you won't even need to turn on Mad Men.
While perfect for books and other decor, a set of floating shelves is also the ideal home for a living room bar. They take up no floor space, and look utterly hip holding your favorite glasses and handles.
A record console is a flawless space to store a little home bar, as nothing goes better with mixing cocktails than a record floating out some 5 o' clock-worthy relaxing tunes.
For those with truly no room to store tons of libations, a tiny tray on an accent table is the cutest and handiest little accessory. With a tray, a few favorite mixers, and some necessary extras, a home bar is just a pop and fizz away.
A suitcase on the wall is an unusual and delightful way to introduce guests that, Why, yes, we can do happy hour here.
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