A Well Stocked Bar: Ideas and Inspiration

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While I'm not the biggest liquor connoisseur, I do enjoy the occasional cocktail, and always admire a well stocked bar. Consider it an entertaining investment, a place of intrigue or conversation, AND a place to get the party started. Apartment Therapy has a considerable amount of resources on beautiful bar setups. The best, after the jump.

Home bars come in many flavors, from the prebuilt Pottery Barns cabinets that swing open to reveal the collection; the custom made trunk or cabinet, fashioned from something extraordinary; a single drawer or cabinet tucked away discretely; or the simple rolling kart that puts the collection out in the open.

Whether you draw your inspiration from Mad Men, fraternity parties or would rather keep your stash tucked away discretely, here are some ideas.

TOP ROW (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT):
Bridgeton Bar Armoire from PotteryBarn ($1,099.00)
Duncan Bar Cart by Restoration Hardware ($549)
DIY Trunk to Rolling Bar Project
Suitcase liquor cabinet from VanityCase
Marin Bar Cabinet by Crate and Barrel $999

BOTTOM ROW (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT):

Factory Table Wine Rack by Restoration Hardware ($99)
B52 Stainless Steel Bar Cart from Etsy Store FusionFurniture ($1225)
The DIY LED Backlit Bar via Unplggd.
Inspiration: Using An Old Card Catalog as A Bar
Credenza bar from Martha Stewart

Other Inspiration and Ideas:

Ready Made Bars:
Modular Bar Tower from Pottery Barn ($469.00 )
Component Bar System by PotternBarn ($199 - $299)
Barrow Bar Cart by West Elm ($169)

Apartment Therapy Bar Advice:
Vintage Furniture Becomes a Bar
Setting Up a Bar Cart at Home
Good Questions: Where Can I Buy This Bar/ Table?
Good Questions: Looking for a Bar Cabinet & Hutch
8 Pieces to Use As a Home Bar

Apartment Therapy Bar Roundups:

Top 10: Bar Stools (for the home)
<• Mini Bar: Small Scale Sideboards
Roundup: Bar Carts

The Best of DIY Bar Spaces:
How To: Turn a Bookcase Into a Bar
Close-up: Booze Display/Storage
Super SideBar Wet Bar Beverage System via Unplggd.

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