Over the years the wet bar has gotten a bit of a bad rap. I'll admit that when I see one mentioned in a real estate listing I immediately imagine some terrible, heavily mirrored 70s relic. But now that cocktails are back in a big way, and bar carts are creeping into almost every house tour, is it time for the wet bar to make a big comeback? I think so. Here are eight stylish examples.
Above: This home bar, from a Brooklyn brownstone spotted on Domaine Home, charms with its lovely, modern detailing. That super-sleek open shelving is just perfect.
Here's a little spot with a sink and some seriously great tile, spotted on Academy Tiles.
This bar, in a West Village townhouse spotted on One Kings Lane, embraces the mirrored look with glass shelving and a thorough, and impressively large, collection of glassware.
I could look at this lovely marbleized wallpaper (in a home bar spotted on Domaine Home) all day.
Here's a home bar with a bit more of somber feel, from Lonny.
A bar from Domino, surrounded by a charming collection of vintage prints and paintings.
This bar, from AD Russia, has a lovely, modern look.
And finally, a bar from Domaine Home that doesn't hold back — lacquered cabinets, glass shelving, bold wallpaper, the works. It's a beautiful spot to make a cocktail or two, or just admire your liquor collection when you're not in a drinkin mood.