A Drink Table Is Just What It Sounds Like & You Probably Need One

updated Jan 2, 2024
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When it comes to a functional living room, you can never really have too many surfaces. From coffee tables that double as WFH zones or lazy-day dinner tables, to consoles that offer up storage for your favorite records, there’s no limit to what a good piece of furniture can add to your space. Another such item? Cocktail tables.

We’ve been seeing a lot of small drink tables pop up in the work of our favorite designers lately, and think they’re so cute, so clever, and so perfect for small spaces (or really just anywhere you have a tight corner that won’t fit a traditional table). The best part? Many of these tables measure only a few inches in diameter — aka just big enough to hold a single glass. Which is great, because sometimes all you really need is a side table to hold your coffee (or your wine).

These tables do that, and they do it beautifully — plus they’re super portable, thanks to their petite size. Below, shop 10 of our favorite drink tables that come loaded with style from retailers like West Elm, AllModern, Overstock, and more.

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West Elm

This West Elm drink table — really more of a pedestal, honestly — would make a beautiful ornamental addition to any space. It features a hand-welded, boho-chic base and is only 7.5 inches in diameter, making it perfect for tight spaces.

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West Elm
was $149.00

Are you a fan of the mid-century modern aesthetic? This pick has all the elements you love, from a warm walnut wood base and a solid marble top to polished brass accents that make it look like a lucky vintage find.

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Add some industrial vibes to your space with this metal drink table from AllModern. With its fun, orb-shaped base and ultra-thin leg, it can also double as an outdoor drink table during warmer months.

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was $67.99

For a minimal wooden pick, we love the Jilyn pedestal table from Wayfair. Topped with an espresso-colored wood tabletop and stand, the base of this table is actually metal, complete with a textured finish with purposefully scratched distressing to add some rustic flair.

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West Elm

With a top that measures a petite seven inches in diameter, the Silhouette Pedestal Drink Table is sized for just that (a drink). It’s available in two different finishes and features a solid marble top.

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Urban Outfitters

This Urban Outfitters side table offers the best of both worlds, combining a petite tabletop surface with a timeless floor lamp for a versatile piece that adds just the right glow — and storage space — to your room.

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White marble and bronzed aluminum give the petite Spazio side table a distinctly luxurious feel. Quarried in Italy and made in India, its roomy 12-inch tabletop is perfect for anyone looking for something with a bit more surface area.

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was $69.99

At 12 inches in diameter, this tray table is a bit larger than some of the other picks, although it's still small enough to fit into a tight space. The top tray can hold a few drinks and is removable to use in other spots around the house. In addition to gold, it's available in black, bronze, and silver.

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Drink tables can present a bit of a design problem — that is, how to keep something so tall and narrow from toppling over. This acrylic drink table tackles that challenge beautifully, with an elegant base complete with gold accents for an extra dose of glamour.

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West Elm

Have your heart set on a round drink table? The Murray table from West Elm features a round brass tabletop and a round marble base. Best of all, its C-shape design makes it great for sliding beneath sofas and other furniture to maximize space.