The first official day of summer won't arrive for another few weeks, but as far as we're concerned the sunny season is already in session. And what better way to ring in three glorious months of carefree fun than with an awesome summer blowout?
Many hosts will tell you a well-stocked bar is key for a great party, which is why an outdoor bar cart is one of the best investments you can make this season. Not only is it designed to combat the occasional mid-summer shower, you won't have to lug your indoor cart back and forth every time you decide to throw a party.
Whether you're lounging poolside or having some friends over for a delicious barbecue, here are 11 outdoor bar carts that will keep the party going all summer long. Cheers!
1. Weathered Cafe Portside Bar Cart, $559 (was $699)
Consider West Elm's iteration your one-stop spot for a delicious cocktail. It has ample room for all your bar accoutrements, plus a built-in bottle opener and stainless steel ice bucket.
2. Dolce Vita Outdoor Bar Cart, $269 (was $299)
CB2 tapped designer Ceci Thompson to create a bar cart that brings the glamour back to drinking al fresco. If you're nervous about inclement weather, pick up the accompanying bar cart cover for a small, additional fee.
3. Fermob Capucine Luxembourg Wheeled Bar Cart, $1,089
At $1,089, Fermob's bar cart is definitely pricey, but it's treated with a special anti-UV powder so you can use it for years come. Plus, doesn't that fun coral hue put a smile on your face?
4. Riviera Bar, $798
Get the party started with Serena & Lily's nautical-inspired cart. The two removable teak lids reveal a spacious bin, which you can use as an ice bucket. In the off chance you're not in the party mood, the bin can double as a planter.
5. ÄPPLARÖ / KLASEN Serving Cart, $89
Hosting on a budget? You can get IKEA's Scandinavian cool cart for under $100.
6. Rustic Industrial Style Serving Cart, $264.99
Just because you're short on outdoor space doesn't mean you have to forgo a bar cart. This option from Houzz has plenty of room for stocking bottles, glasses, and bitters, but is small enough to fit on a tiny balcony or porch.
7. Indoor/Outdoor Folding Serving Cart, from $46.33
Sure, you'll get a lot of use out of your bar cart during the summer, but what are you supposed to do with it once autumn begins? Cosco's innovative option folds flat so you can easily slide it into your closet or garage.
Anthropologie's jungle fever cart is the perfect mix of form and function. Not only does it have designated spots to store up to six bottles of rosé, its cool rattan material can weather any storm.
9. Timnath Outdoor Bar Cart, $90.73
Take your home's rustic chic vibes outside with this wood and iron bar cart.
10. Safavieh Lodi Tea Cart , $189.99
If sustainability is at the top of your wish list, have a look at this cart. Safavieh's cute style is made of eco-friendly acacia wood and adorned with a teak brown finish.
11. Cane-Line Frame Bar Cart, $1,099
Is it just us, or does this bar cart belong in a Wes Anderson movie?