Is there a cooler piece of furniture in a home than a bar cart? Since the end of Prohibition, we've seen carts evolve from serving tea to booze and then become a focal point at 1950's daily cocktail hours. Every pitch in "Mad Men" begins and ends with a visit to the office essential bar cart and is punctuated with ice clinking against glass. It's an easily accessible mixing station while watching the Pro Bowl or a stopping off point for a night cap after work.
A well-stocked and organized bar cart can be both aesthetically pleasing and practical, no matter if square footage is precious or in no short supply. A few favorite spirits, an assortment of glasses, a jigger and a strainer are great starting accouterments and then personalities shine in the details. Whether you're swiping a lemon peel around the rim of a tumbler for an old fashioned or spearing an olive on a metal cocktail pick for a martini as crisp as James Bond's suits, there's a bar cart that will fit with your taste perfectly.