5 Best Bar Carts For Outdoor Summer Parties

Are you planning an outdoor party soon? If you silently said yes, you need a bar cart. With summer almost upon us, casual get togethers, dinner parties, and full out summer block parties are a great way to relax, enjoy the warmer weather and a dip in the pool with friends and family. If you are looking for a sensational bar cart to keep the party alive, organized, and your guests hydrated, fed and happy, read on. In this guide I selected bar carts based on price, features, durability, style, and outdoor use. Let the celebrations begin!

What is the best bar cart for a summer party?

Here are my top picks for the best bar carts for a summer party and any outdoor get together!

  • Pottery Barn, Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Island and Hutch
  • Pottery Barn, Indio FSC® Eucalyptus Bar Cart
  • Target, Novogratz Penelope Indoor/Outdoor Bar Cart
  • Langley Street via Wayfair, Langley Street® Drumaridly Bar Cart 
  • 17 Stories via Wayfair, Patio Serving Carts with Shelves

1. Abbott Concrete & FSC® Acacia Island and Hutch

the ultimate bar cart for a summer party

This is a queen with all the bells and whistles! Tons of features including consciously sourced Acacia wood framing, hooks, bottle opener, concrete countertop and of course a hutch with integrated shelving! This bar cart is a major piece and one that can transition from outdoors to indoor kitchen use beautifully.

Where to buy : www.potterybarn.com/

Why I love it:

  • Mobile
  • Integrated Features- Bottle Opener, Towel Hooks, Grab Bar, Hutch w/ Shelving
  • Storage Capabilites
  • Real Concrete Countertop Can Double as Prep Station
  • Guaranteed “Oohs” and “Ahhs” From Guests.

2. Indio FSC® Eucalyptus Bar Cart

bar cart for summer parties

The smaller more affordable version features kiln-dried wood which assists in preventing warping, splitting, cracking and developing mildew. Keep in mind, In order to freely move this bar cart, you will need to have it in a tilted position, so make sure you plan ahead of time where this bar cart will be placed first, then style and set up there.

Where to buy: www.potterybarn.com/

Why I love it:

  • Size
  • Mobility
  • Oversized Wheel Detail
  • Treated Wood
  • On Trend Wood Visual
  • Simple Overall Minimalist Design.

3. Novogratz Penelope Indoor/Outdoor Bar Cart

Playful, fun and simple metal framing powder coated in a variety of colors, budget friendly, what else do you need to keep your party going? A second one maybe? 🙂 Side note: The happy yellow color screams summer vibes!

Where to buy : www.target.com

Why I love it:

  • Price
  • Small Size
  • Casters On All Legs
  • FUN colors!

4. Langley Street® Drumaridly Bar Cart 

white bar cart

This little darling with 3 Shelves makes this one a real space saver. Its cute design details makes an awesomely unique statement! Fun, flirty, and feminine.

Where to buy: Wayfair

Why I love it:

  • Price
  • Medium Size
  • 3 Tray Like Shelves
  • Unique design details

5. Patio Serving Carts with Shelves by 17 Stories

This bar cart has a modern and industrial feel to it. The casters are tiny but on all 4 legs making transitioning to different locations a breeze. The best feature is it is FOLDABLE and PORTABLE! Perfect for homes with a limited storage or for transporting to different party locations.

Where to buy: Wayfair

Why I love it:

  • Mobility
  • 3 Shelves
  • Medium Sized
  • Foldable and Portable
  • Modern, Industrial Design

That wraps this round-up, up!

Thank you for spending time here today! I hope you find this helpful getting your summer party planned, executed and hosted! Remember to “party” a little yourself and let these bar carts work for you!

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