These are the best drinks trolleys to roll into your home office

From golden bar carts to industrial designs, we've rolled out the best drinks trolleys for your home office...

It’s time to settle in. Working from home — once a fun, gimmicky novelty — is now the new normal. What’s more, things don’t look set to change any time soon. And you know what that means: no more inane water cooler chat; no more stealing office supplies to take home; no more long lunches with colleagues.

And no more after-work, free-flowing Friday drinks, right? Wrong. Since lockdown, we’ve poured our efforts into creating a genuinely impressive collection of spirits. And, from exotic spiced rums to whiskies of the world, we’ve finally curated a serious stockpile of bottles. Now, we just need somewhere to display them.

To that end, we’ve rolled out a trolleyful of the best bar carts money can buy. Multi-tiered and mirror-finished, these spirited statement pieces are the pinnacle of decadent home furnishing. So why not shuffle that spare chair or old side-table out of your home office, and wheel in a glamorous bar trolley instead? Zoom drinks never looked so fancy…

Go for gold with a ritzy, glitzy drinks trolley

These may be a little more ‘Gatsby’ than ‘Don Draper’, but we’re fully behind adding some high-shine pizzazz to your office. Even if you’ve only managed to muster a couple of bottles thus far — and even if your glassware is second-rate — the glow of gold will see you through, and evening drinks will swiftly become a 24 carat affair.

John Lewis have partnered with Swoon for this striking bar cart, inspired by the modernist architecture of the famous De La Warr pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea. And West Elm’s offering, a trolley designed in the art deco style, boasts a mirrored bottom shelf for extra shine. Even this Kensington Townhouse Trolley from Naken Interiors has a handy design quirk; three secure bottle-holders hidden under the handle.

These are the best drinks trolleys to roll into your home office

Swoon X John Lewis Bar Cart

£399

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These are the best drinks trolleys to roll into your home office

West Elm Terrace Bar Cart

£419

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These are the best drinks trolleys to roll into your home office

Naken Kensington Townhouse Trolley

£400

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Knock on wood with a classic, conservative bar cart

If you’re a cigar-smoking, desk globe-spinning, pen-and-paper sort of guy, then you’ll likely want a bar cart crafted from rustic, reliable wood. The most classic and conservative choice, these tough trolleys are as refined as they are understated — and will bring a touch of the mid-century to your home office.

This handsome Exeter Serving Cart from Borough Wharf is equipped with three tiers, glass racks and even a wire frame to keep your four favourite bottles within easy reach. Alternatively, West Elm’s slightly simpler Mid-Century Bar Cart recalls the clean-lined aesthetic of the 1950s and ‘60s. But our favourite? The HARRI bar trolley from German brand [more] — with handles and top plate wrapped in burnished leather.

These are the best drinks trolleys to roll into your home office

Borough Wharf Exeter Serving Cart

£149.99

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These are the best drinks trolleys to roll into your home office

[more] HARRI Bar trolley

£POA

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A trolley with an industrial feel will keep things grounded

It’s not the sixties anymore — so some co-workers may react a little unfavourably to you wheeling a bar cart into the background of your next Zoom call. But, with these industrially styled options, the decadence and depravity of a working day drink will be stripped away — and your midweek Manhattan will be afforded a more practical air.

Take Fulton’s bar cart, for example — set on wheels and thus ready to roll out of shot should the boss chime in. Or Dutchbone‘s ‘Mil’ serving trolley — complete with distressed metal frame, dark marble tops and aged bottle straps cut from buffalo leather. Or to pare things back even further, look to Perch & Parrow, and its simply designed, industrial cage-style cart.

These are the best drinks trolleys to roll into your home office

Dutchbone Mil Serving Trolley

£419

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These are the best drinks trolleys to roll into your home office

Mimosa Bronze Drinks Trolley

£345

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