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The 10 Best Bar Cabinets of 2023

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The 10 Best Bar Cabinets of 2022

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Cocktail enthusiasts know an ever-expanding home bar collection is a wonderful thing. You're always ready to create the latest cocktail and will be able to serve guests their favorite beverages.

Storage for all those bottles, though, can tend to be an afterthought, according to Kate Boushel, director of beverage and education for Groupe Barroco in Montreal. “This is where bar cabinets shine,” she says. “Their specific purpose is to create a tailored space for your wine, spirits, cocktail ingredients, and barware. I’m personally a fan because they offer more organized storage space than their mobile counterpart, the bar cart. Not to mention, [bar cabinets] are often multifunctional and can easily become a statement piece in any room.”

As a bar cabinet is also a piece of furniture, it's important that it fits your style and blends seamlessly within your space. We researched the best bar cabinets, considering their style, storage capabilities, size, quality, and price.

Best Overall

West Elm Vivien Bar Cabinet

West Elm Vivien Bar Cabinet

West Elm

  • Bronze finish

  • Responsibly-sourced wood

  • Door shelves

  • Pricey

  • Design may not fit every decor

“A bar cabinet can be similar to a credenza with tailored storage spaces to welcome your finest bottles, glassware, and bar tools, often with a flat top surface for cocktail making or even little cutting boards that pull out,” explains Boushel. All of these factors combined, she adds, make things much easier for hosting, saving you the trips between the kitchen and bar area.

West Elm’s Vivien cabinet is among Boushel’s personal favorite designs, featuring a retro-chic curved frame, brushed brass hardware, two adjustable shelves, an eight-bottle built-in wine rack, and a built-in glass rack with space for 18 standard wine glasses. This rack also features additional storage space on the back of each door.

Dimensions (DxWxH): 17.5 x 36 x 35 inches | Material: Wood, poplar wood glass, iron

Price at the time of publish: $1,099

Best Small

Boahaus Modern Two-Door Mini Bar

Boahaus Modern Two-Door Mini Bar


  • Compact

  • Great quality-to-price ratio

  • Easy to assemble

  • Minimal storage space

  • Everything is visible

The old adage “big things come in small packages” comes to mind with this petite bar cabinet by Boahaus. While it’s compact and ideal for smaller spaces, this cabinet doesn’t fall short on storage or functionality—two glass doors encase a spacious compartment for standard liquor bottles, with five slots for wine bottles directly above it. There’s another section above the wine rack with enough space to hang two to three wine glasses, depending on the size and shape, and if you’re creative, you can also fit a few things underneath the glasses without cluttering (think small bottles of bitters and tinctures, books, a cocktail jigger, that sort of thing).

The cabinet’s top is simple and clean, and its surface is perfect for additional bottles, books, barware, and more. Best of all, according to reviews, the assembly is easy, and the cabinet is quite durable, given the price tag. If you’re looking to get the most for your money, the Boahaus Modern Mini Bar is a solid choice.

Dimensions (DxWxH): 17.52 x 28.35 x 38.78 inches | Material: Manufactured Wood (MDP) with Melamine

Price at the time of publish: $176

Best Corner

Crate & Barrel Fayette Corner Bookcase with Storage

Crate & Barrel Fayette Corner Bookcase with Storage

Crate & Barrel

  • Two adjustable shelves

  • Book storage

  • Great for narrow spaces

  • Not as much bottle storage space 

  • Pricey

Think of this Art Deco-inspired Crate and Barrel piece as the hybrid corner bar cabinet you didn’t know you needed (until now, that is). Fluted mango double doors open to reveal an oak interior with two adjustable shelves, where you can store bottles and essential barware; the surface of the cabinet and its three bookshelves make for a great and convenient display space for the things you want to keep out in the open, like your cocktail books, prized bottles, and more. The possibilities are endless, as is the storage space.

Dimensions (DxWxH): 20 x 20 x 76 inches | Material: Mango veneer, oak veneer, and engineered wood

Price at the time of publish: $1,199

Best Tall

Jill Zarin Bar Cabinet

Jill Zarin Bar Cabinet

Way Fair

  • Ample storage

  • Moveable shelving/units

  • Various colors

  • No drawers

  • No wheels

This tall and versatile bar cabinet by Jill Zarin offers ample storage and great overall functionality. In addition to several shelves and ample wine storage space, the cabinet also offers versatile storage cubbies, perfect for cocktail books, bar accessories, and other booze-focused additions. Simply line up your favorite books and bottles to add a touch of flare to your kitchen, living room, or communal space. Adult assembly is required. 

Dimensions (DxWxH): 15.5 x 32 x 72 inches | Material: Manufactured Wood

Price at the time of publish: $359

Best Splurge

Pottery Barn Ludlow Trunk Bar Cabinet, Black

Ludlow Trunk Bar Cabinet, Black

Pottery Barn

  • Unique design

  • Removable wine rack

  • Durable

  • Pricey

  • Bulky

This jaw-dropping bar cabinet promises to wow even the most finicky interior designs. Inspired by the trunk-style suitcases of the “golden age of rail travel,” this durable bar cabinet is crafted from solid hardwood and sheet metal, complete with kiln-dried gmelina wood moldings. The cabinet’s removable drawers are equipped with rubber drawer stoppers, and the entire unit is sealed with protective lacquer to protect against potential moisture damage. Both the wine rack and drawer are removable, rendering the piece customizable to your personal preferences. Sure it’s pricey, but cabinets this unique only come around every so often…

Dimensions (DxWxH): 23.5 x 45.5 x 37 inches | Material: Hardwood, sheet metal

Price at the time of publish: $1,799

Good to Know:
Once you’ve got your cabinet, says Edgerton, the most important thing to focus on is, of course, what goes in it. “Cover your classics: vodka, gin, whiskey, tequila, sweet and dry vermouth, Campari, Cointreau, Angostura bitters, and sugar. With the addition of citrus, you can cover an array of classic cocktails to enjoy right in the comfort of your own home. Oh, and pro tip: keep your vermouth refrigerated. It stays fresh longer.”

Best Budget

BON AUGURE Industrial Bar Cabinet

BON AUGURE Industrial Bar Cabinet for Liquor and Glasses


  • Affordable

  • Removable wine racks

  • Adjustable shelves

  • Can take long to assemble

This farmhouse furniture piece combines functionality and flexibility while coming in at an affordable price. One side is an enclosed cabinet that features mesh metal doors, providing some visibility while also camouflaging what's inside; a stemware rack makes room for your wine glasses. The adjacent open shelving is adjustable and fits removable wine racks, allowing you to customize your storage. The wooden top (made of MDF) serves as a drink mixing station as well as an additional surface area to arrange your bar tools and barware or any home decor you would like.

Although it can take a while to put together, the finished product is stable and wobble-free, thanks to the center support leg that's included. The magnetic door catches keep the cabinet closed and neat looking, and the unit is sturdy and can hold up to 330 pounds.

Dimensions (DxWxH): 13.39 x 47 x 30.12 inches | Material: MDF, metal

Price at the time of publish: $230

Best Customizable Style

Society6 Leopard Vase Credenza by Megan Galante

Society6 Leopard Vase Credenza by Megan Galante


  • Unique design

  • Colorful

  • Various design/leg options

  • Pricey

  • Tricky to match with other furniture

For those who look to support artists wherever possible, Society6 might just be your new favorite online shop. With a smart lineup of home décor pieces, all of which simply serve as a canvas for your artist’s design of choice, customization possibilities abound.

This credenza, for example, is not only made to order with your selected pattern, but you’ll also have a choice of wood finish (birch or walnut) and steel leg color (black or gold). Designer Megan Galante’s Leopard Vase graphic is a crowd favorite, but take a look around and see what catches your eye.

Dimensions (DxWxH): 17.5 x 35.5 x 30 inches | Material: Wood, steel legs

Price at the time of publish: $1,445

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Best for Wine Storage

Anthropologie Fern Bar Cabinet

Anthropologie Fern Bar Cabinet


  • Drawers for small items

  • Marble surfaces

  • Generous wine storage

  • Expensive

If a significant number of your bar bottles are wine, then this generous-sized cabinet from Anthropologie is sure to suit your needs while making quite a statement in your living space. The arched doors are made of tempered glass and enclose a shelf fitted with a stemware rack. Two drawers, which are topped with Carrara marble, are the perfect hiding spot for all your small bar tools. And with 18 cubbies for wine, you can easily store your bottle collection.

The Fern Bar Cabinet is offered in seven finishes, including pine, sage, and blue, which show off the beauty of the ash wood, and the brass-finished stainless steel hardware adds an elegant touch. The legs are also removable if you prefer the cabinet to sit directly on the floor.

Dimensions (DxWxH): 17 x 35.25 x 65.5 inches | Material: Ash wood, tempered glass, Carrara marble

Price at the time of publish: $2,398

Best with Refrigerator

Wine Enthusiast Cheverny Metal Inlay Bar Cabinet with Cooling Storage Option (Smoke Gray Finish)

Cheverny Metal Inlay Bar Cabinet with Cooling Storage Option (Smoke Gray Finish)
  • Tons of storage

  • Prep area

  • Includes refrigeration

  • Takes up a lot of space

For those looking for maximum storage—wine fridge included—this gorgeous piece from Wine Enthusiast is just the ticket. This durable cabinet is crafted from solid mango wood in a smoke gray finish, and features a bronze-finished metal inlay, making it a substantial statement piece. A large prep area is perfect for hosting a happy hour, and two pull-out surfaces are ideal for placing snacks and small bites.

While the cabinet does boast refrigerated storage, certain users have pointed out that the fridge does stick out a bit in the back (likely for fan and ventilation purposes), so adding a few extra inches to your estimated in-home space for the product is key. In addition to wine storage, the cabinet also features a stemware rack, multiple drawers, and deep shelving units. With refrigeration options, hosting space, and tons of storage, this is truly the ultimate bar cabinet.

Dimensions (DxWxH): 22 x 40 x 72 inches | Material: Solid mango wood, bronze-finished metal inlay

Price at the time of publish: $2,795 for 20 bottle evolution wine refrigerator

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Best with Wheels

Safavieh Grayson Bar Cabinet

Safavieh Grayson Bar Cabinet


  • Various colors

  • Ample storage

  • Comes with wheels

  • Overall design

  • No warranty

  • Slightly pricey 

British steamer trunk-inspired bar cart on wheels, anyone? For the home bartender with a penchant for vintage glamour, Safavieh’s Grayson Bar Cabinet is a smart (and attractively priced) choice for multiple reasons.

Outfitted in linen, vegan leather, and brass nailheads, this incognito bar opens up to reveal two drawers with three shelves, one of which is outfitted with a rack for wine bottles and another with racks for stemware, while the two doors feature three small storage racks—perfect for accessories like cocktail shakers—and magnetic closures. The portable Grayson cabinet measures 42 inches high, 23.6 inches wide, and 17 inches deep; it is also available in a sage green shade.

Dimensions (DxWxH): 17.7 x 23.6 x 42.1 inches | Material: Manufactured wood, linen, iron

Price at the time of publish: $778

Final Verdict

Your ideal bar cabinet will ultimately depend on the size of your space, personal design preferences, and what you have the most of (glassware, wine bottles, spirits bottles). If you'd like something that hides everything away and looks like a piece of furniture, the West Elm Vivien Bar Cabinet is a good investment. For one with a much lower price point, the Bon Augure Industrial Bar Cabinet will add style to any room without breaking the bank.

What to Look For in a Bar Cabinet

Beyond budget and price accessibility, finding a bar cabinet that fits your particular preferences is key. For those with ample glassware, finding a cabinet with hooks allows for bottle space optimization. For those with an affinity for wine, finding a cabinet with wine bottle storage is key – even better if it’s temperature controlled. 


What's the average size/height of a bar cabinet?

The average size and height of bar cabinets greatly vary based on the manufacturer and specific product. That being said, the average bar cabinet clocks in around 30-26 inches wide and 15-20 inches deep.

What do you keep in a bar cabinet?

Bar cabinets are ideal for storing all forms of alcohol, though higher-ABV spirits are preferable, as wine is best kept in temperature-controlled units. Most bar cabinets also have some form of storage space for glassware.

Can you put heavy items on top of a bar cabinet?

Generally speaking, yes, though the weight and material of the bar cabinet should be taken into consideration. 

How heavy is a bar cabinet?

Most cabinets weigh between 50 and 70 pounds, though weight specifics are highly dependent on overall dimensions and material. 

Why Trust

This roundup was updated by Vicki Denig, a wine, spirits, and travel journalist who splits her time between New York and Paris. Her work regularly appears in major industry publications. She is the content creator and social media manager for a list of prestigious clients, including Sopexa, Paris Wine Company, Becky Wasserman, Volcanic Selections, Le Du’s Wines, Windmill Wine & Spirits, and Corkbuzz. She is a Certified Specialist of Wine.

As a longtime New York City resident, Céline Bossart has had to come up with several creative storage solutions for her ever-growing bottle collection. Bar cabinets come in plenty of shapes, sizes, and styles, it’s really about what works for you and your home bar—we’re just here to point you in the right direction.

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