Tis the Season to be Jolly and what’s more important than your bar? Here are 10 showstopping drinks cabinets, fixed or mobile, that are guaranteed to make any party the toast of the town! So let’s celebrate with style and let me know your favorites!
Created by Miles Hartwell and Matt Withington, the striking drinks cabinet doubles as a piece of wall art. The look is very dynamic and changes according to the positioning of the rosewood segments.
Belgravia (left) is shown with white Arabescato marble doors and 23-carat gold plated metal details which carry through into the cabinet’s interiors. Bloomsbury (right) sports a champagne frame and eye-popping steel blue embossed leather. Available from the venerable Harrods for a mere £38,000 and £31,000 respectively, they come with decanters, tumblers, hi-balls, coasters and a tray. Of course for that price, I’d prefer they throw in a couple bottles of Scotch…
Created by Malabar, the iconic Portuguese tiles of the bar cabinet are carved out to reveal matte finished, polished ironwood underneath. The blond satinwood interior is an elegant foil for the highly figured ironwood drawers and legs. The masterful design and craftsmanship comes with a price, to the tune of $14,700!
The 16th century hand-finished reproduction globe stores your liquor and barware in style. The globe even spins when open or closed to keep your guests entertained!
The intricate collage of American black walnut, zirocote and oak makes a graphic statement. The design wraps into the interior of the cabinet and adds a refined touch.
I often blog about upcycling interior furnishings and green building materials. As mentioned in a prior post, these gasoline totting Jerry Cans can be repurposed into nifty bar cabinets. The product is refinished in a powder coat of black or army green and spiffed up with a mirrored interior replete with shelving of walnut, oak or smoked oak.
If having your Sundowner out of a Jerry Can isn’t your cup of tea, this steam punk drinks cabinet by Timberwolf Bay may fit the bill. Crafted in ivory with stained leather bridle and brass fittings, this tricked-out portable bar has a foldout mixing shelf with ample storage for your Scotch and Bourbon. There’s even a reversible backgammon/chess board provided for more intellectual pursuits.
Weighing a hefty 265 pounds from Restoration Hardware, this bar of solid iron is repurposed German light bulb testing machine. Bottles and barware are designed to so neatly stow away that will make Germans proud!
Meticulously hand made by the distinguished house of Toncelli, thousands of pieces of wood veneer in 30 finishes were used in the marquetry for the doors’ vineyard and skyscrapers. Finished in leather, the cabinets come with all necessary silver, glassware, wine tasting and bartending accessories. A wine cooler and coffee machine are included with the Cocktail Tower, making the masterpieces truly plug and play!
Created by artist Colin Johnson, this drinks cabinet is a scaled model of an All Terrain Armored Transport from the Star Wars epic, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. The one-of-a-kind shoulder height bar is fitted out in mahogany veneer and brass trim. The center section sports a mirrored back bar with pullout shelf while glassware and accessories are stowed in the rear.