For the person who loves to entertain, a well-stocked bar is a must. Spirits and wines that cater to a variety of tastes help to keep the conversation and good times flowing. Bartender guides, mixology tools and, of course, beautiful stemware are all must haves for the at-home bar. The question is: where do you store it all? Keeping it on display and within reach can certainly be a design challenge.
Bar carts or trays, fully stocked and extravagant basement bars, or a corner on the dining room buffet are all fantastic options.
But what if you need more than a bar cart and don’t have the space for a full-sized bar? Then it’s time to look up! Utilize the most under-used part of any home: the vertical space. Finding inspiration from sites like, Chairish, makes it easy to turn a bookcase into a beautifully designed entertaining piece. So gather your wine and spirits and create the bookcase bar!
Add some unique bins to store beer and mixers.
Display your favorite books, pretty stemware, and vintage bar tools.
and just for fun, one of our favorite cocktail recipes
- Absolut Raspberri vodka
- Dry vermouth
- 1 Lemon wedge
- 1 Raspberry
- Chilled martini glass
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add one part vodka and a dash of vermouth to the shaker.
- Shake then strain into the martini glass.
- Garnish with the lemon and raspberry.
- Serve and enjoy!
How do you store your spirits?