I like to entertain, and I believe that a house bar is an absolute requirement. Stock it with these functional and chic essentials and you will always be prepared to host any celebration. These are some of my favourite go-to things, many of which I maintain in my own bar at home. — Candice from The Design Boards
Lacquer Wine Rack – $39
This is such a great wine holder; it is small enough to fit on a bar or countertop, and can easily be stored away in a cabinet. Its sleek and simple design goes with any decor, and it has a little playfulness to it that I love.
Teraforma Whiskey Stones – $19.50
Look like a true entertaining pro when you pull out these stones to serve to your whiskey-loving guests. These are great because they do not water down and dilute beverages, and they also look super-cool and chic!
Midcentury Silver Rim Barware Set, Cheeky Chic Vintage – $138
This is a gorgeous piece of mid-century history and design that will look amazing on any home bar. I love that this set comes with an ice bucket and shot glasses. Your bar would be complete with this!
Arteriors Connaught Polished Nickel Glass Bar Cart – $1,667
No home bar is complete without a gorgeous bar cart. This is the best cart for storing glassware and bottles or decanters of your chosen spirits. I love the elegant and traditional appearance of the cart.
Brooklyn Glass – $5.50
I lived in New York for 3 years and am such a sucker for well-designed odes to the city, like this Brooklyn glassware. I love the design and style — excellent for serving beer.
Squirrel Nutcracker – $24.95
I received this as a Christmas gift this year and it now sits on my bar. Fun, lively and works good — I Iove it! My guests always smile when they use it too, which I also love!
Fez Platter – $49
I’m obsessed with whatever these days, and this stunning tray is no exception. I love the appearance of the tray, it has such a great diverse, bohemian feel to it.
Williams Martini Pitcher – $39
Understanding how to make a great martini should be in each entertainer’s arsenal. What makes a fantastic martini better? Serving it in a gorgeous martini pitcher like this one.
Timeless Hotel Cocktail Napkin – $12
This is my favourite pick for cocktail napkins. They are a brilliant white, the cloth is fine and they look good with a drink sitting at the top of those. You can get them simmer for a more conventional appearance. In general, these are one of my must-haves for a home bar.
Classic Glass Beaker by Modern Poetry – $49
I have a classic glass beaker much like this one that I use for measuring alcohol out for cocktails. It is a unique little piece and looks good sitting on my bar. I like finding different applications for classic items!
Format Tray – $39.95
I love Lucite; it is fun, modern and super stylish. This is a great pub menu for serving beverages and snacks to your visitors.
Hammered Large Rectangular Tray – $59
This is such a gorgeous piece. I love the appearance of metal and this would look great filled with champagne flutes prepared to serve at your next celebration. It is such a nice piece you could leave it on screen even when not being used.
“The Exact Many Varieties of Beer” Printing by Pop Chart Lab – $25
I bought this print for my husband for Christmas and it makes this a great addition to our house bar. It is sure to spark some discussions about beer during your next cocktail party!
Striped Paper Straws – $4
Drink fun and fruity cocktails with these brilliant paper straws. I think these are a must-have for men and women who like to entertain, and you will get them in many colors to go with whatever color scheme you are using.
Stainless Steel Champagne Gift Set – $49.95
This is such a beautiful serving bucket for champagne and I love the style of the stemless champagne flutes — super modern.
Wiener Dog Ashtray – $16
This is intended to be an ashtray but I think that it would be a very fun serving piece on the bar for olives, nuts or garnishes. I have a dachshund so I am always drawn to fun and quirky dachshund-y things like this!
Wine Journal – $30
I love the idea of a wine journal. If you like to drink wine, then it is a great way to keep track of your favorites. I know my husband and I always seem to forget which ones we like when we are shopping in the wine shop, therefore this is a great way to jot notes down about the bottles you drink. It’s also a excellent hostess or housewarming gift!
Cape Wineland Cutting Board – $38
I love this serving plank. The wood has such a deep, beautiful color to it — elegant but also rustic. It is so amazing you could keep it on screen all the time.
Heavy Metal Guitar Bottle Opener – $8
I love this funky and lively bar accessory. It is a great conversation piece and a fun and helpful way to open beers in your next cocktail party.
Castle Key Bottle Opener – $12
I love this quirky yet classic spin on a simple bar instrument. It might work with many distinct styles and has a great classic feel to it.
Cocktail Guide Set of Four Placemats – $43
Catch a set of these fun and quirky placemats, ideal for your home bar.
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