Neo-victorian bar carts

Outdoor-Friendly Neo-Victorian  
Lone Star Trading Company (Top)  Artisans in Mexico forge this wrought-iron version, which includes mesh shelves and built-in bottle holders. ($89, 29 1/2 by 27 inches, 888-883-9971)

Ballard Designs (Middle)  Sealed with auto-body primer, the welded-steel, vine-scrolled Trenton withstands rust, chipping, and peeling. ($380, 34 by 37 1/2 inches,

Brown Jordan (Bottom)  A favorite among hoteliers for its durability, John Caldwell's aluminum Day Lily II cart comes in 19 finishes. ($2,995, 37 by 40 inches,  
Modern bar carts

Warm Modern
IKEA (Top)  Styled like a tapered-leg, '50s-era table—the Stockholm benefits from an easy-care, stainless-steel bottom shelf. ($229, 29 by 35 inches,

Anthropologie (Middle)  The Anders pays homage to midcentury Danish design—while showing off the glow of American cherrywood. ($698, 27 1/2 by 33 1/2 inches,

Alvar Aalto for Artek (Bottom)  Designed in 1936 by the Finnish architect, the birch-and-laminate "901" trolley features playfully large wheels. ($2,020, 22 by 35 inches, Matter, 212-343-2600)
Classic bar carts

Koch Originals (Top)  With corner railings that suggest an architectural motif, this acrylic-coated steel number looks gilded but not glitzy. ($297, 32 by 27 inches,

Arteriors Home (Middle)  Depending on the setting, the Connaught's pared-down lines can read Park Avenue posh or downtown cool. ($921, 35 by 30 inches, Fine Home Products, 800-896-7135)

La Barge (Bottom)  A formal cast-brass frame ensures this oversize stunner's destiny as an heirloom-to-be. ($3,200, 37 by 40 inches, for stores)
Deco bar carts

Target (Top)  Every aspect of the Roaring Twenties model—from its anything-but-subtle rings to that jet-black shelving—begs for attention. ($230, 30 by 30 inches,

Jamie Young (Middle)  An ultraslim 15 inches wide, this stylish chrome spacesaver will triumph over narrow nooks and galleys.($850, 28 by 31 inches,

Ralph Lauren Home (Bottom)  A nickel-plated brass showpiece, the Modern Metropolis includes a handsome rosewood shelf that swivels out. ($4,625, 28 by 31 inches, 888-475-7674)
Pop bar carts

Outdoor-Friendly Pop
Brands on Sale(Top)  The colored-steel frame and heavy-duty casters mix industrial elements with vintage airline flavor. ($50, 26 by 33 inches,

Frédéric Sofia (Middle)  Loaded with efficient extras, the Luxembourg combines a lift-off tray, bottle slots, and a clutter-stashing compartment. ($650, 26 by 36 inches,

Richard Schultz Design (Bottom)  Intended to stand up to corrosive ocean air, the "1966–55" cart's smooth enamel layers have made it a hit for 40 years. ($2,728, 26 1/2 by 39 1/2 inches,
Minimalist bar carts

Adesso (Top)  The intersecting metal outline of the X-it recalls the shape—and portability—of old-school TV trays. ($126, 28 by 28 inches,

Bo Concept (Middle)  This slender option shines in small spaces—thanks to an open, barely-there structure of black lacquer and glass. ($449, 28 by 25 inches,

Ligne Roset (Bottom)  More authoritative sideboard than dainty tea cart, this steel-and-oak option sits on commercial-grade wheels. ($1,615, 29 1/2 by 31 1/2 inches,