There's no arguing with 2-for-1 happy hour specials but, sometimes, you just want to drink solo or host an incredible party at your house. Digging around your kitchen for a bottle opener or martini stirrer is so not hostess with the mostess, though. Here are 10 things to keep on your bar cart so you spend less time searching and more time sipping. Bottom's up!
Fitz & Floyd Gold Ice Bucket, $14.99
Keep your booze chilled in this pretty ice bucket. The gold bottom makes it look way more expensive than it actually is.
Urban Outfitters Copper Bar Cocktail Shaker Set, $39
This set has everything you need to make a batch of drinks for your squad. Whether or not you actually know what you're doing, well, we won't tell.
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose, $64.97
If you don't want to play bartender all night, just keep a bottle of Veuve on ice and have your friends help themselves.
Godinger Duet Stackable Decanter with 2 Glasses, $80
You can stack the decanter on top of the two glasses — great for small bar carts. Plus, you'll finally have a set of matching cups!
The Macallan Double Cask Single Malt 12 Year, $49.95-$109.99
If you're going to decant your whiskey, you better make it a good one. This 12-year-old bottle goes down easy and is great for sipping.
E2 Concepts Crystal Art Gallery Metal Mirrored Rolling Bar Cart, $149
Stash all your bottles and barware accessories on this chic, minimalist cart. The wheels make it easy to move around your apartment, and the gold detailing and mirrored trays add a serious luxe touch.
Samuel Adams Sam '76, $5.99-$34.99
The Sam '76 is a combo of a lager and an ale — a unique beer that's definitely worth trying and displaying on your bar cart (or at least putting towards the front of your fridge).
Fred & Friends Gold Cap And Mouse Bottle Opener, $12.89
This bottle opener is almost too cute to use. Let's be honest, you'll probably reach for it every other night.
CB2 Quarry Geode Bottle Stopper, $11.95
In the off-chance you don't finish a bottle of wine in one sitting, keep it fresh with this geode stopper. It looks great on top of a bottle or on your bar cart as décor.