Bar trolley, bar cart, drinks stand. It goes by many names and comes in even more forms. The epitome of cool, it will elevate your living area from functional to enviable – a space perfect for sipping cocktails and having late night, adult conversations.

We’ve rounded up five that will satisfy a range of tastes and budgets, so drink up.

Bar Cart, RRP $1900
The Rolls Royce of bar trolleys, polished brass, clear acrylic and glass is a formidable combination. Cutting a striking silhouette, you can find this cart at the Cool Hunter Online Shop.

Rattan Bar Cart, RRP $400
Ideal for relaxed interiors, this option by Fenton & Fenton is a fun play on the traditional bar trolley. Made with natural rattan – a material that's seen a recent resurgence in the furniture industry – it’s suitable indoors and covered outdoors. It also comes in black and a rectangular version.

Raskog Trolley, RRP $69
Here we have the economical cousin in the bar cart family. Don't let the price tag fool you, with some clever styling, this cart will add an edge to any kitchen or living area. Available from Ikea, this guy comes in a range of seasonal colours.

Mai Tai Bar Trolley, RRP $1427.80
Here is an option for sophisticated, Nordic tastes. The elegant black timber trolley will suit a range of spaces, and the practically minded will love the removable top tray. It's also available in a light timber frame, from Cafe Culture Insitu.

Luxembourg Bar Cart, RRP $1270.50
Finally an outdoor version. This piece will elevate the bleakest of courtyards. Designed by French brand Fermob, whose tables and chairs can be seen scattered about Paris, this bar cart calls for a tray of Aperol Spritzes and a balmy afternoon. Available in a rainbow of options, the only problem will be making a decision on colour.

Alice Milledge is Broadsheet’s “The Fit Out” columnist. Alice is an interior designer with 10 years experience in the industry. Four of them were spent in New York and six in Melbourne. She’s worked on a range of retail, hospitality and residential projects in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia.