The return of Mad Men and mini-bars

Mini-bars are back. That’s right, these swingin’ set-ups are trending, thanks in equal parts to Mad Men’s five-cocktails-a-day rule, the rise of the mixologist and the resurgence of entertaining at home.

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Blue min-bar cart on wheels
Kartell

Mini-bars are back. That’s right, these swingin’ set-ups are trending, thanks in equal parts to Mad Men’s five-cocktails-a-day rule, the rise of the mixologist and the resurgence of entertaining at home. Today’s designs nod to ’60s pop art colours and rounded shapes but come with up-to-date features like soft-close doors and curved glass. Condo dwellers can opt for a sleek, tiny bar cart without giving up too much space, while vintage aficionados can troll flea markets to find the real deal. So mix up some Pink Squirrels for yourself and the ladies, and find out what’s next for Draper’s love life. 

Trendy trolley


Kartell bar cart, planboffice.com.

Glam cabinet


Swig Swoon mini-bar, cb2.com.