Hosting family during the holidays can be a trial, especially when you’re running short of beds, Uncle Vern won’t let go of the politics and the kids never (ever
) stop fighting over whose turn it is next. It’s at these times that having a stocked bar can be helpful, and it’s even more helpful when it’s mobile.Home bar furniture can be equipped to handle just about anything, but storing your selection in the dedicated lounge area only instead of using a drink caddy or mobile mini bar can make for traffic jams and create an unintentional conversational cluster that can limit socializing.And, that’s not to mention how it has a way of pinning you behind the bar
.The Rolling Bar: Friendly Hosting Helper
If you’re hosting, you can free yourself up to relax a little with a rolling bar. Rolling bars
(aka mini bars or drink caddies) are inexpensive and very useful when stocked with the essentials. It’s more accessible and doesn’t really require constant attention, and the mobility means you can put it where it’s most convenient with regard to the rest of your holiday furniture arrangement.Some mobile bars can be quite spacious, providing room for mixers as well as spirits. Pushing a rolling bar into the dining room after a holiday meal might be a lot easier than relocating your guests to the bar area, or into the den where there may be less seating and more distractions that takes away from the conversation.The operative word for mobile bars is versatility
. They can act as a second drink station you can put anywhere you want, stock with whatever you want (including desserts, nonalcoholic drinks or holiday party favors, if that’s your jam) and easily tuck them away when it’s time for them to go.In short, the rolling bar is a dumbwaiter that got wise and it could be the perfect little helper for your holiday hosting duties.