Home is where the heart is…
And that means that sometimes your home bar set-up needs to be travel-ready! Whether it’s for a beautiful summer-day picnic, an impromptu social gathering at a friend’s place, or simply a journey away from your castle, a travel bar set can give you at least a taste of the good life that you left miles away. Travel bar sets come in lots of shapes and sizes to cover nearly any type of connoisseur, from tools-y martini bar sets to the perfect wine travel set. These are grab and go solutions beyond compare for the budding mixologist.
Here you’ll discover five top travel bar set options. All of them are excellent, but each truly excels in a different way. Whether as a bar gift for the traveling cocktail lover in your life or for your personal use, there are a lot of possibilities here.
Picnic Time Manhattan Two-Bottle Cocktail Case And Bar Tool KitThe people’s choice and our favorite too. Totally luxury.
Among bar travel sets, this one’s get the biggest following on Amazon.com. And it’s not surprising why. The case is made of premium leather (either mahogany or black) with a beautiful velveteen soft interior, and the set itself covers every bar tool that you’d potentially need. There’s a shaker, a double-sided jigger, tongs, a stirrer, and even a vermouth mister! This is the Manhattan set after all, so it contains all the right tools to pull together the perfect Manhattan on the go. But it’s good for any other mixed cocktail as well. The case holds two bottles via a compartment that’s insulated from the bar tools, so they keep colder longer.
We love this set for its all-in-oneness and the beauty of the carrying case. The mahogany is a stunning case color, and the entire set screams quality and luxury. You just want to go on the road with this case. A summer picnic sipping your favorite mixed drink sounds mighty fine when you’ve got this case at hand. It’s a top bar gift for sure.
Three Bottle Cocktail Travel Bar With Bar ToolsNearly a speed rack on the go. A lot of mixology potential.
If you want to give yourself the most drink-making potential on-the-go, this executive travel bar is your choice. It fits three standard liquor bottles, so you can be packing vodka, gin, and vermouth all together. Or you can go with a miniature speed rack mentality and swap out vermouth for either tequila or rum. It’s made of black leather and features the bar tools that you’ll definitely need: four metal mixing cups, a jigger, two martini glasses, two speed pourers, an opener, and there’s even a metal serving tray.
If you’re wanting a case with a bit of security, you’re covered here as well. It has a combination lock for your travel bar protection.
24-Piece Bartending Bar KitThis set is stacked.
It may not be the coolest looking out there, but what this bar kit lacks in style, it makes up for in spades in terms of functionality. It contains 24 different items – nearly everything you could imagine – from jigger and muddler to cutting board and pairing knife. It’s all contained in a padded fabric travel bag. It’s the bar kit that’ll have you covered for nearly everything.
Martini Travel Bar Set With CaseNo need to tote the bottles? Here you go.
For some, lugging heavy bottles is not their idea of portability. All they want are the bar tools and barware to add some comfort to their home away from home. Here’s the perfect case. It’ll cover you for many of your martini and mixed cocktail needs with two martini glasses, a shaker, a jigger, and a flask. All of it’s contained in a stylish (and small) black leather case. It’s super portable and very light compared to the other options here. But of course, it’s done via cutting the bottles and some other bar tool amenities. If you can go without, then it may be your best option.
Picnic Time Meritage Insulated Wine and Cheese ToteWine lovers, we haven’t forgotten you.
Thought we left you out in the cold? No way. We love our wine lovers, and you’ve got to be ready to take that home bar on the road as well. What’s a picnic on a beautiful day without a little vino and cheese to top it off? This tote has room for it all. It’s insulated to keep wine (two bottles) and cheese cool. It has two wine glasses (acrylic), a wooden cutting board, a cutting knife, a wine key, a wine stopper, and two cloth napkins. It’s literally a wine and cheese picnic in a portable tote. Plus, it comes in four different colors, so you can find the right color scheme that works for your personality.
Bring Home With You
There are so many times when a portable travel bar set could come in handy, it’s smart to have one around. And, as mentioned, they make exceptional bar gifts, especially for the travel lovers in your life. It truly can bring a little of home to any locale. There are more out there too. If one of these popular choices above didn’t fill your need, be sure to take a closer look at other options as well. Your next picnic or vacation could be something a lot more special.