15 bar accessories to improve your hosting skills

Whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur or a wine lover, there’s always room in your bar for new bar accessories. From summer backyard entertainment to the winter party season, keeping your bar stocked is an easy way to cement your title as a host with the most.

Having a wide range of glassware and bar tools on hand means you’re always ready to use your mixology skills at a glance, perfect for spontaneous after-work aperitifs or last-minute entertaining. Whether you have a bar cart, a full bar at home (lucky you), or just a kitchen counter and a bit of enthusiasm, the right bar accessories can transform the drink-making experience of any restaurant. a task in a treat.

We’ve rounded up our favorite glasses, barware and tools, so you can easily refresh your barware collection.

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The Essential Cocktail Shaker – Best Bar Accessories

Silver Bee Cocktail Shaker



Crafted from easy-to-clean stainless steel and adorned with a delightful honeycomb design, this sleek cocktail shaker is a bar essential for amateur mixologists and experienced bartenders alike.


Art Deco Champagne Coupes – Best Bar Accessories

Set of two art deco ridged champagne glasses


Although traditionally intended for champagne, we think these coupes would be perfect for a multitude of different cocktails and mocktails. The ridged details add an extra special touch, as do the slender uppers.


The 2-in-1 Doser – Best Bar Accessories

Jose cocktail jigger, stainless steel



Single or double? This stainless steel measuring cup is a quick and easy way to measure your spirits. We love the contrast of the black handle with the metal measuring cups.


The Deluxe Bottle Opener and Stopper Set – Best Bar Accessories

Megan Agate Opener & Stopper Set in Blue



Crafted from semi-precious agate, this trusty duo of a bottle opener and stopper is an eye-catching way to revamp your home bar. The stainless steel hardware makes it ultra durable, while the gold finish adds a touch of luxury.


Reusable Glass Straws – Best Bar Accessories

Ouzoud Glass Straws – Amber, Teal & Clear (Set of 6)


A handy pack of six solid glass straws in a mix of teal, amber and clear finishes. A durable option that looks good too. Plus, they come with a brush cleaner!


The Easy to Use Ice Cube Tray – Best Bar Accessories

QuickSnap™ Plus Ice Tray



Avoid an ice avalanche with this clever ice cube tray. Designed to release only one ice cube at a time, simply twist the tray to loosen the ice cubes, then press each switch individually to release. The inclusion of a lid means there will be no freezer spills either.


The Stylish Wine Cooler – Best Bar Accessories

Silver Paloma wine bucket



Form and function combine in this stunning stainless steel wine cooler. The striking mother of pearl inlay adds an extra special touch to what is already a stylish bar piece.


Rattan Coasters – Best Bar Accessories

Whitewashed Rattan Coasters (Set of 4)


Handcrafted in Indonesia, this set of whitewashed rattan coasters has a distinct boho look and feel. Just enough to protect tables from watermarks and scratches.


The Practical Cocktail Picks – The Best Bar Accessories

Copper Plated Cocktail Picks

Skewer as many toppings as you like with these handy cocktail skewers. Made of durable stainless steel, they are reusable, making them a perfect alternative to plastic cocktail decorations.


The Essential Corkscrew – Best Bar Accessories

OXO Softworks Corkscrew

A corkscrew is essential in any home bar. This classic style features stainless steel for durability, as well as an easy-to-grip handle. Bottom up!


Paper napkins – The best bar accessories

Pack of 20 Unikko towels


Decorative paper napkins like these are a brilliant way to elevate cocktail hour, especially when they feature a print as bold as this. Use when serving drinks for an elegant touch.


The Highball Glass – Best Bar Accessories

Linear Highball Glass

Perfect for long cocktails, this highball glass features an embossed finish for a striking look. Created from high quality glass, a set of these will last for years to come. Best of all, it’s dishwasher safe, perfect for post-party cleanup.


The Complete Set of Bar Accessories – Best Bar Accessories

Hammered Stainless Steel Bar Tool Set

John Lewis and Partners


If you’re starting your barware collection from scratch, a barware tool set is a great place to start. This one includes a strainer, a double doser, a pair of ice tongs, a bottle opener and a pestle, all neatly stored in a holder.


The Glass Carafe – Best Bar Accessories

Carafe Glass Carafe with Stopper



Elevate your home bar and decant your favorite wine or spirit into this unique glass decanter. We love its unusual shape and bold cap. Bring on dinner parties to impress your guests.


The Stainless Steel Ice Bucket – Best Bar Accessories

Homiu ice bucket with lid and clamp

The two-litre capacity of this trusty ice bucket means you won’t run out of cold drinks. Double-walled for maximum insulation, this ice bucket is made from high-grade stainless steel for a sleek finish.

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Dora W. Clawson