Remember your parents’ home bar setup? It was probably part of that big, gangly entertainment center against the living room wall that had a built-in TV, turntable and stereo. The bottles of multi-colored spirits stored inside - strictly off limits, of course - would escape their confinement once or twice a year when Mom and Dad threw a little soiree for their bosses and coworkers.

Fast forward to adulthood and suddenly you’re now in charge of the next happy hour. You can heat up trays of meatballs and pigs in a blanket, but any chance to truly impress might be lost if you don’t have the right home bar to lubricate the masses. Here are five portable bar setups that will have your friends and family crowing for cocktails.

Acrylic Bar Unit

Acrylic Bar Unit
Made of PVC veneer, metal, acrylic and glass, this modern-looking bar is available in three finish colors: white, chrome and clear.Amazon

Back in college, when I was glugging down beers out of plastic cups and eating Cool Ranch Doritos straight from the bag, I dreamed I would one day have a home bar setup as classy as this. Show off your finest stemware (ditch the cups), bar tools and cocktail ingredients inside this curved beauty. And please, put the Doritos in a nice bowl this time.

Keter Unity Outdoor Serving Cart

Keter Unity Outdoor Serving Cart
This cart features a weather-resistant exterior with a wood-like texture. A stainless steel top makes it work as a bar, kitchen prep area or serving table.Amazon

This is the perfect mobile cart for entertaining. It has a lockable storage space with a 78-gallon capacity - the ideal spot to keep liquor bottles stowed away. Two wheels and two adjustable legs means you can set this bar up anywhere. All you need now is a reason to party.

GoBar Portable High Top Party Bar

GoBar Portable High Top Party Bar
This portable high-top moden sets up in less than the time it takes to pour your first drink.Amazon

Remember that story I told earlier about how I always fantasized about a fancy bar setup when I grew up? Well, truth be told, I'd also dream of a bar that had three different skirt designs - formal, football and tiki - and that could be basically hosed off at the end of the day and stored away in its own storage bag until the next party. Imagine my delight to find that exact model right here. The GoBar also has a hidden shelf so you can hide the tequila when things get out of hand.

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