14 Beautiful Glasses You Need for Your Home Bar
Becoming an accomplished home bartender means mastering all kinds of cocktails—and in addition to perfecting your recipes, you'll want to have the right glasses and cups to serve them in as well. That means delicate flutes and coupes for Champagne, double old-fashioned glasses for…well, Old-Fashioneds (among other drinks), and martini glasses, too. Read on for beautiful glasses to add to your home bar and bar cart.
Whether you like your martinis dirty—try Alex Guarnaschelli's Seriously Dirty Martinis—more classic, or flavored with lemon and basil, serve them in these sleek martini glasses. You can pick them up in a set of eight (pictured) at Crate & Barrel for under $40, or grab individual glasses for $4.95 each. If you'd prefer more of a coupe-like shape, this glass also received near-perfect ratings.
Elegant coupes are great for serving everything from Champagne to this fall-ready Mott & Mulberry cocktail. If you loved the aforementioned Estelle Colored Glass wine glasses, the company makes coupes, too, in colors including blush, lavender, mint green, and rose. For vintage glassware, Food52 has vintage French Champagne coupes (pictured) available in two styles, simple and classic.
Double Old-Fashioned Glasses
This Art Deco-inspired glass (pictured) can hold 12 ounces and would look great on your bar cart—grab the matching decanter for the full set. If you're looking for something more colorful, try this blue option from Villeroy & Boch, which is currently 60 percent off at Bloomingdale's.
For your next champagne toast, make sure you have equally celebratory flutes to match. Waterford Crystal's elegant Celebrations Flute set has a design meant to look like Champagne bubbles, so they're especially fitting.
These hobnail glasses, which were "inspired by glassware found at a Parisian flea market," per the product description, come in seven colors, ranging from blue (pictured) to a soft pink. Highballs are great for large mixed drinks like gin and tonics and dark and stormies. Pottery Barn also offers matching double old-fashioned glasses.
Jupiter Hobnail Highball Glasses, $48 (Set of 6) at potterybarn.com
For a simple rocks glass, Vital Industries has them available in several different designs at West Elm, including gold antlers (pictured), two different bicycle options, and more.
Vital Industries Gold Rocks Glass - Antler, $15 at westelm.com
While not technically a cocktail, serving whiskey neat is a home bar staple for many households. For a neat pour, these glasses are made for sipping at the optimal volume and weight. They look great on display next to the decanter, too.
Riedel Drink Specific Glassware Neat Glass, Set of 2, $22 at macys.com
Moscow Mule Mugs
Copper mugs are the vehicle of choice for Moscow Mules, and you can pick up this set at Pottery Barn for $44.50. There's an option to monogram them for an additional $12, too, so they'd make a great gift.
Copper Moscow Mule Mug, Set of 2, $44.50 at potterybarn.com
These shot glasses have a clean, modern design that will match any decor. Plus, they're dishwasher-safe.
Canora Grey Maryport Heavy Base 2 oz. Shot Glass (Set of 6), $23 at wayfair.com
A little taller and slightly thinner than a highball, if you're serious about your cocktails this is a great glass to own. Mix yourself a paloma, a mojito, or of course the namesake Tom Collins. This set from Williams Sonoma will serve all your tall cocktail needs.
Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Large Straight Tumblers, Set of 6, $30 at williams-sonoma.com
Margaritas work well in casual bodega glasses or your favorite old fashioned glass, but if you're interested in a more festive upgrade these delicate margarita glasses hold 13 ounces each.
Glory Margarita Glass, $5 at crateandbarrel.com
Every home bar needs a proper mixing glass, for drinks that are stirred instead of shaken. This one is a class act that comes with a Hawthorne strainer and looks great on any bar cart or bar cabinet.
West Elm Essential Barware, Yarai Mixing Pitcher + Hawthorne Strainer, $23 at westelm.com
The double-wall design of these beer glasses—two pilsner and two pint glasses are included in the set—promises to keep your beer at its "ideal temperature." They're made with borosilicate glass, so they're sturdy to boot, too. Pop them in the dishwasher to clean.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Promo 4-Piece Double Wall Beer Glass Set, $44 at saksfifthavenue.com
Wine glasses are definitely a home bar essential, and with so many options on the market, it's easy to find a style (and price point) to fit your needs. For an eye-catching monochrome look, try this beautiful Estelle Colored Glass set (pictured), hand-blown in Poland. Bormioli Rocco has a highly rated white wine glass set on Amazon; Riedel's Bordeaux set scored well with Bloomingdale's customers.
Estelle Colored Glass Stemmed Wine Glass (Set of 6), $175 at westelm.com; Bormioli Rocco 14.75 oz White Wine Glasses (Set Of 4), $22 (list price $26) at amazon.com; Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glass, Set of 2, $44 (was $59) at bloomingdales.com