The Modine Bar is a great example of a beautifully executed fold-out bar. From the product description at Pottery Barn:
Equipped for effortless entertaining, this versatile bar promises to be the center of every party. When guests arrive, open the doors and unfold the top to double your surface space. A wooden insert removes to reveal a stainless-steel ice bucket; a plastic drip tray below protects the piece from moisture. Inside each door, three fixed shelves with gallery rails hold an assortment of barware, from highballs and stemless wineglasses on the top to bottles and oversized glasses on the bottom. The left door has a functioning lock. The divided center compartment has a removable 16-bottle wine rack that’s topped by a drawer with a removable barware tray and a single fixed shelf. To its left, a fixed shelf suspends stem-ware on four racks, and an adjustable and fixed shelf below hold bottles of wine, spirits and mixers. Framed in mahogany with richly grained mahogany veneers, the bar is finished on all sides to allow placement away from the wall; hidden wheels provide mobility. Detailed with paneled doors, bracket feet and antique-bronze-finished knobs.
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