Bartending Equipment Alabaster AL

Local resource for bartenders in Alabaster. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bars, lounges, dance clubs and bartenders, as well as advice on where to find the best rum, vodka, whiskey, tequila, wine, beers, mixers, cocktails, martinis, shots and drink recipes.

Coyote Saloon
(205) 663-9874
308 Montevallo Rd
Alabaster, AL
Coyote Saloon - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Coyote Saloon makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Backstreet Railside
(205) 664-4906
500 Keystone Ct
Pelham, AL
Backstreet Railside - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Backstreet Railside fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

(205) 437-0118
5426 Highway 280 S
Birmingham, AL
Sazerac - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Sazerac, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Senor Frog
(205) 979-7620
3439 Lorna Ln
Birmingham, AL
Senor Frog - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Senor Frog, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Barrister's Tavern
(205) 978-2168
1535 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL
Barrister's Tavern - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Mug Shot Saloon
(205) 444-9179
2143 Pelham Pkwy
Pelham, AL
Mug Shot Saloon - Plush seating and good music gives Mug Shot Saloon a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Club 25
(205) 668-4783
8930 Highway 25
Calera, AL
Club 25 - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Club 25, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Gabriel's Spirited Cafe
(205) 985-0983
3706 Lorna Rd
Birmingham, AL
Gabriel's Spirited Cafe - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Gabriel's Spirited Cafe is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Gabriel's Spirited Cafe is more than able to oblige.

(205) 980-1374
3612 Shandwick Pl
Birmingham, AL
Sjb Inc - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Sjb Inc, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Vestavia Bowl Regency Room
(205) 979-5366
1451 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL
Vestavia Bowl Regency Room - Let's call it what it is. Vestavia Bowl Regency Room, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Vestavia Bowl Regency Room you should have plenty of options.

Essential Bartending Equipment

By Russ Cobbe

Setting up your own home bar can be great fun when you have people over. It isn't overly expensive to get all the essentials. So what are the tools of the trade you'll need to show off to your guests?

Blender - If you don't already have one, get a good one that has good speed and power. Nothing is more annoying than waiting 5 minutes to crush up some ice or blend a drink.

Ice Bucket and Tongs - This is mainly used for easy access, don't get one too big that all the ice melts before you use it but don't get something so small that you have to keep refilling it either.

Combo Corkscrew/Bottle Opener - Obviously needed to open that fine wine or bottles of beer that don't have twist tops.

Paring Knife/Cutting Board - Used to cut up lemons and limes for garnishing along with other fruits in certain drinks.

Shaker - Used for mixing various drinks.

Measure - There is a special device that looks like two triangles on top of each other at the apexes but a lot of people use a shot glass these days.

Bar Strainer - Used in a lot of cocktail recipes to stain out ice that might have been used to cool ingredients in a recipe. It looks like a little paddle with lots of round rings on the end.

Lemon/Lime Squeezer - This has a flat collector base with a raised pointed section in the middle with ridges. Its used to squeeze out fresh lemon or lime juice.

There are over 20 different styles of glasses from brandy to wine. Did y...

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