Bartending Equipment Alexandria LA

Local resource for bartenders in Alexandria. 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.

Good Thymes Cafe
(318) 443-9622
2837 Lee St
Alexandria, LA
Description
Good Thymes Cafe - Plush seating and good music gives Good Thymes Cafe 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.

Unique Bar & Lounge
(318) 448-0555
3217 Industrial St
Alexandria, LA
Description
Unique Bar & Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Unique Bar & Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Sportsman's Lounge
(318) 445-9413
700 Macarthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
Description
Sportsman's Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Sportsman's Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

C-Q Too
(318) 449-4577
728 Lee St
Alexandria, LA
Description
C-Q Too - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but C-Q Too offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Sugar & Spice
(318) 442-9300
1801 N Macarthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
Description
Sugar & Spice - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Sugar & Spice kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Fatboy's
(318) 473-1559
3 Texas Ave
Alexandria, LA
Description
Fatboy's - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Fatboy's is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

G G's Club
(318) 473-4944
7521 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA
Description
G G's Club - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, G G's Club kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Cleve & Hilda's Rendezvous
(318) 443-6775
613 N 3rd St
Alexandria, LA
Description
Cleve & Hilda's Rendezvous - Let's call it what it is. Cleve & Hilda's Rendezvous, 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 Cleve & Hilda's Rendezvous you should have plenty of options.

Mojo's Brews & Blues
(318) 448-4890
3425 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA
Description
Mojo's Brews & Blues - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Mojo's Brews & Blues is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Bayou
(318) 445-2546
4180 Jackson Street Ext
Alexandria, LA
Description
Bayou - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Bayou makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

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.

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