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Bartending Equipment Ames IA

Local resource for bartenders in Ames. 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.

Chicha Shack
2418 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Brewer's
(515) 292-0033
2704 Stange Rd
Ames, IA
Description
Brewer's - If you're trying to impress your date, Brewer's is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Brewer's offers.

Tradewinds Lounge
(515) 232-9813
115 5th St
Ames, IA
Description
Tradewinds Lounge - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Tradewinds Lounge is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Lumpy's
(515) 292-4501
2428 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Description
Lumpy's - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Lumpy's, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Welch Ave Station
(515) 292-2334
207 Welch Ave
Ames, IA
Description
Welch Ave Station - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Welch Ave Station? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Break
(515) 233-4981
115 Main St
Ames, IA
Description
Break - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Break, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Big Shots Nightclub & Chasers
(515) 292-2003
2522 Chamberlain St
Ames, IA
Description
Big Shots Nightclub & Chasers - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Big Shots Nightclub & Chasers, 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.

Boheme Bistro
(515) 296-4674
2900 West St
Ames, IA
Description
Boheme Bistro - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Boheme Bistro, 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.

E J's Legacy
(515) 233-9429
111 5th St
Ames, IA
Description
E J's Legacy - Now you have your cake and eat it too. E J's Legacy, 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.

Deano's 119 Main
(515) 233-3910
119 Main St
Ames, IA
Description
Deano's 119 Main - Happy hour never looked so good. Deano's 119 Main, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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