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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
 
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.

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.

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.

Sportsman Lounge
(515) 233-6320
123 Main St
Ames, IA
Description
Sportsman Lounge - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Sportsman Lounge is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Sportsman Lounge is more than able to oblige.

Thumbs
(515) 268-1556
2816 West St
Ames, IA
Description
Thumbs - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Thumbs, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Meeting House
(515) 663-9571
823 Wheeler St
Ames, IA
Description
Meeting House - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Meeting House is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Meeting House is more than able to oblige.

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.

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.

Sips
(515) 292-6887
124 Welch Ave
Ames, IA
Description
Sips - 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, Sips kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

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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