Bartending Equipment Ankeny IA

Local resource for bartenders in Ankeny. 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.

O'Malley's Pub
(515) 964-9620
7012 NE 14th St
Ankeny, IA
Description
O'malley's Pub - If you're looking to kick back, O'malley's Pub, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Roadhouse 69
(515) 963-9669
110 N Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
Description
Roadhouse 69 - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Roadhouse 69, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Elbow Room Saloon
(515) 963-9414
1165 1/2 SW Ordnance Rd
Ankeny, IA
Description
Elbow Room Saloon - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Elbow Room Saloon, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Elbow Room Saloon will do the trick.

Yankee Clipper
(515) 964-9484
312 SW Maple St
Ankeny, IA
Description
Yankee Clipper - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Yankee Clipper will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Outer Limits
(515) 289-1745
6560 NE 14th St
Des Moines, IA
Description
Outer Limits - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Outer Limits is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Jakes
(515) 965-9513
132 SE Shurfine Dr
Ankeny, IA
Description
Jakes - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Jakes 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.

Andy's Bar & Grill
(515) 965-3446
1912 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA
Description
Andy's Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Andy's Bar & Grill will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Croz Nest
(515) 963-8338
2139 S Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
Description
Croz Nest - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Croz Nest 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.)

AMF Bowling Ctr
(515) 265-0315
3839 E 14th St
Des Moines, IA
Description
Amf Bowling Ctr, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Amf Bowling Ctr

Rosie's Pizzaria
(515) 289-4591
6594 NW 6th Dr
Des Moines, IA
Description
Rosie's Pizzaria - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Rosie's Pizzaria, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Rosie's Pizzaria will do the trick.

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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