Bartending Equipment Athens AL

Local resource for bartenders in Athens. 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.

James Formby Bar
(256) 232-9620
26818 Mclemore Cir
Athens, AL
Description
James Formby Bar - 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.

Jimmy's Lounge
(256) 721-0178
8700 Highway 72 W
Madison, AL
Description
Jimmy'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 Jimmy's Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Xscape Night Club
(256) 858-6868
5700 Highway 53
Harvest, AL
Description
Xscape Night Club - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Xscape Night Club, 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.

Dugout
(256) 340-0202
1550 6th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
Description
Dugout - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Dugout, 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.

Glass's Cocktail N Grill
(256) 351-1108
1313 Point Mallard Pkwy
Decatur, AL
Description
Glass's Cocktail N Grill, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Glass's Cocktail N Grill

Station
(256) 325-1333
8694 Madison Blvd
Madison, AL
Description
Station - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Station caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Half Time Sports Lounge
(256) 430-0266
8873 Highway 72 W
Madison, AL
Description
Half Time Sports Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Half Time Sports Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Marion K Anderson Trust
(256) 461-7630
214 Main St
Madison, AL
Description
Marion K Anderson Trust is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Marion K Anderson Trust

Cactus Club
(256) 350-7390
1707 Central Pkwy SW # G
Decatur, AL
Description
Cactus Club - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Cactus Club offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Doyce's Spirits
(256) 420-9908
9586 Highway 53
Ardmore, AL
Description
Doyce's Spirits - If you're trying to impress your date, Doyce's Spirits 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 Doyce's Spirits offers.

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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