Bartending Equipment Ballston Spa NY

Local resource for bartenders in Ballston Spa. 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.

Leprechaun Pub
(518) 584-6077
2839 State Route 9
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Leprechaun Pub - 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.

Dolphins' Cove
(518) 885-5550
162 W Milton Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Dolphins' Cove - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Dolphins' Cove, 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.

Crest Inn
(518) 885-1708
430 Geyser Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Crest Inn - Happy hour never looked so good. Crest Inn, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Charlton Tavern
(518) 399-9951
745 Charlton Rd
Ballston Lake, NY
Description
Charlton Tavern, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Charlton Tavern.

Parting Glass
(518) 583-1916
40 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
Description
Parting Glass - Huge club that has a ton of options and rooms for you stroll in and out of. Whether you are there to listen to music, have a beer, or eat dinner, The Parting Glass has it all.
Cross Street
Saratoga Springs

Monaco's Village Inn
(518) 885-5100
96 Front St
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Monaco's Village Inn - 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.

Ripe Tomato An American Grill
(518) 581-1530
2721 State Route 9
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Ripe Tomato An American Grill - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Ripe Tomato An American Grill 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.

Geyser Sports Pub
(518) 885-4897
443 Geyser Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Geyser Sports Pub - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Carney's Bar
(518) 399-5129
17 Main St
Ballston Lake, NY
Description
Carney's Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Carney's Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Desperate Annie's
(518) 587-2455
12 Caroline St
Saratoga Springs, NY
Description
Desperate Annie's - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Desperate Annie's fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

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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