Bartending Equipment Bangor ME

Local resource for bartenders in Bangor. 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.

Spectrum
(207) 942-3000
190 Harlow St
Bangor, ME
Description
Spectrum - 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, Spectrum kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Bounty Taverne
(207) 947-8651
500 Main St
Bangor, ME
Description
Bounty Taverne - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Bounty Taverne caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

RED Baron Lounge
(207) 947-4375
299 Godfrey Blvd # 2
Bangor, ME
Description
Red Baron Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Red Baron Lounge a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Brookside Grill
(207) 989-6455
554 S Main St
Brewer, ME
Description
Brookside Grill - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Brookside 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.

Peaks Hill Lodge
(207) 843-7080
Peaks Hill Rd
Holden, ME
Description
Peaks Hill Lodge - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Peaks Hill Lodge, 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.

Main Tavern
(207) 947-1997
152 Main St
Bangor, ME
Description
Main Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Main Tavern 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.

Pat's Tavern Inc
(207) 947-3972
115 State St
Bangor, ME
Description
Pat's Tavern Inc - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Pat's Tavern Inc 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.

Cap's Tavern
(207) 989-2268
494 1/2 S Main St
Brewer, ME
Description
Cap's Tavern - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Cap's Tavern offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Ushuaia
(207) 866-7700
103 Park St
Orono, ME
Description
Ushuaia - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Ushuaia is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Riverfront Pub
(207) 827-2351
18 Water St
Old Town, ME
Description
Riverfront Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Riverfront Pub, 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.

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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