Bartending Equipment Battle Creek MI

Local resource for bartenders in Battle Creek. 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.

PAR Four
(269) 660-9960
97 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Par Four - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Par Four, 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.

Partners Bar
(269) 964-7276
910 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Partners Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Partners Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Bedford Steakhouse
(269) 721-9856
22575 Bedford Rd N
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Bedford Steakhouse - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Bedford Steakhouse 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.)

Champs
(269) 964-6985
869 W Columbia Ave
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Champs - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Champs offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Comedy Club Gary Fields
(269) 965-4646
2580 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Comedy Club Gary Fields - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Comedy Club Gary Fields, 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.

Spanky's Tavern
(269) 963-6004
1414 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Spanky's Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Spanky's Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Idle Hour Tavern
(269) 964-9645
753 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Idle Hour Tavern - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Idle Hour Tavern 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.)

B J Bryant Lodge 1311
(269) 966-9458
724 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
B J Bryant Lodge 1311 - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, B J Bryant Lodge 1311 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.

Planet Rock
(269) 962-2121
191 Angell St
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Planet Rock - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Planet Rock, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Friends & Co
(269) 963-2614
1055 Columbia Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Friends & Co - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Friends & Co 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.

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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