Bartending Equipment Bend OR

Local resource for bartenders in Bend. 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.

Reed Pub Co
(541) 312-2800
1141 SE Centennial St
Bend, OR
Description
Reed Pub Co - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Reed Pub Co 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.

Southside Pub Inc
(541) 383-7672
61160 S Highway 97 # B
Bend, OR
Description
Southside Pub Inc - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Southside Pub Inc? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Deschutes Brewery
(541) 385-8606
901 SW Simpson Ave
Bend, OR
Description
Deschutes Brewery - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Deschutes Brewery 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.

M & J Tavern
(541) 389-1410
102 NW Greenwood Ave
Bend, OR
Description
M & J Tavern 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 M & J Tavern

Astro Lounge
(541) 388-0116
147 NW Minnesota Ave
Bend, OR
Description
Astro Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Astro Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Hong Kong Lounge-Bamboo Room
(541) 389-8209
530 SE 3rd St
Bend, OR
Description
Hong Kong Lounge-Bamboo Room - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Hong Kong Lounge-Bamboo Room makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Timbers South
(541) 388-8178
61131 S Highway 97
Bend, OR
Description
Timbers South, 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 Timbers South.

West Side Tavern
(541) 382-4810
930 NW Galveston Ave
Bend, OR
Description
West Side Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? West Side Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, West Side Tavern is more than able to oblige.

Club 97
(541) 617-9797
2221 NE 3rd St
Bend, OR
Description
Club 97 - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Club 97, 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.

Timbers 3
(541) 383-3502
2570 NE Twin Knolls Dr # 2
Bend, OR
Description
Timbers 3 - If you're looking to kick back, Timbers 3, 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.

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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