Bartending Equipment Billings MT

Local resource for bartenders in Billings. 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.

Second Shift
(406) 248-5516
934 Us Highway 87 E
Billings, MT
Description
Second Shift 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 Second Shift

Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co
(406) 245-0918
2123 1st Ave N # B
Billings, MT
Description
Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co 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.)

Carlin Hotel
(406) 245-7515
2501 Montana Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Carlin Hotel - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Carlin Hotel, 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.

Tap-Inn
(406) 259-0802
910 Broadwater Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Tap-Inn - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Tap-Inn will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Crystal Lounge
(406) 259-0010
101 N 28th St
Billings, MT
Description
Crystal Lounge 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 Crystal Lounge

R Club
(406) 248-7151
1223 Mullowney Ln
Billings, MT
Description
R Club - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, R Club makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Western Bar
(406) 252-7383
2712 Minnesota Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Western Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Western Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Montana Chads
(406) 259-0111
3953 Montana Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Montana Chads - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Montana Chads, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Moose Breath Saloon
(406) 252-5702
4242 State Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Moose Breath Saloon 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 Moose Breath Saloon

Rainbow Bar
(406) 259-0047
2403 Montana Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Rainbow Bar - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Rainbow Bar, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

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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