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Bartending Equipment Boise ID

Local resource for bartenders in Boise. 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.

Ali Baba Hookah Bar
2174 Broadway Avenue
Boise, ID
 
Toad's Lounge
(208) 345-2505
109 S 6th St
Boise, ID
Description
Toad's Lounge - Dress up. Toad's Lounge isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

New Belgium Brewing Co
(208) 342-2482
1055 S Dale St
Boise, ID
Description
New Belgium Brewing Co - 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.

Locker Room
(208) 333-0074
1108 W Front St
Boise, ID
Description
Locker Room, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Locker Room

Funny Bone Comedy Club
(208) 331-2663
405 S 8th St # 110
Boise, ID
Description
Funny Bone Comedy Club - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Funny Bone Comedy Club, 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.

Main Street Bistro
(208) 345-9515
607 W Main St
Boise, ID
Description
Main Street Bistro - Happy hour never looked so good. Main Street Bistro, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Eastside Tavern
(208) 388-8700
610 E Boise Ave
Boise, ID
Description
Eastside Tavern - If you're trying to impress your date, Eastside Tavern is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Eastside Tavern offers.

Gil's K-Nine Bar
(208) 345-4420
2506 W Main St
Boise, ID
Description
Gil's K-Nine Bar - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Gil's K-Nine Bar 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.

Pengilly's Saloon
(208) 345-6344
513 W Main St
Boise, ID
Description
Pengilly's Saloon - If you're trying to impress your date, Pengilly's Saloon is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Pengilly's Saloon offers.

Opa Cocktail Lounge
(208) 342-6555
213 N 8th St
Boise, ID
Description
Opa Cocktail Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Opa Cocktail 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.

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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