Bartending Equipment Boulder CO

Local resource for bartenders in Boulder. 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.

Hookah House
(303) 444-0804
1325 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
Fox Theatre
(303) 443-3399
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO
Fox Theatre - Live music venue hosting both regional stars and smaller touring groups. Offers a rich, full acoustical setting for those bands and the diverse crowds that come to see them.

(303) 473-9463
2017 13th St
Boulder, CO
Trilogy - Has jazz, blues, and funk bands. Also, good service, food, and wine selection.

Tryllions Cafe
(303) 442-2604
1630 30th St
Boulder, CO
Tryllions Cafe - Small, relaxed cafe with some books to read and live folk/ethnic music on weekends.

Catacombs at the Hotel Boulderado
(303) 443-0486
2115 13th St
Boulder, CO
Catacombs at the Hotel Boulderado - Bar sitting beneath the Hotel Boulderado. It's no surprise that the lighting's dim and smoke fills the air, as an after-work crowd discusses the day's travails. A broad mix of customers, a 5-8 happy hour, and some local microbrews on tap. If that isn't enough, listen to the jukebox, play some games, or listen to the live bands.

(303) 440-3911
4871 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
Bustop - If you're looking to kick back, Bustop, 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.

Foundry Cafe and Billiards Club
(303) 447-1803
1109 Walnut St
Boulder, CO
Foundry Cafe and Billiards Club - A slick, hip bar populated by students and urban professionals. The drinks tend to be something besides beer. A dozen pool tables, a cozy, lounge-type balcony, and a fish tank completes the interior.

Murphy's Bar & Grill
(303) 449-4473
2731 Iris Ave
Boulder, CO
Murphy's Bar & Grill - Quiet, upscale neighborhood bar.

Old Chicago
(303) 443-5031
1102 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
Old Chicago - Part of the Rock Bottom company. Features Chicago-style pizza, with pastas, salads, sandwiches, and burgers rounding out the menu. 110 different beers, with 30 on tap. Big TVs play whatever sporting events are in season.

Walnut Brewery (Boulder)
(303) 447-1345
1123 Walnut St
Boulder, CO
Walnut Brewery (Boulder) - Sister to the Denver branch: the crowd is slightly upscale, and the brews are fine, if not great. You can get basic pub fare while listening to acoustic acts in a loft above the bar.

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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