Bartending Equipment Brattleboro VT

Local resource for bartenders in Brattleboro. 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.

Sportsman's Lounge
(802) 257-8618
45 Canal St
Brattleboro, VT
Sportsman's Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Sportsman's Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Metropolis Wine Bar
(802) 254-1221
55 Elliot St
Brattleboro, VT
Metropolis Wine Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Metropolis Wine Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Metropolis Wine Bar is more than able to oblige.

2nd Street Café
(413) 863-2882
Turners Falls, MA
2Nd Street Café - Located at [Address], 2Nd Street Café keeps diners coming back with its reasonable price points and scrumptious menu. Though no notable dishes stand out from the rest, you won't be disappointed. Is it rated a 30-out-of-30 on Zagats? Maybe not, but overall you can do a lot worse.

Railroad Tavern
(603) 357-0098
84 Main St
Keene, NH
Railroad Tavern - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Railroad Tavern, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Rist Tavern Inc
(413) 773-1949
26 Chapman St
Greenfield, MA
Rist Tavern Inc - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Rist Tavern Inc, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Rist Tavern Inc will do the trick.

Emils Pub
(802) 254-3617
563 S Main St
Brattleboro, VT
Emils Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Emils Pub, 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.

(413) 648-9512
439 Brattleboro Rd
Bernardston, MA
Hollywood - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Hollywood is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Hollywood is more than able to oblige.

2nd Street Cafe
(413) 863-2882
23 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA
2Nd Street Cafe - Happy hour never looked so good. 2Nd Street Cafe, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Penuche's Ale House
(603) 352-9839
91 Marlboro St
Keene, NH
Penuche's Ale House, 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 Penuche's Ale House.

Jigg's Tavern
(413) 773-3610
4 Ames St
Greenfield, MA
Jigg's Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Jigg's Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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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