Bartending Equipment Charleston WV

Local resource for bartenders in Charleston. 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.

Silver Lady Tavern
(304) 342-9498
1222 Washington St E
Charleston, WV
Description
Silver Lady 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 Silver Lady Tavern

Broadway
(304) 343-2162
210 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV
Description
Broadway, 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 Broadway.

Doug's Topside Tavern
(304) 744-5510
600 1/2 Short St
Charleston, WV
Description
Doug's Topside Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Doug's Topside Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Corner Pub
(304) 442-4700
50 Michigan Ave
Charleston, WV
Description
Corner Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Corner 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.

Frank's Place
(304) 343-0824
2630 Sissonville Dr
Charleston, WV
Description
Frank's Place - Think of Frank's Place as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Sound Factory
(304) 342-8001
812 Kanawha Blvd E # E
Charleston, WV
Description
Sound Factory - Think of Sound Factory as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Pam's Nifty Fifties
(304) 744-5791
216 7th Ave SW
Charleston, WV
Description
Pam's Nifty Fifties - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Pam's Nifty Fifties is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Eddie G's Sports Bar & Grill
(304) 744-3226
318 7th Ave SW
Charleston, WV
Description
Eddie G's Sports Bar & Grill - Think of Eddie G's Sports Bar & Grill as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Rendezvous Lounge
(304) 344-1478
3230 Pennsylvania Ave
Charleston, WV
Description
Rendezvous Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Rendezvous Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Rendezvous Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Village Of Otto
(304) 347-9511
2364 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave
Charleston, WV
Description
Village Of Otto - Happy hour never looked so good. Village Of Otto, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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