Bartending Equipment Chicago IL

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Plush
1104 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL
 
Guess Hookah
(312) 666-8801
1829 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL
 
Dhuwan Hookah Lounge
(773) 348-4900
2425 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL
 
Souk
1552 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 
Arabia Cafe Hookah Bar
(773) 276-2345
1046 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 
Kan Zaman
617 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL
 
Bar Of Chicago
(312) 654-1120
9 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL
 
Tizi Melloul Mediterranean Restaurant Lounge
(312) 670-4338
531 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL
 
Sigara Hookah Cafe Lounge
(773) 292-9190
2013 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL
 
Zentra Nightclub
923 West Weed Street
Chicago, IL
 

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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