Bartending Equipment Clayton NC

Local resource for bartenders in Clayton. 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.

The Oxford
319 Fayettville St., Suite 105
Raleigh, NC
Description
Gastro Pub

Maanjri Lounge
2526 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC
 
Half-Time Sports Bar
(919) 550-3888
3503 E Garner Rd
Clayton, NC
Description
Half-Time Sports Bar, 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 Half-Time Sports Bar.

Loop Road Tavern
(919) 779-8883
1437 Mechanical Blvd
Garner, NC
Description
Loop Road Tavern - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Last Resort
(919) 934-8899
436 W Market St
Smithfield, NC
Description
Last Resort - 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.

Marrakesh Cafe
(919) 341-1167
2500 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC
 
Flip Side
(919) 553-0123
408 E 2nd St
Clayton, NC
Description
Flip Side - If you're trying to impress your date, Flip Side 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 Flip Side offers.

Shooters Billiards
(919) 773-1525
106 Bratton Dr
Garner, NC
Description
Shooters Billiards - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Shooters Billiards, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Sam's Tavern In The Groove
(919) 661-0644
25 Old Drug Store Rd
Garner, NC
Description
Sam's Tavern In The Groove - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Sam's Tavern In The Groove, 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, Sam's Tavern In The Groove will do the trick.

Conrad's
(919) 934-1775
519 W Market St
Smithfield, NC
Description
Conrad's, 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 Conrad's

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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