Bartending Equipment Davenport IA

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Underline
(563) 322-0757
217 Brady St
Davenport, IA
Description
Underline - Dress up. Underline isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

2 Amigos Tavern
(563) 322-0060
1520 Washington St
Davenport, IA
Description
2 Amigos Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, 2 Amigos Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Carole's
(563) 322-9179
2735 Telegraph Rd
Davenport, IA
Description
Carole's - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Carole's, 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.

Oceanside Lounge
(563) 326-1372
2025 Hickory Grove Rd
Davenport, IA
Description
Oceanside Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Oceanside 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 Oceanside Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Banana Joes
(563) 323-4200
433 W River Dr
Davenport, IA
Description
Banana Joes - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Banana Joes fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Happy Hollow Tavern
(563) 322-8765
1502 W 14th St
Davenport, IA
Description
Happy Hollow Tavern - 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.

Circle Tap
(563) 322-9276
1345 W Locust St
Davenport, IA
Description
Circle Tap - Plush seating and good music gives Circle Tap a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Gardens
(563) 323-1503
1301 W 13th St
Davenport, IA
Description
Gardens - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Gardens, 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.

Carriage Haus
(563) 322-1162
312 W 3rd St
Davenport, IA
Description
Carriage Haus - Think of Carriage Haus 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.

Southern Comfort Lounge
(563) 391-9424
20980 N Brady St
Davenport, IA
Description
Southern Comfort Lounge, 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 Southern Comfort Lounge.

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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