Bartending Equipment Fort Dodge IA

Local resource for bartenders in Fort Dodge. 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.

Lomita's Night Club
(515) 955-2108
1104 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Lomita's Night Club - Dress up. Lomita's Night Club 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.

Studio 32
(515) 573-7428
710 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Studio 32 - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Studio 32 is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

My Place
(515) 573-4648
1105 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
My Place - Now you have your cake and eat it too. My Place, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Ridgewood Lanes
(515) 576-7214
326 S 25th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Ridgewood Lanes - Plush seating and good music gives Ridgewood Lanes 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.

Dodger Tap
(515) 955-8281
22 N 12th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Dodger Tap - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Dodger Tap is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Brass Monkey Lounge
(515) 573-8771
15 N 10th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Brass Monkey Lounge - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Brass Monkey Lounge will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Community Tavern
(515) 955-3132
2026 5th Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Community Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Community Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

After Dark
(515) 573-3313
509 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
After Dark - If you're trying to impress your date, After Dark 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 After Dark offers.

Pee Wee's Pub
(515) 573-2187
816 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Pee Wee's Pub - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Pee Wee's Pub, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Top Hat Lounge
(515) 955-1910
15 S 8th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Top Hat Lounge - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Top Hat Lounge, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

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.

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