Bartending Equipment Holyoke MA

Local resource for bartenders in Holyoke. 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.

Griffens Cafe
(413) 539-9292
329 Hampden St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Griffens Cafe - Sitting at [Address], Griffens Cafe is fine eatery for the price. Small, with excellent service, equally excellent food, and a great atmosphere, there's an attractive crowd and just the right vibe. Call ahead to see if you need to make reservations.

Shel-Don's Lounge
(413) 532-5043
1532 Dwight St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Shel-Don's Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Shel-Don's Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Club House
(413) 534-0011
250 Westfield Rd
Holyoke, MA
Description
Club House - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Club House is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Waterfront Tavern & Restaurant
(413) 532-2292
920 Main St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Waterfront Tavern & Restaurant - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Waterfront Tavern & Restaurant, 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.

Danny's Place
(413) 533-9136
273 Maple St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Danny's Place - A fine place to wine and dine. Danny's Place isn't the cheapest, but the atmosphere more than makes up for the prices. Definitely a good place to relax. And if you can't ah...close the deal? Don't blame it on the restaurant.

Clover Pub
(413) 539-9045
104 High St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Clover Pub - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Clover Pub, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Golden Horse Cafe
(413) 536-8106
447 Main St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Golden Horse Cafe - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Golden Horse Cafe, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Francie's Tavern
(413) 534-1929
108 Maple St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Francie's 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.

Elizur Holyoke Pub Inc
(413) 539-6504
874 Hampden St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Elizur Holyoke Pub Inc - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Elizur Holyoke Pub Inc is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Paper City Brewery
(413) 535-1588
108 Cabot St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Paper City Brewery - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Paper City Brewery is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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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