Bartending Equipment Kirkland WA
4209 University Way NE
113 Blanchard Street
Kirkland Roaster & Alehouse
1111 Central Way
Kirkland Roaster & Alehouse - One of the first brew pubs on the Eastside, the Kirkland Roaster and Alehouse is all about the micro brews. With 20 available, this ale house tends to attract an older crowd and can be very busy when the weather is good. The "roaster" is a spit on which the various meats that make up most of the menu are roasted.
124 Kirkland Ave
Central Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Central Tavern 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.
11110 117th Pl NE
Nw Pubs - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Nw Pubs 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.
1122 E Madison
Zaina Food Drinks Friends
108 Cherry St.
8544 122nd Ave NE
Taps-N-Tabs - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Taps-N-Tabs, 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, Taps-N-Tabs will do the trick.
52 Lake Shore Plaza
Shark Club - The Shark serves a variety of middle of the road foods (pizzas, burgers and sandwiches) to a crowd of mostly middle of the road beer buddies. Not the most adventurous venue, although they are trying to book better live musical acts.
11516 124th Ave NE
Danny's Pub - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Danny's Pub 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.
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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