Bartending Equipment Lake Charles LA

Local resource for bartenders in Lake Charles. 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.

Bottle Shop
(337) 479-2349
1028 E Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Bottle Shop - Let's call it what it is. Bottle Shop, 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 Bottle Shop you should have plenty of options.

Crystal's
(337) 433-5457
112 W Broad St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Crystal's - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Crystal's, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Triangle Club
(337) 491-9709
2109 Graham St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Triangle Club - Plush seating and good music gives Triangle Club 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.

Val's
(337) 562-9731
3008 Kirkman St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Val's - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Val's, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Lamplighter Lounge
(337) 436-8987
1906 N Martin Luther King Hwy
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Lamplighter Lounge, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Lamplighter Lounge

LA Normandie Lounge
(337) 494-7181
2200 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
La Normandie Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. La Normandie 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.

Rikenjaks Brewing Co
(337) 433-1514
333 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Rikenjaks Brewing Co - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Rikenjaks Brewing Co? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

AAA Lounge
(337) 439-8363
1205 13th St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Aaa Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Aaa Lounge 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.

Old Town Tavern
(337) 430-0330
2801 Kirkman St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Old Town Tavern - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Old Town Tavern makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Club What's Next
(337) 436-6001
2504 Mill St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Club What's Next - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Club What's Next kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

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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