Bartending Equipment Mason City IA

Local resource for bartenders in Mason City. 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.

Max Seas
(641) 424-0438
1828 S Taft Ave
Mason City, IA
Description
Max Seas - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Max Seas is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Petes Corner Tap
(641) 423-9132
631 6th St SW
Mason City, IA
Description
Petes Corner Tap, 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 Petes Corner Tap.

Poodle
(641) 423-9299
116 N Federal Ave
Mason City, IA
Description
Poodle - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Poodle 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.)

Willow Run Lounge
(641) 423-9709
2821 4th St SW
Mason City, IA
Description
Willow Run Lounge - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Willow Run Lounge 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.)

Sidewinder
(641) 424-7912
810 S Pennsylvania Ave
Mason City, IA
Description
Sidewinder, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Sidewinder

Saddle Co
(641) 421-1166
516 S Federal Ave
Mason City, IA
Description
Saddle Co, 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 Saddle Co.

KOZY Korner Bar
(641) 424-7905
1402 N Federal Ave
Mason City, IA
Description
Kozy Korner Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Kozy Korner Bar, 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, Kozy Korner Bar will do the trick.

Mulligan's Bar & Grill
(641) 422-9888
2791 4th St SE
Mason City, IA
Description
Mulligan's Bar & Grill - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Mulligan's Bar & Grill 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.

Homer's
(641) 423-9830
1911 S Federal Ave
Mason City, IA
Description
Homer's - If you're trying to impress your date, Homer's 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 Homer's offers.

Route 65 Sports Bar
(641) 421-1756
1401 N Federal Ave
Mason City, IA
Description
Route 65 Sports Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Route 65 Sports Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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