Bartending Equipment Monroe NC

Local resource for bartenders in Monroe. 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.

Leather & Lace
(704) 292-1000
2000 W Roosevelt Blvd
Monroe, NC
Description
Leather & Lace - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Leather & Lace, 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.

Matthews Ale House
(704) 846-7904
107 N Trade St
Matthews, NC
Description
Matthews Ale House - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Matthews Ale House 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.)

AMF Carolina Lanes
(704) 841-7606
11210 Brigmon Ln
Matthews, NC
Description
Amf Carolina Lanes - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Amf Carolina Lanes 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.

Yellow Rose At Touchstone
(704) 542-2033
9217 Baybrook Ln
Charlotte, NC
Description
Yellow Rose At Touchstone - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Yellow Rose At Touchstone, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Charlie's Sports Grill
(704) 537-1487
7200 Albemarle Rd # J
Charlotte, NC
Description
Charlie's Sports Grill - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Charlie's Sports Grill 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.)

Merlin's Magic Brew
(704) 821-8573
110 Associate Dr
Indian Trail, NC
Description
Merlin's Magic Brew - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

A Club
(704) 847-9203
12400 E Independence Blvd
Matthews, NC
Description
A Club - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At A Club, 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.

Old Timers
(704) 821-9498
2216 E John St
Matthews, NC
Description
Old Timers, 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 Old Timers

O'Neil's
(704) 545-1070
8111 Fairview Rd
Charlotte, NC
Description
O'neil's - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but O'neil's offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

P J's Sports Bar
(704) 566-0305
6912 Old Lawyers Rd
Charlotte, NC
Description
P J's Sports Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? P J's Sports Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, P J's Sports Bar is more than able to oblige.

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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