Bartending Equipment Rapid City SD

Local resource for bartenders in Rapid 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.

Kellys Sports Lounge
(605) 348-1213
825 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Description
Kellys Sports Lounge - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Kellys Sports 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.)

Clock Tower Lounge
(605) 342-8876
2525 W Main St # 101
Rapid City, SD
Description
Clock Tower Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Clock Tower 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.

Buck N Gator
(605) 394-5583
4095 Sturgis Rd
Rapid City, SD
Description
Buck N Gator - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Buck N Gator is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Shep's & Deb's Casino
(605) 787-4977
7529 N Highway 79
Black Hawk, SD
Description
Shep's & Deb's Casino - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Shep's & Deb's Casino, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Brass Rail Lounge
(605) 341-1768
624 Saint Joseph St
Rapid City, SD
Description
Brass Rail Lounge - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Brass Rail Lounge, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Rimrock Happy Tavern
(605) 348-9733
22929 Forest Rd
Rapid City, SD
Description
Rimrock Happy 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.

Shotgun Willies
(605) 341-7253
2808 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
Description
Shotgun Willies - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Shotgun Willies, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Sun Inn Lounge
(605) 343-6036
725 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Description
Sun Inn 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 Sun Inn Lounge

Harley's
(605) 341-1248
640 E Saint Patrick St
Rapid City, SD
Description
Harley's - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Harley's, 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.

Robbinsdale Lanes
(605) 342-2935
805 E Saint Patrick St
Rapid City, SD
Description
Robbinsdale Lanes - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Robbinsdale Lanes offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

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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