Bartending Equipment South Bend IN

Local resource for bartenders in South Bend. 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.

The Mark Dine & Tap
1234 Eddy Street
South Bend, IN
Description
Gastro Pub

Dew Drop Inn Restaurant
(574) 289-9829
822 S Lafayette Blvd
South Bend, IN
Description
Dew Drop Inn Restaurant - 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.

Tapit
(574) 289-0742
1116 S Main St
South Bend, IN
Description
Tapit - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Tapit 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.

Victory Bar
(574) 289-5212
907 S Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Description
Victory Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Victory Bar 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.

Glo Worm Lounge
(574) 237-9161
720 S Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Description
Glo Worm Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Glo Worm Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Madison Oyster Bar
(574) 288-3776
129 N Main St
South Bend, IN
Description
Madison Oyster Bar - Think of Madison Oyster Bar as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

C J's Pub Inc
(574) 233-5981
417 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Description
C J's Pub Inc - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? C J's Pub Inc is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, C J's Pub Inc is more than able to oblige.

Vickie's
(574) 232-4090
112 W Monroe St
South Bend, IN
Description
Vickie's, 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 Vickie's.

Albert's Tavern
(574) 287-3856
501 Lincoln Way W
South Bend, IN
Description
Albert's Tavern, 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 Albert's Tavern

Chuck's Variety
(574) 282-2245
315 Chapin St
South Bend, IN
Description
Chuck's Variety - 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, Chuck's Variety 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.

There are over 20 different styles of glasses from brandy to wine. Did y...

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