Bartending Equipment Storrs Mansfield CT

Local resource for bartenders in Storrs Mansfield. 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.

Sports Bar
(860) 423-6789
157 Boston Post Rd
North Windham, CT
Description
Sports Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? 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, Sports Bar is more than able to oblige.

Caribbean Bar & Restaurant
(860) 423-1535
451 Main
Windham, CT
Description
Caribbean Bar & Restaurant - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Caribbean Bar & Restaurant, 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.

Pool Factory
(860) 643-6944
1131 Tolland Tpke # C
Manchester, CT
Description
Pool Factory - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Pool Factory? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Mixers Sports Pub
(860) 436-4709
645 Sullivan Ave
South Windsor, CT
Description
Mixers Sports Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Mixers Sports Pub, 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.

Billy Obrian's Pub & Rstrnt
(860) 537-5755
20 Main St # 1
Colchester, CT
Description
Billy Obrian's Pub & Rstrnt - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Billy Obrian's Pub & Rstrnt, 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, Billy Obrian's Pub & Rstrnt will do the trick.

Tony's Pub
(860) 423-4585
125 Main St
Willimantic, CT
Description
Tony's Pub - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Tony's Pub 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.

Side Line Bar & Grill
(860) 646-0165
384 Middle Tpke W
Manchester, CT
Description
Side Line Bar & Grill - If you're looking to kick back, Side Line Bar & Grill, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Holiday Lounge
(860) 646-3637
39 Spencer St
Manchester, CT
Description
Holiday Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Holiday Lounge, 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 Holiday Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Joanna's Cafe
(860) 749-5060
145 Main St
Somers, CT
Description
Joanna's Cafe - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Joanna's Cafe caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

AMF Silver Lanes
(860) 569-2990
748 Silver Ln
East Hartford, CT
Description
Amf Silver Lanes - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Amf Silver 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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