Bartending Equipment Valparaiso IN

Local resource for bartenders in Valparaiso. 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.

Aladdin Pita
3750 West 80th Lane
Merrillville, IN
Silver Bullet Lounge
(219) 763-0031
391 W Us Highway 6
Valparaiso, IN
Silver Bullet Lounge - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Silver Bullet Lounge 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.

Roadhouse Bar & Grill
(219) 462-8415
4 W Us Highway 6
Valparaiso, IN
Roadhouse Bar & Grill - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Roadhouse Bar & Grill, 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.

Franklin House
(219) 462-2533
58 Campbell St
Valparaiso, IN
Franklin House - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Franklin House 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.

(219) 763-7771
6340 Melton Rd
Portage, IN
Ryans - Happy hour never looked so good. Ryans, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Duffy's Place
(219) 462-1057
1154 Axe Ave
Valparaiso, IN
Duffy's Place - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Duffy's Place 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.)

Club Tavern
(219) 464-7056
21 Washington St
Valparaiso, IN
Club Tavern - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Club Tavern, 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, Club Tavern will do the trick.

Northside Tap Room & Grill
(219) 465-0885
712 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN
Northside Tap Room & Grill - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Northside Tap Room & Grill 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.

Malden's Oasis
(219) 464-2368
394 S State Road 49
Valparaiso, IN
Malden's Oasis - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Malden's Oasis, 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.

Red Carpet Lounge
(219) 762-7485
6481 Melton Rd
Portage, IN
Red Carpet Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Red Carpet Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale 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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