Bartending Equipment West Springfield MA

Local resource for bartenders in West Springfield. 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.

Breaker's Billiards & Brews
(413) 736-6834
1270 Memorial Ave
West Springfield, MA
Description
Breaker's Billiards & Brews - 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, Breaker's Billiards & Brews kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Hoops Sport Bar & Grille
(413) 781-8750
1080 Riverdale St
West Springfield, MA
Description
Hoops Sport Bar & Grille - It's a toss-up: hit up TGIFridays and get the same ol' safe selection, or try Hoops Sport Bar & Grille and take a chance. It's your call. Though neither party could win in a battle royale de cuisine, neither is disappointing by any margin.

City Line Cafe
(413) 788-4843
9 Rimmon Ave
Springfield, MA
Description
City Line Cafe - Need a place for a first date? City Line Cafe, located at [Address], might do the trick. The ambiance is comfortable and a little sexy, so you should be setting the right mood. Either way, the food ain't bad.

Chessmen Lounge
(413) 734-7940
459 Dwight St
Springfield, MA
Description
Chessmen Lounge - A borderline dive, it fills up early with people drinking bottled beer only in a dingy atmosphere. There's no food, but the jukebox's free.

Fifth Alarm
(413) 737-0615
775 Worthington St
Springfield, MA
Description
Fifth Alarm - Break out the raincoats cause we're going to a sleazy strip joint. There's no way around it - the Fifth is just plain sleazy. But that's not necessarily bad. The girls are friendly of course and the beers are cheap and cold. And if you're hungry, they can make you a club sandwich.

Mingle's Lounge
(413) 747-9939
1547 Riverdale St
West Springfield, MA
Description
Mingle's Lounge - George Carlin used to say that all singles bars end in "s." He didn't figure on Mingles, which is a huge karaoke bar, but intriguingly is right next to a motel. So if you do hook up, there's somewhere to go.

Geraldine's Lounge
(413) 736-3786
1519 Elm St
West Springfield, MA
Description
Geraldine's Lounge - If rockin out is your thing and you don't much care for tap beer, then Geraldine's is your place. They feature cover bands all weekend, with metal on Sunday, Rock on Saturday, Latin music on Friday and hip hop on Thursday. So bring an few bucks for beers and boogie down.

Club Cocktails
(413) 788-3687
296 Worthington St
Springfield, MA
Description
Club Cocktails - Boasting both 'the best hip-hop show in town' and a buffet might seem like a contradiction. But its really just Club Cocktails' way of pleasing everyone. Everybody gets a shot at the mike here - ravers, hip hoppers, folkies, even Britney fans. So bring your dancing shoes and keep your ears open.

Red Fez Lounge
(413) 594-5244
70 Exchange St
Chicopee, MA
Description
Red Fez 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 Fez Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Cabot Street Pub
(413) 594-8336
66 Cabot St
Chicopee, MA
Description
Cabot Street Pub - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Cabot Street Pub, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

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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