Bartending Equipment Westminster MD

Local resource for bartenders in Westminster. 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.

Clay Pipe Brewing Co
(410) 871-9333
1203 New Windsor Rd
Westminster, MD
Clay Pipe Brewing Co - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Clay Pipe Brewing Co 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.)

Albanstown Inn
(410) 374-3314
18720 Brick Store Rd
Hampstead, MD
Albanstown Inn - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Albanstown Inn, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Two Mile Inn
(717) 359-9919
4644 Baltimore Pike
Littlestown, PA
Two Mile Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Two Mile Inn, 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.

Linden House
(717) 633-6591
209 Linden Ave
Hanover, PA
Linden House - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Linden House offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Crossroads Inn
(410) 775-2334
6694 Middleburg Rd
Keymar, MD
Crossroads Inn - If you're looking to kick back, Crossroads Inn, 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.

Ernie's Place
(410) 857-1551
90 W Main St
Westminster, MD
Ernie's Place, 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 Ernie's Place.

Hunter's Inn
(717) 359-8536
36 S Queen St
Littlestown, PA
Hunter's Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Hunter's Inn, 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.

Niki's Sports Nook
(717) 632-9494
215 Carlisle St
Hanover, PA
Niki's Sports Nook - 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.

Centennial Inn
(717) 633-9391
2801 Centennial Rd
Hanover, PA
Centennial Inn - 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.

Winner's Circle
(717) 632-8128
5 E Walnut St
Hanover, PA
Winner's Circle - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Winner's Circle, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

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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