Top 10 Types Of Bar Equipments

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An experienced bartender can do a lot but without the right equipment, even he can fail. So Today we will be looking at bar equipment and to be more specific, Top 10 Types of Bar equipment to make any bar a huge hit. Let us know how many of these have you seen in your favorite bar.

Bar mats

Bartenders can make and prepare drinks on bar mats, which prevents spills and protect the surface of the bar from any wet glasses. It is made from thick and heavy rubber, these mats also provide drainage for any spilled drinks and are super easy to pick up and empty directly into the sink.

Bar spoons

Stirring is the most basic way to mix a cocktail, stir a gin or whiskey cocktail, or just gently mixing the distilled spirit to keep a balance of flavour. For this purpose bar spoons are essential, with their long twisted handles which make it easy to stir in a smooth circular motion. Bar spoons can gently stir the ingredients to just the right dilution without breaking down the ice. They also help the bartenders with layering the drinks, pouring a second liquor along the stem of the bar spoon to create a layered drink that’s visually very appealing.     

Bottle opener

One tool that no bar can even think of functioning without is a good reliable bottle opener. For beer on tap, you won’t require bottle opener, but you will need one for any bottled beer or other capped beverages. Consider having/using openers that are wall-mounted – they’re easy and fast to use also they won’t be misplaced behind the bar.

Cocktail shaker

A well-equipped bar has to have one or more cocktail shakers to provide the customers with the ideal shaken beverage. Ingredients are placed in this sealed stainless steel shaker, typically it will be liquor, syrups, fruit juices, and ice. After rapidly shaking and mixing the drink, shakers allow the bartender to easily pour the drink into the customer’s glass. Many varieties/types of shakers come with built-in strainers that help separate the ice or other ingredients.

Cocktail pourer

Many Bottles don’t have a pourer and they are increasing your operating costs. Using a measured pourer allows you to control and also manage your liquor inventory and keep your bartenders from over-pouring drinks. Pourers are usually placed on top of bottles to pour out consistent and even shots of liquor.

Ice bucket

A bar does not even feel like one without an ice bucket in sight! So an ice bucket especially a fancy one is a must. A couple of ice buckets will surely come in handy if your bartender is working the bar on the other side from where the ice machine is situated. It can also act as a wine cooler to keep wine chilled.

Ice kit

Many of the times your ice maker is going to be adequate, but for some of those signature drinks of yours, you can impress your crowd with ice cubes in different and unique shapes. You can use spherical for bourbon and whiskey on the rocks or use a floral mould for cocktails.


It seems like a big investment, but you’ll be glad you got it when your bar hits peak times. A glasswasher is specifically designed for bar glasses, which makes it faster and easier to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for clean glasses. Submersible underwater in your bar sink, bar glass washers get installed in a breeze and don’t require additional plumbing.


Almost all drinks require ice so you’ll want to keep up with ice production. Although it is a larger investment, having a reliable ice maker is crucial to keeping your customers happy and keeps you from dashing store to store when you’ve run out of ice. With your in-house ice maker, your bartenders can easily keep the ice buckets filled at all times.  


Although not the most-used tool on the list, some drinks like a Dry Martini or a Cosmopolitan need a good dusting of lemon or lime on top. A quick/easy twist with a zester is all it takes for your bartenders to add that amazing visual appeal and massively boost the flavor of the drinks.