Opening and managing a bar is a daunting task. The type of equipment you buy and the arrangement is extremely important. An efficient bar is a profitable bar. Lets look at some of the options you have to make your bar the best it can be.
Backbar Refrigerators are the key to any successful bar. You need to keep your drinks cold and have them ready to serve quickly. Ample storage space is important so you have the drinks that are ordered. These allow you to store both can and bottled beer. Some bartenders use this equipment to chill certain liquors as well. Backbar coolers come in solid and glass door models. Most restaurants and bars choose glass doors to display beer selections and solid doors for storage of mixers. Solid door models are hidden in a darkened bar and hide dings well.
These horizontal bottle coolers are designed with enduring quality and value. These units are a necessity for high volume as they provide easy access for the buy bartender or bar back. Bottle Coolers chill from the top down so newly added bottles or cans get chilled first, and your customers will always get a nice cold beer.
Trues oversized and balanced refrigeration system with extra large evaporator performs in the hottest, most humid climates - excellent for all tropical beach bars. Draft beer units come in a variety of sizes, from 1 to 4 kegs. Bars with more than 4 draft beer choices can store the more kegs in a walkin cooler, then run lines to the draft unit.
You need to have a bar sink to wash glasses and dispose of excess liquids.
Bar sinks are smaller than regular sinks to fit neatly under you bar.
They come with 1 to 4 bowls. Drainboards are optional and can serve as drying racks for you glasses.
Cocktail units provide you with a space to hold your mixes and ice.
You can also put speed rails on the front to hold you most common liquor. Cold plate units are used to keep ice cold and run fountain drinks through to keep beverages cold when dispensing, eliminating foam from the soda gun. Standard units use insulation to keep ice cold but don not provide the chill needed for soft drinks.
Bar blenders are used to produce drinks, from daiquiris and margaritas, to smoothies and shakes. They are used to crush the ice and to mix the fruit.
You will need several and horsepower is an important consideration if making ice heavy drinks.