Having the right equipment nearby makes your job easier and means customers enjoy a faster, more efficient service. So from shakers to stirrers, let’s take a look at the essential bar tools you should have close to hand.

Customers see the tools you use as a cue to the overall quality of your bar. Having these essential bar tools ensures you pour the right amount of spirits, helps you to consistently shake, stir and strain your creations to perfection every time and can aid the speed of service especially during busy periods.

It’s the little things that go a long way and by paying greater attention to detail you will be able to stand out against competitors.

Essential bar tools

So what tools should you have to hand in your bar? Below is our list of must have tools to help you create the perfect serve every time.

Looking after your tools

To keep your tools in good condition you need to look after them. Here are some simple rules to keep your essential bar tools in tip-top shape:

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(*One standard drink contains 8g of alcohol)