Setting up a bar for the first time, or refurbishing and existing one, can be a daunting task. There is so much to think about that often mistakes can be made which can end up being costly in the long run.
This is often the case when people order bar accessories, often the items are ordered unnecessarily this can waste money; also the wrong type of bar equipment is often bought – again, resulting in a loss of investment.
Understanding what items are essential and what items can genuinely save money and time can be really difficult so here are some essential items and innovations that should make the whole process easier:
From cutlery to spirit measures and shakers – never deviate from stainless steel. Stainless steel bar equipment will not only save time but also money in the long run.
Stainless steel is not only durable, but above all else – easy to clean. Stainless steel bar equipment is dishwasher proof with antibacterial properties – if drinks or food items have to go in there – go for stainless, otherwise you may find you have to replace items far too frequently or spend far too much time scrubbing bar equipment clean.
No pub, bar or restaurant can do without a glass washer. If you only have a small bar and don’t have the space for a large dish or glass washer, you can get compact and modern looking small glass washers that are easy to plumb.
Never consider washing glasses by hand. Not only will this take up far too much of your bar staff’s time but you will never get glasses as clean by handwashing, as glass washers can reach far higher temperatures that your hands can endure.
The Bar bin
Never underestimate the importance of the bin behind the bar. So much rubbish can accumulate during a night in a bar: crisp wrappers, cigarette packets and a whole host of other waste will be left behind from your clients. And as a clean pub is a welcoming one you should ensure you have a good sized rubbish bin behind the bar – or risk the place getting messy.
Bottle display stand
Again, if you only have a small bar, lining up rows and rows of bottles will take up large amounts of space. Bottle display stands not only save space but are great way to promote different products and advertise.