If you own a bar, you’ll know that it’s essential to always have the best top-of-the-range bar accessories in order for things to run smoothly and seamlessly. Having the right accessories can mean the difference between a good evening and a great evening out for your clients. The correct accessories enable one to speed things up which ensures customer satisfaction. The right tools also ensure that bartenders are able to serve as many customers as possible—this increases your income, saves your clients’ time, and reduces waste. You can find all of the best bar accessories right here at BeaumontSA! To make your life a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten bar accessories that you need for your swanky Cape Town bar.
Cocktail Shakers are essential accessories for any bar. How else will you make a cocktail ‘shaken not stirred’ without one? Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered! We have a huge assortment of cocktail shakers here at BeaumontSA, so you will definitely be able to find one that you love. We have big ones, small ones, copper ones, and stainless steel ones—a range that will definitely make you feel spoilt for choice. With our shakers in hand, you will certainly be able to serve up a ‘Bond-worthy’ cocktail.
Perhaps equally essential for cocktail-making is a strainer. You’ve got all the ingredients, you’ve ‘shaken not stirred’ your creation, but now you need to be able to strain the cocktail so that you aren’t stuck with all of those unappealing, floating bits of fruit, or all of that unnecessary ice. Strainers are a staple item in any bar. We have five beautifully crafted cocktail strainers for you to choose from.
Optic measures are crucial for anyone who is looking to reduce waste and to save money. By measuring out the precise amount of liquor needed for a drink, the optic measure ensures that each drink is perfectly balanced—not too weak, and not too strong.
Speed rails make the lives of bartenders far easier. They can quickly spot the liquor they need to make the perfect drink for your clients. Make sure to stock the speed rails with all the necessary spirits—Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Rum, Jack Daniels, and Amaretto. We have large, medium, and small speed rails for you to choose from.
One of the most basic, yet essential, accessories needed to make cocktails is the nifty cocktail spoon. It’s an important part of every bar because it has many uses. When you’re not shaking up a cocktail for James Bond, you may just have to stir a few cocktails—this is where the cocktail spoon comes in. A specialised cocktail spoon makes the process of stirring much easier. But cocktail spoons aren’t limited to just stirring, they are also used to layer drinks, measure ingredients, and garnish drinks.
- Bottle Openers
Ahhh, the most often over-looked bar accessory—the bottle opener. So simple, yet SO important to have if you want things to run smoothly. One of the most frustrating things that occurs in bars is when a bartender can’t find a bottle opener—the fumbling and rushing around whilst frantically searching for a bottle opener is painful for clients to watch, and it’s embarrassing for the waiters and bartenders. Don’t get caught off guard! Make sure you invest in some good bottle openers—we have a few awesome openers for you to try. Treat your bar and your staff to our Bar Blade, our Double-reach Corkscrew, or our Stand-up Bottle Opener & Catcher—in fact, why not get them all? You’ll never be caught off guard again.
So you have the bottle openers to crack open a gorgeous bottle of wine, but what happens when your client only wants a glass? Well, never fear, we have the perfect solution—wine bottle re-sealers! They’ll keep your wine perfectly fresh and your client will be happy because they won’t have to stress about finishing an entire bottle—problem solved.
In the event that your clients do however want to order a bottle of wine or two to share with the table, you most certainly need ice buckets. Why not invest in our Classique Wine/Champagne Ice Bucket? If that’s too traditional for you, why not add a touch of class to your establishment by impressing your guests with our Bellagio Wine/Champagne Cooler or our Bollate Wine/Champagne Cooler? If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, perhaps our sleek, streamlined Fresco Wine/Champagne Cooler will do the trick.
- Ice Moulds
Ice is essential for any bar. Most cocktails require LOTS of ice and many clients enjoy their white wine with ice. Why not elevate your restaurant’s trendiness by investing in our Ice Ball Mould? Ice Ball ice cubes are fascinating to look at and your clients will definitely be curious about how they are made.
Don’t forget to tip! Make lives easier for bartenders and clients alike by placing a tip tray in an easy-to-see location so that your clients can tip your bartenders and waiters with ease.