Bar Equipment Provides Faster Service
Bar Equipment is the foundation for your beverage service. When outfitting the area it is important to consider the size of the space and the expected drink volume. The bar equipment decisions will be made based on these factors. Restaurants usually generate 30% of their sales from beverages. The amount and cost of your investment in bar equipment will depend on how your sales fall in relationship to that number. If you wish to generate higher liquor sales invest more in the pub area. If the expected contribution is less that the bar equipment expense should be less.
The largest group of products in the category is blenders. They are a required piece of bar equipment. These blenders are different from the ones used in the kitchen, which are designed to chop, puree and grind food items into a sauce or salad. These are specifically designed to act as bar equipment, dealing with ice and maintaining a lower noise factor. Maintaining a front-of-the-house appearance is also important for these machines.
Most bar equipment is not seen by the customer. Wine coolers and under the counter refrigeration units are important to keep drinks within easy reach for the bar staff and at the correct serving temperature. These however will be your largest expense in bar equipment.
With wine consumption continuing to trend up investment in a wine cooler could be the perfect thing for your drinker. The craft beer business is also booming and requires little to no investment in additional bar equipment.
Hubert also offers a complete assortment of bar accessories to handle the continuing needs of your establishment.
What are essential pieces of bar equipment?
- Under Counter Refrigerators These are designed to hold beer and other beverages in the bar bask areas. Glass door options are particularly good at merchandising your best bottles.
- Blenders These are designed for a stylish appearance, for reduced noise, and frequent use. A signature drink can drive profits as well as repeat business.
- Wine Cooler Proper wine storage is essential to maintaining repeat business and reducing loss.
How do you create a signature drink?
- Know your guests The drink must cater to your clients, If you have a large family clientele think about a non-alcoholic option. Ask your regulars for ideas and input.
- Blend different alcohols Experimentation can be your best friend. Try mixing beer with a porter. Try using infusions of fresh local food favorites and vodka.
- Consider the production The show can be the best advertising. The impression the bartender makes while mixing the drink can bring interest.
- The garnish counts The garnish can have more to do with the success than the drink, remember you eat/drink with your eyes first.
- Make it memorable The name, the presentation and the drinking glass can have as much to do with reorders and reputation as the drink itself.