Supplies for Commercial and Restaurant Bars
It's important to purchase all the basics first. Go here to view items:
These can be as stylish as they are practical. I recommend keeping it simple, without too many gaudy pockets or heavy material to weigh down the speed of your bartenders. There are several to choose from, so feel free to pick the apron that best fits the decor and ambiance of your bar or event.
Here's a few examples:
Standard Black (and other color options): $13 amzn.to/3bHTicb
Nicer Black apron: $30 amzn.to/2SvysFe
Denim apron for a possible craft/rustic bar: $25 amzn.to/31Zyc4g
Wine Tool and Beer Key
These two tools are pretty much a given as a bartender. A wine tool to open wine bottles during service and a beer key to quickly open bottled beer. A decent wine tool is one with a sturdy, serrated blade for cutting foil or wax and a stalwart corkscrew for the occasional pesky cork. Some bartenders may not need a beer key. Certain beers are twist off, yet twisting off a few dozen beers, your hands will start to wear down. A bit painful, so it’s a great idea to invest in a beer key. It can also be useful for helping open difficult jarred containers that contain olives or cherries. Just hit the lid a few times to loosen it up and voila. Your hand will thank you for that as well. Several types of beer keys exist, from practical to goofy. I recommend practical at work, and perhaps silly at home. Up to you really.
Wine tool: $13 amzn.to/2uJMqKN
Beer key (practical version): $10 amzn.to/3bKmsXU