Gifts for the Style-Savvy Bartender
For those who take a bit of dapper with their drink.
For the cocktail enthusiast, style can be transmitted in a variety of ways. Quite often it reveals itself through one's personal fashion, like showing your brand loyalty for a certain industry favorite through a custom tattoo, or rocking a bespoke denim apron during one's shift. More subtly, style can shine through one's tools of the trade, from a handmade leather apron to an elegantly chic infusion kit to silver cufflinks that double as bottle openers.
Whether you're shopping for yourself or the poshest pal in your life, we've picked out some of the best gifts for the best-dressed. Whether they're into 1920s speakeasy style, rugged utilitarian, kitschy tiki, or sleek minimalism, one of these gifts is sure to please their particular aesthetics.
This handcrafted leather bar roll up has enough space to fit a complete set of barware, along with pockets for extra storage. It's easy to carry with an adjustable strap and perfect for keeping all your tools in place.
This Infusion Kit is a simple, elegant way to create your next infusion and an indispensable tool in the modern mixologist’s cabinet. Also included are a reusable, gold-finish, stainless steel tasting straw (so that you can taste-test during the infusion process), a simple instruction guide, and some cocktail suggestions.
This mixing glass is not only stunning to look at, it's a workhorse behind the bar. The weighted bottom provides a firm footing (especially on a slippery bar top), while the diameter size is just right for stirring, but also slim enough to hold firmly in one hand while pouring.
If you've got to wear a uniform, you may as well look good doing it. From the mesh vent side panels to cool you off during hot shifts to the three-division pocket on the left sleeve for storing tools of the trade, this coat is made for long, laborious shifts. The draped fabric is available in both women and men's sizes.
For the tikiphile, this swanky glass set includes a gold caddy with resin handle, four gold zombie glasses (10oz), and a custom recipe.
Under Gear Box by Damn Dog
For the traveling bartender, Damn Dog's Under Gear Box lets you stow all your vitals under the seat in front of you with ease. The clever features in this bag, like a hidden passport pocket, make this the best damn duffle you'll ever hold.
Designed with the needs of the wearer in mind, these functional links are made for off the cuff entertaining. The stainless steel links are made to transition from business hours to happy hours without a hitch.
Designed with the needs of the wearer in mind, these functional links are made for off the cuff entertaining.
Who says bartender-inspired jewelry can't be elegant? This sterling silver cocktail shaker pendant is handmade in Italy by bar enthusiasts. Custom engraving is also available if you'd like to go the extra mile.