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Five Things Every Home Bar Needs

If you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. Especially when that thing is a 14-olive martini. Below: everything you need to put together a respectable home bar. You know, minus the booze.

Vintage Beer Signs. Lots of Them.
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Vintage Beer Signs. Lots of Them.

A home bar without a vintage beer sign is... well, still a bar. It’s just not nearly as good-looking as it would be if it were adorned with some 1940s Pabst signage or an old Budweiser billiards lamp. Both are included in this brew-themed antiques auction. Go easy on the neon.

Where to Keep the Good Stuff
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Where to Keep the Good Stuff

You know that single malt you’ve been saving for that special occasion? Here’s what you’ll keep it in: a spherical glass decanter with a stopper made of solid brass. And sure, you’re not supposed to drink straight from the decanter, but...

Now That’s an Ice Pick
THE ICE PICK COMETH

Now That’s an Ice Pick

Getting your ice right is paramount to good barmanship. Which means it’s essential that you have this Japanese-made, mahogany-handled heavyweight ice pick that’s shaped like an anvil on top and a really sharp thing on the bottom. Watch your fingers.

Bar Tools from a Legendary Mixologist
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Bar Tools from a Legendary Mixologist

Meet Tony Abou-Ganim. He’s Steve Wynn’s right-hand mixology man. He’s kind of a big deal. He also just made a bar-tool set that you should probably pick up. It comes with a shaker, two strainers and a cherrywood muddler—along with a few other necessities. Surprisingly, that doesn’t include a Rollie Fingers mustache.

The Proper Drinking Vessels
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The Proper Drinking Vessels

Oh, right—you’ll need something to actually consume beverages. Something regal. Something with history. Something like these handcrafted 100% copper flasks, shot glasses and beer steins made exactly as they were 190 years ago. And hey, you can now get those at 30% off thanks to UD Perks. You’ll drink to that.

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