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Best Budget Bar Equipment in 2018 - Cost Review

What’s the best budget bar equipment in 2018?

 

Learn the pricing of the best budget bar equipment in 2018, including underbar equipment for DIY bar builders.

WHAT’S THE BEST BUDGET BAR EQUIPMENT IN 2018?

People are always inquiring about the best value bar equipment, how much it costs and where to purchase it. When it comes toADVANCE TABCO underbar stainless equipment, Advance Tabco is always a name that comes to mind. While I don’t consider them a leader in high-end bar solutions, I recognize Advance Tabco more as a leader in value. Manufactured and distributed in the USA, Advance Tabco also has one of the most comprehensive food service equipment lineups, which includes sinks, shelving, work tables and hot food tables. So for anyone unfamiliar with their name, Advance Tabco is pretty well known in the architectural community. Included in their array of underbar equipment is their “Basic” series, which I refer to as their “Value” series. Most of the items in this category are sold on Amazon and nearly all include free shipping. The affiliate links are included below.

Let's just jump in on the equipment review. This bar equipment review highlights the most commonly-used items in bar design. Unlike our first equipment cost review, I'm including a downloadable layout of this bar plan, which is an approximately 20' x 8' L-shaped bar and each item is highlighted and included in the associated equipment list and price list - both of which can be downloaded here: 

pdfBAR_EQUIPMENT_PRICE_LIST_FOR_L-SHAPED_BAR_2018.pdf

BAR PLAN FOR BEST BUDGET BAR EQUIPMENT IN 2018

  • Item 1. Rubbermaid "Slim-Jim" waste receptacle, at a price of US$47.92 each.
  • Item 2. 24" drain board, and this location is a good place to stack tubs of dirty glasses waiting to be washed. This is the Advanced Tabco model CRD - 2, at a cost of US$346.56 each.
  • Item 3. 4-compartment sink; this is the Advanced Tabco model CRB-64-C, at a cost of US$967.54 each.
  • Item 4. Drain board glass rack, which is where you stack racks of clean glasses. This is Advanced Tabco model CRCR-24, at a cost of US$665.95 each. NOTE: The important feature of this unit is its drain board on top, which has a plumbing drain; this enables wet glasses to be stored on top of it; some models are available without this feature, but this is veryimportant to have.
  • Item 5. Soda gun holder; the important feature of the soda gun holder is its ability to catch the drippings from the soda gun. This is Advanced Tabco model PRSH-19-6, at a cost of US$241.33 each. Now I've seen some people park their soda guns above a sink like this, and this is a total waste of resources. What you really need is a soda gun holder!
  • Item 6. Soda gun. Commercial bars soda guns are always furnished and installed free-of-charge by the syrups vendor.
  • Item 7. Single-tiered speed rail, Advanced Tabco model BK-2, at a price of US$77 each.
  • Item 8. Ice bin; this is the Advanced Tabco Model SLI-12-24-7 with 7-circuit cold plate and US$943.25 each.
  • Item 9. Blender station; not every bar serves blended drinks, and if yours doesn't, you'll save one foot off the length of your bar. This is the Advanced Tabco "Challenger Series", at a cost of US$486.31 each.
  • Item 10. Underbar tiered liquor display; this is the Advanced Tabco model LD-1824, at a cost of US$678.63 each; this is where you store your fastest-moving liquor.
  • Item 11. Hand sink; every Health Department requires at least one hand sink per bar and sometimes two, depending on the size of the bar; this is the Advanced Tabco model CR-HS -12, at a price of US$368.73.
  • Item 12. Corner splash; this is used for the second drain board (Item 2) - which is used as a 90 deg. drain board - these are required by some health departments and even if they aren't required, it's good for housekeeping; this is Advanced Tabco part number SU-2124L, US$158.97 each.

    For back bar refrigeration, I've selected SABA, an American manufacturer with over 50 years in the restaurant and food IMAGE OF SABA BAR REFRIGERATIONservice industry.

  • Item 13. The two (2) SABA back bar coolers with glass doors that are each 72" x 24", shown here; the SABA back bar cooler goes by part number UBB-24-72 G, at a cost of US$1,695.00 each.

The SABA back bar coolers can be purchased on Amazon as well - see the affiliate links below.

TODAY’S TAKEAWAY
The L-shaped bar is the most common and most easily-adaptable bar design. See you next time!

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•••••••• Bar Equipment Discussed in This Post ••••••••

1. Rubbermaid Slim Jim Trash Receptacle
https://amzn.to/2RR0bNx

2. Advance Tabco Drainboard, CRD-2
https://amzn.to/2Px1vZm

3. Advance Tabco 4-Compartment Underbar Sink, CRB-64-C
https://amzn.to/2DGDIQn

4. Advance Tabco Drainboard Glass Rack, CRCR-24
https://amzn.to/2DAt2mb

5. Advance Tabco Soda Gun Holder, PRSH-19-6
https://amzn.to/2KaDJwl

6. Soda Gun (normally furnished and installed by syrups vendor, free-of-charge)

7. Advance Tabco Single Tier Speed Rail, BK-2
https://amzn.to/2OKfQfK

8. Advance Tabco Ice Bin, SLI-12-24-7
https://amzn.to/2Fgorac

9. Advance Tabco Challenger Series Blender Station
https://amzn.to/2Tg7kIu

10. Advance Tabco Underbar Tiered Liquor Display, LD-1824
https://amzn.to/2OHJm5E

11. Advance Tabco Hand Sink, CR-HS-12
https://amzn.to/2OFO8jW

12. Advance Tabco Corner Splash, SU-21214L
https://amzn.to/2qO6Cp7

13. SABA Back Bar Cooler, UBB-24-72G
https://amzn.to/2DmmEOw

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DOWNLOADS FOR THIS POST:

BAR EQUIPMENT PLAN FOR L-SHAPED BAR:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tjpw6bx3sfcd1h9/BAR%20EQUIPMENT%20PLAN%20FOR%20L-SHAPED%20BAR.pdf?dl=0

BAR EQUIPMENT PRICE LIST FOR L-SHAPED BAR 2018:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zr976rfoowfqedi/BAR%20EQUIPMENT%20PRICE%20LIST%20FOR%20L-SHAPED%20BAR%202018.pdf?dl=0

STANDARD BAR SECTION WITH DIMENSIONS:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fu4sr3cbcdjw00d/STANDARD%20COMMERCIAL%20BAR%20SECTION%20WITH%20DIMENSIONS.pdf?dl=0


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BAR AND RESTAURANT SEATING GUIDELINES:
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