Stocking your home bar for a summer party? We've got a few ideas for affordable places to shop. If you need a few dozen wine glasses, a nice big ice bucket, or a cocktail shaker and jigger, here are our suggestions.
- CB2: They've got stores across the country and a website with sections devoted to barware and party stuff. Shop here for basic modern cocktail and wine glasses, shakers, jiggers, and serving supplies.
- Fishs Eddy: Based in New York, this store is always on our list for affordable dinnerware, but they also have an extensive barware section online. Their glasses, pitchers, shakers, and tools all have a retro vibe.
- World Market: If you're shopping for a party, this chain store carries wine and specialty foods as well as barware and serving supplies.
- Target: Their barware selection includes higher-end wedding registry stuff like Riedel wine glasses, but if you're on a budget and you want a set of glasses that you don't care about breaking, go for the something more affordable.
- IKEA: To be honest, IKEA has a very limited online selection when it comes to smaller things like barware, but they do allow you to check your local IKEA inventory online to see if something's available in the store.
- Etsy: There's a ton of vintage barware available through Etsy if you search for keywords like "cocktail shaker," "bar glasses," or "bar tools."
- Pier 1 Imports: Their website can be difficult to navigate, but if you search for "barware," you'll get a ton of hits. Prices are affordable and the selection is extensive — there are a few duds but they're strong on basics like cocktail glasses.
- Bowery Kitchen Supplies: Based in New York, this restaurant supply store has a good inventory of practical bar supplies: corkscrews, shakers, strainers, ice scoops, etc.
- Fante's Kitchen Wares Shop: We keep this Philadelphia-based store's website bookmarked as a resource for information — almost every product line has a full history and description. They have special sections for barware, wine accessories, and corkscrews.
- Crate and Barrel Outlet: C&B keeps an online listing in their outlet section of marked-down goods, and you can always find table linens and kitchen stuff there.
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