Behind the bar, where the bartender works his or her magic, is often called the “back bar.” The back bar is a fairly narrow space where all the glassware, spirits, beer, mixers, mixing tools and necessary bar equipment is stored. Many bar tools and accessories are stored in this area, but some of them are meant to blend in with the back bar; these are accessories mainly designed to improve storage or help keep a clean workspace.
Bartenders are constantly moving. When a customer orders a drink, a bartender needs to retrieve the appropriate glass, gather the right ingredients (which may involve reaching around for different liquors and mixers), mix and pour the drink, garnish the glass and serve it on a napkin with a straw. This can be tricky if your glassware is not organized properly, or if you happen to spill a little of this or that in the process.
Back bar accessories are designed to help fill these gaps. For instance, the hanging glass racks help ensure that your stemware is always in a safe storage place where it can dry without the risk of dust or debris getting inside. These also help keep the glasses out of the way. There are also shelf liner materials to store other glassware, and service mats on which to prepare the drinks themselves. A little spill is bound to happen, which helps keep bar towel manufacturers in business. Be sure to stock up on the appropriate back bar supplies to help keep your drinks and your customers in the limelight.