Among restaurant glassware, water glasses tend to be some of the most durable. They tend to have straight sides and a thick construction, allowing them to withstand more wear in a commercial food service establishment. If you do not see what you are looking for here, feel free to browse other selections of glassware on our site since all-purpose glasses and glasses that are made for specialty drinks can serve water.
While you typically see the specific water glass style in restaurants, these glasses are also perfect for residential use. If you are purchasing water glasses for a restaurant, you should consider both the durability and the type of service you offer. The strongest pieces of glassware specifically designed to hold water, slightly resemble juice glasses because they are short with thick glass, a heavy bottom and straight sides.
Shopping for glasses that have gone through a special heat-treatment or tempering process is a great idea because the processes help strengthen the glass and also protect them from breaking if you put cold water in the water glass while it is still hot.
Another important consideration when it comes to ordering water glasses is the style of beverage service that you offer. If water pitchers or carafes are left at the table, consider a squat, low-capacity glass, as they take up less space in the dishwasher as well as in your storage cabinets. On the other hand, if your servers are the ones refilling the glasses, you should strongly consider purchasing a taller glass with a higher capacity. This will reduce the amount of labor needed to keep customer’s glasses full.