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, since glasses that are made for specialty drinks can also double as water glasses. This glassware is great for both home and commercial applications. If you are purchasing water glasses for a restaurant, you should consider both the durability and the type of service you offer. The strongest water glasses are short with thick glass, a heavy bottom and straight sides. Heat-treatment and tempering can also improve the strength of the glass. Another important consideration is the service 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.