Finding the best bartender kit can be a long and eye-straining exercise - so wouldn't it be great if you could find the information you need, all in one place and recommended by bartending experts (like us)?

Well, that's exactly what we've done for you!

Here's our 9 top bartending kits for every type of bartender and level of experience. It doesn't matter if you're just starting out, or you've 'been around the block a few times', we've got you covered... 

1. European Bartender School 13-piece bartending kit - €135.00

EBS Bartending Kit

This 13-piece kit from yours truly (EBS) is available after you've completed our International Bartender Course. The extensive range of its bar tools means it's probably one of the best bar tool sets on this list and worth seriously considering.

This bartending kit contains all the essential bar tools like a 3-piece cocktail shaker, double jigger, bar spoon, Hawthorne strainer, speed opener, muddler, citrus zester and 3 pourers. With the double-padded bag, all of these stainless steel tools are safely stored and easily transported in a smart bag, great for travel. Plus, out of all the best bartender kits on this list, this is the only one to have a citrus zester and carrier!

  • Excellent quality bar tools
  • Comes with bag for easy transportation and tidiness
  • The best bar set tools to prepare all types of cocktail

Best for: Any type of bartender. It doesn't matter if you're new to bartending or a highly experienced bartender, this is one of the best bar tools sets to get your hands on!

 

2. Galrose Dezigns 6-piece bar tool kit with stand - €71.08 

For our second recommendation, we've gone for style and substance with this 'industrial-chic' set of bar tools.

In this bartending kit, you'll be getting a cocktail shaker, jigger, ice tongs, Hawthorne strainer, bottle opener and bar spoon. All the tools are made from stainless steel but with a unique design. This 'industrial-chic' look is comprised of galvanised iron handles with a rose gold-tinted stainless steel tool heads. If you didn't know what industrial-chic was, you will now!

If you want to impress your guests and make heads turn, this set is definitely for you and will be a great addition to your existing bar tools. 

Positives ✓ Negatives X
✓ A very nice, elegant design X Reports of unreliable seal on the cocktail shaker
✓ High quality, long lasting bar tools X Only a 6-piece set, which can limit the ability to make cocktails


Best for: The experienced bartender. If you've already got some tools for making cocktails and you're looking for a high quality, special set, then step this way...

3. Customisable 5-piece bartender cocktail kit with wooden box - €116.82

This unique handmade bartender cocktail kit comes with a Hawthorne strainer, Cobbler cocktail shaker, jigger, bar spoon and a pair of ice tongs. All the bar tools within this bartender kit are stainless steel and can be stored away in the charming wooden box it comes with.

What's even better about this cocktail set is that everything but the bar spoon can be customised with engraving, according to Etsy. And the best part? No extra charge!

Positives ✓ Negatives X
✓ Nicely designed bar tools with neat box X Only a 5-piece kit, which can limit cocktail making
✓ Tools can be customised  


Best for: Those with experience. It's a good tool set but could lack all the tools necessary to start your bartender journey with. Professional bartenders this is for you.

4. Cambridge Silversmiths 5-piece mixology bartender kit - €40.79

This one of the more unusual bartending kits on our lists. Why? It's all to do with the cocktail shaker...

Buy this bartender set and you'll receive a frosted cocktail shaker with recipes printed onto the side of it, very unique, no? If you are just starting out in bartending or you're a forgetful-yet-experienced bartender, then this will be super helpful for you! The rest of the set is made up of a bar spoon, jigger, muddler and some ice tongs with a brushed-gold, glossy finish, giving it some serious bar style.

Positives ✓ Negatives X
✓ Recipes listed onto the side of the cocktail shaker are a nice touch X Not dishwasher safe
✓ Decent quality and quantity for the price X With only 5 pieces, you may struggle to make every type of cocktail out there


Best for: The amateur bartender. The recipes can help novices get a hold on the art of cocktail making and learn how to master the other bar tools, too.

5. Barillio bartending kit - €18.12

Number 5 on our list is this nifty bartending tool kit with 5 pieces. In this set, you'll find the basic tools; a cocktail shaker, bar spoon, muddler, jigger and 2 pourers, which are all made of stainless steel. All of these can be tidily stored away in a chic, black velvet bag, ideal for travelling. To top it all off, it even comes with a little cocktail recipes handbook, so you'll never forget the ingredients of a Screwdriver or Gin and Tonic.

Positives ✓ Negatives X
✓ Great little book on cocktail recipes X For most cocktail recipes, you may need more tools than what's supplied
✓ Decent range of bar tools for a beginner  


Best for: Those looking to start professional bartending. The price and standard of tools means it'll be a good introduction.

EBS copper Bartending Kit

EBS Bartender Kit in copper

6. VonShef bartender set - €30.54

Tired of shiny, metallic bar tools? This bartender set by VonShef is matte black and perfect for the indie bartender.

It's a 9-piece bartender tool kit including a Parisian cocktail shaker, Hawthorne strainer, jigger, bar spoon, 2 pourers, muddler and a fine mesh strainer. Another great little extra with these bar tools is the double-ended bar spoon. The design has a spoon at one end and a fork at the other, genius! The sleek, minimalist style of this set makes it's one of the best bartender kits on our list (and the best looking).

Positives ✓ Negatives X
✓ Excellent design and finish to the tools X Reports of the matte black coating rubbing off after use
✓ A good array of components within the bartender set  


Best for: Those interested in luxe bartending and as a gift for bartenders. This is not just your standard kit, it stands out from the crowd.

7. Slatium 10-piece crystal cocktail mixing set - €247.14

Now, we know the price might put you off, but hear us out. Because this one's a real show stopper...

At 10 pieces, it's of the biggest on our list. This mixing set comes with a metal muddler, 2 straws, jigger, 2 pourers, ice tongs, Hawthorne strainer and a bar spoon. But the main attraction is the glass. The crystal, weighted stirring glass (or mixing glass) is there to take your cocktails to another level, especially the Martinis and Negronis. It will really add a touch of class to your home bar! 

Positives ✓ Negatives X
✓ Very high quality bartender kit  X May be out of the price range for many


Best for: The home bar. Those who know their way around a bar would be able to utilise these tools like a pro!

8. Fine Dine 7-piece cocktail shaker set - €14.21

Our penultimate suggestion here is this tightly-packed cocktail shaker set, which eases you nicely into bartending if you're a novice. Once opened, you'll find a double jigger, 2 pourers, bar spoon, cobbler shaker and a double-sided bottle opener. They're all matte stainless steel, so any pesky fingerprint marks won't stick around for long, keeping it in perfect condition. And if you want to travel with these 7 pieces, they're easily wrapped up and taken anywhere. Excellent.

Positives ✓ Negatives X
✓ Anti-smudge technology means it'll be kept looking good at all times X For more complex cocktails, other components are needed
  X Problems with the cocktail shaker seal have been reported


Best for: Those who want to start bartending and understand the basics. Professional bartenders may want to look elsewhere.

9. A Bar Above 14-piece craft bar tools set - €217.18

Our last recommendation on this best bartender kit list is this 14-piece craft bartender set. All the components (apart from the wooden muddler, obviously) are stainless steel with a very tidy gold coating. You'll find a Boston shaker, Hawthorne strainer, fine strainer, Julep strainer, 6 cocktail picks, jigger, bar spoon and a muddler. With it being such an extensive bar kit, it'll be great for making cocktails. Whether you like your Martini shaken or stirred, you'll be able to execute both perfectly with this bar extensive kit.

Positives ✓ Negatives X
✓ A good range of bar tools X Not easily transported
✓ Very durable bar tools  


Best for: For the bartender with a good amount of experience.

So, that's it! That concludes our best bartender set list. We're sure you've been able to find your perfect set, whether you're a professional, novice or looking for a gift. Now, get your shake, stir, squeeze and muddle on!

Happy bartending!

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