FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Home Tiki Bars Who has a wet bar?
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 Next Page )
Who has a wet bar?
Swanky
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5038
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-04-08 11:33 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-08 11:25, rugbymatt wrote:
The other thing to look into if you are stillunder construction is a real ice maker. You can get them through Best Buy, etc. and they run about $750. Not as essential as a sink but damn handly for ice hungry tropical cocktails.




There are small ones that are around $100. They are about the size of half a mini-fridge. They should do the job. Crushing is a bit trickier. There are MANY varieties out there at around $100-200, so, do your research to see what works best.


 
View Profile of Swanky Send a personal message to Swanky  Email Swanky Goto the website of Swanky     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Mai Tai
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 21, 2004
Posts: 1435
From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2008-04-08 12:11 pm   Permalink

Not to get off topic, but has anyone ever thought about scavenging an ice maker and crusher from an old refridgerator? I am thinking about doing something like that, and maybe fitting it onto an old igloo ice chest or something similar.

Oh, and yes, if you can swing doing the wet bar, I would go for it. I myself would go the cheaper route of tying it into the washing machine drain, but that's me. But if I was in the middle of a remodel, then I would probably have it thrown in as part of the whole package.
_________________
"It's Mai Tai. It's out of this world." - Victor Jules Bergeron Jr.


 
View Profile of Mai Tai Send a personal message to Mai Tai  Email Mai Tai     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Swanky
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5038
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-04-08 12:23 pm   Permalink

I knew it would come. Here is a portable ice maker with a crusher. Double the price of just the ice makers, but... The plain portable ice makers generaly make about 35 pounds a day and hold a gallon or 2 of ice. These seem to hold less, and make about 25 pounds a day. We live in remarkable times...

 View Profile of Swanky Send a personal message to Swanky  Email Swanky Goto the website of Swanky     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Big Kahuna
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2330
From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-04-08 3:31 pm   Permalink

My bar is entering the latter planning stages & it will have a sink. I finished my basement last year & it has a full bath adjacent to the wall where the bar will be. I knew I'd be doing a bar when I built the house 12 years ago & had the plumbing roughed in when it was built. I've already had one small get together & even with the bathroom next door, it was a pain in the butt! I gotta tell ya, I really dig that ice maker! That will probably be my first investment once the bar is done!

[ This Message was edited by: Big Kahuna 2008-04-08 15:32 ]


 
View Profile of Big Kahuna Send a personal message to Big Kahuna  Email Big Kahuna     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
GatorRob
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1770
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2008-04-09 07:55 am   Permalink

I actually considered one of those semi-pro under-the-counter ice makers that makes large clear cubes, but in the end decided against it because they're pricey, noisy, waste a lot of water because they make cubes continuously, and seem to require a lot of maintenance. Would be nice to have quality cubes though because I am rather picky about my ice.

 
View Profile of GatorRob Send a personal message to GatorRob      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
rugbymatt
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1202
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2008-04-09 08:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-09 07:55, GatorRob wrote:
I actually considered one of those semi-pro under-the-counter ice makers that makes large clear cubes, but in the end decided against it because they're pricey, noisy, waste a lot of water because they make cubes continuously, and seem to require a lot of maintenance. Would be nice to have quality cubes though because I am rather picky about my ice.



Yes, I put a good filter in line with mine so the ice is really free of any crap.
_________________
Moai in the house!


 
View Profile of rugbymatt Send a personal message to rugbymatt  Email rugbymatt     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
rugbymatt
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1202
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2008-04-09 08:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-09 07:55, GatorRob wrote:
I actually considered one of those semi-pro under-the-counter ice makers that makes large clear cubes, but in the end decided against it because they're pricey, noisy, waste a lot of water because they make cubes continuously, and seem to require a lot of maintenance. Would be nice to have quality cubes though because I am rather picky about my ice.



Yes, I put a good filter in line with mine so the ice is really free of any crap.
_________________
Moai in the house!


 
View Profile of rugbymatt Send a personal message to rugbymatt  Email rugbymatt     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Spikey McSpikerson
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 12
From: Chicago
Posted: 2008-04-09 08:41 am   Permalink

OK, so here's a question...I am Hell-bent on putting the bar in the SE corner of the room, but the water supply, laundry drain is in the NW corner. Is this even possible to have a wet bar if I HAVE to have the bar in that corner? The stairs coming down into the basement are right in front of the water supply and if I put the bar there you would have to walk around it to get into the room...not cool.

ideas?


 
View Profile of Spikey McSpikerson Send a personal message to Spikey McSpikerson      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Bargoyle
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 18, 2004
Posts: 1025
From: Tolland, CT
Posted: 2008-04-09 11:37 am   Permalink

One of the biggest things I decided to do when we had to re-build the bar post-fire was add the sink.

It was 1000% the right decision, and I reccomend it to everyone. Also, at $750 for an ice maker, buy a fridge!! Then you get a place to keep juices, and you can make ice in the freezer top!!

As far as getting around the stairs etc, get yourself an upflusher or similar pump. then you'll pump the gray water up to the ceiling, hiding it in the rafters, and you can downflow it to your sewage line, hidden under a drop ceiling, thatch, etc.

Ours is linked into the washing machine drain. Piece of cake. good luck!!



 
View Profile of Bargoyle Send a personal message to Bargoyle  Email Bargoyle     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
VampiressRN
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5709
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-04-09 12:16 pm   Permalink

Kind of expensive but here is a self-contained sink option.


Maybe a dry sink dropped into a portable kitchen cart/island would be helpful. You could wheel it from the bar to the kitchen or wherever.



_________________
FATIMA BLUSH: Oh, how reckless of me. I made you all wet.
JAMES BOND: Yes, but my martini is still dry.

[ This Message was edited by: VampiressRN 2008-04-09 12:25 ]


 View Profile of VampiressRN Send a personal message to VampiressRN  Email VampiressRN Goto the website of VampiressRN     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Unkle John
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2008-04-09 2:37 pm   Permalink

What I did for my old bar, was installed a small wet-bar sink I picked up unused at a junk shop. I didn't have a way to place the bar closer to the plumbing, or have the extra scratch to run new plumbing to it. So I cut a hole in the prep area and placed a small bucket underneath to catch the water. To wash a drink, I had a stopper in there to hold water and brought in water from the kitchen in an old water jug. Hey it worked for us. I just kept an eye on the bucket and dumped the used water in the house plants or out the back door.
_________________


 View Profile of Unkle John Send a personal message to Unkle John  Email Unkle John Goto the website of Unkle John     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
bamboo stu
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 18, 2007
Posts: 127
From: Pleasantville, CA
Posted: 2008-04-09 6:37 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-09 14:37, Unkle John wrote:
What I did for my old bar, was installed a small wet-bar sink I picked up unused at a junk shop. I didn't have a way to place the bar closer to the plumbing, or have the extra scratch to run new plumbing to it. So I cut a hole in the prep area and placed a small bucket underneath to catch the water. To wash a drink, I had a stopper in there to hold water and brought in water from the kitchen in an old water jug. Hey it worked for us. I just kept an eye on the bucket and dumped the used water in the house plants or out the back door.




Good thing you did keep an eye on it, if it was in my house, the barswill would quickly have a life of its own.


 
View Profile of bamboo stu Send a personal message to bamboo stu  Goto the website of bamboo stu     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Unga Bunga
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5814
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2008-04-09 8:56 pm   Permalink

If I decided to run the plumbing lines, it would be for the electric dishwasher or ice machine, before a sink.
The sink would be a bonus.


 
View Profile of Unga Bunga Send a personal message to Unga Bunga      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikiyaki
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2706
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-04-10 09:40 am   Permalink

Confucious say :

Man who spill drink, have wet bar.



 
View Profile of tikiyaki Send a personal message to tikiyaki  Email tikiyaki Goto the website of tikiyaki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Swanky
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5038
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-04-10 09:55 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-10 09:40, tikiyaki wrote:
Confucious say :

Man who spill drink, have wet bar.




Another good reason for a sink! Cleaning up!
_________________

Announcing Swank Pad and Crazy Al's Molokai Maiden!


 View Profile of Swanky Send a personal message to Swanky  Email Swanky Goto the website of Swanky     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation