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  1. What Were Bars Serving 100 Years Ago?

    The year 1917 began with our nation on the brink of World War I, which would eventually happen a few months later when President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany. On a different gridiron, the New Year began with Oregon beating Pennsylvania in the third annual Rose Bowl. And throughout the year and across the country, bars, saloons, and taverns were as popular as ever. But what were bars serving 100 years ago?

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  2. A Closer Look at the "Bartender's Cockpit"

    The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station from Perlick is one of the only pieces of underbar equipment in the industry designed by a bartender for bartenders. Often referred to as the "Bartender's Cockpit," the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station features many thoughtfully designed and ergonomically created features that help eliminate typical bartender pain points.

    Refrigerated Storage

    The Perlick unit has refrigerated storage that is accessible. No more turning around or running to a different area of the bar to find what you need. The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station provides access to things like garnishes and vermouth (in their ideal storage conditions) without taking a single step.

    Narrower Ice Bin

    Bartenders who have to lean over a wide ice bin in order to make cocktail after cocktail are uncomfortable to say the least. The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station has a narrower ice bin allowing bartenders t

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  3. Fall Flavored Cocktails Worth Crafting This Season

    Fall is arguably the most flavorful of all the seasons. With it come requests for bartenders to craft a number of different concoctions for customers looking to take advantage of the season’s various spices and flavors. Fall flavored cocktails and drinks can be some of the most popular orders that guests will request this season. Remember, as the leaves change, so do people's tastes!

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  4. Bar and Beverage Trends that Can Help Bartenders Make More Money

    There's more profit poured at the bar than cooked in the kitchen. That's what Perlick Regional Sales Manager Corrinne Ward said on a recent episode of Foodable's Rock My Restaurant. The episode was filmed at the FCSI The Americas Biennial Conference and was focused on key trends that are helping drive profits in the food and beverage industry.

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  5. One Hundred Years of Bar and Beverage Innovation

    Just over 100 years ago, Perlick was founded in a small shop on Reed Street here in Milwaukee. Over the course of the last century, we've introduced mechanical refrigeration to the industry, created the first remote beer system that can carry beer 100 feet, and have evolved into an industry leader in commercial bar and beverage equipment. And we have the Best-In-Class Awards to prove it.

    See what we've been up to. Check out our new video, and take a short journey through 100 years of innovation in the bar and beverage industry.


    Perlick: 100 Years of Innovation


    Find out which bar and beverage solutions are right

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  6. Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station Wins 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ AWARD

    Perlick 2015 GOOD DESIGN AwardThe Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station was recently awarded the 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

    Founded in 1950, GOOD DESIGN™ is the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence in the world. This year alone, the museum received several thousand submissions from the world's leading manufacturers from nearly 50 countries. Winners were selected in November.


    The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station is a collaboration between one of the world's most accomplished bartenders, Tobin Ellis, and one of the world's leading bar equipment manufacturers, Perlick. By combining their skills, they have merged both high volume cocktail production with with the high quality craft cocktail movement. The result is a "cocktail cockpit" that allows bartenders to quickly produce high quality cocktails while creating additio

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  7. Intro to Ice Cream Cocktails

    Mixing ice cream with alcohol can be a tricky endeavor. First of all, you need the right equipment behind the bar to make it happen. Second, you need the right menu strategies and recipes. Finally, you need the type of consumer interested in this unusual style of cocktail. And apparently this is happening because boozy floats and alcoholic ice cream drinks are currently trending.

    Summer is often a great time for ice cream cocktails for obvious reasons. In 2017, however, it's even more popular. Mixing ice cream with spirits is making an enormous comeback in both "new American" restaurants and prohibition-style cocktails bars from Washington, D.C. to The Westendorff.

    Let's take a look at three of the most

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  8. New at NAFEM: The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station

    New at NAFEM: The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station

    Why We Partnered with a Famous Bartender to Increase Bar Efficiencies Everywhere

    182Tobin Ellis and Perlick have partnered to create a unique line of bar equipment. The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station includes sinks, ice storage, speed racks, drain boards and refrigeration – the important things. Designed for the craft cocktail movement but applicable in any bar setting, the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station represents the elimination of all the things that annoy bartenders, at least when it comes to equipment.

    By merging the requirements of both volume bartending and the craft cocktail movement, Ellis and Perlick have developed equipment that will make life easier for bartenders. It's never been more convenient to serve creative cocktails m

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