Types of Glassware used in Bar’s and restaurants

The type of glassware in which a drink is server greatly effects its presentation. Some hotels have begun to use the same style of glassware for several beverages. This can reduce the the number of kinds of glassware that they must maintain inventory. 

Full Service Hotels normally avoid mass produced glassware which is generally thick and many have imperfections even though it is not that expensive when compared to fine, expensive products.

But hotel chains which consider value for money as an important criteria accepts such glassware. Additionally management should consider function as well as form when purchasing glassware for their f&B operations.

! Tips while selecting glassware:

  • Glass with Rolled edged and rims reduce problems like chipping and cracking.
  • Glass-wares with thick glass and certain shapes can also reduce breakage.
  • Stemmed glasses is very likely to breakage, so while selecting stemmed glass choose designs which are harder to tip over.

Types of Glassware used in bars

 Collins / Highball8oz. – 16oz  ( 230 ml – 473 ml)Used for serving juices, aerated drinks, Gin and tonic etc.
  Rock Glass or Tumbler6oz. – 10oz. (177ml – 295ml)Used for serving drinks ‘On the Rock’s’.
Whisky / Shooter1oz. – 2oz. (29ml – 59ml)Used for single measures of liquor and ‘shooters’.
Beer Schooner12oz. – 14oz. (354ml – 414ml)Used for Pilsner, and bottled beers.
Beer Mug12oz. – 14oz. (354ml – 414ml)Used for ½ measure of draft beer. 
Beer / Pint1 Pint (473ml)Used for serving Draft Beer
Red Wine / Bordeaux8oz. – 14oz. (236ml – 414ml)Used for serving Red Wine.
Wine / All Purpose8oz. – 14oz. (236ml – 414ml)Used for serving red wine & white wine
Champagne Tulip / Champagne Flute6oz. – 8oz. (177ml – 230ml)Used for serving Sours, Champagne and Champagne Cocktails.
Brandy Snifter8oz. – 14oz. (236ml – 414ml)Used for serving Brandy and some cocktails.

Sherry / Port4oz. – 6oz. (118ml – 177ml)Used for serving sherry or port wine.
Liqueur / Cordial1oz. – 3oz. (29ml – 88ml)Used for serving liqueurs and layered shooters.
Cocktail / Martini4oz. – 8oz. (118ml – 236ml)Used for serving different varity of  Cocktails
Coupette / Margarita6oz. – 10oz. (177ml – 295ml)Used for serving Frozen cocktails such as Margaritas, or daiquiris. 
Hurricane10oz. – 16oz. (295ml – 473ml)Used for ‘Long’ Drinks such as Long Island Iced Tea, Zombie, and the Hurricane.