14 Must-Have Condiments to Keep Behind the Bar

By Ray Foley, Heather Dismore

Part of Running a Bar For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Sure, you need to have condiments on the table for your patrons, but you need them behind the bar, too! You’d be surprised by the things you need to have on hand when preparing food and drinks. Here’s a short list of items most bar owners are often surprised to find that they need. Keep it on hand and tailor it for your own business.

  • Agave nectar

  • Assortment of bitters

  • Fruit garnishes

  • Grenadine

  • Hot sauce

  • Kosher salt

  • Lime juice

  • Real cream of coconut

  • Salt and pepper

  • Simple syrup

  • Superfine sugar

  • Tomato juice

  • Whipped cream

  • Worcestershire sauce