Selecting quality bar mats is an important task, if you’re in the market for bar mats that is–they’re not important to everyone. But, if you wanna be cool, bar mats help the cool factor!

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To catch spills while making a cocktail most bartenders opt for quality bar mats. A good quality bar mat does the job without obstructing the cocktail builder.

There are three core bar mat styles:

Bar Rail Mats: Longer mats that run along the “rail” of the bar, where bartenders typically prepare drinks.

Standard Bar Mats: These bar mats are used on the top of the bar, often to serve drinks to customers or, in some cases, store glassware or other tools. Some bar service mats are used on segments of the bar where wait staff picks up their drinks for customers at tables.

Interlocking Bar Mats: The interlocking bar mats connect more like a thick rubber locked ‘net’ where the spaces in the bar mat showcase the bar below it. These may also be used for drying recently washed glassware and bar tools.

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