Where to Get Good Stuff Cheap 2012: everything you need for a cost-effective happy hour

Where to Get Good Stuff Cheap 2012: everything you need for a cost-effective happy hour

Where to Get Good Stuff Cheap | Happy hour
Where to Get Good Stuff Cheap | Happy hour

Mixing glass
BYOB
972 Queen St. W., 877-989-8980
The classic Japanese Yarai mixing glass is large enough for making two cocktails at once, and its heavy glass frame looks good—but it’s infinitely more durable than similarly stunning crystal pieces (and infinitely less expensive, too).

Where to Get Good Stuff Cheap | Happy hour

Rubber caps
Good Egg
267 Augusta Ave., 416-593-4663
Burger Bar’s Brock Shepherd, a craft beer devotee, designed these ingenious, colourful silicone rubber caps. Good for keeping your half-finished brew fresh, or for preventing you from mixing up your PBR with someone else’s.

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Cocktail recipe book
Type
883 Queen St. W., 416-366-8973
Whether you’ve made a million mojitos or you’re still struggling to get your rusty nail just right, every bar needs a good bar guide. See Mix Drink is one of the most elegant available—in precise, witty, colourful infographics, it details how to make 100 classic cocktails.

Where to Get Good Stuff Cheap | Happy hour

Ice tray
BYOB
972 Queen St. W., 877-989-8980
Some drinks just demand giant ice cubes: they melt more slowly and are a cheap way to class up any bevvie. The flexible food-grade silicone Tovolo tray, available in several colours, turns out six perfectly square two-inch cubes.

By Andrew D’Cruz, Matthew Hague, Rachel Heinrichs, Emily Landau, David Lawrason, Jason McBride, Mark Pupo, Peter Saltsman and Courtney Shea. (Images: Liam Mogan)