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 to be closer to their drinks, as well as the customers who will drink them. With the addition of a stainless steel divider, the ice bin can also be separated into different storage areas.

Prep Sink and Caddy

With the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station, there’s no more digging through a deep storage bin filled with gross water in order to find the utensil you need. The unit includes a prep sink and tool caddy that has different depth levels for holding certain pieces of equipment. It also integrates with a glass rinser and a foot-operated faucet for ease-of-use.

Sleek Speed Rail

This is the feature that truly turns the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station into the Bartender’s Cockpit. With a speed rail that is narrow in front, bartenders are literally inside the unit. Curved rails that hug the body widen to either side in order to accommodate larger bottles.

“As a bar design consultant, I was MacGyver-ing equipment out at the bar,” Tobin Ellis said in a recent article from The Tasting Panel. He took that experience to Perlick, where the original Bartender’s Cockpit was created.

Learn more about the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station from the bar experts who use it every night. Watch this video testimonial and discover the bar designed for profitability.

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