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The Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station

By Matt Kurnick

Perlick_TobinPerlick is excited to announce a first-of-its-kind partnership with award-winning bartender and founder of BarMagic, Tobin Ellis. Perlick and Ellis are working together to create a new, co-branded line of cocktail focused equipment. The first product in the new line, the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station, will be unveiled at The NAFEM Show 2015.

“We’re not making smallwares or bar tools,” said Ellis. “We’ve partnered up and created a line of bar equipment— the big stuff bartenders actually work behind. The line is decidedly geared towards the craft cocktail movement but applicable for any kind of bar concept imaginable from the busiest nightclubs in the world to the most acclaimed michelin starred restaurants and everything in between. If you’re building a bar, you’re deinitely going to want to check this new line of equipment out for yourself. It’s equipment designed for bartenders by a bartender.”


The new, co-branded line of cocktail focused equipment consists of innovative product solutions that have been specifically engineered to be more ergonomic for bartenders and to better accommodate their needs when making craft cocktails. As the first product of the series, the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station includes a suite of new features – replete with what Ellis refers to as a “bartender cockpit” – all dedicated to the efficient production of cocktails in high-volume environments. Unique features of the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station include:

  • Efficient design: From the “bartender cockpit”, it takes no more than two steps to reach everything (glasses, ice, liquor, garnishes, sink, etc.).
  • Comfort and ergonomics: The overall design minimizes bending and reaching –
reducing fatigue and repetitive motion injury particularly to the knees and back. Many of the
design elements (like speed rails) are rounded to minimize discomfort from constantly bumping into hard/sharp or square edges.
  • NSF approved, easily accessible refrigerated drawers to store fresh herbs, cut citrus, berries and other delicate garnishes commonly used in classic and craft cocktails.
  • Shallow depth ice bins and speed rails to reduce the reach to the bar and the distance between the bartender and the patron – allowing the bartender to remain engaged with the guest without reaching or straining.
  • Divided ice storage to accommodate multiple sizes and types of ice.

For more information about Perlick and Tobin Ellis, click here.