Who’da thunk it? Bigfoot, the legendary manbeast of the Pacific Northwest, is behind the most overdue invention for the home bar. The Sasquatch Cocktail Shaker ($50) holds 110-ounces of mixable liquid refreshment, letting you serve up cocktails for 10 friends at once. Despite the hefty size (15½-inches tall), the shaker is made entirely of stainless steel with a built-in strainer to keep your Mojito’s mint pieces from getting caught in Bigfoot’s beard—dude hates that.
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When putting your whiskey on the rocks, it doesn’t feel right to sully the experience with cloudy, rectangular ice cubes, does it? Let your liquid flow with class over a giant ball of crystal clear ice via the Ice Baller ($55). Using a unique design that forces air bubbles and impurities out of the water as it freezes from top to bottom, this freezer friend needs a day to do its thing, but then you’re treated to a really pretty sphere of frozen agua. Now the big question is, will it also make whiskey balls?
Working at a cool place like Google or Amazon probably means fun perks like break rooms where employees are encouraged to blow off steam with fun games. Sadly, most of us instead work for evil jerkbags who only grudgingly provide working toilets. But hey, now any room can be turned into a game room with the Kartoni cardboard foosball table. Just bring it to work and unfold the fun as everything comes together without screws or frustrating tools. The cardboard is made from 100% renewable raw materials, and despite its eco-friendly status, the tech sector is recognized with a built-in speaker for the iPhone.
Play poker long enough and the cards themselves will fray, bend, and smell of solidified salsa. But the Bold Poker ($2) app shakes up the game by letting you and your buddies use iPhones instead of cards. An iPad serves as the dealer in the center of the table, while each player checks out his hand with his phone or iPod Touch. Grab an electronic cigar and you’ll be all set.
The thing about beer is…it’s great. However, even great things can be improved, like candy when it’s being served through a PEZ dispenser. Well, meet the PEZ dispenser for beer, or as Nostalgia Electrics calls it, the KRS-2150 Kegorator Beer Keg Fridge ($370). The freestanding stainless steel refrigerator, with swivel castors for mobility and a spring-loaded beer tapper, is an excellent invention for enjoying premium tap beer at home. It can also maintain an interior temperature of 33-37° F, withstand about four 15 gallon kegs, and provide weeks’ worth of use.
I can remember seeing foosball tables in pizzerias back in the 70s (that’s the 1970s, btw). Today they’re goner than Gone Baby Gone. Some might say it’s because foosball fever isn’t at a fever pitch these days, but I respectfully disagree. I think it’s because the tables crapped out somewhere around 1982. With the Electropolished Steel Foosball Table ($3,995), you can avoid that fate. Made of stainless steel and durable iroko wood, this table will withstand hand-smashes by even the beefiest of sore losers, as well as decades of errantly tossed pizza crusts.
Got the beer pong blues? Shake up your stale booze-fueled recreational sports with Cocktail Dice & Shaker ($34) from Uncommon Goods. You get eight wooden dice and a 16-ounce cocktail shaker that’s ready to create daring and possibly delicious drink combinations. The dice say things like gin, rum, grapefruit juice, or club soda, and your roll of them determines what concoction you’ll be quaffing down. Yes, I said quaffing.
No matter how fit you are, your health kick usually takes a time out when you hit the bar. Beer and mixed drinks are often loaded with empty carbs and calories, so that’s what makes Air so intriguing. It’s simply carbonated water and alcohol. That’s it. No fruity flavor, no essence of yeast (thankfully), nada. At 95 calories, you may even be tempted to use Air as a sports drink alternative. Don’t. Just don’t.
Odds are you’re gonna get fired at some point in your life. And once that happens, Article 14 of the Constitution says you must then spend three weeks living in a cardboard box and drinking out a brown paper bag. Prepare for the inevitable with the Bum Bag Drink Cooler ($10), a reusable, foil-lined chill zone that’ll make it look like you’re homeless, but with water-resistant & tear-proof Tyvek material surrounding your suds, it’ll just be a very cold dry run for the real thing.