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Drinkware Buying Guide

Prepare to serve thirsty family and friends with a selection of glasses, cups, and mugs in a range of sizes and shapes. Drinkware comes in a variety of styles, materials, and uses, and many have very specific purposes. 

Types of Drinkware

Types of Drinkware

Drinking vessels are as varied as the liquids they can hold. Based on what your guests drink, you may need only basic glasses and mugs or a wider assortment of sizes, styles, and materials. Make sure you have the right glasses for the right drinks for successful entertaining.

Drinking Glasses

Tumblers and smaller glasses are versatile enough for any cold drink, from milk to soda pop to iced tea to plain water. Shapes vary but are usually simple and casual for everyday use.

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Libbey
$14.95 $23.40
at Crate & Barrel

Four distinctive impressions and a thick sham give you a comfortable hold on these glasses. -Dishwasher-safe -Comfortable to hold ...-Made in Mexico read more

Krosno

This exclusive Crate and Barrel favorite is back by popular demand. Featuring a captivating aquatic design of handcut fish, each e...xquisite glass is handcrafted by a team of highly skilled artisans, passing through a total of 15 craftsmen and taking hours to create and perfect. -Handcrafted -Cut and polished rim -Dishwasher-safe -Made in Poland read more

Krosno

This exclusive Crate and Barrel favorite is back by popular demand. Featuring a captivating aquatic design of handcut fish, each e...xquisite glass is handcrafted by a team of highly skilled artisans, passing through a total of 15 craftsmen and taking hours to create and perfect. -Handcrafted -Cut and polished rim -Dishwasher-safe -Made in Poland read more

Krosno

A single, dramatic V-cut distinguishes this sophisticated barware. Elegant simplicity, flared shapes in hand-cut glass. Classic ye...t contemporary. -Handmade and handcut -Hand washing recommended -Made in Poland read more

Beer Glasses

How do you do brew? Choices range from large and hefty handled mugs to curvaceous stemmed pilsner glasses. Goblets maintain a frothy head, and flared pint glasses bring a pub mood home.

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Libbey

This Libbey 3816 Belgian beer tasting glass will be perfect for serving flights and samples of your signature craft brews at your ...restaurant, hotel, or pub. The top of the glass tapers inward to capture aromas, enhancing the tasting experience. With a 5 oz. capacity that is great for portion control, this tasting glass is also stackable, helping to save on storage space. It can be coordinated and paired with the Libbey 3807 13 oz. Belgian beer glass and Libbey 3808 16 oz. Belgian beer glass, as well as the Libbey 96381 wood serving flight (sold separately). This glass is covered by Libbey's Safedge Rim and Foot Guarantee, which ensures replacement of any glass should the rim or foot chip under normal use. Sold 24 per case. Overall Dimensions: Top Diameter: 2 1/8" Bottom Diameter: 1 7/8" Maximum Diameter: 2 3/4" Height: 4" Capacity: 5 oz. read more

GET Enterprises

Serve beer in this polycarbonate 20 oz. beer mug and say "goodbye" to broken glasses! Its unbreakable design is perfect for patios..., decks, or any bar or restaurant! It's dishwasher-safe and sold 12 per case. 3 1/2" in diameter and 6 3/8" tall. Dimensions: Diameter: 3 1/2" Height: 6 3/8" Capacity: 20 oz. Rim-Full Capacity: 20.25 oz. Also known as: 00087 PC, 00087.PC, or 00087PC read more

Libbey
$33.85 $72.96
at KaTom

Beer Glass, 12 oz., (H 5-1/2; T 3-1/4; B 3-1/4 D 5-1/8) ( Libbey Glass - 5364 )

Anchor Hocking

Give customers a quick taste of your most popular seasonal brews or house specialties with this Anchor Hocking Oneida 90069 3.5 oz.... beer taster mug. The 3.5 oz. Anchor Hocking Oneida 90069 beer tasting mug lets your customer sample new types and styles of beer that they may not have tried before, which helps you build customer loyalty and start a buzz about your brand. It has a diameter of 3 3/8" and stands 3 1/4" tall. Sold 72 per case. read more

Cocktail Glasses

Serve mixed drinks from the appropriate glasses. Old-fashioned or rocks glasses hold 8-12 ounces and are roomy enough for plenty of ice, while V-bowl martini glasses are meant for cocktails served "up." Highball and Collins glasses have a 10- to 16-ounce capacity.

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Krosno

Swanky sipping. A single hand-cut band adds retro glamour to this generously sized classic. -Handmade and handcut -Pulled stem -Ha...nd wash -Made in Poland read more

Zodax
$114.40 $171.60
at Cymax

Zodax - Bottles - CH2644S - Bamboo Design Martini GlassesMartini GlassBamboo Design StemSpecifications:Overall Product Dimensions:... 8 H x 5.25 W x 5.25 DProduct Weight: 0.5 lbs read more

Coffee Cups and Mugs

To keep coffee hot longer, choose a thick cup or mug with a narrow opening. Paper, plastic, and stainless steel can retain flavors and aromas. Glass and ceramic won't do that, but they can break. Standard cups and mugs range from 12 to 20 ounces; other shapes suit the type of coffee, such as latte or demitasse.

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Apilco

Apilco?s timeless white dinnerware is made exceptionally elegant with hand-painted rims in 10-karat gold. The silhouettes of each ...piece reflect the stylish simplicity typical of fine Parisian restaurants, with refined contours complementing the porcelain?s lustrous sheen. As durable as they are beautiful, these restaurant-quality pieces can be paired with different table linens, flatware and glassware in a variety of settings. Apilco, the renowned French manufacturer, has supplied chefs and home cooks with top-quality porcelain wares for over a century. Due to the gold detailing, these pieces should not be placed in the microwave. Hand-wash. 6.5-oz.-cap. cups and 6" saucers. Made in France. Set of four. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Homer Laughlin

This Homer Laughlin 923332 Fiesta Lemongrass 13 oz. square mug is great for serving your signature coffees, cappuccinos, teas, and... other hot beverages in style. Introduced in 1936, Fiesta dinnerware was an immediate hit and its iconic concentric rings and dizzying array of available colors make it one of the most popular and recognizable dinnerware patterns worldwide. A perfect accent for any contemporary cafe, restaurant or diner, Fiesta china is known for its durability, and boasts a fully vitrified construction and a brilliant lead-free glaze. It is backed by a limited lifetime no-chip warranty. Sold 12 per case. Overall Dimensions: Height: 3 7/8" Oven safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Homer Laughlin Fiesta China is comparable to Tuxton Concentrix China. read more

CAC China

Serve your guests' favorite tea, coffee, hot chocolate and more in the CAC RID-17 Hampshire embossed rim China mug. Blending the e...legance of an embossed rim with a classic ivory color, this 8 oz. mug is perfect for service in your hotel, banquet hall or restaurant. Sold 36 per case. Hampshire Embossed Rim China is comparable to Oneida Nottingham Undecorated, World Tableware Wellington, International Tableware Athena, CAC Ridgemont, and Tuxton Hampshire Embossed Rim China. read more

Homer Laughlin

This Homer Laughlin 923324 Fiesta Shamrock 13 oz. square mug is great for serving your signature coffees, cappuccinos, teas, and o...ther hot beverages in style. Introduced in 1936, Fiesta dinnerware was an immediate hit and its iconic concentric rings and dizzying array of available colors make it one of the most popular and recognizable dinnerware patterns worldwide. A perfect accent for any contemporary cafe, restaurant or diner, Fiesta china is known for its durability, and boasts a fully vitrified construction and a brilliant lead-free glaze. It is dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe, and is backed by a limited lifetime no-chip warranty. Sold 12 per case. Overall Dimensions: Height: 3 7/8" Oven safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Homer Laughlin Fiesta China is comparable to Tuxton Concentrix China. read more

Tea Cups

The cup is as important as the leaves in the ritual of drinking tea. Classic footed cups of delicate porcelain or bone china usually come with saucers, while flat-bottom cups need none. A white interior showcases the tea's color. Variations include glass infuser mugs and handle-free cast-iron cups that complement Japanese tea.

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Waterford Crystal
$41.60 $52.00
at Hayneedle

Shop for Other Kitchen Items from Hayneedle.com! Linked ovals twine around the Wedgwood Renaissance Gold Teacup, in a pattern insp...ired by some found in the Wedgwood archive. Gilded details and classic Wedgwood blue hue are true to history, yet this piece is equally at home in the neoclassical Europe of its heritage or transplanted into a sophisticated modern setting.About WedgwoodThrough highly skilled craftsmanship and the highest quality standards, Wedgwood manufactures quality ceramics with sophisticated, classical, and contemporary design. With a tradition of innovation, quality, and craftsmanship, Wedgwood designs are widely acknowledged as timeless, elegant, classic, and understated. Their design teams work with external designers for cross-pollination of ideas and experience. Founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, Wedgwood has been an international company determined to uphold their standards in order to maintain their leadership in the world's markets. Though their roots are over two centuries read more

Waterford Crystal

Shop for Drinkware from Hayneedle.com! Touched by wanderlust? Invite the Wedgwood Jasper Conran Chinoiserie Bone China Teacup - Gr...een - Set of 4 to your tea party. Ornate flowers and birds float across a verdant background, setting the scene for Far East fun. Renowned designer Jasper Conran brings this fresh design to Wedgwood's timeless repertoire. After tea, these cuties can hop into the dishwasher without a fuss.British designer Jasper Conran has joined Wedgwood to create a collection combining classic British elegance with his unique design aesthetic. This collection includes fine bone china and serveware, drinkware, home decor, and gifts. Each item in the Jasper Conran collection is a unique work of art by this famed designer.About WedgwoodThrough highly skilled craftsmanship and the highest quality standards, Wedgwood manufactures quality ceramics with sophisticated, classical, and contemporary design. With a tradition of innovation, quality, and craftsmanship, Wedgwood designs are widely acknowledged as timeless, elegant, classic, and understated. Their design teams work with external designers for cross-pollination of ideas and experience. Founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, Wedgwood has been an international company determined to uphold their standards in order to maintain their leadership in the world's markets. Though their roots are over two centuries old, the company strives to stay current through partnerships with fashion designers Jasper Conran and Vera Wang with whom they've developed contemporary and stylish ranges that appeal to the younger consumers. read more

Duck Commander
$4.50 $6.99
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Screen printed Duck Commander logoMade of polypropyleneDishwasher safeHolds 16 oz. Hey, Jack ? thats my kind of cup! This Duck Com...mander Sis Tea Cup lets you drink tea just like Uncle Si! Great for Duck Commander fans, this 16-ounce cup is made of polypropylene plastic and features a Duck Commander logo on front with a Hey Jack logo on the back. Dishwasher safe. Imported.Manufacturer model #: DC-16PC-P. read more

Lenox

Shop for Drinkware from Hayneedle.com! The Lenox Westchester Teacup will be sure to raise the pinkies of your guests. Made of diap...hanous ivory china, each teacup is glistening with an intricately designed band at the top. Each patterned band is done in opulent 24-karat gold to add luxury and dignity to your dining set. The Westchester pattern is a series of classic, textured scrolls for stunning detail. This collection is dishwasher-safe.About LenoxThe Lenox Corporation is an industry leader in premium tabletops, giftware, and collectibles. The company markets its products under the Lenox, Dansk, and Gorham brands, propelled by a shared commitment to quality and design that makes the brands among the best known and respected in the industry. Collectively, the three brands share 340 years of tabletop and giftware expertise. read more

Stemware

The shape and size of each type of stemware is designed to present the beverage at its best. Red-wine glasses have a large, wide bowl to capture the wine's aromas. A smaller, narrower glass helps white wine stay cool longer. Sparkling-wine glasses, also known as flutes, are tall and narrow to encourage champagne bubbles to rise. Dessert-wine glasses are small and tapered at the top. The short stem and wide bowl of a brandy snifter helps your palm's heat warm the liquor.

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Fineline Settings

This Fineline Tiny Temptations 6412CL 2 oz. Tiny Barware round champagne flute is just the right size for a tasting of champagne o...r wine! This lightweight, clear flute shows off your fashionable drinks in a petite and delightful glass made of disposable, hard plastic / polystyrene. From catered events to cocktail parties, Tiny Temptations' sleek, modern design will refashion every meal into a stylish occasion. Sold 8 in a pack. Overall Dimensions: Top Diameter: 2 7/16" Bottom Diameter: 2" Height: 4 15/16" Capacity: 2 oz. Rim-Full Capacity: 2.8 oz. read more

Thunder Group

This 25 oz. polycarbonate red wine glass is perfect for your bar, restaurant, or outdoor venue! Made of extremely durable polycarb...onate, this wine glass is virtually unbreakable and shatterproof, lasting you multiple services in the busy atmosphere of a bar or restaurant. Ideal for outdoor settings such as cabanas, pools, and tiki bars, this crystal clear wine glass resembles glass without the risk and fear of breakage. Featuring a full and round bowl with a large opening, this red wine glass increases aeration, maximizing the bodied flavors of your favorite red wines. Give your guests a luxurious experience, whether they?re dining inside or lounging out by the pool. Dishwasher safe. Overall Dimensions: Height: 8 3/8" Top Diameter: 2 7/8" Bottom Diameter: 3 1/8" Max Diameter: 4 1/8" Capacity: 25 oz. read more

Fineline Settings

The 2 oz Plastic Champagne Flute - Tiny Temptations Collection (6412) from Fineline Settings brings a distinctive look to champagn...e flutes. For weddings, banquets, or business events, this flute can add to the conversation during the champagne service. The Clear color is a great way to display the quality of the champagne. This flute is recyclable like all of the Tiny Temptations Collection; reducing waste and making clean-up easy. All of Fineline?s products provide a cost-saving alternative to traditional china or dinnerware. This flute is a new interpretation of traditional glassware that can add to lasting positive memories of any event. read more

Product Features

Product Features

Over the centuries and across world cultures, drinkware has developed to include specialized containers for each beverage as well as types of that beverage -- think of coffee.

Appearance

You will use drinkware every day; shop for pieces that are attractive as well as functional. Manufacturers introduce new styles, tints, and patterns each season to suit any taste or preference.

Material

In general, cold and hot drinks are served from vessels made of different materials. Glass is most common for cold and iced drinks, but look-alike acrylic is practical for outdoor use. Coffee and tea cups and mugs are usually made from heat-retaining china, stoneware, or other fired-clay products. Quality drinkware of any material has a smooth and consistent finish.

Comfort

Well-made drinkware feels balanced and comfortable in the hand. Choose styles that are easy to grip and drink from. A glass with a heavier base is less prone to tipping over.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Because there are so many choices in drinkware, it's important to think of your lifestyle and entertaining habits when shopping for items that meet your needs.

Size

Look for glasses, cups, and mugs that hold an appropriate volume of the liquid you're serving. For parties, it's wise to use containers that are slightly too small instead of too big.

Style

Drinkware is available to match dinnerware patterns, but for casual meals, it's fine to use complementary glasses and cups. Clear glass and white ceramic go with almost everything; novelty-pattern drinkware shows your personal style but may look dated quickly.

Durability

Choose thicker glass or plastic drinkware for increased durability. Except for fragile, handpainted, or metallic-trim items, your glasses, mugs, and cups should be dishwasher-safe.

Drinkware for Children

Choose a size and shape that provides a safe grip to prevent spills and injury. A child will do better with a small juice glass than a half-full tall glass. Specialty toddler glasses are a safe and practical choice.

Storage

Consider how you'll store delicate glassware to avoid breakage. If storage is limited, look for cups and mugs that stack or nest.

Sets or Singles?

Some people like a matching set of cups for tea parties or after-dinner coffee. Others prefer a varied collection that allows each guest or family member to claim his or her favorite.

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Libbey
$14.95 $23.40
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Four distinctive impressions and a thick sham give you a comfortable hold on these glasses. -Dishwasher-safe -Comfortable to hold ...-Made in Mexico read more

Set of 12 Impressions Double Old-Fashioned Glasses
Libbey

This Libbey 3816 Belgian beer tasting glass will be perfect for serving flights and samples of your signature craft brews at your ...restaurant, hotel, or pub. The top of the glass tapers inward to capture aromas, enhancing the tasting experience. With a 5 oz. capacity that is great for portion control, this tasting glass is also stackable, helping to save on storage space. It can be coordinated and paired with the Libbey 3807 13 oz. Belgian beer glass and Libbey 3808 16 oz. Belgian beer glass, as well as the Libbey 96381 wood serving flight (sold separately). This glass is covered by Libbey's Safedge Rim and Foot Guarantee, which ensures replacement of any glass should the rim or foot chip under normal use. Sold 24 per case. Overall Dimensions: Top Diameter: 2 1/8" Bottom Diameter: 1 7/8" Maximum Diameter: 2 3/4" Height: 4" Capacity: 5 oz. read more

Libbey 3816 5 oz. Belgian Beer Taster Glass - 24 / Case
GET Enterprises

Serve beer in this polycarbonate 20 oz. beer mug and say "goodbye" to broken glasses! Its unbreakable design is perfect for patios..., decks, or any bar or restaurant! It's dishwasher-safe and sold 12 per case. 3 1/2" in diameter and 6 3/8" tall. Dimensions: Diameter: 3 1/2" Height: 6 3/8" Capacity: 20 oz. Rim-Full Capacity: 20.25 oz. Also known as: 00087 PC, 00087.PC, or 00087PC read more

GET 00087-PC Polycarbonate Plastic 20 oz. Beer Mug 12/Case
Libbey
$33.85 $72.96
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Beer Glass, 12 oz., (H 5-1/2; T 3-1/4; B 3-1/4 D 5-1/8) ( Libbey Glass - 5364 )

Libbey Glass 12-oz Beer Glass
Anchor Hocking

Give customers a quick taste of your most popular seasonal brews or house specialties with this Anchor Hocking Oneida 90069 3.5 oz.... beer taster mug. The 3.5 oz. Anchor Hocking Oneida 90069 beer tasting mug lets your customer sample new types and styles of beer that they may not have tried before, which helps you build customer loyalty and start a buzz about your brand. It has a diameter of 3 3/8" and stands 3 1/4" tall. Sold 72 per case. read more

Anchor Hocking 90069 Beer Taster Mug 3.5 oz. - 72 / Case
Bar Maid

This 9" Bar Maid replacement brush is for electric glass washers. Its size makes it ideal for cleaning pilsner glasses up to 8 1/2..." deep! A densely filled dome top helps prevent glasses from being chipped or cracked. For Bar Maid glass washers only. read more

Bar Maid 9" Pilsner Glass Washer Brush
Libbey

This 5 oz. Libbey 56 juice glass provides an eye-catching way to serve soda, water, juice, or milk at your restaurant, diner, or b...uffet. These small, 5 oz. glasses are also ideal for use as beer sampling glasses at your bar or brewpub! With its thick base and straight sided design, the Libbey 56 5 oz. side water glass also makes the perfect sized beer sampler glass at your bar or brew pub. Sold 72 per case. Dimensions: Top Diameter: 2 1/4" Bottom Diameter: 1 7/8" Height: 3 1/2" Also known as: 56.LIB, 56 LIB, or 56LIB read more

Libbey 56 Juice Glass / Beer Sampler Glass 5 oz. - 72 / Case
Thunder Group

This 25 oz. polycarbonate red wine glass is perfect for your bar, restaurant, or outdoor venue! Made of extremely durable polycarb...onate, this wine glass is virtually unbreakable and shatterproof, lasting you multiple services in the busy atmosphere of a bar or restaurant. Ideal for outdoor settings such as cabanas, pools, and tiki bars, this crystal clear wine glass resembles glass without the risk and fear of breakage. Featuring a full and round bowl with a large opening, this red wine glass increases aeration, maximizing the bodied flavors of your favorite red wines. Give your guests a luxurious experience, whether they?re dining inside or lounging out by the pool. Dishwasher safe. Overall Dimensions: Height: 8 3/8" Top Diameter: 2 7/8" Bottom Diameter: 3 1/8" Max Diameter: 4 1/8" Capacity: 25 oz. read more

25 oz. Polycarbonate Red Wine Glass
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