Cocktail Party Planning Altoona PA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Altoona. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores, wine and spirits, party planners and caterers, as well as advice on home bar wines, beers and mixed drinks with rum, vodka, whiskey or tequila.

Cedar Grove Motel
(814) 946-8795
1671 Bellemeade Dr
Altoona, PA
Description
Cedar Grove Motel - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Cedar Grove Motel is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Victory Lane Saloon
(814) 946-0100
716 19th St
Altoona, PA
Description
Victory Lane Saloon - If you're looking to kick back, Victory Lane Saloon, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Captain Hook's Hotel
(814) 942-4268
718 N 4th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Captain Hook's Hotel - Happy hour never looked so good. Captain Hook's Hotel, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Tenth Street Cafe
(814) 943-9395
1000 7th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Tenth Street Cafe, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Tenth Street Cafe

Minuet Manor Motel
(814) 742-8441
RR 7
Altoona, PA
Description
Minuet Manor Motel - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Minuet Manor Motel is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Panda's Bar
(814) 941-4899
1211 11th St
Altoona, PA
Description
Panda's Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Panda's Bar fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Four Dee Lounge
(814) 943-9462
1817 Logan Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Four Dee Lounge - If you're trying to impress your date, Four Dee Lounge is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Four Dee Lounge offers.

Whistle Stop Hotel
(814) 942-7074
400 N 2nd St
Altoona, PA
Description
Whistle Stop Hotel - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Whistle Stop Hotel, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Whistle Stop Hotel will do the trick.

John's Sports Bar
(814) 944-6816
310 S Kettle St
Altoona, PA
Description
John's Sports Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, John's Sports Bar fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Ajay's Cafe
(814) 944-4336
2901 Maple Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Ajay's Cafe - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Ajay's Cafe, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Stocking up your home bar

By Russ Cobbe

Last week we discussed what bartending equipment you should have in your home bar. This week we will cover the ingredients you need to complete the setup of your home bar.

Your main selection of alcohol should include 750ml bottles of the following: Gin, Vodka, Rum, Bourbon, Scotch, Tequila, Vermouth, Red and White Wine, Brandy, Port & Sherry plus whatever liqueurs are most palatable to you and your friends. The most popular liqueurs to have would be coffee, orange, irish cr�me and cr�me de cassis.

Next up would be bitters. Bitters are made from a variety of roots, barks, berries and herbs. They generally add a bit of zing to your drinks. You should have Angostura, Peychaud's, Orange and Abbotts Aged bitters.

For mixing you'll need a good variety to make a lot of different recipes. The standards include multiple bottles of Mineral water, cola, ginger ale, club soda, tonic water, lemon/lime sodas and fresh juices (orange, pineapple, lemon, lime and tomato). Don't forget to have lots of ice on hand. If you make your own ice use bottled water so you don't get a chlorine flavour to your drinks. Ice should go in the glass first to avoid splashing and to cool the ingredients as they get added.

Finally you will need some things to garnish the drinks to add that special touch. The essentials include cocktail onions, stuffed olives, lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, celery stalks, Tabasco sauce, maraschino cherries, pineapple...

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