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.

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.

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

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.

Mirage
(814) 942-8120
130 6th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Mirage - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Mirage, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Kettle Inn
(814) 944-4113
411 S Kettle St
Altoona, PA
Description
Kettle Inn - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Kettle Inn is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Kettle Inn is more than able to oblige.

Lombardo's
(814) 942-2986
1331 17th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Lombardo's - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Lombardo's, 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.

Double S Bar & Lounge
(814) 944-0664
732 N 4th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Double S Bar & Lounge - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Double S Bar & Lounge? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Frank & D's Pub
(814) 941-7897
2327 6th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Frank & D's Pub - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Frank & D's Pub? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Fast Trax's Sports Bar Inc
(814) 941-5662
622 2nd Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Fast Trax's Sports Bar Inc, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Fast Trax's Sports Bar Inc.

Hitching Post
(814) 943-1214
700 5th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Hitching Post - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Hitching Post? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

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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