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.

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.

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.

Knickerbocker Tavern
(814) 942-0770
3957 6th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Knickerbocker Tavern - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Knickerbocker Tavern, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Classic Attitude
(814) 944-6020
RR 6 Box 1419
Altoona, PA
Description
Classic Attitude - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

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.

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.

Peter C's
(814) 943-9299
2927 6th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Peter C's - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Peter C's, 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, Peter C's will do the trick.

Escapade
(814) 946-8195
2523 Union Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Escapade - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Escapade caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

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.

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.

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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