Cocktail Party Planning Anderson SC

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Anderson. 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.

Simones R & B Dance Club
(864) 231-7111
2838 S Main St
Anderson, SC
Simones R & B Dance Club - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Simones R & B Dance Club, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

D & R Lounge
(864) 224-4033
617 W Reed St
Anderson, SC
D & R Lounge - Let's call it what it is. D & R Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at D & R Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Mark & Jeannie's
(864) 261-0800
326 E Shockley Ferry Rd
Anderson, SC
Mark & Jeannie's - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Mark & Jeannie's 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.

Buds On Bleckley
(864) 224-7262
1034 Bleckley St
Anderson, SC
Buds On Bleckley - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Buds On Bleckley is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Stone's Rhythm & Brews
(864) 222-0015
4300 N Highway 81
Anderson, SC
Stone's Rhythm & Brews - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Stone's Rhythm & Brews is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Fred's Restaurant & Lounge
(864) 226-0425
120 Waybrook Dr
Anderson, SC
Fred's Restaurant & Lounge - Dress up. Fred's Restaurant & Lounge isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Prowlers Lounge
(864) 225-2282
327 E Shockley Ferry Rd
Anderson, SC
Prowlers Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Prowlers Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Prowlers Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Hangar Restaurant & Lounge
(864) 225-5916
410 Williamston Rd
Anderson, SC
Hangar Restaurant & Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Hangar Restaurant & Lounge a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Jeannie's Lounge
(864) 225-0776
1504 Pearman Dairy Rd
Anderson, SC
Jeannie's Lounge - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Jeannie's Lounge caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

(864) 222-1668
2005 E Greenville St # 125
Anderson, SC
Churchill's - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Churchill's offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

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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