Cocktail Party Planning Ashland KY

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Ashland. 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.

Legends Lounge
(606) 326-0250
1 Ashland Plz
Ashland, KY
Description
Legends Lounge - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Legends Lounge, 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.

JAB Lounge
(740) 534-0809
1412 S 3rd St
Ironton, OH
Description
Jab Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Jab Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Dancing Cowboys
(740) 377-4597
154 County Road 450
South Point, OH
Description
Dancing Cowboys - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Dancing Cowboys, 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.

Stables Lounge
(740) 377-2885
1647 County Road 1
South Point, OH
Description
Stables Lounge is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Stables Lounge

K K Tavern
(304) 453-6647
1301 Poplar St
Kenova, WV
Description
K K Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, K K Tavern 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.

Oxygen Night Club
(606) 920-9606
120 18th St
Ashland, KY
Description
Oxygen Night Club - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Oxygen Night Club kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Shenanigans
(740) 532-0648
2557 S 3rd St
Ironton, OH
Description
Shenanigans - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Shenanigans, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Laid Back
(740) 532-4001
2704 N 2nd St
Ironton, OH
Description
Laid Back, 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 Laid Back.

Golden Rail
(304) 453-4276
700 23rd St
Kenova, WV
Description
Golden Rail, 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 Golden Rail.

Raging Bull
(304) 429-6210
4840 Piedmont Rd
Huntington, WV
Description
Raging Bull - If you're trying to impress your date, Raging Bull 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 Raging Bull offers.

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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