Cocktail Party Planning Battle Creek MI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Battle Creek. 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.

Idle Hour Tavern
(269) 964-9645
753 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Idle Hour Tavern - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Idle Hour Tavern 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.)

PAR Four
(269) 660-9960
97 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Par Four - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Par Four, 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.

B J Bryant Lodge 1311
(269) 966-9458
724 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
B J Bryant Lodge 1311 - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, B J Bryant Lodge 1311 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.

Comedy Club Gary Fields
(269) 965-4646
2580 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Comedy Club Gary Fields - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Comedy Club Gary Fields, 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.

Brady's Pub Inc
(269) 962-5676
408 20th St N
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Brady's Pub Inc - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Brady's Pub Inc is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Brady's Pub Inc is more than able to oblige.

Spanky's Tavern
(269) 963-6004
1414 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Spanky's Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Spanky's Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Partners Bar
(269) 964-7276
910 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Partners Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Partners Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Bedford Steakhouse
(269) 721-9856
22575 Bedford Rd N
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Bedford Steakhouse - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Bedford Steakhouse 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.)

Friends & Co
(269) 963-2614
1055 Columbia Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Friends & Co - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Friends & Co is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Planet Rock
(269) 962-2121
191 Angell St
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Planet Rock - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Planet Rock, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

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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