Cocktail Party Planning Bellevue NE

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Bellevue. 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.

Plaza Lounge
(402) 291-9215
701 Galvin Rd S # 114
Bellevue, NE
Description
Plaza Lounge - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Plaza Lounge 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.

Full Moon Tavern
(402) 292-0992
2006 Lincoln Rd
Bellevue, NE
Description
Full Moon Tavern - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Full Moon Tavern will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Bear's
(402) 292-9958
2210 Franklin St
Bellevue, NE
Description
Bear's - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Bear'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.

Jammer's Pub
(402) 291-8282
1505 Galvin Rd S
Bellevue, NE
Description
Jammer's Pub - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Jammer's Pub, 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.

Century Bar
(402) 291-6266
2109 Franklin St
Bellevue, NE
Description
Century Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Century Bar, 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, Century Bar will do the trick.

Varieties Bar & Grill
(402) 291-6131
1301 1/2 Fort Crook Rd S
Bellevue, NE
Description
Varieties Bar & Grill - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Varieties Bar & Grill 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.)

Babe's
(402) 293-6810
512 Galvin Rd S
Bellevue, NE
Description
Babe's - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Babe's is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Babe's is more than able to oblige.

Doug's Town Tavern
(402) 291-5155
107 W Mission Ave
Bellevue, NE
Description
Doug's Town Tavern - If you're trying to impress your date, Doug's Town Tavern 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 Doug's Town Tavern offers.

Ham's Bellevue Bar
(402) 291-9941
2303 Lincoln Rd
Bellevue, NE
Description
Ham's Bellevue Bar - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Rumors Restaurant & Lounge
(402) 291-4600
3503 Comstock Ave
Bellevue, NE
Description
Rumors Restaurant & Lounge - 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, Rumors Restaurant & Lounge kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

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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