Cocktail Party Planning Bend OR

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Bend. 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.

Hong Kong Lounge-Bamboo Room
(541) 389-8209
530 SE 3rd St
Bend, OR
Description
Hong Kong Lounge-Bamboo Room - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Hong Kong Lounge-Bamboo Room makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Southside Pub Inc
(541) 383-7672
61160 S Highway 97 # B
Bend, OR
Description
Southside Pub Inc - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Southside Pub Inc? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Timbers South
(541) 388-8178
61131 S Highway 97
Bend, OR
Description
Timbers South, 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 Timbers South.

Club 97
(541) 617-9797
2221 NE 3rd St
Bend, OR
Description
Club 97 - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Club 97, 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.

Astro Lounge
(541) 388-0116
147 NW Minnesota Ave
Bend, OR
Description
Astro Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Astro Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Deschutes Brewery
(541) 385-8606
901 SW Simpson Ave
Bend, OR
Description
Deschutes Brewery - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Deschutes Brewery 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.

Reed Pub Co
(541) 312-2800
1141 SE Centennial St
Bend, OR
Description
Reed Pub Co - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Reed Pub Co 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.

M & J Tavern
(541) 389-1410
102 NW Greenwood Ave
Bend, OR
Description
M & J Tavern 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 M & J Tavern

West Side Tavern
(541) 382-4810
930 NW Galveston Ave
Bend, OR
Description
West Side Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? West Side Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, West Side Tavern is more than able to oblige.

Timbers 3
(541) 383-3502
2570 NE Twin Knolls Dr # 2
Bend, OR
Description
Timbers 3 - If you're looking to kick back, Timbers 3, 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.

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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