Cocktail Party Planning Billings MT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Billings. 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.

Reno Club
(406) 245-5050
150 Calhoun Ln
Billings, MT
Description
Reno Club - Plush seating and good music gives Reno Club 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.

Carlin Hotel
(406) 245-7515
2501 Montana Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Carlin Hotel - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Carlin Hotel, 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.

Lee's 27th Street Saloon
(406) 259-0965
530 S 27th St
Billings, MT
Description
Lee's 27Th Street Saloon - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Lee's 27Th Street Saloon 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.

R Club
(406) 248-7151
1223 Mullowney Ln
Billings, MT
Description
R Club - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, R Club makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Moose Breath Saloon
(406) 252-5702
4242 State Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Moose Breath Saloon 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 Moose Breath Saloon

Western Bar
(406) 252-7383
2712 Minnesota Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Western Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Western Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Montana Chads
(406) 259-0111
3953 Montana Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Montana Chads - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Montana Chads, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Second Shift
(406) 248-5516
934 Us Highway 87 E
Billings, MT
Description
Second Shift 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 Second Shift

Tap-Inn
(406) 259-0802
910 Broadwater Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Tap-Inn - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Tap-Inn 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.

Center Lounge
(406) 252-8431
109 N 30th St
Billings, MT
Description
Center Lounge - If you're trying to impress your date, Center Lounge 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 Center Lounge 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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