Cocktail Party Planning Bismarck ND

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Bismarck. 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.

Corral Bar
(701) 255-5045
2111 E Main Ave
Bismarck, ND
Description
Corral Bar - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Corral Bar, 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.

Elbow Room
(701) 222-2140
115 S 5th St
Bismarck, ND
Description
Elbow Room - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Elbow Room, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Lucky's Bar & Lounge
(701) 258-8122
2176 E Thayer Ave
Bismarck, ND
Description
Lucky's Bar & Lounge - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Lucky's Bar & Lounge, 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, Lucky's Bar & Lounge will do the trick.

Tumbleweed Bar & Grill
(701) 223-9271
62 Santee Rd
Bismarck, ND
Description
Tumbleweed Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Tumbleweed Bar & Grill 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.

Our Place Tavern
(701) 223-1901
1305 E Front Ave
Bismarck, ND
Description
Our Place Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Our Place 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.

Main Bar & Package Store
(701) 223-2284
804 E Main Ave
Bismarck, ND
Description
Main Bar & Package Store, 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 Main Bar & Package Store.

Capitol Lanes Plaza
(701) 222-3200
1237 W Divide Ave
Bismarck, ND
Description
Capitol Lanes Plaza - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Capitol Lanes Plaza 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.

Borrowed Bucks
(701) 224-1545
118 S 3rd St
Bismarck, ND
Description
Borrowed Bucks - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Borrowed Bucks, 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.

Pirates Of The Lost Cove
(701) 250-5263
310 S 5th St
Bismarck, ND
Description
Pirates Of The Lost Cove, 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 Pirates Of The Lost Cove.

Sports Page
(701) 224-0855
1120 Tacoma Ave
Bismarck, ND
Description
Sports Page - Happy hour never looked so good. Sports Page, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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