Cocktail Party Planning Boise ID

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Boise. 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.

Ali Baba Hookah Bar
2174 Broadway Avenue
Boise, ID
 
Iron Gate Lounge
(208) 345-7170
2360 University Dr
Boise, ID
Description
Iron Gate Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Iron Gate Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Hulls Gulch Brewing Co
(208) 368-0774
1430 Leadville Ave
Boise, ID
Description
Hulls Gulch Brewing Co - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Hulls Gulch Brewing Co is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

D J's Bar
(208) 395-0131
4304 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID
Description
D J's Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into D J's 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, D J's Bar will do the trick.

Cactus Bar
(208) 342-9732
517 W Main St
Boise, ID
Description
Cactus Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Cactus Bar 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.

Toad's Lounge
(208) 345-2505
109 S 6th St
Boise, ID
Description
Toad's Lounge - Dress up. Toad's Lounge isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Neurolux
(208) 343-0886
111 N 11th St
Boise, ID
Description
Neurolux - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Neurolux, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Stubs Sports Pub
(208) 336-7882
3662 S Findley Ave
Boise, ID
Description
Stubs Sports Pub - If you're trying to impress your date, Stubs Sports Pub 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 Stubs Sports Pub offers.

Blues Bouquet
(208) 345-6605
1010 W Main St
Boise, ID
Description
Blues Bouquet - 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, Blues Bouquet kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Torch-A Gentlemen's Club
(208) 344-0218
1826 W Main St
Boise, ID
Description
Torch-A Gentlemen's Club - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Torch-A Gentlemen's Club, 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.

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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