Cocktail Party Planning Bowling Green KY

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Bowling Green. 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.

Dolphie's
(270) 843-4237
4646 Scottsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Dolphie's - Plush seating and good music gives Dolphie's 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.

LA Fiesta
(270) 783-9032
421 Scott St
Bowling Green, KY
Description
La Fiesta - Dress up. La Fiesta 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.

Tattle Tales Gentlemans Club
(270) 796-9200
1316 Old Louisville Rd
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Tattle Tales Gentlemans Club - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Tattle Tales Gentlemans Club caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Rita's Pub
(270) 843-0424
952 Fairview Ave
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Rita's Pub - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Rita's Pub 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.)

Silverado Lounge
(270) 782-7646
310 Lowe Ave
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Silverado Lounge - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Silverado Lounge 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.

Cue Time Billiards Darts
(270) 782-3740
532 Three Springs Rd
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Cue Time Billiards Darts - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Cue Time Billiards Darts, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Deuce
(270) 783-8995
302 Morgantown Rd
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Deuce - Let's call it what it is. Deuce, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Deuce you should have plenty of options.

Betty's Bar
(270) 843-6986
2508 Russellville Rd
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Betty's Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Betty'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, Betty's Bar will do the trick.

Ellis Place
(270) 846-0210
700 State St
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Ellis Place - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Ellis Place offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Ron & Fay's Place
(270) 782-5564
819 Church St
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Ron & Fay's Place - Think of Ron & Fay's Place as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

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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