Cocktail Party Planning Bristol RI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Bristol. 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.

Providence Byblos
235 Meeting Street
Providence, RI
 
Wood Street Cafe
(401) 253-9707
260 1/2 Wood St
Bristol, RI
Description
Wood Street Cafe - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Wood Street Cafe, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

A J's Bar & Grill
(508) 646-9007
472 E Main St
Fall River, MA
Description
A J's Bar & Grill - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, A J's Bar & Grill, 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.

Nashua Tavern
(508) 678-9870
159 Nashua St
Fall River, MA
Description
Nashua Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Nashua Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Nashua Tavern is more than able to oblige.

Groucho's
(401) 739-7856
859 Oakland Beach Ave
Warwick, RI
Description
Groucho's - Happy hour never looked so good. Groucho's, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Kinsmen Tavern
(401) 253-1350
241 State St
Bristol, RI
Description
Kinsmen Tavern, 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 Kinsmen Tavern.

Gillary's
(401) 253-2012
198 Thames St
Bristol, RI
Description
Gillary's - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Gillary's makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Larry's Sports Pub
(508) 677-2911
227 Morgan St
Fall River, MA
Description
Larry's Sports Pub, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Larry's Sports Pub

Back Street Bar & Grill
(401) 736-0404
2247 W Shore Rd
Warwick, RI
Description
Back Street Bar & Grill - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Back Street Bar & Grill, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Meadowbrook Lounge
(401) 739-3480
2530 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI
Description
Meadowbrook Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Meadowbrook Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

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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