Cocktail Party Planning Burlington IA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Burlington. 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.

Blue Shop
(319) 758-9553
320 N 4th St
Burlington, IA
Description
Blue Shop - Think of Blue Shop 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.

Summer Street Station
(319) 752-9936
1000 Summer St
Burlington, IA
Description
Summer Street Station - If you're looking to kick back, Summer Street Station, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Beat Tavern
(319) 752-9280
1702 Harrison Ave
Burlington, IA
Description
Beat Tavern - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Beat Tavern 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.

Doris' Tavern
(319) 752-9038
733 S Roosevelt Ave
Burlington, IA
Description
Doris' Tavern - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Doris' Tavern, 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, Doris' Tavern will do the trick.

Retreat Limited
(319) 753-5503
1622 Aetna St
Burlington, IA
Description
Retreat Limited - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Retreat Limited? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Buffalo
(319) 754-4338
2016 S Main St
Burlington, IA
Description
Buffalo - Happy hour never looked so good. Buffalo, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Dugout Lounge
(319) 754-5203
2700 Mount Pleasant St
Burlington, IA
Description
Dugout Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Dugout Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Joes Inn
(319) 752-9881
1534 Madison Ave
Burlington, IA
Description
Joes Inn - If you're trying to impress your date, Joes Inn 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 Joes Inn offers.

Beer Tent
(319) 754-5600
217 Valley St
Burlington, IA
Description
Beer Tent - If you're looking to kick back, Beer Tent, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Haller Tavern
(319) 752-9182
1619 Osborn St
Burlington, IA
Description
Haller Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Haller Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

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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