Cocktail Party Planning Butte MT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Butte. 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.

Freeway Tavern
(406) 723-9083
2001 S Montana St
Butte, MT
Freeway Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Freeway 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.

Miss T's
(406) 494-1616
4655 Harrison Ave
Butte, MT
Miss T's - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Miss T's is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Silver Dollar Saloon
(406) 782-7367
133 S Main St
Butte, MT
Silver Dollar Saloon - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Silver Dollar Saloon, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Sam's Place
(406) 782-5388
905 N Excelsior Ave
Butte, MT
Sam's Place - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Sam's Place 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.)

De Luxe Bar
(406) 782-7686
823 E Front St
Butte, MT
De Luxe Bar - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? De Luxe Bar 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.

(406) 723-9877
2806 Pine St
Butte, MT
Alpine, 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 Alpine.

(406) 533-0919
3541 Harrison Ave
Butte, MT
Snookums - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Snookums 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.

It Club
(406) 723-3616
1236 Grizzly Trl
Butte, MT
It Club - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, It Club, 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.

(406) 782-2468
301 E Mercury St
Butte, MT
Cinz - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Cinz is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Scoop Bar
(406) 782-2016
1302 E 2nd St
Butte, MT
Scoop Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, Scoop Bar 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 Scoop Bar offers.

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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