Cocktail Party Planning Cleveland OH

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Cleveland. 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.

The Greenhouse Tavern
2038 E 4th Street
Cleveland, OH
Description
Gastro Pub

Winking Lizard Gateway
(216) 589-0313
820 Prospect Ave E
Cleveland, OH
Description
Winking Lizard Gateway - Come for one of the many beers on tap and the good prices. Hang with the regular after-work crowd and feel free to stay for the wild night crowd. Be sure to hang with the lizard for an Indian's game, you won't regret it, even if you get so bombed your won't remember it.

Peabody's Concert Club
(216) 776-9999
2083 E 21st St
Cleveland, OH
Description
Peabody's Concert Club - The place to see up and coming artists for a reasonable price. A great sound system and intimate venue make this a worthwhile dive to come to for shows.

Boneyard Beer Farm
(216) 575-0232
748 Prospect Ave E
Cleveland, OH
Description
Boneyard Beer Farm - A sports bar with a great happy hour crowd, especially on Fridays. The place for 20 and 30-somethings to mingle over a drink, but beware of the occasional cheesy pick-up line. Tons of beers on tap make it the perfect place to grab a brew as long as you can brave the crowds.

Millennium Entertainment
(216) 263-8000
1012 Sumner Ave
Cleveland, OH
Description
Millennium Entertainment - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Millennium Entertainment, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Kan Zaman
(216) 685-1500
1917 W 25th St.
Cleveland, OH
 
Fat Fish Blue
(216) 875-6000
21 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, OH
Description
Fat Fish Blue - If you're trying to impress your date, Fat Fish Blue 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 Fat Fish Blue offers.

Hamiltons Martini Bar
(216) 241-7721
1415 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH
Description
Hamiltons Martini Bar - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Hamiltons Martini Bar 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.)

Swinging Door
(440) 331-9710
21093 Center Ridge Rd
Rocky River, OH
Description
Swinging Door - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Swinging Door? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Rathskeller Restaurant & Tvrn
(216) 621-1552
1144 Prospect Ave E
Cleveland, OH
Description
Rathskeller Restaurant & Tvrn - If you're looking to kick back, Rathskeller Restaurant & Tvrn, 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.

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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