Cocktail Party Planning Clinton IA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Clinton. 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.

River City Brewing Co Inc
(563) 243-2401
212 S 4th St
Clinton, IA
Description
River City Brewing Co Inc - If you're trying to impress your date, River City Brewing Co Inc 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 River City Brewing Co Inc offers.

Joe's Tavern
(563) 243-0907
2501 Camanche Ave
Clinton, IA
Description
Joe's Tavern, 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 Joe's Tavern

Voodoo Lounge
(563) 242-7275
226 5th Ave S
Clinton, IA
Description
Voodoo Lounge - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Voodoo Lounge, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Paul's Tavern
(563) 244-4747
1106 S 8th St
Clinton, IA
Description
Paul's Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Paul's Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

1 Dawg Tap
(563) 243-2530
115 Main Ave
Clinton, IA
Description
1 Dawg Tap - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, 1 Dawg Tap, 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.

Lyons Tap
(563) 242-9764
224 Main Ave
Clinton, IA
Description
Lyons Tap - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Lyons Tap 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.

Bonnie's Scenic Tavern
(563) 242-9571
2116 Harrison Dr
Clinton, IA
Description
Bonnie's Scenic Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Bonnie's Scenic Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Doyle's Tavern
(563) 243-0902
252 Main Ave
Clinton, IA
Description
Doyle's Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Doyle's Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Lassiters
(563) 243-4361
1801 Lincoln Way
Clinton, IA
Description
Lassiters - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Lassiters 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.)

Poltergeist Pub
(563) 242-9503
517 S 3rd St
Clinton, IA
Description
Poltergeist Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Poltergeist Pub, 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.

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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