Cocktail Party Planning College Station TX

Local resource for cocktail party planning in College Station. 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.

Hookah Station
2551 Texas Avenue Suite D
College Station, TX
 
Bennigan's Tavern
(409) 690-9066
1505A Texas Ave S
College Station, PA
Description
Bennigan's Tavern - Don't be fooled, this is the same Bennigan's you've probably eaten at your entire life. However, the restarant's bar offers a variety of beer, specialty mixed drinks and more fried chicken fingers than you know what to do with. Plus, you gotta love starting at the random "stuff" covering the walls.

Crooked Path Ale House
(979) 691-4624
329 University Drive
College Station, PA
Description
Crooked Path Ale House - The Crooked Path Ale House sits directly across from the Westside campus, making it a convenient spot for college types who want to drink imported beers (instead of Bud and Shiner) in a British-style pub.

J.D. Wells Rock'n Saloon
(979) 693-0877
913A Harvey Rd
College Station, PA
Description
J.D. Wells Rock'n Saloon - J.D. Wells is a TAMU college staple, offering wide-eyed patrons nightly drink specials and a variety of music, from the '60s to the '90s.

Chelsea Street Pub & Grill
(979) 846-2496
1500 Harvey Rd #5002
College Station, PA
Description
Chelsea Street Pub & Grill - The restaurant business is tough-few and far between make it. But [name] is still going strong with its generous menu and gregarious staff fueling their success.

Riley's
(979) 693-0877
913 Harvey Rd
College Station, PA
Description
Riley's - Nightly drink specials.

Fox & Hound, The
(979) 846-0211
505 University Drive E
College Station, PA
Description
Fox & Hound, The - The Fox & Hound is a gigantic sports bar, complete with a host of pull tables, TVs (one large screen) and plenty of electronic trivia to go around. College students and young professionals come here to take advantage of its more upscale environment, which includes a full bar and a variety of imported beer.

Dixie Chicken
(979) 846-2322
307 University Drive
College Station, PA
Description
Dixie Chicken - This Texas A&M instution/bar is filled to the brim with good ole' boys and girls who want to do nothing more than to drown themselves in cheap pitchers of beer while country music blares in the background. "The Chicken" serves decent pub grub to hungry patrons. Only kickers need apply.

Sweet Eugenes
(979) 696-5282
1702 George Bush Drive
College Station, PA
Description
Sweet Eugenes - This coffee shop attracts a variety of patrons and hosts live entertainment at least once a week. There's no alcohol served on premise, but Eugene's coffee drinks will keep you buzzing happily though the evening's set.

Reef
(979) 260-3862
315 University Dr
College Station, TX
Description
Reef - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Reef caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

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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