Cocktail Party Planning Columbus MS

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Columbus. 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.

Down At Joe's
(662) 329-4363
1817 8th Ave S
Columbus, MS
Description
Down At Joe's - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Ruben's At The Loft
(662) 327-6457
171 Moores Creek Rd
Columbus, MS
Description
Ruben's At The Loft, 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 Ruben's At The Loft

Pub
(662) 434-6782
4230 Highway 373
Columbus, MS
Description
Pub - Think of Pub 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.

Cheers
(662) 434-9300
3906 Highway 373
Columbus, MS
Description
Cheers - If you're looking to kick back, Cheers, 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.

Johnny's Lounge
(662) 434-5808
10560 Highway 45 N
Columbus, MS
Description
Johnny's Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Johnny's Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Elbow Room
(662) 328-3931
418 2nd Ave N
Columbus, MS
Description
Elbow Room - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Elbow Room 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.

Broken Spoke Lounge & Deli
(662) 356-0119
4501 Wolfe Rd
Columbus, MS
Description
Broken Spoke Lounge & Deli, 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 Broken Spoke Lounge & Deli.

Hitching Post
(662) 434-6537
4313 Highway 373
Columbus, MS
Description
Hitching Post - Dress up. Hitching Post isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Office Sports Bar & Grill
(662) 328-3700
3756 Highway 45 N
Columbus, MS
Description
Office Sports Bar & Grill - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Office Sports Bar & Grill is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Johnny's Sunset Lounge
(662) 241-5360
233 Marina Dr
Columbus, MS
Description
Johnny's Sunset Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Johnny's Sunset Lounge 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.

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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