Cocktail Party Planning Columbus NE

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.

Sports Page Bar & Grill
(402) 564-3353
2313 11th St
Columbus, NE
Description
Sports Page Bar & Grill - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Sports Page Bar & Grill is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Sports Page Bar & Grill is more than able to oblige.

Cottonwood Pub
(402) 564-9098
1600 23rd St
Columbus, NE
Description
Cottonwood Pub - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Cottonwood Pub 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.)

Twister
(402) 564-5098
12227 280th St
Columbus, NE
Description
Twister, 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 Twister.

Avenue Bar
(402) 563-3635
1061 26th Ave
Columbus, NE
Description
Avenue Bar - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Avenue 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.

East 30 Bar & Package
(402) 563-9256
RR 5 Box 38
Columbus, NE
Description
East 30 Bar & Package - Happy hour never looked so good. East 30 Bar & Package, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Lone Star Trading Post
(402) 564-5437
RR 2
Columbus, NE
Description
Lone Star Trading Post - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Lone Star Trading Post, 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.

Double T Bar
(402) 564-2909
2403 11th St
Columbus, NE
Description
Double T Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Double T Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Green Lantern Bar & Grill
(402) 564-2960
1067 26th Ave
Columbus, NE
Description
Green Lantern Bar & Grill - If you're trying to impress your date, Green Lantern Bar & Grill 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 Green Lantern Bar & Grill offers.

Hot Shotz Bar & Grill
(402) 564-5767
2501 11th St
Columbus, NE
Description
Hot Shotz Bar & Grill - Happy hour never looked so good. Hot Shotz Bar & Grill, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

D & E Mc Kay Bar
(402) 563-4030
655 S 33rd Ave
Columbus, NE
Description
D & E Mc Kay Bar - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? D & E Mc Kay 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.

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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