Cocktail Party Planning Columbus OH
1129 N. High St.
122 E. Main Street
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Midnight Hookah lounge
1167 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
1570 N High St
Suds - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Suds 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.
Newport Music Hall
1722 N High St
Newport Music Hall - Old-school rock 'n' roll club that still knows how to rock in every genre.
874 N High St
874 North High Street
Cafe Bourbon Street
2216 Summit St
Cafe Bourbon Street - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Cafe Bourbon Street 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.
1205 N High St
Blazers Pub - Blazer's is a laid-back lesbian bar with great bartenders, TV, food and drinks.. and its own ATM. Now that's service!
2210 Summit St
Summit Station - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Summit Station, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Summit Station will do the trick.
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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