Cocktail Party Planning Davenport IA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Davenport. 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.

Gardens
(563) 323-1503
1301 W 13th St
Davenport, IA
Description
Gardens - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Gardens, 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.

Oceanside Lounge
(563) 326-1372
2025 Hickory Grove Rd
Davenport, IA
Description
Oceanside Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Oceanside Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Oceanside Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Gary's Cedar St Inn
(563) 322-9247
810 Cedar St
Davenport, IA
Description
Gary's Cedar St Inn - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Gary's Cedar St Inn is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Gary's Cedar St Inn is more than able to oblige.

No Place Special
(563) 388-0038
20996 N Brady St
Davenport, IA
Description
No Place Special - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, No Place Special, 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.

Banana Joes
(563) 323-4200
433 W River Dr
Davenport, IA
Description
Banana Joes - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Banana Joes 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.

Rusty Nail
(563) 386-1900
2606 W Locust St
Davenport, IA
Description
Rusty Nail - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Rusty Nail is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Carole's
(563) 322-9179
2735 Telegraph Rd
Davenport, IA
Description
Carole's - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Carole's, 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.

Southern Comfort Lounge
(563) 391-9424
20980 N Brady St
Davenport, IA
Description
Southern Comfort Lounge, 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 Southern Comfort Lounge.

Meat Market
(563) 322-3123
1629 Washington St
Davenport, IA
Description
Meat Market - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Meat Market, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Pour House
(563) 328-2949
1502 W Locust St
Davenport, IA
Description
Pour House - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Pour House 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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