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.

Underline
(563) 322-0757
217 Brady St
Davenport, IA
Description
Underline - Dress up. Underline 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.

Circle Tap
(563) 322-9276
1345 W Locust St
Davenport, IA
Description
Circle Tap - Plush seating and good music gives Circle Tap a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

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.

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.

Carriage Haus
(563) 322-1162
312 W 3rd St
Davenport, IA
Description
Carriage Haus - Think of Carriage Haus 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.

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.

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.

2 Amigos Tavern
(563) 322-0060
1520 Washington St
Davenport, IA
Description
2 Amigos Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, 2 Amigos Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Happy Hollow Tavern
(563) 322-8765
1502 W 14th St
Davenport, IA
Description
Happy Hollow Tavern - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

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.

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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