Cocktail Party Planning Dodge City KS

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Dodge City. 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.

Reds Bar & Grill
(620) 225-1422
202 E Frontview St
Dodge City, KS
Description
Reds Bar & Grill - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Reds Bar & Grill? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Cattlemans Lounge
(620) 227-9860
2110 E Wyatt Earp Blvd
Dodge City, KS
Description
Cattlemans Lounge - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Cattlemans Lounge, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Bad Habit Sports Bar & Grill
(620) 225-6900
2303 W Wyatt Earp Blvd
Dodge City, KS
Description
Bad Habit Sports Bar & Grill - 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.

Lucky Liquor
(620) 227-9955
215 South 2nd Avenue
Dodge City, KS
 
Comanche Beverage Outlet
(620) 225-6000
1703 N 14th Ave
Dodge City, KS
 
Kate's
(620) 225-9466
305 E Trail St
Dodge City, KS
Description
Kate's, 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 Kate's.

Mom & Pop's Lounge
(620) 225-5930
110 W Wyatt Earp Blvd
Dodge City, KS
Description
Mom & Pop's Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Mom & Pop's Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

3-J Pub
(620) 855-3553
106 E Avenue A
Cimarron, KS
Description
3-J Pub - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, 3-J Pub 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.

Lucky Liquors
(620) 225-6400
506 Avenue B
Dodge City, KS
 
Mr G'S Liquor
(620) 225-5082
2203 Central Avenue
Dodge City, KS
 

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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