Cocktail Party Planning Durango CO

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Durango. 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.

Office Spiritorium
(970) 375-7260
699 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Description
Office Spiritorium - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Office Spiritorium 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.

Joel's
(970) 385-0430
119 W 8th St
Durango, CO
Description
Joel's - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Joel's is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

T G's Tavern
(970) 259-0560
3372 Highway 550
Durango, CO
Description
T G's Tavern - If you're trying to impress your date, T G's Tavern 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 T G's Tavern offers.

Ska Brewing Co
(970) 247-5792
545 Turner Dr
Durango, CO
Description
Ska Brewing Co - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Ska Brewing Co, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Players Sports Bar & Grill
(970) 259-6120
652 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Description
Players Sports Bar & Grill - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Players Sports Bar & Grill 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.

Colorado Pongas
(970) 382-8554
121 W 8th St
Durango, CO
Description
Colorado Pongas - If you're looking to kick back, Colorado Pongas, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Durango Brewing Co
(970) 247-3396
3000 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Description
Durango Brewing Co - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Durango Brewing Co 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.)

Ball Park
(970) 385-5533
351 S Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
Description
Ball Park - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Ball Park, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Eighth Avenue Tavern
(970) 259-8801
509 E 8th Ave
Durango, CO
Description
Eighth Avenue Tavern, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Eighth Avenue Tavern

El Rancho
(970) 259-8111
975 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Description
El Rancho - Now you have your cake and eat it too. El Rancho, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

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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