Cocktail Party Planning Eau Claire WI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Eau Claire. 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.

Grand Illusion
(715) 835-7797
418 Water St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Grand Illusion - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Grand Illusion is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Hoot's Hilltop Tavern
(715) 835-9223
924 E Madison St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Hoot's Hilltop Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Hoot's Hilltop Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Hoot's Hilltop Tavern is more than able to oblige.

Do-Dodge-Inn
(715) 832-9480
1339 Menomonie St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Do-Dodge-Inn - 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.

She Nannigans
(715) 836-8333
415 Water St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
She Nannigans - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. She Nannigans 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.)

Bull Pen Bar
(715) 839-9954
1522 Bellinger St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Bull Pen Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Bull Pen Bar 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.

Bill's Last Chance Bar
(715) 832-9508
2007 3rd St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Bill's Last Chance Bar - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Bill's Last Chance Bar is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Court'n House Bar & Grill
(715) 832-5478
113 W Grand Ave
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Court'n House Bar & Grill - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Court'n House 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.

Brat Kabin
(715) 833-0091
314 Water St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Brat Kabin - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Brat Kabin? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Pioneer Tavern
(715) 832-4455
401 Water St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Pioneer Tavern is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Pioneer Tavern

B & B Bar
(715) 874-5954
6505 Texaco Dr
Eau Claire, WI
Description
B & B Bar - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? B & B Bar 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.

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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