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.

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.

Vfw Club Post 305
(715) 835-6858
1300 Starr Ave
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Vfw Club Post 305 - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Vfw Club Post 305, 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.

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.

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.

Scooter's
(715) 835-9959
411 Galloway St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Scooter's - If you're trying to impress your date, Scooter's 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 Scooter's offers.

Idlewild Bar
(715) 834-2255
999 Malden Ave
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Idlewild Bar - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Idlewild Bar, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Ray's Place
(715) 832-3991
838 Water St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Ray's Place - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Ray's Place, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Ray's Place will do the trick.

Fox Run Tavern
(715) 835-6489
1515 S 65th Ave
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Fox Run Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Fox Run Tavern 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.

Stella Blues
(715) 855-7777
301 Water St # 3
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Stella Blues - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Stella Blues, 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.

House Of Rock
(715) 838-0158
422 Water St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
House Of Rock - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. House Of Rock? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

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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