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.

Labor Temple Lounge
(715) 832-6227
2233 Birch St # 6
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Labor Temple 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 Labor Temple Lounge.

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.

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.

My Place
(715) 835-5483
408 Galloway St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
My Place - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, My Place, 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.

Corner Inn
(715) 832-7798
131 N Barstow St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Corner Inn - If you're trying to impress your date, Corner Inn 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 Corner Inn offers.

Hobbsy & Me
(715) 832-2219
3620 Locust Ln
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Hobbsy & Me - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Hobbsy & Me 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.

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.

Brothers
(715) 832-2202
324 Water St
Eau Claire, WI
Description
Brothers - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Brothers 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.

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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