Cocktail Party Planning Eugene OR

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Eugene. 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.

Candy Shak Hookah and Oxygen Bar
(541) 915-1078
2251 Main St
Springfield, OR
 
Rick's Pub
(541) 344-3074
20 Highway 99 N
Eugene, OR
Description
Rick's Pub - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Sam's Place
(541) 484-4455
825 Wilson St
Eugene, OR
Description
Sam's Place - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Sam's Place, 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.

Lane 25
(541) 688-9904
1170 Highway 99 N
Eugene, OR
Description
Lane 25 - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Lane 25 is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Wild Duck Brewery
(541) 485-2250
725 W 1st Ave
Eugene, OR
Description
Wild Duck Brewery - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Wild Duck Brewery? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Overtime Tavern
(541) 342-5028
770 S Bertelsen Rd
Eugene, OR
Description
Overtime Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Overtime Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Joe's Bar & Grill
(541) 338-9000
21 W 6th Ave
Eugene, OR
Description
Joe's Bar & Grill - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Joe's Bar & Grill, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Keg
(541) 345-5563
4711 W 11th Ave
Eugene, OR
Description
Keg, 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 Keg.

Shooter's Pub & Grill
(541) 689-6264
2650 River Rd
Eugene, OR
Description
Shooter's Pub & Grill - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Shooter's Pub & Grill, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Tom's Tapper
(541) 726-8054
4095 Franklin Blvd
Eugene, OR
Description
Tom's Tapper, 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 Tom's Tapper

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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