Cocktail Party Planning Flagstaff AZ

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Flagstaff. 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.

Porky's Pub
(928) 773-1573
2285 E Butler Ave
Flagstaff, AZ
Porky's Pub - If you're looking to kick back, Porky's Pub, 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.

(928) 526-0280
5200 E Cortland Blvd # A7
Flagstaff, AZ
Jacques - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Jacques 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.

Museum Club
(928) 526-9434
3404 E Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ
Museum Club - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Museum Club 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.)

Redwood Saloon
(928) 526-0278
2136 N 4th St
Flagstaff, AZ
Redwood Saloon - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Redwood Saloon is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

(928) 774-6200
26 S San Francisco St
Flagstaff, AZ
Boardwalk - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Boardwalk, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Starlite Lanes
(928) 526-1138
3406 E Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ
Starlite Lanes - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Starlite Lanes, 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, Starlite Lanes will do the trick.

Stockmans Club
(928) 526-4320
7136 N Us Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ
Stockmans Club - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Stockmans Club 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.

Jerry's Horseshoe Lounge
(928) 527-1802
9001 N Us Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ
Jerry's Horseshoe Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Jerry's Horseshoe Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Maloney's On Campus
(928) 214-9519
101 N Leroux St
Flagstaff, AZ
Maloney's On Campus - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Maloney's On Campus, 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.

Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge
(928) 774-2403
100 N San Francisco St
Flagstaff, AZ
Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

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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