Cocktail Party Planning Fort Wayne IN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Fort Wayne. 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.

Todd's Olde Towne Tavern
(260) 436-9216
2145 Taylor St
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Todd's Olde Towne Tavern - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Todd's Olde Towne Tavern, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Poor Johns'
(260) 422-1920
1407 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Poor Johns' - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Poor Johns', 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.

Broadway Grill
(260) 422-8047
1420 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Broadway Grill - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Broadway Grill, 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, Broadway Grill will do the trick.

Four Twelve Club
(260) 422-0325
412 E Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Four Twelve Club - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Four Twelve Club, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Library Tavern
(260) 434-1787
2123 Taylor St
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Library Tavern - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Library Tavern, 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.

O'Brien's Pub
(260) 745-8334
1927 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
O'brien's Pub - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, O'brien's Pub, 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.

Flashback On The Landing
(260) 422-5292
118 W Columbia St
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Flashback On The Landing - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Flashback On The Landing kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

After Dark
(260) 456-6235
1601 S Harrison St
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
After Dark - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? After Dark is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, After Dark is more than able to oblige.

Brass Rail
(260) 422-0881
1121 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Brass Rail - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Brass Rail, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

VIP Bar & Grill
(260) 432-9604
2701 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Vip Bar & Grill - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Vip Bar & Grill, 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, Vip Bar & Grill will do the trick.

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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