Cocktail Party Planning Friendswood TX

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Friendswood. 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.

Challal Grill Cafe
(281) 316-2607
201 Hobbs Rd
League City, TX
 
Gold Club Iii
(281) 996-1071
2525 Friendswoodlink Rd
Friendswood, TX
Description
Gold Club Iii - Dress up. Gold Club Iii isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Timeout
(281) 480-3444
307 El Dorado Blvd
Webster, TX
Description
Timeout - 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, Timeout kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Fin's Club
(281) 486-7478
435 El Dorado Blvd
Webster, TX
Description
Fin's Club - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Fin's Club 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.

K C's Sports Grill
(713) 910-0069
11045 Fuqua St
Houston, TX
Description
K C's Sports Grill - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into K C's Sports 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, K C's Sports Grill will do the trick.

Hearsay Gastro Lounge
218 Travis Street
Houston, TX
Description
Gastro Pub

Cheers Pub
(281) 482-9855
502 N Friendswood Dr
Friendswood, TX
Description
Cheers Pub - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Cheers Pub is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Bradley's
(713) 332-8488
515 W Bay Area Blvd
Webster, TX
Description
Bradley's - Mostly a restaurant with a family crowd, but sporting a long oval bar for all the in-house brew tasters.

Carlos's Beer Garden
(281) 332-2587
18018 Highway 3
Webster, TX
Description
Carlos's Beer Garden - If you're looking to kick back, Carlos's Beer Garden, 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.

VQ Live
(281) 299-6099
10943 Scarsdale Blvd
Houston, TX
Description
VQ Live - Recently opened south Houston bar promising good local rock acts.

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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