Cocktail Party Planning Grand Forks ND

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Grand Forks. 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.

Hub Bar
(701) 746-7443
205 N 3rd St
Grand Forks, ND
Description
Hub Bar is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Hub Bar

Charlie Brown's Bar
(701) 772-9828
414 Gateway Dr
Grand Forks, ND
Description
Charlie Brown's Bar - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Charlie Brown's Bar, 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.

Bun Lounge
(701) 772-4366
1708 Mill Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Description
Bun Lounge - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Bun Lounge 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.

Rumors Lounge
(701) 772-0125
1826 S Washington St
Grand Forks, ND
Description
Rumors Lounge - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Knights Of Columbus
(701) 775-0800
601 University Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Description
Knights Of Columbus - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Knights Of Columbus 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.)

Down Under Sports Bar
(701) 772-8134
4220 5th Ave N
Grand Forks, ND
Description
Down Under Sports Bar, 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 Down Under Sports Bar.

Edge
(701) 772-3362
10 N 3rd St
Grand Forks, ND
Description
Edge - Think of Edge as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Muddy Rivers Bar & Grill
(701) 787-0733
710 1st Ave N
Grand Forks, ND
Description
Muddy Rivers Bar & Grill - If you're looking to kick back, Muddy Rivers Bar & Grill, 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.

Johnny's Lounge & Restaurant
(701) 780-9107
701 S 15th St
Grand Forks, ND
Description
Johnny's Lounge & Restaurant - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Johnny's Lounge & Restaurant, 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.

Kelly's Bar
(701) 772-9605
309 N 3rd St
Grand Forks, ND
Description
Kelly's Bar - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Kelly's Bar is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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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