Cocktail Party Planning Grand Island NE

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Grand Island. 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.

Sportsman Bar
(308) 389-3482
501 N Pine St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Sportsman Bar - 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.

El Palenque Bar
(308) 382-9771
106 W 4th St
Grand Island, NE
Description
El Palenque Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into El Palenque Bar, 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, El Palenque Bar will do the trick.

Sluggers
(308) 382-1786
707 W Anna St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Sluggers - Happy hour never looked so good. Sluggers, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

City Limits
123 E South Front St
Grand Island, NE
Description
City Limits - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because City Limits, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Ruff's Bar
(308) 384-4585
311 N Walnut St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Ruff's Bar - Let's call it what it is. Ruff's Bar, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Ruff's Bar you should have plenty of options.

B T's Lounge
(308) 382-9773
2320 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE
Description
B T's Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. B T's 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.

J Alfred Prufrock's
(308) 398-8466
308 N Pine St
Grand Island, NE
Description
J Alfred Prufrock's - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. J Alfred Prufrock's 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.)

Almosa Bar
(308) 381-7967
411 N Vine St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Almosa Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Almosa Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Glass Bar
(308) 398-4527
1009 W North Front St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Glass Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Glass Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Glass Bar is more than able to oblige.

Desert Rose Saloon & Dance
(308) 381-8919
3235 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Desert Rose Saloon & Dance - If you're looking to kick back, Desert Rose Saloon & Dance, 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.

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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