Cocktail Party Planning Greensboro NC

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Greensboro. 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.

On Track Tavern
(336) 273-4650
508 Guilford Ave
Greensboro, NC
Description
On Track Tavern - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, On Track 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.

Rhinoceros Club
(336) 272-9305
315 S Greene St
Greensboro, NC
Description
Rhinoceros Club - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Rhinoceros Club, 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.

Tasty Bar
(336) 574-0526
1231 W Lee St
Greensboro, NC
Description
Tasty Bar - 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.

Time Out Saloon
(336) 272-8108
330 Bellemeade St
Greensboro, NC
Description
Time Out Saloon - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Time Out Saloon 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.

N Club
(336) 333-9300
117 S Elm St
Greensboro, NC
Description
N Club - Now you have your cake and eat it too. N Club, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Blind Tiger
(336) 272-9888
2115 Walker Ave
Greensboro, NC
Description
Blind Tiger - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Blind Tiger? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Platinum Club
(336) 297-1553
2507 High Point Rd
Greensboro, NC
Description
Platinum Club - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Platinum Club, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Blue Hour
(336) 378-2583
360 Federal Pl
Greensboro, NC
Description
Blue Hour - Plush seating and good music gives Blue Hour a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Wahoo's
(336) 333-0094
2120 Walker Ave
Greensboro, NC
Description
Wahoo's - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Wahoo's is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Pepper's Den
(336) 299-2241
2901 Spring Garden St
Greensboro, NC
Description
Pepper's Den - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Pepper's Den makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

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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