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.

Hugo's Food Sports & Spirits
(336) 852-9421
3011 Spring Garden St # A
Greensboro, NC
Hugo's Food Sports & Spirits - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Hugo's Food Sports & Spirits, 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.

Blind Tiger
(336) 272-9888
2115 Walker Ave
Greensboro, NC
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.

Winner Circle
(336) 632-8807
2519 High Point Rd
Greensboro, NC
Winner Circle - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Winner Circle is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Above The Rim Bar & Grill
(336) 574-0049
822 S Aycock St
Greensboro, NC
Above The Rim Bar & Grill 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 Above The Rim Bar & Grill

On Track Tavern
(336) 273-4650
508 Guilford Ave
Greensboro, NC
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.

Corner Bar
(336) 272-5559
1700 Spring Garden St
Greensboro, NC
Corner Bar - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Corner Bar is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

(336) 333-0094
2120 Walker Ave
Greensboro, NC
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.

Time Out Saloon
(336) 272-8108
330 Bellemeade St
Greensboro, NC
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.

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

G W Walker's
(336) 275-2694
2116 Walker Ave
Greensboro, NC
G W Walker's - If you're trying to impress your date, G W Walker's is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials G W Walker's offers.

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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