Cocktail Party Planning Hilton Head Island SC

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Hilton Head 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.

Metropolitian Lounge
(843) 785-8466
33 Office Park Rd # 5
Hilton Head Island, SC
Description
Metropolitian Lounge, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Metropolitian Lounge

Lodge
(843) 842-8966
7c Greenwood Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC
Description
Lodge, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Lodge

Monkey Business
(843) 686-3545
33 Office Park Rd # 25
Hilton Head Island, SC
Description
Monkey Business - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Monkey Business is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Doc's Bar
(912) 786-5506
10 16th St
Tybee Island, GA
Description
Doc's Bar - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Doc's Bar, 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.

Fosters Pub
(912) 786-7707
725 1st St
Tybee Island, GA
Description
Fosters Pub - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Fosters Pub fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Club Marisol
(843) 785-6500
81 Pope Ave # 15c
Hilton Head Island, SC
Description
Club Marisol - 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, Club Marisol kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

South Beach Night Club
(843) 686-4995
5 Lagoon Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC
Description
South Beach Night Club - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. South Beach Night Club caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Diane's Okatie Pub
(843) 987-5200
231 Highway 170
Okatie, SC
Description
Diane's Okatie Pub - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Diane's Okatie Pub is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Huc-A-Poo's Bites & Booze
(912) 786-5900
1213 Us Highway 80
Tybee Island, GA
Description
Huc-A-Poo's Bites & Booze, 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 Huc-A-Poo's Bites & Booze.

Cowboys & Indians
(843) 322-9957
1351 Ribaut Rd
Port Royal, SC
Description
Cowboys & Indians - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Cowboys & Indians caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

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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