Cocktail Party Planning Holyoke MA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Holyoke. 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.

Shel-Don's Lounge
(413) 532-5043
1532 Dwight St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Shel-Don's Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Shel-Don'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.

Golden Horse Cafe
(413) 536-8106
447 Main St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Golden Horse Cafe - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Golden Horse Cafe, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Francie's Tavern
(413) 534-1929
108 Maple St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Francie's Tavern - 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.

Paper City Brewery
(413) 535-1588
108 Cabot St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Paper City Brewery - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Paper City Brewery is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Club House
(413) 534-0011
250 Westfield Rd
Holyoke, MA
Description
Club House - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Club House is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Elizur Holyoke Pub Inc
(413) 539-6504
874 Hampden St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Elizur Holyoke Pub Inc - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Elizur Holyoke Pub Inc is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Waterfront Tavern & Restaurant
(413) 532-2292
920 Main St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Waterfront Tavern & Restaurant - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Waterfront Tavern & Restaurant, 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.

Griffens Cafe
(413) 539-9292
329 Hampden St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Griffens Cafe - Sitting at [Address], Griffens Cafe is fine eatery for the price. Small, with excellent service, equally excellent food, and a great atmosphere, there's an attractive crowd and just the right vibe. Call ahead to see if you need to make reservations.

Clover Pub
(413) 539-9045
104 High St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Clover Pub - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Clover Pub, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Danny's Place
(413) 533-9136
273 Maple St
Holyoke, MA
Description
Danny's Place - A fine place to wine and dine. Danny's Place isn't the cheapest, but the atmosphere more than makes up for the prices. Definitely a good place to relax. And if you can't ah...close the deal? Don't blame it on the restaurant.

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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