Cocktail Party Planning Janesville WI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Janesville. 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.

Club 708
(608) 754-1291
708 S Jackson St
Janesville, WI
Club 708 - If you're trying to impress your date, Club 708 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 Club 708 offers.

Friendly Tap
(608) 754-9750
1020 Rockport Rd
Janesville, WI
Friendly Tap - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Friendly Tap, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Watering Hole
(608) 752-4119
1700 N Washington St
Janesville, WI
Watering Hole - If you're looking to kick back, Watering Hole, 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.

Gray Brewing Co
(608) 754-5150
2424 W Court St
Janesville, WI
Gray Brewing Co - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Gray Brewing Co, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

(608) 756-9829
209 W Milwaukee St
Janesville, WI
Weirdo's - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Weirdo's 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.

Slicks Bar & Grill
(608) 754-3544
309 Rockport Rd
Janesville, WI
Slicks Bar & Grill - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Slicks Bar & Grill, 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, Slicks Bar & Grill will do the trick.

Three B's Tap
(608) 755-5880
3333 N County Rd E
Janesville, WI
Three B's Tap - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Three B's Tap, 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.

Shady Nook
(608) 752-3704
2815 N Washington St
Janesville, WI
Shady Nook - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Shady Nook 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.

Wolf's Den
(608) 756-2929
1704 Rockport Rd
Janesville, WI
Wolf's Den - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Wolf's Den? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

(608) 757-0991
18 S River St
Janesville, WI
Times - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Times? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

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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