Cocktail Party Planning Johnston RI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Johnston. 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.

Providence Byblos
235 Meeting Street
Providence, RI
Club Fantasies
(401) 272-4126
28 Sims Ave
Providence, RI
Club Fantasies - Known to have the best looking dancers in Providence, the manager keeps them respectable. Most of the girls are young, some are even enrolled at The University of RI.

Mug Shots
(401) 454-7468
944 Manton Ave
Providence, RI
Mug Shots - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Mug Shots, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Bailey's Pub
(401) 353-7070
1910 Smith St
North Providence, RI
Bailey's Pub - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Bailey's 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.

Ruff Stone Tavern
(401) 353-2970
17 Metcalf Ave
North Providence, RI
Ruff Stone Tavern, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Ruff Stone Tavern

Old Mill Tap
(401) 946-0689
1 Zanfagna St
Johnston, RI
Old Mill Tap - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Old Mill Tap is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Old Mill Tap is more than able to oblige.

Joseph's Pub
(401) 231-0057
329 Waterman Ave
Smithfield, RI
Joseph's Pub - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Joseph's Pub? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

(401) 233-0660
45 Cedar Swamp Rd
Smithfield, RI
Swampy's - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Swampy's, 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.

Providence FOP Club
(401) 274-9261
40 Sheridan St
Providence, RI
Providence Fop Club - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Providence Fop Club is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Atwells Sports Bar
(401) 751-4977
688 Atwells Ave
Providence, RI
Atwells Sports Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Atwells Sports Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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