Cocktail Party Planning Joplin MO

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Joplin. 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.

12:51 Hookah Lounge
(417) 623-6666
3702 East Seventh Street
Joplin, MO
Bowman's Paint Stallion Club
(417) 781-6070
3205 S Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO
Bowman's Paint Stallion Club - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Bowman's Paint Stallion Club, 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.

Frank's Lounge
(417) 623-9651
2112 S Main St
Joplin, MO
Frank's Lounge - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Frank's Lounge? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Eighteenth Street Bar
(417) 623-9263
1802 S Main St
Joplin, MO
Eighteenth Street Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, Eighteenth Street Bar 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 Eighteenth Street Bar offers.

Tropics Lounge
(417) 623-9308
3215 S Main St
Joplin, MO
Tropics Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Tropics Lounge a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

O K Bar & Billiards
(417) 624-4884
1516 S Main St
Joplin, MO
O K Bar & Billiards - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, O K Bar & Billiards, 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.

Stateline Bar & Grill Inc
(417) 782-2557
7889 W Old 66 Blvd
Joplin, MO
Stateline Bar & Grill Inc - If you're trying to impress your date, Stateline Bar & Grill Inc 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 Stateline Bar & Grill Inc offers.

Murphy's Irish Pub
(417) 624-0188
2214 S Main St
Joplin, MO
Murphy's Irish Pub - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Murphy's Irish Pub is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Jukebox Saturday Night
(417) 626-7100
3405 S Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO
Jukebox Saturday Night - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Jukebox Saturday Night, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

(417) 627-9035
716 S Main St
Joplin, MO
Ree's - Think of Ree's as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

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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