Cocktail Party Planning Knoxville TN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Knoxville. 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.

718 South Gay Street
Koxville, TN
Long Branch Saloon
(865) 546-9914
1848 Cumberland Ave
Knoxville, TN
Long Branch Saloon - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Long Branch Saloon, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Friends Inc
(865) 525-9656
1717 White Ave
Knoxville, TN
Friends Inc - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Friends Inc is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Friends Inc is more than able to oblige.

Beer Sellar
(865) 521-7464
1829 Cumberland Ave
Knoxville, TN
Beer Sellar - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Beer Sellar, 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.

(865) 524-5612
214 W Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN
Underground - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Underground caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

West Haven Sports Bar & Grill
(865) 544-1992
2906 Sanderson Rd
Knoxville, TN
West Haven Sports Bar & Grill is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of West Haven Sports Bar & Grill

Electric Ballroom Inc
(865) 522-9494
1213 Western Ave
Knoxville, TN
Electric Ballroom Inc - 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, Electric Ballroom Inc kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Tap Room
(865) 673-8393
2200 Cumberland Ave
Knoxville, TN
Tap Room - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

(865) 522-6966
1501 White Ave
Knoxville, TN
Carousel - Dress up. Carousel isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Preservation Pub
(865) 524-2224
28 Market Sq
Knoxville, TN
Preservation Pub, 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 Preservation Pub.

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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