Cocktail Party Planning La Crosse WI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in La Crosse. 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.

Ike's Jabber Jaws
(608) 784-3015
433 Avon St
La Crosse, WI
Description
Ike's Jabber Jaws, 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 Ike's Jabber Jaws

Chameleon Night Club
(608) 785-0321
54 Copeland Ave
La Crosse, WI
Description
Chameleon Night Club - Think of Chameleon Night Club 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.

Sher-Bear
(608) 784-4847
328 Goddard St
La Crosse, WI
Description
Sher-Bear, 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 Sher-Bear.

Teddy Bears
(608) 796-2991
1101 Saint Andrew St
La Crosse, WI
Description
Teddy Bears - 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.

Fish's Bar
(608) 782-6446
1452 Caledonia St
La Crosse, WI
Description
Fish's Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Fish's Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Fish's Bar is more than able to oblige.

Double Deuce Bar & Grill
(608) 784-3390
1305 Bainbridge St
La Crosse, WI
Description
Double Deuce Bar & Grill - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Double Deuce 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, Double Deuce Bar & Grill will do the trick.

Sully's
(608) 783-9051
1728 George St
La Crosse, WI
Description
Sully's, 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 Sully's

Pastimes
(608) 781-5180
2658 George St
La Crosse, WI
Description
Pastimes - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Pastimes? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Liberty Bar Supply
(608) 782-1898
1107 Liberty St
La Crosse, WI
Description
Liberty Bar Supply - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Liberty Bar Supply is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Green Door
(608) 784-4849
1703 George St
La Crosse, WI
Description
Green Door - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Green Door? 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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