Cocktail Party Planning Lincoln NE

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Lincoln. 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.

Poor Mac's
(402) 474-9395
104 N 20th St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Poor Mac's - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Poor Mac's is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Neighbors Lounge
(402) 489-9060
7010 O St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Neighbors Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Neighbors Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Bodega's Alley
(402) 477-9550
1418 O St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Bodega's Alley - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Bodega's Alley is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Knickerbockers Bar & Grill
(402) 476-6865
901 O St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Knickerbockers Bar & Grill - If you're trying to impress your date, Knickerbockers Bar & Grill 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 Knickerbockers Bar & Grill offers.

Panic
(402) 435-8764
200 S 18th St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Panic - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Panic, 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.

Rumrunners
(402) 474-5148
2323 T St # 24
Lincoln, NE
Description
Rumrunners - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Rumrunners, 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, Rumrunners will do the trick.

Duffy's Tavern
(402) 474-3543
1412 O St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Duffy's Tavern, 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 Duffy's Tavern.

Bricktop
(402) 476-4468
1427 O St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Bricktop - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Bricktop is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Five Reasons
(402) 474-7474
333 S 13th St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Five Reasons - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Five Reasons is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Empyrean Brewing Co
(402) 434-5959
729 Q St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Empyrean Brewing Co - If you're looking to kick back, Empyrean Brewing Co, 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.

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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