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.

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.

Library Lounge
(402) 488-4242
6891 A St # 200
Lincoln, NE
Description
Library Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Library Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Iguana's
(402) 476-8850
1426 O St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Iguana's - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Iguana's 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.)

Zen's
(402) 475-2929
122 N 11th St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Zen's - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Zen's, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Town & Country Saloon & Dance
(402) 464-3656
3245 Cornhusker Hwy
Lincoln, NE
Description
Town & Country Saloon & Dance - Think of Town & Country Saloon & Dance 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.

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.

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.

Libations
(402) 477-3880
317 S 11th St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Libations - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Libations offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Club Internationale
(402) 475-8463
227 N 9th St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Club Internationale - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Club Internationale, 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.

Beacon Lounge
(402) 438-7211
311 S 11th St
Lincoln, NE
Description
Beacon Lounge - If you're looking to kick back, Beacon Lounge, 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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