Cocktail Party Planning Louisville KY

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Louisville. 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.

Cafe 360
(502) 473-8694
1586 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY
 
Germantown Tap Room
(502) 634-5950
983 Goss Ave
Louisville, KY
Description
Germantown Tap Room, 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 Germantown Tap Room.

Outlook Inn
(502) 583-4661
916 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY
Description
Outlook Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Outlook Inn, 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.

Old Hickory Inn
(502) 634-3011
1038 Lydia St
Louisville, KY
Description
Old Hickory Inn, 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 Old Hickory Inn

Tink's Pub
(502) 634-8180
2235 S Preston St
Louisville, KY
Description
Tink's Pub - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Tink's Pub 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.)

Mike's Place
(502) 485-0780
2301 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY
Description
Mike's Place - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Mike's Place is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Mike's Place is more than able to oblige.

Huelsman Bar & Grill
(502) 634-8090
1100 Ash St
Louisville, KY
Description
Huelsman Bar & Grill - Happy hour never looked so good. Huelsman Bar & Grill, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Barret Bar
(502) 458-9640
1012 Barret Ave
Louisville, KY
Description
Barret Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Barret Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Barret Bar is more than able to oblige.

Phoenix Hill Tavern
(502) 589-4957
644 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY
Description
Phoenix Hill Tavern - Dress up. Phoenix Hill Tavern 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.

Left Field Lounge
(502) 458-3098
2282 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY
Description
Left Field Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Left Field Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

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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