Cocktail Party Planning Manhattan KS

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Manhattan. 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.

Gin Mill
(785) 776-2119
317 Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS
Gin Mill - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Rusty's Next Door
(785) 587-1845
1215 Moro St
Manhattan, KS
Rusty's Next Door - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Rusty's Next Door, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Joe's Tap Room
(785) 776-3593
1127 Moro St
Manhattan, KS
Joe's Tap Room - 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, Joe's Tap Room kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Teachers Lounge
(785) 537-0955
2609 Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS
Teachers Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Teachers Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Willie's Sports Bar & Grill
(785) 539-6746
307 S Seth Child Rd
Manhattan, KS
Willie's Sports Bar & Grill - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Willie's Sports 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, Willie's Sports Bar & Grill will do the trick.

Auntie Mae's Parlor
(785) 539-8508
614 N 12th St
Manhattan, KS
Auntie Mae's Parlor - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Auntie Mae's Parlor fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Fat's Bar & Grill
(785) 776-2424
1209 Laramie St
Manhattan, KS
Fat's Bar & Grill - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Fat's Bar & Grill is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Porter's Bar
(785) 537-7151
706 N Manhattan Ave
Manhattan, KS
Porter's Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Porter's Bar fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Cock & Bull
(785) 776-6699
2413 Stagg Hill Rd
Manhattan, KS
Cock & Bull - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Cock & Bull will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

My Place
(785) 776-2316
601 N 3rd St
Manhattan, KS
My Place - Happy hour never looked so good. My Place, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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