Cocktail Party Planning Marion IA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Marion. 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.

Horseless Carriage Lounge
(319) 377-2915
1899 7th Ave
Marion, IA
Description
Horseless Carriage Lounge - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Horseless Carriage Lounge 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.

Bill's Drinking Establishment
(319) 377-9067
1038 7th Ave
Marion, IA
Description
Bill's Drinking Establishment - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Bill's Drinking Establishment is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Bill's Drinking Establishment is more than able to oblige.

Club Basix
(319) 363-3194
3916 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Club Basix - 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, Club Basix kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Break Room
(319) 363-9140
3108 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Break Room - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Break Room is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Let's Dance
(319) 743-3262
4444 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Let's Dance - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Let's Dance, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Alibi
(319) 447-0455
620 Lindale Dr # 1
Marion, IA
Description
Alibi - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Alibi 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.

KATS Lounge
(319) 373-2747
740 10th St
Marion, IA
Description
Kats Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Kats Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Green Gable Inn
(319) 366-4640
1227 J Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Green Gable Inn - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Green Gable Inn 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.)

Deanoz
(319) 364-9706
3331 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Deanoz, 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 Deanoz.

Boston's Red Lion Pub
(319) 393-9858
3970 Center Point Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Boston's Red Lion Pub - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Boston's Red Lion Pub 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.

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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