Cocktail Party Planning Martinsburg WV

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Martinsburg. 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.

Oasis Hookah Lounge Cafe
(301) 739-4960
53 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD
Lucky Spin Tavern
(304) 260-0074
1832 Winchester Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Lucky Spin Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Lucky Spin Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Opequon Hill Club
(304) 263-4411
623 W Virginia Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Opequon Hill Club - 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, Opequon Hill Club kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Maverick's Nite Club
(304) 274-2415
RR 2 Box 207e
Martinsburg, WV
Maverick's Nite Club - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Maverick's Nite Club, 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.

J R's Lounge & Casino Inc
(304) 264-8150
1911 Winchester Ave
Martinsburg, WV
J R's Lounge & Casino Inc - Let's call it what it is. J R's Lounge & Casino Inc, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at J R's Lounge & Casino Inc you should have plenty of options.

Sky Lounge
(304) 260-0465
1304 N Queen St
Martinsburg, WV
Sky Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Sky Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Old Hanger
(304) 267-6577
126 Kelly Island Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Old Hanger - Let's call it what it is. Old Hanger, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Old Hanger you should have plenty of options.

(304) 267-3800
1002 Pine Hill Ln
Martinsburg, WV
Tunnel - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Tunnel, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Joe's Restaurant & Tavern
(304) 263-9043
125 N Charles St
Martinsburg, WV
Joe's Restaurant & Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Joe's Restaurant & Tavern 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.

Holiday Inn Martinsburg
(304) 267-5500
301 Foxcroft Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Holiday Inn Martinsburg - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Holiday Inn Martinsburg caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

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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