Cocktail Party Planning Menomonie WI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Menomonie. 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.

Northside Liquor Store & Bar
(715) 235-4312
1321 Broadway St N
Menomonie, WI
Northside Liquor Store & Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Northside Liquor Store & 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.

Shoe's Pub
(715) 235-7030
1526 Broadway St N
Menomonie, WI
Shoe's Pub - If you're trying to impress your date, Shoe's Pub is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Shoe's Pub offers.

Lakeside Lounge
(715) 235-4307
614 Main St E
Menomonie, WI
Lakeside Lounge - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Lakeside Lounge, 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, Lakeside Lounge will do the trick.

Pub Bar
(715) 235-7770
516 Broadway St S
Menomonie, WI
Pub Bar - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Pub Bar, 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.

Valley Bar
(715) 235-9266
N5575 County Road Q
Menomonie, WI
Valley Bar - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Valley Bar 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.

Dean & Sue's Bar
(715) 235-9940
2002 Midway Rd
Menomonie, WI
Dean & Sue's Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Dean & Sue's Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Cellar Lounge
(715) 235-3099
1815 Broadway St N
Menomonie, WI
Cellar Lounge - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Cellar Lounge 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.)

Silver Dollar Saloon & Brick
(715) 233-1695
1919 Stout Rd
Menomonie, WI
Silver Dollar Saloon & Brick - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Silver Dollar Saloon & Brick 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.

Trail Side Bar
(715) 235-9721
E4102 County Road D
Menomonie, WI
Trail Side Bar - If you're looking to kick back, Trail Side Bar, 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.

(715) 235-6541
512 Crescent St
Menomonie, WI
Waterfront, 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 Waterfront

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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