Cocktail Party Planning Meridian ID

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Meridian. 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.

Ali Baba Hookah Bar
2174 Broadway Avenue
Boise, ID
 
Harry's Bar & Grill
(208) 888-9868
704 N Main St
Meridian, ID
Description
Harry's Bar & Grill - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Harry's 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, Harry's Bar & Grill will do the trick.

Bill-N-Lynn's Place
(208) 888-4075
229 W Franklin Rd
Meridian, ID
Description
Bill-N-Lynn's Place - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Bill-N-Lynn's Place, 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, Bill-N-Lynn's Place will do the trick.

Kit KAT KLUB
(208) 888-7731
4842 W Franklin Rd
Meridian, ID
Description
Kit Kat Klub - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Kit Kat Klub is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Kit Kat Klub is more than able to oblige.

Mr Lucky's
(208) 327-0925
4902 W Chinden Blvd
Garden City, ID
Description
Mr Lucky's - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Mr Lucky's 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.

White Water Saloon
(208) 888-3063
1646 N Meridian Rd
Meridian, ID
Description
White Water Saloon - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, White Water Saloon, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

127 Club
(208) 884-0122
127 E Idaho Ave
Meridian, ID
Description
127 Club - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, 127 Club 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.

Striker's Bar
(208) 888-6908
324 S Meridian Rd
Meridian, ID
Description
Striker's Bar - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Striker's Bar 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.

Wooden Nickel Tavern
(208) 888-4264
2390 E Franklin Rd
Meridian, ID
Description
Wooden Nickel Tavern - If you're looking to kick back, Wooden Nickel Tavern, 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.

Buffalo Club
(208) 321-1811
10206 Fairview Ave
Boise, ID
Description
Buffalo Club - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Buffalo Club 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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