Cocktail Party Planning Metairie LA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Metairie. 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.

Attiki Bar and Grill
230 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA
Annex Food & Spirits
(504) 887-9709
4620 Quincy St
Metairie, LA
Annex Food & Spirits - Come to the Annex for some food and drinks.

Hammerhead's Bar & Grill
(504) 834-6474
1300 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA
Hammerhead's Bar & Grill - If you're trying to impress your date, Hammerhead's Bar & Grill 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 Hammerhead's Bar & Grill offers.

DBD Lounge
(504) 885-2426
4452 Wabash St
Metairie, LA
Dbd Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Dbd Lounge, 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 Dbd Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Step Brothers Lounge
(504) 889-9856
4971 W Napoleon Ave
Metairie, LA
Step Brothers Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Step Brothers Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

The Irish House
1432 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA
Gastro Pub

Caddy Corner
(504) 885-1164
4532 S I 10 Service Rd W
Metairie, LA
Caddy Corner, 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 Caddy Corner.

Mc Guire's Pub of New Orleans
(504) 833-9001
3224 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA
Mc Guire's Pub of New Orleans - One of several Irish pubs in New Orleans.

Legends Bar & Grille
(504) 887-3877
2708 N Hullen St
Metairie, LA
Legends Bar & Grille - Catch local bands playing here on Friday's or Saturday's. The patio is a nice area to chill, and the dance floor and bars inside are a sight to see.
Cross Street
Veterans Blvd.

Pair-Of-Dice Lounge
(504) 456-0862
4520 S I 10 Service Rd W
Metairie, LA
Pair-Of-Dice Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Pair-Of-Dice Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

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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