Cocktail Party Planning Missoula MT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Missoula. 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.

Tenth Street Tavern
(406) 728-9678
1200 Kemp St
Missoula, MT
Description
Tenth Street Tavern - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Tenth Street Tavern, 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.

Eagles Lodge
(406) 728-9433
2420 South Ave W
Missoula, MT
Description
Eagles Lodge - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Eagles Lodge, 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, Eagles Lodge will do the trick.

Mustard Seed
(406) 721-7444
2500 Grand
Missoula, MT
Description
Mustard Seed - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Mustard Seed, 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, Mustard Seed will do the trick.

Town & Country Lounge
(406) 728-9961
1616 S 3rd St W
Missoula, MT
Description
Town & Country Lounge - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Town & Country Lounge is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Kettlehouse Brewing Co
(406) 728-1660
602 Myrtle St
Missoula, MT
Description
Kettlehouse Brewing Co, 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 Kettlehouse Brewing Co.

Moulin Rouge Cabaret
(406) 721-1492
2006 Ernest Ave
Missoula, MT
Description
Moulin Rouge Cabaret - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Moulin Rouge Cabaret, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Mr C's Hideaway
(406) 728-9042
1900 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
Description
Mr C's Hideaway - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Mr C's Hideaway is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Squire's Pub
(406) 549-5059
2021 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
Description
Squire's Pub - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Squire's Pub, 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.

Buck's Club
(406) 543-7436
1805 Regent St
Missoula, MT
Description
Buck's Club - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Buck's Club, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Harry David's Bar & Casino
(406) 543-9156
2700 Paxson St
Missoula, MT
Description
Harry David's Bar & Casino, 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 Harry David's Bar & Casino.

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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