Cocktail Party Planning Monroe LA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Monroe. 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.

Mickee's Billiards & Ballgames
(318) 651-0038
3227 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA
Description
Mickee's Billiards & Ballgames - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Mickee's Billiards & Ballgames is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Mickee's Billiards & Ballgames is more than able to oblige.

G G's Club
(318) 322-4499
1914 Roselawn Ave
Monroe, LA
Description
G G's Club - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, G G's 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.

Bangkok Bar
(318) 699-0097
812 N 3rd St
Monroe, LA
Description
Bangkok Bar - If you're looking to kick back, Bangkok 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.

Sal's Saloon
(318) 322-7100
3221 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA
Description
Sal's Saloon - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Sal's Saloon 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.

T B J's
(318) 387-4171
2011 Roselawn Ave
Monroe, LA
Description
T B J's - Let's call it what it is. T B J's, 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 T B J's you should have plenty of options.

Shamrock
(318) 325-8923
500 Desiard St
Monroe, LA
Description
Shamrock, 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 Shamrock.

Mickey's Pub
(318) 388-0441
3225 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA
Description
Mickey's Pub, 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 Mickey's Pub.

Elevation
(318) 387-7777
408 Washington St
Monroe, LA
Description
Elevation - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Elevation, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Blue Monkey Tavern
(318) 324-9864
819 N 3rd St
Monroe, LA
Description
Blue Monkey Tavern, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Blue Monkey Tavern

C & J Sports Lounge
(318) 324-9864
2 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA
Description
C & J Sports Lounge is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of C & J Sports Lounge

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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