Cocktail Party Planning Monroe NC

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.

Leather & Lace
(704) 292-1000
2000 W Roosevelt Blvd
Monroe, NC
Description
Leather & Lace - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Leather & Lace, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Matthews Ale House
(704) 846-7904
107 N Trade St
Matthews, NC
Description
Matthews Ale House - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Matthews Ale House 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.)

Old Timers
(704) 821-9498
2216 E John St
Matthews, NC
Description
Old Timers, 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 Old Timers

Palomino Club
(704) 568-6104
8801 E Wt Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Description
Palomino Club - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Palomino Club, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Yellow Rose At Touchstone
(704) 542-2033
9217 Baybrook Ln
Charlotte, NC
Description
Yellow Rose At Touchstone - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Yellow Rose At Touchstone, 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.

Merlin's Magic Brew
(704) 821-8573
110 Associate Dr
Indian Trail, NC
Description
Merlin's Magic Brew - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

A Club
(704) 847-9203
12400 E Independence Blvd
Matthews, NC
Description
A Club - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At A Club, 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.

AMF Carolina Lanes
(704) 841-7606
11210 Brigmon Ln
Matthews, NC
Description
Amf Carolina Lanes - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Amf Carolina Lanes 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.

P J's Sports Bar
(704) 566-0305
6912 Old Lawyers Rd
Charlotte, NC
Description
P J's Sports Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? P J's Sports Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, P J's Sports Bar is more than able to oblige.

O'Neil's
(704) 545-1070
8111 Fairview Rd
Charlotte, NC
Description
O'neil's - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but O'neil's offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

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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