Cocktail Party Planning Morgantown WV

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Morgantown. 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.

Dropp's Pub
(304) 296-2490
407 Fairmont Rd
Morgantown, WV
Dropp's Pub - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Dropp's Pub 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.)

Gene's Beer Garden
(304) 292-1147
461 Wilson Ave
Morgantown, WV
Gene's Beer Garden, 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 Gene's Beer Garden

Triangle Bar
(304) 292-9100
201 Holland Ave
Morgantown, WV
Triangle Bar - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Triangle Bar, 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.

Kingpin's Pub
(304) 284-0686
560 Dunkard Ave
Morgantown, WV
Kingpin's Pub - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

(304) 296-5848
444 Chestnut St # B
Morgantown, WV
Elements - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Elements, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Westover High Rollers Club
(304) 225-2230
202 Holland Ave
Morgantown, WV
Westover High Rollers Club - Dress up. Westover High Rollers Club isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Buck's Corner Pub
(304) 292-9172
100 E Brockway Ave
Morgantown, WV
Buck's Corner Pub - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Buck's Corner Pub will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

C J Walkers
(304) 292-9305
34 Dunkard Ave
Morgantown, WV
C J Walkers - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, C J Walkers, 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.

Fielder's Sports Bar
(304) 292-9012
405 Holland Ave
Morgantown, WV
Fielder's Sports Bar 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 Fielder's Sports Bar

(304) 598-5030
3563 Collins Ferry Rd
Morgantown, WV
Hummers - Think of Hummers as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

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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