Cocktail Party Planning New Iberia LA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in New Iberia. 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.

Club Gemini
(337) 364-4913
509 Corrine St
New Iberia, LA
Description
Club Gemini - Dress up. Club Gemini 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.

Main Street Tavern
(337) 367-7339
225 W Main St
New Iberia, LA
Description
Main Street Tavern - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Main Street Tavern 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.

Corner Bar
(337) 364-8802
600a S Lewis St
New Iberia, LA
Description
Corner Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Corner Bar, 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, Corner Bar will do the trick.

E & E Sports Bar
(337) 365-4337
842 W Main St
New Iberia, LA
Description
E & E Sports Bar - Let's call it what it is. E & E Sports Bar, 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 E & E Sports Bar you should have plenty of options.

Yummi's Sports Bar
(337) 369-8085
1511 S Hopkins St
New Iberia, LA
Description
Yummi's Sports Bar - Let's call it what it is. Yummi's Sports Bar, 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 Yummi's Sports Bar you should have plenty of options.

Doyle's Place
(337) 365-5122
1424 Center St
New Iberia, LA
Description
Doyle's Place - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Doyle's Place, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Peg's LA Club
(337) 369-9269
8510 Weeks Island Rd
New Iberia, LA
Description
Peg's La Club - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Peg's La Club, 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.

Rig 22 Lounge
(337) 367-2288
3301 Curtis Ln
New Iberia, LA
Description
Rig 22 Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Rig 22 Lounge 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.

America's Sports Bar
(337) 367-0620
715 Highway 90 E
New Iberia, LA
Description
America's Sports Bar - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, America's Sports Bar kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Pa Bill's
(337) 365-2749
1102 W Main St
New Iberia, LA
Description
Pa Bill's - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Pa Bill's, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

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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