Cocktail Party Planning Nixa MO

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Nixa. 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.

Mystique Cabaret
(417) 887-3933
1750 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
Mystique Cabaret - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Mystique Cabaret, 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.

Galloway Station
(417) 881-9730
4211 S Lone Pine Ave
Springfield, MO
Galloway Station - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Galloway Station 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.

Archie's Lounge
(417) 864-4109
1817 E Grand St
Springfield, MO
Archie's Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Archie's Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Dennis' Place
(417) 865-8373
921 W Sunshine St
Springfield, MO
Dennis' Place - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Dennis' Place offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Cat & The Fiddle
(417) 881-1711
1932 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
Cat & The Fiddle - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Cat & The Fiddle 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.

Uncle Bently's Pub & Lounge
(417) 881-2389
4141 S Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO
Uncle Bently's Pub & Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Uncle Bently's Pub & Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

(417) 889-4475
2800 W Sunshine St
Springfield, MO
Centerfold - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Centerfold caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Midnight Rodeo
(417) 882-0309
1773 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
Midnight Rodeo - Think of Midnight Rodeo 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.

D W Dawg
(417) 882-0992
1730 E Republic Rd # A118
Springfield, MO
D W Dawg - Let's call it what it is. D W Dawg, 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 D W Dawg you should have plenty of options.

Grumpy's Lounge
(417) 881-9500
3455 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
Grumpy's Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Grumpy's Lounge, 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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