Cocktail Party Planning Norfolk NE

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Norfolk. 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.

Terrie's Saloon
(402) 336-9955
208 N 10th St
Norfolk, NE
Description
Terrie's Saloon, 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 Terrie's Saloon.

O Lounge
(402) 371-9924
1106 Riverside Blvd
Norfolk, NE
Description
O Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. O Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Sports Denn
(402) 379-1111
715 Country Club Rd
Norfolk, NE
Description
Sports Denn - If you're trying to impress your date, Sports Denn is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Sports Denn offers.

Harbor Bar
(402) 371-9958
208 Norfolk Ave
Norfolk, NE
Description
Harbor Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Harbor Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Charlie's Bar
(402) 329-8255
118 S Brown St
Pierce, NE
Description
Charlie's Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Charlie's 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, Charlie's Bar will do the trick.

Ricardo's Back Door Lounge
(402) 371-1183
800 S 13th St
Norfolk, NE
Description
Ricardo's Back Door Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Ricardo's Back Door Lounge a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Fifth St Tavern
(402) 371-9902
500 Norfolk Ave
Norfolk, NE
Description
Fifth St Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Fifth St Tavern fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Players Lounge & Grill
(402) 844-4917
2118 Market Ln
Norfolk, NE
Description
Players Lounge & Grill - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Players Lounge & Grill, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Office Bar
(402) 371-9919
120 S 4th St
Norfolk, NE
Description
Office Bar - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Office 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.

Jerry's Lounge
(402) 329-6663
103 E Main St
Pierce, NE
Description
Jerry's 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 Jerry's 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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