Cocktail Party Planning North Platte NE

Local resource for cocktail party planning in North Platte. 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.

House Bar
(308) 534-7171
1601 E 4th St
North Platte, NE
Description
House 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 House Bar

Flatrock Saloon
(308) 532-9941
219 Rodeo Rd
North Platte, NE
Description
Flatrock Saloon - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Flatrock Saloon is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Kelsey's Place
(308) 532-5000
404 N Dewey St
North Platte, NE
Description
Kelsey's Place - Let's call it what it is. Kelsey's Place, 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 Kelsey's Place you should have plenty of options.

City Discount Liquors
(308) 532-0142
821 N Jeffers St
North Platte, NE
 
City Discount Liquors
(308) 532-0142
821 North Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE
 
Brothers Tavern
(308) 534-3670
215 E 6th St
North Platte, NE
Description
Brothers Tavern 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 Brothers Tavern

Alamo Bar
(308) 534-3305
610 N Chestnut St
North Platte, NE
Description
Alamo Bar - 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.

Flock Inn
(308) 582-4415
HC 1 Box 7
Maxwell, NE
Description
Flock Inn - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Flock Inn is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Minnow Bucket
(308) 532-2676
1013 South Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE
 
Starting Gate Liquors
(308) 532-7366
Westfield Shopping Centre
North Platte, NE
 

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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