Cocktail Party Planning Ocala FL

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Ocala. 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.

AMF Galaxy West Lanes
(352) 732-0300
1818 SW 17th St
Ocala, FL
Description
Amf Galaxy West Lanes - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Amf Galaxy West Lanes is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Baseline Bar & Grill Inc
(352) 624-0190
1901 SE 58th Ave
Ocala, FL
Description
Baseline Bar & Grill Inc - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Baseline Bar & Grill Inc 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.

C & D Colliseum
(352) 624-3700
2490 SE 58th Ave
Ocala, FL
Description
C & D Colliseum - Plush seating and good music gives C & D Colliseum 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.

AMF Ocala Bowl
(352) 732-7355
2730 E Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL
Description
Amf Ocala Bowl - Let's call it what it is. Amf Ocala Bowl, 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 Amf Ocala Bowl you should have plenty of options.

Dr B's
(352) 694-2277
3602 NE 8th Pl # B
Ocala, FL
Description
Dr B's - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Dr B's offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Croc Club
(352) 369-4205
53 S Magnolia Ave
Ocala, FL
Description
Croc Club - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Croc 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.

Connection
(352) 620-2511
3331 S Pine Ave
Ocala, FL
Description
Connection - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Connection, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Cafe On The Rock
(352) 620-0089
1 E Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL
Description
Cafe On The Rock - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Cafe On The Rock, 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.

English Dart Tavern
(352) 624-3200
3865 SE 58th Ave
Ocala, FL
Description
English Dart Tavern, 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 English Dart Tavern.

Snowbird's Bar & Grill
(352) 690-2475
134 NW 20th St
Ocala, FL
Description
Snowbird's Bar & Grill - Happy hour never looked so good. Snowbird's Bar & Grill, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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