Cocktail Party Planning Parkersburg WV

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Parkersburg. 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.

Frank's
(304) 422-1225
4542 1/2 Emerson Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Frank's - Happy hour never looked so good. Frank's, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Broadway Tavern
(304) 422-8740
1329 Broadway Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Broadway Tavern - If you're trying to impress your date, Broadway Tavern 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 Broadway Tavern offers.

Centerfold Lounge
(304) 422-5844
5854 Emerson Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Centerfold Lounge - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Centerfold Lounge is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Blues Angel Cafe LLC
(304) 428-9949
3016 7th St
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Blues Angel Cafe Llc - Dress up. Blues Angel Cafe Llc 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.

Richard's Bar
(304) 422-5830
1210 19th St
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Richard's Bar - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Richard's 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.

R & R Scoreboard
(304) 428-8123
1139 Stadium Dr
Parkersburg, WV
Description
R & R Scoreboard - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. R & R Scoreboard? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

19th St Country Club
(304) 424-6336
1401 19th St
Parkersburg, WV
Description
19Th St Country Club - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. 19Th St Country Club? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

7th Street Lounge & Casino
(304) 424-6001
555 7th St
Parkersburg, WV
Description
7Th Street Lounge & Casino - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but 7Th Street Lounge & Casino is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

KENO Bar
(304) 422-6060
3300 Camden Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Keno Bar - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Keno Bar, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Big Bertha's
(304) 428-5908
1924 7th St
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Big Bertha's - Dress up. Big Bertha's 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.

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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