Cocktail Party Planning Peoria AZ

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Peoria. 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.

Trickshot Billiards Hookah Lounge
(602) 942-7665
4323 W. Cactus Road
Glendale, AZ
 
Escape Hatch
(623) 878-7187
8854 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ
Description
Escape Hatch - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Escape Hatch is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Blue Moon Saloon
(623) 773-2424
16550 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ
Description
Blue Moon Saloon - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Blue Moon Saloon 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.

Chums Lounge
(623) 977-8090
15400 N 99th Ave
Sun City, AZ
Description
Chums Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Chums 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.

AMF Peoria Lanes Bowling Ctr
(623) 486-1496
8475 W Olive Ave
Peoria, AZ
Description
Amf Peoria Lanes Bowling Ctr - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Amf Peoria Lanes Bowling Ctr 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.

Smoke-N-Go Hookah Cafe
5807 N 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ
 
Monastery Too
(623) 412-7782
8011 W Paradise Ln
Peoria, AZ
Description
Monastery Too - Happy hour never looked so good. Monastery Too, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Vae Victis
(623) 362-0319
22005 N 86th Ave
Peoria, AZ
Description
Vae Victis 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 Vae Victis

Enoch's Sports Lounge
(623) 878-6296
6750 W Peoria Ave # 175
Peoria, AZ
Description
Enoch's Sports Lounge, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Enoch's Sports Lounge

Copper Door Bar
(602) 439-3436
13818 N 51st Ave
Glendale, AZ
Description
Copper Door Bar, 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 Copper Door Bar.

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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