Cocktail Party Planning Pocatello ID

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Pocatello. 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.

Mason Jar
(208) 234-0134
2585 Pole Line Rd
Pocatello, ID
Description
Mason Jar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Mason Jar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Mc Dermotts Bar & Grill
(208) 232-9704
3684 Highway 30 W
Pocatello, ID
Description
Mc Dermotts Bar & Grill - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Mc Dermotts Bar & Grill, 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.

Jefferson Street Pub & Suds
(208) 234-1022
147 Jefferson Ave
Pocatello, ID
Description
Jefferson Street Pub & Suds - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Jefferson Street Pub & Suds 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.)

Cotton Club Lounge
(208) 237-7650
1415 Bench Rd
Pocatello, ID
Description
Cotton Club Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Cotton Club 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.

Office Bar & Grill
(208) 232-9816
251 E Center St
Pocatello, ID
Description
Office Bar & Grill, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Office Bar & Grill

Five Corners
(208) 232-9967
100 Randolph Ave
Pocatello, ID
Description
Five Corners - If you're looking to kick back, Five Corners, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Hoffbrau
(208) 232-9910
134 Warren Ave
Pocatello, ID
Description
Hoffbrau - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Hoffbrau, 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.

Sandbagger's Bar & Grill
(208) 232-9595
296 Yellowstone Ave
Pocatello, ID
Description
Sandbagger's Bar & Grill - If you're looking to kick back, Sandbagger's Bar & Grill, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Portneuf Valley Brewing
(208) 232-1644
615 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID
Description
Portneuf Valley Brewing, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Portneuf Valley Brewing

Club 91
(208) 237-9577
1259 Yellowstone Ave
Pocatello, ID
Description
Club 91 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 Club 91

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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