Cocktail Party Planning Reno NV

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Reno. 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.

Shooters Saloon
(775) 329-9646
434 N Virginia St
Reno, NV
Description
Shooters Saloon - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Shooters Saloon offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

El Cortez Lounge
(775) 324-4255
239 W 2nd St
Reno, NV
Description
El Cortez Lounge - Let's call it what it is. El Cortez Lounge, 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 El Cortez Lounge you should have plenty of options.

5 Star Saloon
(775) 329-2878
132 West St
Reno, NV
Description
5 Star Saloon - Let's call it what it is. 5 Star Saloon, 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 5 Star Saloon you should have plenty of options.

A Adult Cabaret-Wild Orchid
(775) 324-1010
515 S Virginia St
Reno, NV
Description
A Adult Cabaret-Wild Orchid - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, A Adult Cabaret-Wild Orchid makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Breakaway
(775) 324-6200
10 E 9th St
Reno, NV
Description
Breakaway - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Breakaway 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.

Shea's Tavern
(775) 786-4774
715 S Virginia St
Reno, NV
Description
Shea's Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Shea's Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Shea's Tavern is more than able to oblige.

West Second Street Bar
(775) 348-7976
118 W 2nd St
Reno, NV
Description
West Second Street Bar - Let's call it what it is. West Second Street Bar, 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 West Second Street Bar you should have plenty of options.

Lamplighter Lounge
(775) 329-9928
220 Mill St
Reno, NV
Description
Lamplighter Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Lamplighter 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.

Adult Cabaret-Men's Club
(775) 786-7800
270 N Lake St
Reno, NV
Description
Adult Cabaret-Men's Club - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Adult Cabaret-Men's Club, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Blue Lamp
(775) 329-6969
125 W 3rd St
Reno, NV
Description
Blue Lamp - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Blue Lamp, 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.

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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