Cocktail Party Planning Salem OR

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Salem. 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.

Noble's Tavern
(503) 391-9737
1747 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Description
Noble's Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Noble's Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Pete's Place
(503) 581-7577
356 State St
Salem, OR
Description
Pete's Place - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Pete's Place 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.

AMF Firebird Lanes
(503) 581-1697
4303 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Description
Amf Firebird Lanes - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Amf Firebird Lanes makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Southside Speakeasy Brew Pub
(503) 378-0737
3529 Fairview Industrial Dr SE
Salem, OR
Description
Southside Speakeasy Brew Pub - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Southside Speakeasy Brew Pub? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Jammers Tavern
(503) 362-7494
1897 12th St SE
Salem, OR
Description
Jammers Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Jammers Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Magoo's Inc
(503) 363-5836
275 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR
Description
Magoo's Inc - Happy hour never looked so good. Magoo's Inc, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Free-Loader
(503) 363-2395
501 Lancaster Dr SE
Salem, OR
Description
Free-Loader, 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 Free-Loader.

Front Street Inn
(503) 362-2865
860 Front St NE
Salem, OR
Description
Front Street Inn, 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 Front Street Inn

Triangle
(503) 375-3191
3215 Liberty Rd S
Salem, OR
Description
Triangle - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Triangle makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Liberty Spirit
(503) 588-2739
2653 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR
Description
Liberty Spirit - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Liberty Spirit is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Liberty Spirit is more than able to oblige.

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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