Cocktail Party Planning Shelby NC

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Shelby. 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.

J Lynn's Sport Bar & Grill
(704) 471-2023
239 E Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC
Description
J Lynn's Sport Bar & Grill - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, J Lynn's Sport Bar & Grill, 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.

D J's Alibi
(864) 489-5470
113 E Birnie St
Gaffney, SC
Description
D J's Alibi - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? D J's Alibi is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, D J's Alibi is more than able to oblige.

Good Time Charlies
(704) 866-4866
1607 S York Rd
Gastonia, NC
Description
Good Time Charlies - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Good Time Charlies, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Frontier
(704) 867-1117
2543 Kings Mountain Hwy
Gastonia, NC
Description
Frontier - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Frontier, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Winner's Circle Bar & Grill
(704) 867-9575
2533 W Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC
Description
Winner's Circle Bar & Grill - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Winner's Circle Bar & Grill is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

G & G Burnt Mills
(864) 839-4048
422 Burnt Mill Rd
Blacksburg, SC
Description
G & G Burnt Mills - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, G & G Burnt Mills, 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.

Smitty's Sports Bar
(864) 487-5207
112 E Birnie St
Gaffney, SC
Description
Smitty's Sports Bar - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Smitty's Sports Bar, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Pat's Main Street Station
(704) 864-8887
420 W Main Ave
Gastonia, NC
Description
Pat's Main Street Station - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Pat's Main Street Station makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Leather & Lace
(704) 868-2220
512 W Main Ave
Gastonia, NC
Description
Leather & Lace - Dress up. Leather & Lace 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.

M 2000
(704) 866-0520
702 Linwood Rd
Gastonia, NC
Description
M 2000 - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because M 2000, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

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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