Cocktail Party Planning Shreveport LA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Shreveport. 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.

Johnny D's Bottle Shop
(318) 226-0116
4044 Mansfield Rd
Shreveport, LA
Description
Johnny D's Bottle Shop - Let's call it what it is. Johnny D's Bottle Shop, 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 Johnny D's Bottle Shop you should have plenty of options.

E R Lounge
(318) 220-0020
2141 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Description
E R Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. E R Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Cross Lake Bar
(318) 424-3864
3162 Blanchard Rd
Shreveport, LA
Description
Cross Lake Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Cross Lake Bar, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Cross Lake Bar will do the trick.

Vickie's Place
(318) 686-9196
3525 W 70th St
Shreveport, LA
Description
Vickie's Place, 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 Vickie's Place

Freddie Mack's
(318) 222-4350
618 Commerce St
Shreveport, LA
Description
Freddie Mack's - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Freddie Mack's makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Friends
(318) 631-8980
1655 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Description
Friends - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Friends is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Kings Lounge
(318) 635-6720
1704 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Description
Kings Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Kings 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.

Ivan's Pub
(318) 226-8801
2013 Market St
Shreveport, LA
Description
Ivan's Pub - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Ivan's Pub, 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.

Shady Oaks Bar
(318) 621-0032
4101 Carver St
Shreveport, LA
Description
Shady Oaks Bar - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Coyotes Bar & Grill
(318) 424-0650
1618 Market St
Shreveport, LA
Description
Coyotes Bar & Grill - Let's call it what it is. Coyotes Bar & Grill, 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 Coyotes Bar & Grill you should have plenty of options.

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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