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.

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.

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.

Club Mabel's
(318) 675-0308
205 Texas St
Shreveport, LA
Description
Club Mabel's - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Club Mabel's, 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.

Disco 9000
(318) 636-2434
3710 Hollywood Ave
Shreveport, LA
Description
Disco 9000 - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Disco 9000, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

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.

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.

Banana Joe's
(318) 222-2525
400 Commerce St
Shreveport, LA
Description
Banana Joe's - Dress up. Banana Joe's 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.

Cub Lounge
(318) 868-9686
3002 Girard St
Shreveport, LA
Description
Cub Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Cub 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 Cub Lounge you should have plenty of options.

171 Club
(318) 687-1134
8100 Mansfield Rd
Shreveport, LA
Description
171 Club - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, 171 Club makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

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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