Cocktail Party Planning Sparks NV

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Sparks. 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.

Sparky's Sports Bar & Grill
(775) 356-6969
1450 E Prater Way # 116
Sparks, NV
Sparky's Sports Bar & Grill - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Sparky's Sports Bar & Grill, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Scores Sports Bar & Grille
(775) 359-4777
950 Glendale Ave
Sparks, NV
Scores Sports Bar & Grille - If you're looking to kick back, Scores Sports Bar & Grille, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Elbow Room Bar
(775) 356-9799
2002 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Elbow Room Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Elbow Room Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Outer Limits
(775) 355-8391
404 N Mccarran Blvd
Sparks, NV
Outer Limits - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Outer Limits offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Coney Island Bar
(775) 358-6485
2644 Prater Way
Sparks, NV
Coney Island Bar - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Coney Island Bar 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.

Buffalo Bar
(775) 359-0286
1114 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Buffalo Bar - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Buffalo Bar, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Victorian Saloon
(775) 358-4778
908 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Victorian Saloon - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Victorian Saloon makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Bully's Sports Bar & Grill
(775) 352-8400
2955 N Mccarran Blvd
Sparks, NV
Bully's Sports Bar & Grill - If you're trying to impress your date, Bully's Sports Bar & Grill is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Bully's Sports Bar & Grill offers.

Robin's Nest
(775) 355-8281
2285 G St
Sparks, NV
Robin's Nest - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Robin's Nest 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.

Sidelines Bar & Grill
(775) 355-1030
1237 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV
Sidelines Bar & Grill - Let's call it what it is. Sidelines 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 Sidelines 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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