Cocktail Party Planning Spartanburg SC

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Spartanburg. 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.

Hoozers Lounge
(864) 582-7381
4895 S Pine St
Spartanburg, SC
Hoozers Lounge - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Hoozers Lounge, 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.

Open Club
(864) 583-0208
2998 S Pine St
Spartanburg, SC
Open Club - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Open Club, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Bangin Billiards & Night Life
(864) 576-8556
93 Kensington Dr
Spartanburg, SC
Bangin Billiards & Night Life - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Bangin Billiards & Night Life? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Tropicana's Bar
(864) 583-3213
1330 Southport Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Tropicana's Bar - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Tropicana's Bar is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Big Dog's Bar & Grill
(864) 583-2822
145 Williams St
Spartanburg, SC
Big Dog's Bar & Grill - 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.

Saxon Community Club
(864) 573-6630
834 1/2 Farley Avenue Ext
Spartanburg, SC
Saxon Community Club - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Saxon Community Club, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Magnolia's Street Pub
(864) 948-1777
261 Magnolia St
Spartanburg, SC
Magnolia's Street Pub - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Magnolia's Street Pub, 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.

(864) 576-6525
950 Hayne St
Spartanburg, SC
Pubb, 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 Pubb

Straight Eights Pool & Brew
(864) 948-9266
914 S Pine St
Spartanburg, SC
Straight Eights Pool & Brew is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Straight Eights Pool & Brew

Brown Suga & Old School Gang
(864) 542-9722
122 Millwood Dr
Spartanburg, SC
Brown Suga & Old School Gang - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Brown Suga & Old School Gang 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.

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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