Cocktail Party Planning Tyler TX

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Tyler. 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.

Club Ice
(903) 526-7980
3200 Lakewood Dr
Tyler, TX
Club Ice - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Club Ice, 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.

Bill's Bar BQ
(903) 566-9000
New Henderson Hwy
Tyler, TX
Bill's Bar Bq - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Bill's Bar Bq, 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.

Laughing Dog Bar & Grill
(903) 534-1884
16884 Fm 2493
Tyler, TX
Laughing Dog Bar & Grill - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Laughing Dog Bar & Grill is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Laughing Dog Bar & Grill is more than able to oblige.

Waterhole Club
(903) 561-9093
13901 County Road 193
Tyler, TX
Waterhole Club - Dress up. Waterhole Club 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.

Happy Jacks
(903) 636-4432
801 West Broadway Street
Big Sandy, TX
Yaya's Bar & Grill
(903) 533-9777
109 E Erwin St
Tyler, TX
Yaya's Bar & Grill - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Yaya's Bar & Grill, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Time Out Gentlemen's Club
(903) 561-1640
13540 State Highway 155 S
Tyler, TX
Time Out Gentlemen's Club - Who needs charities when you have Time Out Gentlemen's Club, where you can put a stripper through college? Just make sure you tip, don't be a jerk, and follow their guidelines for what's appropriate and what's not. (In other words, don't be "that" guy.)

Sam's Deli Bar & Grill
(903) 534-8034
6011 S Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX
Sam's Deli Bar & Grill - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Sam's Deli Bar & Grill is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Jackie's New Office Club
(903) 882-9322
2707 S Main St
Lindale, TX
Jackie's New Office Club - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Jackie's New Office Club, 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.

Alberston Market
(903) 597-7223
1900 East Se Loop 323
Tyler, TX

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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