Cocktail Party Planning Van Buren AR

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Van Buren. 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.

Cactus Club
(479) 783-9387
3028 Midland Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Cactus Club - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Cactus Club caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Circle Inn
(479) 783-9637
634 Division St
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Circle Inn - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Circle Inn? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Lil Philly's
(479) 709-9933
3000 Midland Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Lil Philly's - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Lil Philly's, 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, Lil Philly's will do the trick.

Charlie's Place
(479) 785-1272
3400 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Charlie's Place - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Charlie's Place 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.

Jane's Place
(918) 875-2334
101 Grand Ave
Moffett, OK
Description
Jane's Place - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Jane's Place fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Oasis Tavern
(479) 782-2866
3215 Midland Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Oasis Tavern - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Oasis Tavern, 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.

Perry's Place
(479) 783-9417
3028 N 6th St
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Perry's Place, 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 Perry's Place

Little House
(479) 783-9909
2701 N 6th St
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Little House - If you're looking to kick back, Little House, 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.

Suzie Q's
(479) 784-5159
707 N Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Suzie Q's - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Suzie Q's is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Foxfire Club
(479) 646-1449
3810 Towson Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Foxfire Club - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Foxfire Club, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

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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