Cocktail Party Planning Victoria TX

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Victoria. 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.

Dodge City
(361) 572-0606
205 N Star Dr # H
Victoria, TX
Description
Dodge City - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Dodge City, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Eagle's Nest
(361) 575-0059
3731 SW Moody St
Victoria, TX
Description
Eagle's Nest - If you're trying to impress your date, Eagle's Nest 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 Eagle's Nest offers.

Fanelli's
(361) 575-2220
1701 N Laurent St
Victoria, TX
Description
Fanelli's - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Fanelli's caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Century Lanes
(361) 576-1166
3401 John Stockbauer Dr
Victoria, TX
Description
Century Lanes - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Century Lanes is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Ice House
(361) 576-9805
1404 N Laurent St
Victoria, TX
Description
Ice House - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Ice House, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Brown Bag Saloon
(361) 575-2672
8609 N Navarro St
Victoria, TX
Description
Brown Bag Saloon - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Brown Bag Saloon offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Colet Inn Bar & Grill
(361) 578-1360
3023 Camp Colet Rd
Victoria, TX
Description
Colet Inn Bar & Grill - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Colet Inn Bar & Grill, 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.

LA Pantera Club
(361) 575-8832
2505 N Laurent St
Victoria, TX
Description
La Pantera Club - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At La Pantera 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.

Cinco De Mayo
(361) 575-9403
2313 Plainview St
Victoria, TX
Description
Cinco De Mayo, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Cinco De Mayo

G & G's Lounge
(361) 573-7877
1008 S Laurent St
Victoria, TX
Description
G & G's Lounge 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 G & G's Lounge

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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