Cocktail Party Planning Virginia Beach VA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Virginia Beach. 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.

Croc's
620 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Rainbow Cactus Co
(757) 368-0441
3472 Holland Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Rainbow Cactus Co - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Rainbow Cactus Co caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Shannon Chris Corp
(757) 425-0284
1724 Potters Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Shannon Chris Corp - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Shannon Chris Corp 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.

Gil's Bar & Grill
(757) 468-9196
3208 Holland Rd # 115
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Gil's Bar & Grill - If you're trying to impress your date, Gil's 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 Gil's Bar & Grill offers.

Picasso's
(757) 554-0594
544 Newtown Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Picasso's - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Picasso's, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Nazef Char Grille
(757) 622-4500
806 Harrington Ave.
Norfolk, VA
 
Foxy Ladies
(757) 468-1587
1425 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Foxy Ladies - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Foxy Ladies, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Sugar N Spice Go-Go Bar
(757) 428-6236
1732 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Sugar N Spice Go-Go Bar - Dress up. Sugar N Spice Go-Go Bar 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.

Red Baron Inn
(757) 425-0385
236 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Red Baron Inn - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Red Baron Inn makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Shakespeares Late
(757) 437-2666
1069 19th St
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Shakespeares Late - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Shakespeares Late, 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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