Cocktail Party Planning Waterloo IA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Waterloo. 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.

Joan's 9er
(319) 234-9169
929 W 5th St
Waterloo, IA
Description
Joan's 9Er 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 Joan's 9Er

Mustang Bar
(319) 234-4180
1927 Jefferson St
Waterloo, IA
Description
Mustang Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Mustang Bar, 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, Mustang Bar will do the trick.

Locker Room Lounge
(319) 234-9270
1918 Hawthorne Ave
Waterloo, IA
Description
Locker Room Lounge - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Locker Room Lounge is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Paulies Place
(319) 236-6135
814 Laporte Rd
Waterloo, IA
Description
Paulies Place - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Paulies Place is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Narey's Nineteenth Hole
(319) 234-9739
2073 Logan Ave
Waterloo, IA
Description
Narey's Nineteenth Hole - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Narey's Nineteenth Hole 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.)

Legends Sports Bar & Grill
(319) 235-0616
2122 Kimball Ave
Waterloo, IA
Description
Legends Sports Bar & Grill, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Legends Sports Bar & Grill.

Buzz's Bar
(319) 234-9100
1340 Hammond Ave
Waterloo, IA
Description
Buzz's Bar - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Jim's Place
(319) 232-3044
1408 Commercial St
Waterloo, IA
Description
Jim's Place - Happy hour never looked so good. Jim's Place, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

New World Lounge
(319) 287-6574
120 Sumner St
Waterloo, IA
Description
New World Lounge - Let's call it what it is. New World Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at New World Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Big Bills Bar
(319) 236-0202
3521 Lafayette Rd
Evansdale, IA
Description
Big Bills Bar - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Big Bills Bar, 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.

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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