Cocktail Party Planning West Lafayette IN
The Egyptian Cafe
130 Northwestern Ave
West Laf, IN
Bruce's Devon Plaza
2371 N 26th St
Bruce's Devon Plaza, 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 Bruce's Devon Plaza
644 Main St
Sportsman Bar - The alcohol and cigarettes are cheap, and there's a big jar filled with condoms. That's a strong hint that it's a gay pickup bar.
501 Main St
Bistro 501 - It's hard to find French dining in the area, but this bistro is the standard: the soft yellow walls, open architecture, and excellent wine list combine to provide an elegant, unique experience.
Clubhouse Bar & Grill
827 S 6th St
Clubhouse Bar & Grill - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Clubhouse Bar & Grill 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.
135 South Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN
3481 McCarty Lane
Danzer's Showclub - A topless club in a beaten-down part of Lafayette: somehow, you wouldn't think a woman's breasts would be that big a draw. But, that, and the free weekday buffet, draws in a steady stream of customers. There is a dress code.
2401 Schuyler Ave
Burton's Bar - Sports bar presenting karaoke on some nights of the week. The clientele is made up of local workers.
1319 N 14th St
Spectators Pub 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 Spectators Pub
1035 N 6th St
Kooler Keg - The name tells you something: it's a simple bar, with no real frills, and a bit of a party crowd. The steak is a highlight.
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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