Cocktail Party Planning West Lafayette IN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in West Lafayette. 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.

The Egyptian Cafe
(765) 743-0500
130 Northwestern Ave
West Laf, IN
 
Bruce's Devon Plaza
(765) 428-8057
2371 N 26th St
Lafayette, IN
Description
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

Sportsman Bar
(765) 742-6321
644 Main St
Lafayette, IN
Description
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.

Bistro 501
(765) 423-4501
501 Main St
Lafayette, IN
Description
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
(765) 742-6584
827 S 6th St
Lafayette, IN
Description
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.

Cafe Hookah
(765) 743-3636
135 South Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN
 
Danzer's Showclub
(765) 742-6952
3481 McCarty Lane
Lafayette, IN
Description
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.

Burton's Bar
(765) 742-8727
2401 Schuyler Ave
Lafayette, IN
Description
Burton's Bar - Sports bar presenting karaoke on some nights of the week. The clientele is made up of local workers.

Spectators Pub
(765) 742-9475
1319 N 14th St
Lafayette, IN
Description
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

Kooler Keg
(765) 742-8539
1035 N 6th St
Lafayette, IN
Description
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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