Cocktail Party Planning Westerly RI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Westerly. 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.

Danny's
(401) 596-9178
23 Railroad Ave
Westerly, RI
Description
Danny's - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Danny's, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Sandy's Lighthouse
(401) 596-1496
148 Atlantic Ave
Westerly, RI
Description
Sandy's Lighthouse - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Sandy's Lighthouse, 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.

Handle Bar Cafe
(860) 599-4246
210 S Broad St
Pawcatuck, CT
Description
Handle Bar Cafe 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 Handle Bar Cafe

Goodtimes Cafe
(860) 599-3134
98 Broad St
Stonington, CT
Description
Goodtimes Cafe - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Goodtimes Cafe, 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.

Harp & Hound
(860) 572-7778
4 Pearl St
Mystic, CT
Description
Harp & Hound, 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 Harp & Hound

Windjammer Lounge
(401) 322-0504
337 Atlantic Ave
Westerly, RI
Description
Windjammer Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Windjammer Lounge is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Cleats Sports Club
(401) 596-4107
116 Granite St
Westerly, RI
Description
Cleats Sports Club - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Cleats Sports Club 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.

Cottrell Brewing Co
(860) 599-8213
100 Mechanic St
Pawcatuck, CT
Description
Cottrell Brewing Co - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Cottrell Brewing Co is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Cottrell Brewing Co is more than able to oblige.

Hope Valley Pub Inc
(401) 539-2028
14 Spring St
Hopkinton, RI
Description
Hope Valley Pub Inc, 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 Hope Valley Pub Inc.

Silk Stockings
(860) 448-1077
403 Route 12
Groton, CT
Description
Silk Stockings - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Silk Stockings, 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.

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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