Cocktail Party Planning Weymouth MA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Weymouth. 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.

Kasbah
(617) 539-4484
59 Putnam St.
Winthrop, MA
 
Lord Jeffrey's Pub
(781) 337-5800
450 Washington St
Weymouth, MA
Description
Lord Jeffrey's Pub - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Lord Jeffrey's Pub 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.)

Goal Post Bar & Grille
(617) 471-6306
226 Water St
Quincy, MA
Description
Goal Post Bar & Grille - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Goal Post Bar & Grille, 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.

Mystic Lounge
(617) 773-4768
536 Washington St
Quincy, MA
Description
Mystic Lounge, 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 Mystic Lounge

Club 58
(617) 471-7788
1515 Hancock St
Quincy, MA
Description
Club 58 - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Club 58, 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, Club 58 will do the trick.

Tengierino
(617) 242-6009
83 Main St.
Charlestown, MA
 
Pat Flanagan's Pub
(617) 773-3400
79 Parkingway St # 79
Quincy, MA
Description
Pat Flanagan's Pub - Dress up. Pat Flanagan's Pub 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.

Cronin's Public House
(617) 786-9804
23 Des Moines Rd
Quincy, MA
Description
Cronin's Public House - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Cronin's Public House, 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.

Washington Tap
(617) 472-9520
609 Washington St
Quincy, MA
Description
Washington Tap - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Washington Tap, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Paddy Barry's
(617) 770-3620
1574 Hancock St
Quincy, MA
Description
Paddy Barry's - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Paddy Barry's 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.

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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