Cocktail Party Planning Wichita KS

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Wichita. 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.

Kelly's Irish Pub
(316) 269-3402
917 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS
Description
Kelly's Irish Pub - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Kelly's Irish Pub caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Finns
(316) 263-3663
800 E 1st St N
Wichita, KS
Description
Finns - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Finns, 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.

Brewer's Line
(316) 263-9046
150 N Mosley St
Wichita, KS
Description
Brewer's Line - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Brewer's Line 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.)

Block Party USA
(316) 264-1619
1021 Maple St
Wichita, KS
Description
Block Party Usa - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Block Party Usa, 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.

E & J's Sports Bar
(316) 263-9214
1710 E Morris St
Wichita, KS
Description
E & J's Sports Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. E & J's Sports Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

America's Pub
(316) 267-1782
116 N Mead St
Wichita, KS
Description
America's Pub - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because America's Pub, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Emerson Biggin's
(316) 303-9800
808 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS
Description
Emerson Biggin's - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Emerson Biggin's 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.

Logo's Inc
(316) 264-2524
604 S Topeka St
Wichita, KS
Description
Logo's Inc - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Logo's Inc 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.

Studio
(316) 265-7573
518 W Harry St
Wichita, KS
Description
Studio - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Studio caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Side Pocket
(316) 264-2186
1321 S Broadway St
Wichita, KS
Description
Side Pocket - If you're looking to kick back, Side Pocket, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

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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