Cocktail Party Planning Wilkes Barre PA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Wilkes Barre. 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.

Zych's Inc
(570) 820-0555
176 N Washington St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Description
Zych's Inc - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Zych's Inc is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Pals Inn
(570) 826-1707
85 Brown St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Description
Pals Inn - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Pals Inn is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Sucali's
(570) 823-6390
280 S Sheridan St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Description
Sucali's - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Sucali's 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.)

Ike's Glen Tavern
(570) 822-7221
39 Glen St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Description
Ike's Glen Tavern - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Ike's Glen Tavern, 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.

Twists
(570) 825-7300
1170 Highway 315
Wilkes Barre, PA
Description
Twists 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 Twists

Carl's Bar
(570) 822-0772
136 Nicholson St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Description
Carl's Bar - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Carl's Bar is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Riverside Pizza
(570) 823-2452
187 Old River Rd
Wilkes Barre, PA
Description
Riverside Pizza - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Riverside Pizza 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.)

Golden Cafe
(570) 821-1957
213 Bear Creek Blvd
Wilkes Barre, PA
Description
Golden Cafe - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Golden 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.

Brannigan's Pub
(570) 829-9075
115 Bowman St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Description
Brannigan's Pub, 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 Brannigan's Pub

Elmer Sudds
(570) 825-5286
475 E Northampton St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Description
Elmer Sudds, 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 Elmer Sudds

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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