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.

Greco Thom
(570) 829-4299
105 N Main St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Greco Thom - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Greco Thom, 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.

Ziggy's Pub & Grub
(570) 208-2768
112 Scott St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Ziggy's Pub & Grub, 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 Ziggy's Pub & Grub

(570) 823-6390
280 S Sheridan St
Wilkes Barre, PA
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.)

Jim Mc Carthy Tavern On Hill
(570) 826-1362
349 E Northampton St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Jim Mc Carthy Tavern On Hill - If you're trying to impress your date, Jim Mc Carthy Tavern On Hill is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Jim Mc Carthy Tavern On Hill offers.

Golden Cafe
(570) 821-1957
213 Bear Creek Blvd
Wilkes Barre, PA
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.

Carl's Bar
(570) 822-0772
136 Nicholson St
Wilkes Barre, PA
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.

Bone's By-Pass 309
(570) 825-2190
110 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd
Wilkes Barre, PA
Bone's By-Pass 309 - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Oak Grove Club
(570) 829-8356
6 Schuler St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Oak Grove Club - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Oak Grove 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.

Senunas' Bar & Grill
(570) 825-1907
133 N Main St
Wilkes Barre, PA
Senunas' Bar & Grill - Happy hour never looked so good. Senunas' Bar & Grill, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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

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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