Cocktail Party Planning Wisconsin Rapids WI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Wisconsin Rapids. 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.

Hollyrock's Tavern
(715) 423-1800
114 2nd St N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Hollyrock's Tavern - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Hollyrock's Tavern caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Three Jokers
(715) 421-0088
5075 State Highway 34 N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Three Jokers - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Three Jokers 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.)

Mr Ed's
(715) 421-0851
4010 Plover Rd
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Mr Ed's - Happy hour never looked so good. Mr Ed's, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

(715) 423-8470
1451 1st St N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Depot - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Depot? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Idle 'A' While
(715) 325-2829
6020 State Highway 73 S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Idle 'A' While - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Idle 'A' While, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Good Time Charlie's Sports Bar
(715) 424-1995
111 E Jackson St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Good Time Charlie's Sports Bar - If you're looking to kick back, Good Time Charlie's Sports Bar, 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.

Monkey's Bar
(715) 423-9717
2963 State Highway 13 N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Monkey's Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Monkey's Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Monkey's Bar is more than able to oblige.

Sportsmen's Pub
(715) 423-4490
4810 8th St S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Sportsmen's Pub - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Sportsmen's Pub, 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.

(715) 424-4062
2810 Eagle Rd
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Jammers - If you're trying to impress your date, Jammers 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 Jammers offers.

Grand Avenue Tavern
(715) 423-1500
451 E Grand Ave
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Grand Avenue Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Grand Avenue Tavern 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.

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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