Cocktail Party Supplies Altoona PA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Altoona. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to party planners, caterers, liquor stores and wine and spirits, as well as advice on drink recipes, mixers, rum, vodka, whiskey and tequila.

Captain Hook's Hotel
(814) 942-4268
718 N 4th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Captain Hook's Hotel - Happy hour never looked so good. Captain Hook's Hotel, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

City Limits Restaurant & Lng
(814) 941-9000
1524 E Walton Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
City Limits Restaurant & Lng - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At City Limits Restaurant & Lng, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Four Dee Lounge
(814) 943-9462
1817 Logan Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Four Dee Lounge - If you're trying to impress your date, Four Dee Lounge 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 Four Dee Lounge offers.

CO-Br H's Lounge
(814) 942-9720
1200 6th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Co-Br H's 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 Co-Br H's Lounge

Belmar Hotel
(814) 944-6176
1501 4th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Belmar Hotel, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Belmar Hotel.

Victory Lane Saloon
(814) 946-0100
716 19th St
Altoona, PA
Description
Victory Lane Saloon - If you're looking to kick back, Victory Lane Saloon, 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.

Bar
(814) 944-1501
2416 Broad Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Bar - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Bar, 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.

Ajay's Cafe
(814) 944-4336
2901 Maple Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Ajay's Cafe - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Ajay's 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.

Whistle Stop Hotel
(814) 942-7074
400 N 2nd St
Altoona, PA
Description
Whistle Stop Hotel - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Whistle Stop Hotel, 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, Whistle Stop Hotel will do the trick.

John's Sports Bar
(814) 944-6816
310 S Kettle St
Altoona, PA
Description
John's Sports Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, John's Sports Bar 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.

Technique, Technique, Technique

Technique, Technique, Technique

By Russ Cobbe

In real estate the mantra is location, location, location but in mixing cocktails its technique, technique, technique. Most home bartenders tend to just throw the ingredients together and serve the drink and in a lot of commercial establishments they do the same thing. The way a drink is prepared can make a big difference in how it tastes and in the atmosphere created.

Chilling a Glass
Always chill glasses before filling them. There are a couple of ways to accomplish this. First is to simply put them in the fridge or a freezer a couple of hours ahead of time. If you forget however you can fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice for a few minutes. Make sure to empty the ice before preparing the drink.

Frosting a Glass
For "frosted" drinks you can put the glass in the freezer ahead of time or bury it in shaved ice until it has a white, frosted and ice-cold look and feel. For "sugar-frosted" glasses, wet the rim of the glass that is already chilled with lemon or lime juice and then dip into powdered sugar or coarse salt depending on the recipe.

Floating Liqueurs
Creating a layered drink, also known as a pousse caf�, is not difficult once you know how. The main concept is the heavier ingredients go in first and the lighter ones on top so the ingredients don't mix. Take an inverted spoon and slowly pour the ingredient onto the back of the spoon. This spreads it out and reduces the churn that happens with a straight pour. This can also be done by pouring the ingredient down a glass rod.

Flaming Liqueurs
To make a flaming drink you have to have a spirit that has a high alcohol content. Brandy is normally used. Prewarm the glass being used. Pour some liquor into the prewarmed glass and heat a smaller amount over a flame or in a saucepan on a stove. Light it with a match and then pour it into the glass being used very carefully. This will cause the rest of the alcohol to ignite. Be careful, flames can jump up qu...

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