Party Planning Altoona PA

Local resource for party planning in Altoona. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to party planners, caterers, wine and spirits and liquor stores, as well as advice on themed parties and mixed drinks.

Hitching Post
(814) 943-1214
700 5th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Hitching Post - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Hitching Post? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Cedar Grove Motel
(814) 946-8795
1671 Bellemeade Dr
Altoona, PA
Description
Cedar Grove Motel - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Cedar Grove Motel is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Lombardo's
(814) 942-2986
1331 17th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Lombardo's - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Lombardo's, 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.

Frank & D's Pub
(814) 941-7897
2327 6th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Frank & D's Pub - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Frank & D's Pub? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Peter C's
(814) 943-9299
2927 6th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Peter C's - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Peter C's, 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, Peter C's will do the trick.

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.

Kettle Inn
(814) 944-4113
411 S Kettle St
Altoona, PA
Description
Kettle Inn - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Kettle Inn is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Kettle Inn is more than able to oblige.

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.

Teriz Place
(814) 943-7573
2900 8th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Teriz Place - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Teriz Place 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.

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.

Ideas for a New Years Party

By Russ Cobbe

If you are planning to host a New Years Eve party this year you might be looking for some help to make it extra special or at the very least more unique. A big part of most New Years Eve party's is various alcoholic drinks. Instead of just providing (or having guests bring their own) the regular beer, wine, rum, vodka and rye, why not create a theme around the drinks available.

There are various cocktails and shooters that have New Years names. A quick visit to www.idrink.com shows about 20 different recipes around the New Years Eve party. One idea is to setup a table with the various ingredients for the drinks with small recipe cards and the appropriate glasses so everyone can be their own bartender. Trying something new and breaking old habits is part of the long-standing tradition of New Years. Here is a sample of some recipes to try:

Happy New Year

0.25 oz Brandy
4.0 oz Champagne
0.75 oz Orange juice
0.75 oz Port

Shake brandy, port and orange juice well over ice cubes in a shaker. Strain into a champagne flute, fill with champagne, and serve.

Celebration

1.0 oz Cognac
1.0 oz Cointreau
1.0 oz Lemon juice
1.5 oz Rum

Shake over ice and pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Steaming Hot Holiday Punch Recipe

3.0 cups Apple Juice
1.5 teaspoons ground Cinnamon
3 sticks Cinnamon
0.75 teaspoon ground Cloves
6.0 cups Cranberry juice
0.75 cup Maple syrup
0.75 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
3.0 cups Orange juice
2.0 ...

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