Party Planning Bangor ME

Local resource for party planning in Bangor. 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.

Pat's Tavern Inc
(207) 947-3972
115 State St
Bangor, ME
Pat's Tavern Inc - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Pat's Tavern 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.

Bounty Taverne
(207) 947-8651
500 Main St
Bangor, ME
Bounty Taverne - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Bounty Taverne caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Main Tavern
(207) 947-1997
152 Main St
Bangor, ME
Main Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Main 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.

Brookside Grill
(207) 989-6455
554 S Main St
Brewer, ME
Brookside Grill - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Brookside Grill 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.

Peaks Hill Lodge
(207) 843-7080
Peaks Hill Rd
Holden, ME
Peaks Hill Lodge - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Peaks Hill Lodge, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

(207) 942-3000
190 Harlow St
Bangor, ME
Spectrum - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Spectrum kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

RED Baron Lounge
(207) 947-4375
299 Godfrey Blvd # 2
Bangor, ME
Red Baron Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Red Baron Lounge a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Cap's Tavern
(207) 989-2268
494 1/2 S Main St
Brewer, ME
Cap's Tavern - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Cap's Tavern offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

(207) 866-7700
103 Park St
Orono, ME
Ushuaia - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Ushuaia is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Filibuster Lounge
(207) 862-3743
Interstate 95
Hampden, ME
Filibuster Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Filibuster Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

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 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.


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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