Party Planning Bloomington IL

Local resource for party planning in Bloomington. 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.

Bob's
(309) 662-3231
2303 E Washington St # 8
Bloomington, IL
Description
Bob's - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Bob'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.)

Windjammer Lounge
(309) 663-2233
2303 Stern Dr
Bloomington, IL
Description
Windjammer Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Windjammer Lounge 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.

Ju Ju's Sports Bar & Restaurnt
(309) 827-4178
525 N Center St
Bloomington, IL
Description
Ju Ju's Sports Bar & Restaurnt - If you're looking to kick back, Ju Ju's Sports Bar & Restaurnt, 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.

Treehouse Lounge
(309) 662-5231
2060 Ireland Grove Rd
Bloomington, IL
Description
Treehouse Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Treehouse 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.

Diggers
(309) 829-3757
230 E Front St
Bloomington, IL
Description
Diggers - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Gill St Sports Bar & Rstrnt
(309) 661-6387
3002 Gill St
Bloomington, IL
Description
Gill St Sports Bar & Rstrnt - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Gill St Sports Bar & Rstrnt 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.

Elroy's
(309) 828-0142
102 W Washington St
Bloomington, IL
Description
Elroy's - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Elroy's is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Elroy's is more than able to oblige.

Lunker's
(309) 451-3474
104 S Linden St
Normal, IL
Description
Lunker's - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Lunker's 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.

Fat Jack's
(309) 821-9222
511 N Main St
Bloomington, IL
Description
Fat Jack's - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Fat Jack's, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Maguire's Bar & Grill
(309) 829-0002
220 N Center St
Bloomington, IL
Description
Maguire's Bar & Grill - If you're looking to kick back, Maguire's Bar & Grill, 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.

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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