Party Planning Cedar Rapids IA

Local resource for party planning in Cedar Rapids. 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.

Left Bank
(319) 363-5338
1200 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Left Bank - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Left Bank is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

O'Maggie's Pub
(319) 366-7259
416 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
O'maggie's Pub, 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 O'maggie's Pub.

3rd Street Live
(319) 365-6141
1204 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
3Rd Street Live - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because 3Rd Street Live, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Stop Off
(319) 364-9421
420 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Stop Off - Let's call it what it is. Stop Off, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Stop Off you should have plenty of options.

Keg
(319) 364-9341
719 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Keg - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Keg? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Cognac Club
(319) 364-9439
616 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Cognac Club - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Cognac Club, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Tycoon
(319) 362-8789
427 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Tycoon - 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, Tycoon kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Billy Magoos
(319) 365-1591
715 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Billy Magoos - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Billy Magoos, 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.

Dragon Nightclub Inc
(319) 286-9284
329 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Dragon Nightclub Inc - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Dragon Nightclub Inc, 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.

South Side Tavern
(319) 364-9302
1326 2nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
South Side Tavern - If you're looking to kick back, South Side Tavern, 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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