Party Planning Durango CO

Local resource for party planning in Durango. 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.

Eighth Avenue Tavern
(970) 259-8801
509 E 8th Ave
Durango, CO
Description
Eighth Avenue Tavern, 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 Eighth Avenue Tavern

Ball Park
(970) 385-5533
351 S Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
Description
Ball Park - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Ball Park, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Joel's
(970) 385-0430
119 W 8th St
Durango, CO
Description
Joel's - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Joel's is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Office Spiritorium
(970) 375-7260
699 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Description
Office Spiritorium - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Office Spiritorium will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Summit
(970) 247-2324
600 Main Ave # 205
Durango, CO
Description
Summit - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Summit, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Steamworks Brewing Co
(970) 375-9686
102 E 8th St
Durango, CO
Description
Steamworks Brewing Co - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Steamworks Brewing Co is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Ska Brewing Co
(970) 247-5792
545 Turner Dr
Durango, CO
Description
Ska Brewing Co - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Ska Brewing Co, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

El Rancho
(970) 259-8111
975 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Description
El Rancho - Now you have your cake and eat it too. El Rancho, 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.

T G's Tavern
(970) 259-0560
3372 Highway 550
Durango, CO
Description
T G's Tavern - If you're trying to impress your date, T G's Tavern 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 T G's Tavern offers.

Colorado Pongas
(970) 382-8554
121 W 8th St
Durango, CO
Description
Colorado Pongas - If you're looking to kick back, Colorado Pongas, 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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