Party Planning Eau Claire WI

Local resource for party planning in Eau Claire. 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.

(715) 835-9959
411 Galloway St
Eau Claire, WI
Scooter's - If you're trying to impress your date, Scooter's 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 Scooter's offers.

Fox Run Tavern
(715) 835-6489
1515 S 65th Ave
Eau Claire, WI
Fox Run Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Fox Run 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.

Labor Temple Lounge
(715) 832-6227
2233 Birch St # 6
Eau Claire, WI
Labor Temple Lounge, 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 Labor Temple Lounge.

Ray's Place
(715) 832-3991
838 Water St
Eau Claire, WI
Ray's Place - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Ray's Place, 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, Ray's Place will do the trick.

Hoot's Hilltop Tavern
(715) 835-9223
924 E Madison St
Eau Claire, WI
Hoot's Hilltop Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Hoot's Hilltop Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Hoot's Hilltop Tavern is more than able to oblige.

Nelson's Barstow Tap
(715) 832-5144
224 N Barstow St
Eau Claire, WI
Nelson's Barstow Tap - If you're looking to kick back, Nelson's Barstow Tap, 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.

Amber Inn Bar & Grill
(715) 832-0568
840 E Madison St
Eau Claire, WI
Amber Inn Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Amber Inn Bar & Grill 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.

Wigwam Tavern
(715) 834-9061
314 E Madison St
Eau Claire, WI
Wigwam Tavern - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Wigwam Tavern, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

My Place
(715) 835-5483
408 Galloway St
Eau Claire, WI
My Place - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, My Place, 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.

(715) 832-2202
324 Water St
Eau Claire, WI
Brothers - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Brothers 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.

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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