Party Planning Essex Junction VT

Local resource for party planning in Essex Junction. 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.

Murray's Tavern
(802) 878-4901
4 Lincoln Pl
Essex Junction, VT
Description
Murray's Tavern - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Murray's Tavern 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.

Higher Ground
(802) 654-8888
1 Main St
Winooski, VT
Description
Higher Ground - 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, Higher Ground kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Monkey Bar
(802) 655-4563
30 Main St
Winooski, VT
Description
Monkey Bar - Dress up. Monkey Bar isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Magic Hat Brewing Co
(802) 658-2739
5 Bartlett Bay Rd
South Burlington, VT
Description
Magic Hat Brewing Co, 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 Magic Hat Brewing Co.

Waiting Room
(802) 862-3455
156 Saint Paul St
Burlington, VT
Description
Waiting Room - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Waiting Room, 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.

Park Place Tavern Inc
(802) 878-3015
38 Park St
Essex Junction, VT
Description
Park Place Tavern Inc is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Park Place Tavern Inc

Green Man Tavern
(802) 655-9729
36 Main St
Winooski, VT
Description
Green Man Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Green Man Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Track Side Tavern
(802) 655-9542
18 Malletts Bay Ave
Winooski, VT
Description
Track Side Tavern - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Track Side Tavern 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.

Switchback Brewing Co
(802) 651-4114
160 Flynn Ave
Burlington, VT
Description
Switchback Brewing Co - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Switchback Brewing Co, 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.

135 Pearl
(802) 863-2343
135 Pearl St
Burlington, VT
Description
135 Pearl - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. 135 Pearl caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

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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