Party Planning Fort Dodge IA

Local resource for party planning in Fort Dodge. 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.

Dusty's Corral
(515) 576-3035
7 S 11th St # 4
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Dusty's Corral, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Dusty's Corral

Big Red's
(515) 955-3979
25 S 9th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Big Red's - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Big Red'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.)

Studio 32
(515) 573-7428
710 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Studio 32 - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Studio 32 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.

Top Hat Lounge
(515) 955-1910
15 S 8th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Top Hat Lounge - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Top Hat Lounge, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Bill's Fireside Lounge
(515) 573-5501
16 N 11th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Bill's Fireside Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Bill's Fireside Lounge, 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 Bill's Fireside Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Pee Wee's Pub
(515) 573-2187
816 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Pee Wee's Pub - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Pee Wee's Pub, 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.

After Dark
(515) 573-3313
509 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
After Dark - If you're trying to impress your date, After Dark 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 After Dark offers.

Bill & Libby's Cocktail Lounge
(515) 955-3336
14 S 11th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Bill & Libby's Cocktail Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Bill & Libby's Cocktail Lounge, 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 Bill & Libby's Cocktail Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Cricket's
(515) 576-4692
509 1st Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Cricket's - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Cricket's makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Dodger Tap
(515) 955-8281
22 N 12th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Dodger Tap - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Dodger Tap 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.)

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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