Party Planning Grand Island NE

Local resource for party planning in Grand Island. 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.

Ruff's Bar
(308) 384-4585
311 N Walnut St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Ruff's Bar - Let's call it what it is. Ruff's Bar, 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 Ruff's Bar you should have plenty of options.

Bonzai Beach Club
(308) 398-9283
107 N Walnut St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Bonzai Beach Club - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Bonzai Beach Club 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.

Fitzgerald's 4th St Tavern
(308) 382-9967
418 W 4th St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Fitzgerald's 4Th St Tavern - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Sportsman Bar
(308) 389-3482
501 N Pine St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Sportsman Bar - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

B T's Lounge
(308) 382-9773
2320 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE
Description
B T's Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. B T's Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

El Palenque Bar
(308) 382-9771
106 W 4th St
Grand Island, NE
Description
El Palenque Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into El Palenque Bar, 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, El Palenque Bar will do the trick.

City Limits
123 E South Front St
Grand Island, NE
Description
City Limits - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because City Limits, 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.

J Alfred Prufrock's
(308) 398-8466
308 N Pine St
Grand Island, NE
Description
J Alfred Prufrock's - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. J Alfred Prufrock'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.)

Almosa Bar
(308) 381-7967
411 N Vine St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Almosa Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Almosa Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Sluggers
(308) 382-1786
707 W Anna St
Grand Island, NE
Description
Sluggers - Happy hour never looked so good. Sluggers, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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