Party Planning Groton CT

Local resource for party planning in Groton. 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.

Stash's
(860) 443-1095
95 Pequot Ave
New London, CT
Description
Stash's - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Stash's, 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.

Glo Gathering Place
(860) 447-2011
653 Bank St # 1
New London, CT
Description
Glo Gathering Place - Think of Glo Gathering Place as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Dutch Tavern
(860) 442-3453
23 Green St
New London, CT
Description
Dutch Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Dutch Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Dutch Tavern is more than able to oblige.

Sunset Ribs Co
(860) 443-7427
378 Rope Ferry Rd
Waterford, CT
Description
Sunset Ribs Co - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Sunset Ribs Co 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.)

Flashbaxx
(860) 447-9668
372 Boston Post Rd
Waterford, CT
Description
Flashbaxx - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Flashbaxx, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Casey's Pub
(860) 448-1600
27 Kings Hwy
Groton, CT
Description
Casey's Pub - Think of Casey's Pub as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Frank's Place
(860) 443-8883
13 Amity St
New London, CT
Description
Frank's Place - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Frank's Place makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Silk Stockings
(860) 448-1077
403 Route 12
Groton, CT
Description
Silk Stockings - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Silk Stockings, 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.

Harp & Hound
(860) 572-7778
4 Pearl St
Mystic, CT
Description
Harp & Hound, 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 Harp & Hound

C J's Saloon
(860) 464-5564
1598 Route 12
Gales Ferry, CT
Description
C J's Saloon - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? C J's Saloon 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.

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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