Party Planning Iowa City IA

Local resource for party planning in Iowa City. 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.

Red Poppy
(319) 351-9145
341 E. College St.
Iowa City, IA
 
Mike's Tap
(319) 351-9416
122 Wright St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Mike's Tap - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Mike's Tap? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Brothers Bar & Grill
(319) 338-6373
125 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Brothers Bar & Grill - Happy hour never looked so good. Brothers Bar & Grill, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Memories
(319) 338-6080
928 Maiden Ln
Iowa City, IA
Description
Memories - If you're looking to kick back, Memories, 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.

Sports Column
(319) 356-6902
12 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Sports Column - If you're looking to kick back, Sports Column, 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.

Dublin Underground
(319) 337-7660
5 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Dublin Underground - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Dublin Underground 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.

Joe's Place
(319) 338-6717
115 Iowa Ave
Iowa City, IA
Description
Joe's Place 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 Joe's Place

Q Bar
(319) 337-9107
211 Iowa Ave
Iowa City, IA
Description
Q Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Q Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Green Room
(319) 354-4350
509 S Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Green Room - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Green Room, 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.

Gabe's
(319) 354-4788
330 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Gabe's - Dress up. Gabe's 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.

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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