Party Planning Jacksonville NC

Local resource for party planning in Jacksonville. 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.

Dirty Deeds Bar & Laundry
(910) 577-3837
1311 Lejeune Boulevard
Jacksonville, NC
Sywanyks Scarlet & Gold
(910) 347-1106
222 Henderson Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Sywanyks Scarlet & Gold - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Sywanyks Scarlet & Gold, 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.

Gary's Lounge
(910) 455-8057
1411 N Marine Blvd
Jacksonville, NC
Gary's Lounge - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Gary's Lounge, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Party Zone
(910) 219-9663
1411 Lejeune Blvd
Jacksonville, NC
Party Zone - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Party Zone, 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.

Jugheads Tavern
(910) 347-9299
141 S Marine Blvd
Jacksonville, NC
Jugheads Tavern - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Jugheads Tavern, 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.

Spanky's Lounge
(910) 347-0003
2532 Onslow Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Spanky's Lounge - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Spanky's Lounge, 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, Spanky's Lounge will do the trick.

Mug's Away
(910) 347-6250
1202 Gum Branch Rd
Jacksonville, NC
Mug's Away - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Mug's Away 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.

Top Hat Lounge
(910) 455-6738
3038 Richlands Hwy
Jacksonville, NC
Top Hat Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Top Hat 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.

Northwoods Tavern
(910) 347-6613
2026 Onslow Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Northwoods Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Northwoods Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Crazy Jerry's Karaoke
(910) 455-8363
700 Gum Branch Rd
Jacksonville, NC
Crazy Jerry's Karaoke - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Crazy Jerry's Karaoke is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Crazy Jerry's Karaoke is more than able to oblige.

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 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.


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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