Party Planning Manhattan KS

Local resource for party planning in Manhattan. 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.

Fat's Bar & Grill
(785) 776-2424
1209 Laramie St
Manhattan, KS
Fat's Bar & Grill - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Fat's Bar & Grill 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.

Rusty's Next Door
(785) 587-1845
1215 Moro St
Manhattan, KS
Rusty's Next Door - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Rusty's Next Door, 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.

Rusty's Outback
(785) 776-9891
1209 Moro St
Manhattan, KS
Rusty's Outback - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Rusty's Outback, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Auntie Mae's Parlor
(785) 539-8508
614 N 12th St
Manhattan, KS
Auntie Mae's Parlor - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Auntie Mae's Parlor 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.

Cock & Bull
(785) 776-6699
2413 Stagg Hill Rd
Manhattan, KS
Cock & Bull - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Cock & Bull 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.

My Place
(785) 776-2316
601 N 3rd St
Manhattan, KS
My Place - Happy hour never looked so good. My Place, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Teachers Lounge
(785) 537-0955
2609 Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS
Teachers Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Teachers Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Porter's Bar
(785) 537-7151
706 N Manhattan Ave
Manhattan, KS
Porter's Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Porter's Bar 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.

Willie's Sports Bar & Grill
(785) 539-6746
307 S Seth Child Rd
Manhattan, KS
Willie's Sports Bar & Grill - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Willie's Sports Bar & Grill, 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, Willie's Sports Bar & Grill will do the trick.

Gin Mill
(785) 776-2119
317 Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS
Gin Mill - 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.

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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