Party Planning Norwich CT

Local resource for party planning in Norwich. 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.

Shooters Bar & Grill
(860) 889-0877
458 Main St
Norwich, CT
Description
Shooters Bar & Grill - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Shooters 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, Shooters Bar & Grill will do the trick.

Wilson's Saloon
(860) 859-2477
78 Franklin St
Norwich, CT
Description
Wilson's Saloon - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Wilson's Saloon kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Village Lounge
(860) 886-5743
Route 165
Preston, CT
Description
Village Lounge, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Village Lounge

Lucky's Lounge
(860) 862-5825
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT
Description
Lucky's Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Lucky's Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Caribbean Bar & Restaurant
(860) 423-1535
451 Main
Windham, CT
Description
Caribbean Bar & Restaurant - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Caribbean Bar & Restaurant, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Babes Cafe
(860) 859-9843
88 Boswell Ave
Norwich, CT
Description
Babes Cafe - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Babes Cafe is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Babes Cafe is more than able to oblige.

Billy Wilson's Ageing Still
(860) 887-8733
57 Broadway
Norwich, CT
Description
Billy Wilson's Ageing Still - Think of Billy Wilson's Ageing Still 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.

Side Track Cafe
(860) 376-1552
12 S Main St
Jewett City, CT
Description
Side Track Cafe 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 Side Track Cafe

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.

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.

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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