Party Planning West Hartford CT

Local resource for party planning in West Hartford. 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.

Streich's Brewing Co
(860) 233-4545
53 Richard St
West Hartford, CT
Description
Streich's Brewing Co - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Streich's Brewing Co, 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, Streich's Brewing Co will do the trick.

Brickyard Cafe, The
(860) 249-2112
111-113 Allyn St
Hartford, CT
Description
Brickyard Cafe, The - This 'something-for-everyone' club draws mostly a barely-legal crowd looking to hook up. These young 20-somethings can choose between The Patio, a sidewalk cafe; The Lounge; the dance club floor, complete with bar and tables; and the sports bar level, with TVs, pool tables, and video games.

Peter's Cafe
(860) 233-3733
1585 Park St
Hartford, CT
Description
Peter's Cafe - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Peter's Cafe, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Fly Pub
(860) 233-3005
831 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT
Description
Fly Pub - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Fly Pub 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.)

International Pub
(860) 246-7227
379 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
International Pub - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. International Pub? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Duffy's Bar & Grill
(860) 523-1392
281 Park Rd
West Hartford, CT
Description
Duffy's Bar & Grill - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Duffy's Bar & Grill, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Seduction Night Club
(860) 951-7133
81 Pope Park Hwy
Hartford, CT
Description
Seduction Night Club - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Seduction Night Club, 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.

Paradise Cafe
(860) 278-0536
442 New Britain Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
Paradise Cafe - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Paradise Cafe? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Los Hermanos Cafe
(860) 523-4211
1613 Park St
Hartford, CT
Description
Los Hermanos 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 Los Hermanos Cafe

Chez Est
(860) 525-3243
458 Wethersfield Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
Chez Est - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

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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