Party Planning Winona MN

Local resource for party planning in Winona. 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.

Blanche's Tavern
(507) 452-9994
1000 E King St
Winona, MN
Blanche's Tavern - 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.

Hei-N-Low Bar
(507) 452-0502
529 E Wabasha St
Winona, MN
Hei-N-Low Bar - If you're looking to kick back, Hei-N-Low Bar, 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.

(507) 454-0128
4054 W 6th St
Winona, MN
Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, 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.

Cozy Corner Bar
(507) 457-3319
901 W 5th St
Winona, MN
Cozy Corner Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Cozy Corner Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Ed's 500 Club
(507) 452-5212
500 W 5th St
Winona, MN
Ed's 500 Club 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 Ed's 500 Club

Swede's Bar
(507) 474-0600
252 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
Swede's Bar - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Swede's Bar 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.)

Dan's Dugout
(507) 452-9793
579 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
Dan's Dugout - Happy hour never looked so good. Dan's Dugout, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Steve's Bar
(507) 454-4380
501 W 4th St
Winona, MN
Steve's Bar - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Steve's Bar, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Gabby's Bar & Lounge
(507) 452-9236
179 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
Gabby's Bar & Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Gabby's Bar & Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Schniepp's Bar
(507) 454-6362
929 E Sanborn St
Winona, MN
Schniepp's Bar, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Schniepp's Bar

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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