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.

Handy Corner
(507) 454-6561
700 E 5th St
Winona, MN
Description
Handy Corner - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Handy Corner 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.

Rascal's
(507) 454-2173
151 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
Description
Rascal's - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Rascal's, 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.

Sloppy Joe's
(507) 452-9887
526 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
Description
Sloppy Joe's, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Sloppy Joe's.

Mankato Bar
(507) 454-6529
477 Mankato Ave
Winona, MN
Description
Mankato Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Mankato 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.

Schniepp's Bar
(507) 454-6362
929 E Sanborn St
Winona, MN
Description
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

Steve's Bar
(507) 454-4380
501 W 4th St
Winona, MN
Description
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.

Swede's Bar
(507) 474-0600
252 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
Description
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.)

Brothers
(507) 452-7673
129 W 3rd St
Winona, MN
Description
Brothers - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Brothers 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.

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

Poots Tavern
(507) 452-9952
579 E Wabasha St
Winona, MN
Description
Poots 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.

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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