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.

Witoka Tavern
(507) 452-4346
RR 3
Winona, MN
Witoka Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Witoka Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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

Mankato Bar
(507) 454-6529
477 Mankato Ave
Winona, MN
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.

C G's Sports Lounge
(507) 454-4390
956 Mankato Ave
Winona, MN
C G's Sports Lounge - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? C G's Sports Lounge is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, C G's Sports Lounge is more than able to oblige.

E B's Corner
(507) 452-5366
700 W 5th St
Winona, MN
E B's Corner - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. E B's Corner 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.

Bergie's Bar & Grill Inc
(507) 452-5949
RR 1 Box 113
Winona, MN
Bergie's Bar & Grill Inc 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 Bergie's Bar & Grill Inc

Sloppy Joe's
(507) 452-9887
526 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
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.

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.

Handy Corner
(507) 454-6561
700 E 5th St
Winona, MN
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.

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.

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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