Stocking Your Bar for a Party

A bar is one of the focal points of a party so you want to have the following items stocked.

Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks
Beer selection – Have two regular domestic beers, one light domestic and one import or micro-brew.
Non Alcoholic Beer Selection – Sharp’s, O’Doul’s (optional)

Wine selection – Have both red and white wine. Blush is optional.

Hint: Think about the carpet before serving red wine.

Soda selection – Have cola, diet cola, sprite, soda water and regular water. Lemon and limes go well with these.

Full Basic Bar
Vodka
Gin
Rum
Whiskey
Brandy
Scotch
Bourbon (optional)
Tequila (optional)
Liqueurs and Cordials (ie: Bailey’s, Amaretto) (optional)

Mixes – Tonic, Club Soda, Lemon Sour, Orange Juice, Lime Juice
Optional Mixes – Grapefruit Juice, Cranberry Juice, Bloody Mary Mix, Grenadine

Garnish – Lemons, Limes, Olives, Cherries

Essentials – Ice , Glassware, Napkins, Wine Opener, Pour Spouts, Stir Sticks, Bar Towels

Equipment – Portable Bar or Topped/Skirted Table with a small table for a back bar area,
Coolers for Ice and Chilled Product

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Wendi

    Reply Reply June 8, 2011

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  • susie

    Reply Reply November 18, 2011

    Great list and breakdown of what should be stocked in your bar for an event or party

  • Drake

    Reply Reply February 28, 2012

    Finding good bartenders is also one of the keys to having a great time at a bar filled event.

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