Post # 1
Please help me by providing your thoughts on our potential bar menu. We are having an open bar, but with a limited selection of drinks. There will be between 200-220 guests and a lot of party people! Is there any thing you think we should add? Take away?
Liquor: Whiskey, Vodka, Rum (and possibly Fireball because that seems to be the drink of choice amung our peers at the moment).
Beer: Coors Lt. and Blue Moon
Wine: Standard red and standard white
Mixers: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Soda Water, Tonic Water, Cranberry Juice
Post # 3
@wildcatjack: What kinds of whiskey, vodka, rum? I think Captain and regular rum are good choices (to have both). I’d probably add one more good beer if it was me. Not sure what you mean by standard red and standard white. Are there only 2 wines then (1 red and 1 white) or are you having a few different reds and a few different whites? I’d probably do at least 2 kinds of red and 2 kinds of white…or even 2 and 3.
Post # 4
Gin. Otherwise, looks good.
Post # 5
@wildcatjack: I don’t know where you are, but I love me some hard cider (Woodchuck especially), if you can swing it! I’m not a big drinker but that’s my jam. Will there be mixers (like fruit juices)– for the hard liquors?
Post # 6
Personally i would have at least two white selections, possibly a sparkling/champagne. Also orange juice for a mixer i’m a big vodka orange juice girl.
Post # 7
Definitely add gin. And if it was my H’s crowd? Add Scotch. But you know what your friends like.
If you’re not a wine drinker, I would get some advice on the wine – I don’t know what “standard” means. I would do a pino grigio and a non-oaky chardonnay, and probably prosecco or something else sparkling, and then a pinot noir and a malbec.
Post # 8
Maybe add like a Budlight type beer that almost everyone will drink. Fh’s sister only had Coor’s at theirs and a lot of people weren’t thrilled with that. But if you know everyone likes Coor’s then that would work for you. Otherwise looks great!
Post # 9
I would consider adding an imported beer. Our crowd loves imported beer and Stella in particular. Every BBQ we throw and at our wedding, we always run out of Stella.
I would consider also have two white and two reds. People are often particular about wines and for whites, for example, some love chardonnay whereas some insist on pinot grigio.
Post # 10
Thank you for the input, I don’t know how I forgot about Gin!
As far as wine goes I am not the person to ask 🙂 Not much of a wine drinker, but by “standard” I basically meant I would look into whatever the normal thing was to have and get it. I was only planning on having one of each, but now that everyone seems to think we need two of each I will look into it further.
For the beer most of the guests are a “Coors Lt.” kind of crowd, but I was considering adding some Stella into the mix. And I wanted to do prosecco for the toast.
Post # 12
@wildcatjack: You don’t need more than one type of white and red IMO. I am having one red (pinot noir), one white (pinot gris), and one rose (of pinot noir), cause a party without rose in the summer should be illegal!
Post # 13
I am in the same situation of picking the alcohol for the bar
I agree with the gin. Also, I think buying a bottle or 2 of scotch wouldn’t hurt (We have 4 bottles of black label because it was important to the Fiance and groomsmen). I also agree with having an import like stella (always a popular beer).
My bridesmaids are throwing me a “stock the bar party” (pretty typical here) for the freinds of Fiance and I. I have all the family covered with budlight, blue moon and Killians and the wine (one red, one white and one blush). This way we have a variety and there is a little something for everyone.
We have a variety but once its gone, its gone. Have some of the 3 kegs we purchased!
Post # 14
@wildcatjack: I’d add something like Heineken maybe. People like that.
Post # 15
Here’s ours – I think yours looks good, with the addition of gin. I think the big thing is just to have very clear, easy to read, menus on the bar so people know what their choices are by the time they get to the bartender.
Signature Drink: Rum Punch (going to ask them to garnish with a lime wedge)
Beer: Bud Light & Blue Moon (need to make sure they have orange slices)
Wine: Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
Non-Alcoholic: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Iced Tea, Coffee, Water
Post # 16
I think that is great, you’re being very generous offering spirits in the open bar so everyone will be more than happy. I don’t know the types of beers you mentioned… but I would ensure a full strength beer was offered – you may already have that, I’m just not familiar with your chosen beers.
A house/standard sparkling wine might be an idea?