atlantic city nightlife

If you’ve chosen to have an Atlantic City bachelor party, we’re guessing you’re ready to party pretty hard. After all, this city, often referred to as “Little Vegas,” is all about sun, sand and casinos. We can’t think of a better way to bid adieu to bachelorhood than spending long days on the beach and long nights at the poker tables. 

Start planning your Atlantic City bachelor party with this helpful itinerary. 

What to Do

Kick off your Atlantic City bachelor party by kicking off your shoes and getting your toes in the sand at one of the area’s legendary beaches, some of the most popular in the country. Hit up AC Surf School for a surfing lesson for your crew, or, if you’re already a skilled surfer, spend the early part of the day catching some serious rip curls. When hunger strikes, head over to the world-famous boardwalk for some greasy but iconic boardwalk fare, like pizza, burgers, fries and funnel cakes. And don’t worry—the AC offers plenty of opportunities to level it up when dinner time rolls around. After that, it’s all about the nightlife! 

If you’re looking to live it up long after the sun goes down, you’ve definitely come to the right place! Casinos dot the boardwalk, making it easy to hop from one to another without having to line up transportation. You’ll recognize some of Vegas’ most popular casinos here, too, like Tropicana, Caesars, and Harrah’s. But it’s the elegant Borgata, soaring above the Atlantic City skyline, that gets our top pick for a can’t-miss AC hot spot. This 600-million-dollar property that includes next-door luxury hotel Water Club contains everything you need and much more for a fabulous weekend to remember. It houses one of Atlantic City’s best casinos, with more than 3,000 slots and 180 table games. 

Not the casino type? Catch a show at the hotel’s massive Event Center or at the intimate Music Box, book a spa appointment to get wedding-ready with your crew or simply relax by one of the five indoor or outdoor pools. 

Where to Eat

No Atlantic City bachelor party weekend would be complete without trying some of the amazing food this city offers. Similar to Las Vegas, many celebrity chefs head to Atlantic City to open crowd-pleasing restaurants, like Bobby Flay’s Steak. But Atlantic City is chock full of restaurants that take dining to the next level. 

At Buddakan, top-notch Pan-Asian cuisine combines with stellar décor (a huge, glowing Buddha, anyone?) at this famous Atlantic City eatery. So whether you’re craving a cutting-edge cocktail or food from the Far East, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at this upscale eatery. 

When’s the last time you had a plate piled high with down-home soul food? If you can’t remember, it’s time for you to head on over to Kelsey’s with your crew and eat your heart out. With home-style dishes like southern fried chicken & waffles, and Cajun-inspired fare like shrimp and grits, it’s homestyle done right. 

Looking to heat things up with a little dinner and dancing? No better place to do that than Cuba. But if you can’t make it down there, head over to Cuba Libre, one of the hottest spots in Atlantic City, hands down. Featuring lively nightlife every day of the week and an array of amazing cocktails, this is the place to be if you’re looking to get a little rowdy during your Atlantic City bachelor party.

Where to Stay

Whether you and your posse are in Atlantic City to hit the casinos or not, there are tons of fantastic hotels to choose from. Starting with casino hotels (of which there’s no shortage!), our top picks include the Borgata, of course, but also the Ocean Casino Resort, an all-glass five-star resort with plush, modern accommodations, an expansive casino and unforgettable water features, including both indoor and outdoor pools.  

At the Hard Rock Casino Hotel, basic, comfortable accommodations mix with amazing extras and a fabulous pool at this classic hotel. Don’t forget to snag your collectible glass from the hotel’s restaurant. 

And Bally’s Atlantic City offers the best of both worlds: it’s a beachfront hotel with an on-site casino. Comfortable rooms and an insane indoor pool round out the offerings at this excellent property. 

If you’d like to steer clear of the gambling scene, there are plenty of hotel chains with stellar offerings in Atlantic City, like the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, the Courtyard Marriott Atlantic City, and the Wyndham Skyline Tower. Either way, there’s more than enough stuff to do to ensure your Atlantic City bachelor party is an event you won’t soon forget!