A Dallas bachelor party is the perfect setting to spend some quality time with your boys before saying farewell to your singledom. The city and its environs have everything you’d want from your last hurrah as a single guy, including first-class dining, a variety of sports and entertainment and regal hotels fit for the occasion. If you’re a groom or best man looking for things to occupy your epic weekend in Dallas, we’ve got you covered.
Start planning your Dallas bachelor party with this guide to the Big D.
What to Do
As the largest city in the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, just about anything you’ve envisioned doing for your Dallas bachelor party, you can find here.
Start the weekend with some playful fun at Topgolf Dallas, conveniently located in Northeast Dallas. Depending on when you’re visiting, take in a local sports game so all of your groomsmen will have some time to bond. The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington; The MLB’s Texas Rangers play just down the road from the Cowboys at Globe Life Park while the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and the NHL’s Dallas Stars both play near downtown Dallas at American Airlines Center.
If your guy gang enjoys craft and exotic brews, Dallas is an excellent place to try some new flavors. Community Beer Company is a local favorite craft brewery with an expansive taproom for visitors to tour. The Ginger Man’s backyard beer garden in Uptown is another option to wind down with their large selection of beers from all over the world.
End the night in decadent celebration mode at House of Cigars, a must-visit for any Dallas bachelor party. If you’re starting the party on Saturday, be sure to head here early because it closes at 9 p.m., although it does extend hours until 1:30 a.m. on Fridays.
Where to Eat
If you’ve chosen to have a Dallas bachelor party, we can assume you and your best men love a nice steak and some hearty barbecue. If you’ve never been, you cannot skip out on Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. This elegant steak restaurant in Northwest Dallas is part of a legendary group of Texas-based restaurants that includes Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen and Pappasito’s Cantina — both of which are worth a visit as well.
It’s true that you can’t go wrong with just about any hole-in-the-wall barbecue pit in Texas, but if you want to guarantee a fine selection of smoked meats, Smokey John’s BBQ is famous for Texas-style brisket while The Slow Bone is a trendier, Design District upstart that’s serious about traditional barbecue.
You’ll also be remiss if you don’t sample some of the region’s Tex-Mex when you visit for your Dallas bachelor party. Don’t expect Mexican street food when you enter Avila’s, a favorite of locals in Uptown. Load up on smothered favorites like enchiladas topped with mole and served with refried beans and Spanish rice or order brisket tacos for the ultimate South meets Southwest treat.
Where to Stay
Dallas isn’t a super-walkable city, but you can experience the most urban parts (and cut down on Uber expenses) with a hotel stay in Uptown, Deep Ellum or downtown.
Hotel Zaza is an elegant, boutique hotel in Uptown with an upscale restaurant (Dragonfly) and full spa. Conveniently located near Uptown Plaza and the Victory station on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail, you’ll be in a prime location to enjoy the rest of the city from this perch.
For the downtown experience, skip the chains and go for the chic Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas. This pet-friendly hotel on Commerce Street is a short walk from many attractions, including Dealey Plaza and John F. Kennedy Memorial.