When most people think bachelor party, they think Las Vegas - and for good reason. A Las Vegas bachelor party offers something for everyone, from gambling and parties to wild adventures and activities that can’t be found anywhere else.
Whether you’re a big spender, on a budget, or somewhere in between, there is a Las Vegas bachelor party for every type of groom.
What to Do
It wouldn’t be a Las Vegas bachelor party without stopping by a few casinos and nightclubs! Try your luck at the Bellagio. With cards, dice, and slot machines galore, this casino is iconic for a reason. Card sharks can belly up to one of 40 poker tables, including two high-limit tables for the skilled players with deep pockets. Peek through the doors of Bobby’s Room, the highest-limit poker table in the world with a $20,000 minimum buy-in in a well-appointed lounge named after the 1978 World Series of Poker winner, Bobby Baldwin.
For the hottest DJs, killer Tuesday night special guests (Think Snoop Dogg or Nelly), and 2,000 of your closest friends, hit up Drai’s Beachclub and Nightclub on top of the Cromwell. Pro tip: Use your casino winnings to splurge on the nicest swim trunks you can find.
But a Las Vegas bachelor party isn’t just about gambling and dancing. If you prefer your risk-taking to come with a little more adrenaline, swap your inner James Bond for your inner Tom Cruise and climb into a fighter jet. The Top Gun Experience at Sky Combat Ace puts you in the cockpit - and at the controls! A highly trained instructor pilot will walk you through each maneuver, then it’s your turn to take command. Loop, spin, flip, and even fly backwards at heart-racing speed, and give gravity a run for its money.
Looking for a show and a few laughs? Absinthe, a burlesque circus under a big top behind Caesar’s Palace, is not to be missed. It’s hilariously raunchy, a little old-timey, and there’s a bar at the entrance so you can grab a beer or a cocktail to enjoy as the fun begins.
Where to Eat
Whether you won big or are just hungry, every Las Vegas bachelor party needs a steakhouse dinner. Take the Rat Pack classic into the 21st century at STK, where your dry aged bone-in ribeye is accompanied by tunes from the in-house DJ. Voted one of the 100 best steakhouses in America by OpenTable, the white leather banquets and bustling bar make this a place where you’ll want to settle in for a totally indulgent evening.
For the adventurous of stomach, Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres is an experience not to be missed. Browse the menu of classic cocktails and the award-winning wine list, then get ready for flavors you love, presented in a whole new way. Order the iconic cotton candy foie gras, a Michelin-starred chef’s take on a sloppy joe, and a spread of totally delectable Spanish hams, or opt for a tasting menu and let the restaurant’s team take you on a journey. For a front row view of the action, belly up to the 10-seat Chef’s Table.
Vegas is also known for its sushi joints, so grab your chopsticks and head to Yellowtail. Akira Back, a former pro snowboarder who trained under Masaharu Morimoto and Nobu Matsuhisa, serves up his own line of sake alongside a huge spread of creative shared plates (think kobe beef tataki and dynamite scallops) and exciting rolls (don’t miss the Angry Salmon, with serrano chilis and avocado). The seven-course omakase, or tasting menu, guides you through the greatest hits, and can be paired with sake perfectly matched to every bite.
Where to Stay
Cost-conscious bachelors don’t have to be relegated to a motel far off the Strip. Stay in the heart of it all at The Linq, home to a hopping adults-only pool, the High Roller, and hotel rooms for under $100 a night - right in the middle of it all. The Bunk Bed Deluxe room features two queen beds plus a twin upper bunk, so you grab four of your buddies and crash for less than you’d lose at the poker table. The pool features beer pong and a live DJ seven days a week, and you’re just steps away from a Happy Half Hour, a 30-minute ride on the High Roller for with a few drinks and killer views of the Strip.
On the way other end of the spectrum is the Kingpin Suite at The Palms. This 4,500 square foot suite has two regulation-sized bowling lanes, a theater-sized TV, a pool table, a wet bar, and butler service so you can live it up in style. Don’t forget to check the schedule for the Pearl Theater, where everyone from 3 Doors Down to Blink 182 graces the stage. The hotel’s pool prides itself on being a relaxing oasis away from the scene on the strip, so when you’ve got a hangover to nurse, this spa-inspired retreat is the perfect place to unwind in the sun.