Photo: Cognac Lounge at Guy Savoy, courtesy Caesars Palace
You only have to watch The Hangover to realize how badly some Vegas bachelor parties can go. Luckily you don’t have to lose a tooth while gaining a tiger and baby to have a good time. This post is definitely angled towards the guys, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I wouldn’t mind doing most of the things on this list!
The options in Las Vegas for bachelor parties seem limitless. Nearly countless lounges and restaurants are there for some bonding time. Adrenaline-inducing wild experiences from skydiving to ziplining will get your blood pumping. Most hotels run packages for bachelor parties, too: e.g. Aria, Cosmopolitan and so on.
There are better sites to steer you to clubs and table service, and if you want a fully guided experience, check out BachelorVegas.com. They’ve been wowing grooms with their Vegas bachelor party experiences and VIP tours since 2000 providing golf outings, nightclubs, limo tours and more.
Read on for 10 of the more unique, offbeat and classy ideas you may not have considered for your Vegas bachelor party.
Photo: The Whisky Attic by Berryr3/Wikimedia Commons
1. High Class Boozing
$1 beers are fun, but how about you take things up a few notches and try some unusual or rare liquors to start out the night? Indulge in some fine cognacs by the glass at Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace inside their Cognac Lounge. The menu features a rotating list of sips ranging from $12-700 a pour, including rarities Hennessy Richard and Perfection by Hardy.
Just off Strip is The Whisky Attic inside the Freaking Frog, with over 800 whiskies and private rooms for groups. $75 per person gets you 90 minutes of education, tasting, a personal flavor profile and photos of your whisky experience.
The Las Vegas Distillery also runs tours and tastings or their vodkas, bourbons, moonshines and other boozy goodness.
2. Ride in Style
Don’t cram everyone into a few separate cabs, rent a stylish ride to ferry you around town for the night! Presidential Limo offers Ultra Stretch Escalades for 12, Monster Hummers for 14 and Party Buses for larger groups. $45-175 an hour. Seeking the refined? Seiji Limousine rents a super classy 1928 Cadillac limo with seating for four (pictured) starting at $300 an hour.
Photo: Rare cuts at Carnevino, courtesy Carnevino Las Vegas
3. It’s a Steak Out
Nearly every hotel on the Vegas Strip has a steakhouse. Everyone has their favorite and “best of lists” are a dime a dozen online. The truth is many of them are great and most offer private or semi-private dining.
The spots I consider a cut above are the $150 beef tasting menu at Carnevino at Palazzo (a la carte dining for groups of up to 14, semi-private dining for groups of 10 or more) the $109 tasting menu at Jean-Georges at Aria (a la carte dining for up to 15, private rooms for 12 or more guests including a chef’s table) or the value-laden “cut of the week” menu at Charlie Palmer Steak at Four Seasons, which comes with bottomless wine pairings for $49.
4. Mobster Style
A testament to the city’s history, the Mob Museum downtown offers their amazing Board Room as the perfect venue for the Good Fellas Blood Oath Ceremony for up to 8 guests. Become a Made Man as actors induct you into “The Family” at this unique bachelor party experience. Follow it up with a tour of the bars nearby on east Fremont…number 5 on the list!
5. Vintage Vegas Fun
Take things downtown and go old school Vegas by partying it up on east Fremont. Visit the legit speakeasy inside Commonwealth for 1920s inspired cocktails, get bottle service and play some video games at Insert Coins or visit the trendy Container Park for some brews. Fremont Street Bars is a great resource with frank reviews of the bars in the neighbourhood making sure you don’t waste an ounce of your precious drinking time.
6. Smoke It Out
If relaxing in a leather chair in a humidor smoking a few good cigars is more your style, friend of Little Vegas Wedding and cigar aficionado Mitzula recommends Casa Fuente at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on Strip. Off Strip, he says En Fuego on West Sahara, La Casa at Tivoli Village or West Wing offer comfortable lounges for the perfect cigar experience with the guys.
7. Play the Field
Go beyond the sportsbook and visit Score! at Luxor, the ultimate sports exhibit that offers sports fans an immersive fantasy sport experience. Score! offers over 200 pieces of sports memorabilia from basketball, hockey, football, soccer, boxing and more. Want to see how your stick handling compares to The Great One or how your vertical reach stacks up against the pros? Live the dream and participate in challenges designed to measure you against sports pros.
Photo: Taylored Photo Memories
8. Shoot It Up
No, we don’t mean guns (but see below for more info on that.) If you and your mates are looking fancy, why not have a photographer shoot a few cool, moody portraits of you all for posterity? Check out this post for some photos of a awesome bachelor photo shoot from Taylored Photo Memories.
9. MMA Fans…It’s Time!
Las Vegas is a hot bed of boxing and MMA training gyms — how about getting an insider’s view during a tour of them? This 5-hour tour has stops at various boxing and MMA gyms including Fight Capital MMA, UFC headquarters, One Nick’s Gym and Floyd Mayweather Jr’s boxing center, normally closed to the public. $79.99 a person at Viator.
10. Stripped Down
Despite the title of the article, it’s impossible to mention Las Vegas bachelor parties without talking about exotic dancers. I would be a terrible blogger if I didn’t at least make a mention of the quintessential bachelor party experience: strippers. A little birdie shared a few tips with me for the best experience at a gentleman’s club in Las Vegas, which might be a little different than your local strip club:
- bring bills to avoid hefty ATM fees at the club. Lap dances run about $20 a pop (ahem) plus tip
- instead of hopping in a cab and paying cover charge, make sure you call the club for a free limo pick up for your group
- start your night at Sapphire’s comedy and burlesque show before transitioning into the strippers. Tickets are $20, but VIP bottle service package and is $350 for five guests
- a quick overview: Little Darlings offers fully nude dancers but serves no booze, offering hookahs instead. Spearmint Rhino is pricey but is said to have some of the best views in the valley, if you know what I’m sayin’. And whatever you do, and no matter how drunk you are, steer clear of the Girls of Glitter Gulch on Fremont
As you can see, the options are nearly endless in Vegas for bachelor parties. Other great options include taking your wingmen on a bachelor party flight, a round of golf, playing some pinball, shooting guns or dune buggy races.
For the more chill experience there are hundreds of lounges, cabanas and restaurants to visit. Let’s face it, Las Vegas is a great place to do a bachelor party up right!