It’s your buddy’s last night of freedom, huh? Though every bachelor party is a bit different, there are a handful of expected must-haves for them, which get even more ramped up when you throw Vegas into the equation.
If you’re still filling in a few gaps in your bachelor party to-do list, here’s a list to double-check yours by.
Grubbin’ and Clubbin’
Vegas is home to many fun, rowdy eatery-slash-bar joints like Dick’s Last Resort, Rock & Rita’s and Margaritaville. Gilley’s has country flair, and there’s always the nearby Señor Frog’s if you prefer a spring break feel for your bachelor party.
Mr. Lucky’s at the Hard Rock Hotel is open 24 hours a day and has a vibe that lives up to the HRH, so you can hit them up before or after anything else you’ve got going on during the day.
What would a trip to Vegas be without visiting one of the dozens of nightclubs? Marquee at The Cosmopolitan and Tao and Lavo at the Venetian and Palazzo, respectively, are always packed and filled with a fun party crowd you’d want for a bachelor party, as well as a great variety of music.
The Wynn and Encore’s selection of clubs, including XS, Surrender and Tryst collectively have some of the best electronic dance music talent in the world, meaning there’s a great party vibe in those resorts almost every weekend along with stars like Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, Afrojack and others.
Guns, Guns, Guns
It’s a fact, I checked: There’s no better way to bond with your pals than shooting some very large guns.
Machine Guns Vegas is just a few minutes off the Strip and offers a unique experience. This isn’t a rustic affair in what would otherwise pass as a hangar or oversized basement, either. MGV is a shooting range that also has an ultra-lounge feel, featuring comfortable seating, lights, music and a hospitable atmosphere. You can help yourself to bottled water or energy drinks and the staff is friendly. The safety range officers all have military experience, so even first-time shooters can feel at home here.
You can choose from a variety of target posters like Osama Bin Laden, zombies and hostage situations as well as the standard qualification target and of course, you can take it home.
Girls, Girls, Girls
Of course, the action hero daydream isn’t the only fantasy you’ve had.
Luxor’s steamy “Fantasy” show is another great bachelor party pick. The 90-minute topless revue showcases beautiful women strutting their stuff in all sorts of scenarios and song-and-dance numbers, from an assortment of lingerie-clad beauties to a sexy rendition of “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy.” Comedic impressionist Sean E. Cooper’s James Brown and Sammy Davis Jr. impersonations, among a surprise other few, make the show even more fun.
Whether your favorite is Lorena, Yesi, Ashton or Kristin, this “Fantasy” is sure to live up to all of yours.
“Crazy Girls” over at the Riviera is another pick, and a Vegas icon – it recently celebrated 25 years and the “No ifs, ands, or butts” statue is probably one of the most photographed spots in the city.
CG features eight gorgeous girls on stage, dancing to a variety of songs from Aerosmith’s “Pink,” to Ruth Wallis’ hilarious song “You’ve Gotta Have Boobs,” and the finale girl-on-girl performance is done with minimal lighting to help accentuate the mood and beauty of the girls. It’s truly a topless revue that feels like an amped-up strip club.
Speaking of which…
Be gentlemen at the gentlemen’s club
Now, the strip club is a bachelor party tradition for as long as either of those two things has existed.
Sapphire Las Vegas is a great choice, and its sheer size and variety alone make it worth checking out.
Ten skyboxes with different themes, areas for private lap dances, a champagne room and a karaoke room (!) make up Sapphire’s plentiful amenities, while nearly-nude bodies are everywhere from the VIP booths to the two main stages (and overhead catwalk – yes, Sapphire is that big).
Crazy Horse III is another fantastic option, since you get access to an after-hours nightclub, Posh, as well, so you can continue your party late into the night. Hundreds of beautiful dancers, VIP rooms, sushi and hookah make for the perfect vibe for bachelors out to party on this special night.
Still looking for more? Our bachelor/bachelorette party guide might be of use to you.