The Complete Atlanta Bachelor Party Guide and Itinerary

Groups will appreciate ATL's brilliant food and beverage options.
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james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
Travel Writer & Expert
  • James Wong is a freelance travel writer and expert.
  • He's reported for publications including VOGUE, GQ, Time Out and Thrillist.
  • James has lived in London, Tokyo and New York; and has traveled to almost every corner of the world.
Updated Aug 31, 2023
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If you're looking for a bustling city with plenty of activities and dining options, consider an Atlanta bachelor party. Groups will find sports across all seasons (the city is home to the Atlanta Braves, Falcons and Hawks), as well as good eats and craft breweries. (We're talking lip-smacking, mouthwatering barbecue and fried chicken down south.) Plus, if you time an Atlanta bachelor party appropriately, groups can double their fun by coinciding the schedule with music festivals and concerts. Explore our best bachelor party tips for ATL below.

Atlanta Bachelor Party Planning in This Article:

What Are Some Atlanta Bachelor Party Ideas?

Atlanta is a thriving city that just keeps adding more to its offerings. You'll find something for every type of groom, whether you're looking for good music, good brews, good sports, or nightlife with good views. (Remember to buy something for the crew from The Knot Shop to thank them for making the trip.)

For the Music Lovers

Hip-hop and R&B are the pillars of the music industry in Atlanta, which also boasts its own country music scene, too. There are plenty of venues where you can catch a live show, or time your bachelor party to one of the city's best music festivals: Shaky Knees, Sweetwater 420 Fest, and Tomorrowland.

For the Foodies

Atlanta is a perennial favorite for food and brews. Groups will find everything from delicious Southern fare to high-end steakhouses. And there are great craft breweries like Sweetwater, Steady Hand Beer Co., and Eventide to check out. Don't miss out on the Old Fourth Distillery… trust.

For the Night Owls

Nightlife in Atlanta is busy. You'll have a range of nightclubs to choose from that offer table service and live DJs, speakeasies, or dive bars. Just pick your poison.

What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in Atlanta?

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You won't be wanting for options on your Atlanta bachelor party. Just follow our three-day itinerary to fit it all in, and you're sure to have a great time.

Day 1

Afternoon: After settling into your hotel or rental, get ready for some good eating to start the trip. At Ponce City Hall, the market's food hall offers craft cocktails, Indian street food, and so much more. Don't forget to head up to the rooftop, where a beer garden offers views of downtown Atlanta with its sips and eats, a great place to spend the afternoon while you wait for the rest of your party to arrive.

Evening: Start the trip with happy hour cocktails at Sundial Bar and Lounge, located on the 73rd floor and offering more great views of downtown. Then it's time for dinner at the Southern Gentleman, an Atlanta gastropub with fantastic Southern fare like blackeye pea fritters, fried chicken, and pecan pie. If you're up for a game night, make your way from dinner to Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium a dive bar with lots of quirk. Or find your way to the Elbow Room, a sports-themed bar with a deck. Steps away is Biltong Bar, which offers housemade cocktails, shots, and more.

Day 2

Morning: Head into the Buckhead neighborhood for brunch at one of Atlanta's best: Local Three. The brunch menu features options like big ol' chicken and biscuits, Timmy's shrimp and grits, and "The Big Poppa", a hanger steak served with cheese eggs.

Afternoon: For the afternoon, board the Atlanta Beer Bus for a four-hour tour of some of Atlanta's best breweries. The tour starts and ends at Sweetwater, but takes you to beer flights and behind-the-scenes looks at ASW Distillery, New Realm Brewing, and Orpheus Brewing.

Make tonight pizza night at Nina & Rafi's, a casual spot fit for following all those brews. Then it's time to hit that live music scene we talked about. Tabernacle, located in a historic church, is a great place to check out live bands—check their schedule to see if someone you like is playing there. Or for a nightclub scene, make your way to Tongue and Groove for live DJs, as well as table and bottle service, if you'd like.

Day 3

Morning: Sun in My Belly is the perfect last brunch of your Atlanta bachelor party, with a large breakfast menu (don't miss out on the pimento cheese omelette) and craft brews.

Afternoon: If you're here for sports, check the schedules for the Hawks, Falcons, and Braves, depending on what ballgame you're here to see. Otherwise, make your way to TopGolf Atlanta for a day on the range. Or for a different kind of driving, see if you can catch a NASCAR race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, just 20 minutes outside of town.

Evening: Dinner tonight is all about the meat. At Fox Bros Bar-B-Q you can pick from eats like chicken fried ribs, beef brisket sandwiches, or the everything plate which serves four different types of meat, whipped up by Texan brothers who know a thing or two about 'que. For a more casual end to your weekend, hit the Little 5 Corner Tavern, a great bar with darts and pool tables to play. Or for a more lively night, see if there's a good band playing at the nearby Dark Horse.

Where Should I Stay in Atlanta for a Bachelor Party?

The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel
The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

Not everything in Atlanta is walkable, but Ubers are plentiful, so don't worry about centering your hotel or rental for the weekend.

Best Atlanta Bachelor Hotels

The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel: Located in the posh neighborhood of Buckhead, this boutique hotel features over 200 guest rooms and playfully infuses a mid-century modern aesthetic throughout. We recommend a suite to upgrade the experience for the entire group.

The Westin Peachtree Plaza: The Westin is within walking distance of downtown and Centennial Park. It's for those with a slightly larger budget to spend.

Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown: This hotel is a great option for those with a middle-of-the-road budget looking for downtown locations and large rooms.

Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta: This option downtown is a great central spot that is also budget-friendly without skimping on amenities.

Pro tip: The Knot has partnered with Hotel Planner to help you secure the best group hotel rate and get free hotel advice from an expert travel planner.

    Best Atlanta Bachelor Party Rental Homes

    There are plenty of housing options for an Atlanta bachelor party, so check out TripAdvisor, VRBO, Airbnb, Expedia, and Hopper Homes. Pro tip: If you're looking to supplement your vacation rental stay with some hotel amenities such as a swimming pool or a fitness facility, you can secure Atlanta hotel day passes on ResortPass.

    Luxury Retreat: Large groups of up to 16 will want to rent this surprisingly affordable option, which offers 4 bedrooms, a courtyard with a hot tub, a movie theater, and close proximity to downtown and all the top attractions.

    Modern Home: This rental is minutes from Midtown and right near Atlantic Station offers a roof deck, four bedrooms (sleeps up to 11), and a gas and charcoal grill.

    Home in the Old 4th Ward: Smaller groups will love this rental with three bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, and easy access to everything Atlanta has to offer.

    Atlanta Bachelor Party Nightlife

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    Atlanta's cooking up delicious fried chicken and plant-based burgers to line bachelor stomachs before hitting its top bars and live music venues.

    Best Atlanta Bachelor Restaurants

    Bacchanalia: For 30 years, Bacchanalia has been a beloved local favorite to don your best gear and have a gastronomic experience to tell the office about the next morning. For newbies to Atlanta, it's all in the seasonal menu here, which is spread over four courses for a prix fixe at $110 per person. There will be surprises, there will be familiarities, and trust us, there will be celebrations. Just take a look at the mammoth beverage journal to see why.

    Slutty Vegan: It's a guarantee that if you steer a bachelor herd towards a Slutty Vegan, they'll have an unforgettable time. This notorious plant-based burger restaurant cooks patties so juicy, you'd think it were real meat. With names like the 'Fussy Hussy', the 'One Night Stand', and the 'Menage a Trois', made with all vegan ingredients (including very realistic vegan cheese), Slutty Vegan makes plants sexy enough for a gang of bros.

    The Colonnade: What's great about The Colonnade is that you'll dine at an Atlanta institution (established 1927), tuck into the most addictive of fried chicken, and have space to celebrate with a big party of bachelors, all without burning a hole through your wallets. The restaurant is a down-to-earth kind of local hangout, full of generous portions and warm Southern hospitality.

    Best Atlanta Bachelor Party Bars

    The Painted Pin: Blow off some steam and take the boys bowling. The Painted Pin is an upscale alley, and a chance to show your skills in the company of chic interiors and beautifully crafted cocktails. The large warehouse venue has fun beyond those lanes too: there are two customized indoor bocce courts, giant jenga, a bimini ring game, basketball pop-a-shots, table shuffleboard, ping pong, and southern skittles. No need to hurry off for grub either, sandwiches, salads, and tacos are available at the bar.

    Flight Club: Bachelor parties are all about bringing the groom's besties together and bonding before the big day. Flight Club is just the trick: a high-tech social darts game designed for groups, with shareable bites and bespoke cocktails brought board-side. Promoting both teamwork and a bit of competitive energy, an excellent playlist booms a club vibe for celebratory dancing at the finale. Bachelor party packages are available.

    Eddie's Attic: For gents who prefer strings and vocals, Eddie's Attic has all the talent to bring the house down. Known as Atlanta's legendary listening room, the roster features a mix of established and up-and-coming artists who come to perform original tracks and the odd cover. Sit back and enjoy, then discuss your favorites over a beer with the new buddies.

    Expert Atlanta Travel Tips

    As one of the biggest and busiest airports in the world, it's relatively easy to find a flight to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, no matter where the team is arriving from. A car is suggested whilst you're in Atlanta, but you can get from the airport to downtown and midtown via MARTA trains. Avoid Atlanta during the summer, when heat and humidity set in. The best time to visit is between March and May. For those planning on visiting multiple big attractions like the World of Coca-Cola, consider the Atlanta CityPASS for savings and queue jump.

    Allyson Johnson contributed to this article.

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