An Atlanta Bachelor Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend
An Atlanta bachelor party is the perfect option if you're looking for a bustling city with plenty on offer. You'll find sports for all seasons (Braves, Falcons, and Hawks), good eats, craft breweries, music festivals, and plenty to do after the sun goes down.
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 TommorowWorld.
For the Foodie
Atlanta is a topnotch spot for food and brews, no matter what flavors you're looking for. You'll find everything from delicious Southern fare to high-end steakhouses. And there are great craft breweries, like Sweetwater, Orpheus, Second Self, and Eventide to check out. Don't miss out on the Old Fourth Distillery, either.
For the Night Owls
Nightlife in Atlanta is busy. You'll have your 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?
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.
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.
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.
Evening: 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.
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 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?
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 Westin Peachtree Plaza is within walking distance to downtown and Centennial Park, for those with a larger budget to spend.
- Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown is a great option for those with a middle-of-the-road budget looking for downtown locations and large rooms.
- Sheraton Atlanta in downtown is a great central spot that is also budget-friendly without skimping on amenities.
Best Atlanta Bachelor Party Rental Homes
- Large groups (20+) will want to rent this surprisingly affordable Bohemian Villa, which offers 9 bedrooms, a bar, cornhole, pingpong, and plenty of space to hang out not too far from downtown.
- This Modern Home minutes from midtown and right near Atlantic Station offers a roof deck, four bedrooms (sleeps up to 11), and a gas and charcoal grill.
- Smaller groups will love this Home in the Old 4th Ward, with three bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, and easy access to everything Atlanta has to offer.