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A Boston Bachelor Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend

Brews, sports, and bros on an epic bachelor weekend in Beantown
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Darryl Brooks
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by Allyson Johnson
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Allyson Johnson
Wedding Planning Contributor
  • Allyson writes articles for The Knot specializing in registries, wedding planning, and travel.
  • She’s written articles on such topics as best bachelorette and bachelor party destinations, top bridal shower games, and registry gifts.
  • Allyson has also written for WeddingWire, Brides.com, Brit + Co., and Bustle.
Updated May 12, 2021
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For East Coasters looking for a good city to escape to on a guys' weekend, consider a Boston bachelor party. The city has a bit of everything, from history and outdoor spaces to local breweries and iconic sports teams. It's a must-try to make your groom happy.

What Are Some Boston Bachelor Party Ideas?

Look no further than a Boston bachelor party if you're seeking fun, delicious bites (we're talking fresh seafood here), good brews,  and plenty of game day options. And be sure to thank your crew for coming with gear from The Knot Shop.

For Those Looking for a Good Drink

This is the home of Samuel Adams and the Boston lager and other iconic brews, so you won't be wanting for a good drink in hand. Plus, the city has a great nightlife scene that includes rooftop bars, craft breweries, speakeasies, and a very Vegas-style nightclub and casino

For the Sports Fan

This is one of the best sports cities in the country—just ask the fans, they'll tell you. With four professional teams to choose from—the Patriots (football), Bruins (hockey), Celtics (basketball), and Red Sox (baseball)—you'll have plenty of games to take in, whether your groom is a fan or an avid foe. Check schedules ahead of planning your weekend so you can time your visit to the right game.

For the Seafood Aficionados

Boston is a mecca for foodies, with a top-notch beer scene to its own Little Italy and Chinatown. And of course, there is the iconic New England seafood on offer. Find delicious bites from lobstah chowder to scallops and freshly-shucked oysters throughout the best eateries in the city.

For the History Buffs

Boston is an American classic loaded with the nation's history. If you can't take in everything, you'll at least want to hit the classics: The Freedom Trail; Boston Common; Faneuil Hall Marketplace; Bunker Hill; and The Paul Revere House

What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in Boston?

Have an epic weekend with your guys on a Boston bachelor party using our three-day itinerary to help you fit as much into your weekend as possible. 

Day 1

Morning: After checking in to your stay, grab a quick breakfast at The Friendly Toast in Back Bay for a delicious and bold menu (breakfast is served all day). Choose from egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos, as well as pancakes and cinnamon buns. Fuel up for your day of exploring ahead.
 
Afternoon: Start your exploration of the city with a tour of Fenway Park. No matter what team you root for in the MLB, this iconic stadium is an essential part of baseball's history, which is highlighted on the tour. If you can time your tour to a game, even better. Then, stop for lunch at Tony C's Sports Bar, where you can lunch, have a few beers, play some cornhole, and sit on the rooftop (it's retractable in case the weather turns on you) in viewing distance of Fenway. 
 
Evening: Roam the city the rest of the afternoon exploring some iconic spots, then head to Lookout Rooftop Bar for iconic skyline and Boston Harbor views while enjoying happy hour.  Then head to Neptune Oyster for a delicious dinner of, you guessed it, oysters—as well as other seafood delights like yellowfin tuna, seared scallops, and whole lobsters. After dinner, it's time to hit the town. Start the weekend at Clerys, an Irish-themed bar that hosts a great Friday night party scene (don't forget to make your way to the "Boom Boom Room" for the dance floor). 

Day 2

Morning: One of Boston's greatest gastronomy pleasures is its Asian-fusion food scene. Start the day with a dim sum brunch at Myers + Chang, James Beard Award-winning Joanne Chang's "Asian-ish" outpost with delicious bites. 

Afternoon: You came to Boston for sports and beer, so it's time to try the crafts. Book a private tour to some of the best Boston has to offer through City Brew Tours. The four hour tour gives you VIP access to three iconic breweries with a tasting at each (you'll end up trying more than 16 different craft brews on our tour). Snacks and a beer guide are included, and you can also bring your own food to eat on the bus. If you want to go all out, consider adding custom pint glasses and an open bar to your package. 
 
Evening: Tonight start with dinner at The Gallows, a rowdy spot in Boston's South End that includes everything from burgers and ribs to specialty poutines. Plus, the drink menu is serious. After dinner, it's time to make your way out to one of Boston's most epic parties: a Vegas-style nightclub called The Grand, where you can find bottle service, live DJs, light shows, and more.  

Day 3

Morning: Start today with brunch at North Street Grille, otherwise known as the best brunch in Boston. Here you'll find morning cocktails (like a chocolate milk martini and maple waffle martini, among other classics like bloody Mary's and screwdrivers), along with bites that include everything from French toast sticks to lobster benedicts and omelettes with corned beef hash or loaded mash potatoes. 

Afternoon: Spend the day enjoying some of Boston's more outdoor-friendly activities. Paddle Boston lets you rent kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards to explore the Charles River. After you've had your fill, stop in at two other brewery hot spots for tastings and bites: Harpoon Brewery and Trillium. Or take a tour of the original Samuel Adams

Evening: Start the night with a bar crawl that takes you through some of Boston's most iconic places. On the Independence Pub Crawl, you'll visit four pubs and get insight into some of the city's most secret history, as well as see spots along the Freedom Trail. Plus, you'll taste one-of-a-kind local Boston Brews. 

End your weekend in fashion with dinner and drinks at Abe & Louie's for an iconic steakhouse dinner. You'll find everything from grass-fed boneless rib eye toa 50-day dry-aged New York strip, as well as a porterhouse that serves two (and there is pork, seafood, and chicken for those who don't want steak).

Where Should I Stay in Boston for a Bachelor Party?

Downtown Boston is pretty walkable, and for anything you can't reach on foot, Ubers and cabs are easily accessible. So don't worry about prime locations when it comes to booking your stay—though Harbor views are always a plus. 

Best Boston Bachelor Party Hotels

  • The Boston Marriott Copley Place offers a comforting stay in Back Bay, close to some of the best attractions including Fenway Park. There's also an indoor pool with great city views. 
  • The Westin Boston Waterfront: Easily walkable to downtown and overlooking the water in Boston's Seaport District, the Westin is a luxe option just blocks from the Boston waterfront.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Downtown: For a mid-range budget, the DoubleTree in Boston's historic downtown offers plenty to do in walking distance and comfortable accommodations.

Best Boston Bachelor Party Home Rentals

  • Within minutes from downtown, a Five Bedroom House that sleeps up to 17 is a perfect spot for large groups. With 9 bedrooms and a modern vibe, the home offers plenty of comforts in a great location. 
  • A Townhome in South Boston is a great spot for groups of up to 8, and is in walking distance to the Seaport District and Downtown, as well as plenty of public transportation. 
  • A Historic Townhome in the Heart of Boston is a great spot for smaller groups (it sleeps up to 7) looking to be close to the action, including South End and Back Bay. 
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