The Complete Dallas Bachelor Party City Guide

Find the best of the best during your bachelor party in the Lone Star State.
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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 Feb 09, 2024
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It's no surprise that a Dallas bachelor party comes with an action-packed nightlife scene, great restaurants and fine dining options, and plenty to see and do. According to The Knot 2023 Bach Party Study, Dallas was the ninth most popular bachelor party destination in 2022, joined by Houston on the top 10 list. Find out why and bookmark this link for Dallas bachelor party ideas and planning needs.

Dallas Bachelor Party Planning in This Article:

What Are Some Dallas Bachelor Party Ideas?

Plan a fun Dallas bachelor party in the heart of the city, where you'll find everything from food trucks and breweries to professional sports and skydiving. Don't forget to thank the guys for making the trip with a few gifts from The Knot Shop.

For the Thrill Seekers

Dallas has a lot of ways to get your adrenaline pumping. In the city, you can try high-speed go-karts or take the plunge by skydiving over Dallas-Fort Worth. Groups can also bring out their inner cowboys as spectators at the Cowtown Coliseum.

For the Sports Enthusiast

The city has a rich sports culture, perfect for groups and grooms who live and breathe ESPN. Time the bachelor party to a home game for the Dallas Cowboys, MLB's Texas Rangers who play nearby, the Mavericks for hoops, or hockey's Dallas Stars.

For the Bar Fly

Not only does Dallas offer a number of great bars and nightclubs for your weekend in the city, but you can also check out one of its many craft breweries. Three options to start include Turning Point Beer, Celestial Beerworks and Texas Ale Project. There are also great distilleries where you can taste or tour, including Deep Ellum and Duckworth for vodka and Herman Marshall for whisky just outside of town.

What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in Dallas?

Canopy by Hilton rooftop with sunset setup outdoors with city skyline

Follow our three-day itinerary for the ultimate bachelor party in Dallas that will have you eating good food, drinking great cocktails and beer, and enjoying plenty of fun. After all, everything is bigger in Texas.

Day 1

Morning: After checking into your home for the weekend, head to Kuby's to get your weekend off to a meaty start. The German sausage house also happens to be a fantastic breakfast joint, where you can fill up on breakfast biscuits loaded with housemade sausage or bacon, eggs, and cheese, or smoked pork chops served with two eggs, any style, and country potatoes.

Afternoon: Keep the fun going with a friendly competition at Bad Axe, where you can book a private lane for you and the boys to battle it out in an axe-throwing contest. Bad Axe has hosted a number of celebrities including Charles Barkley and Hugh Jackman, so it's time to put your own muscle to the test. Book ahead to have the lane to yourself, and enjoy some of Texas's best craft brews which are offered at the venue.

Rather than a traditional happy hour, get to know the city on a Dallas Party Bike. The man-powered ride tours through downtown Dallas and Deep Ellum, stopping at pubs and bars along the way. Plus you can drink beer and wine while you pedal. Then it's off to dinner at Serious Pizza where you'll find seriously good pies that are seriously good. The restaurant has a floating DJ booth and live-action dough throwers—oh and did we mention 30-inch pizzas? Set in Deep Ellum, dinner puts you in the perfect spot to spend the rest of the night. Choose from a number of bar options including Dots Hop House and Cocktail Courtyard for 99 beers on tap or cocktails on their 10,000-square foot patio; Truth & Alibi if you're looking for a password-required speakeasy; Louie Louie's Piano Bar for live music and a lot of fun; or Mama Tried for an outdoor country music venue and with a legendary honky tonk vibe.

Day 2

Morning: Head to brunch at The Porch where you can start the day with micheladas and hot fried chicken and biscuits, among other tasty menu items.

Afternoon: Today is the day to enjoy what Dallas has to offer in the craft beer scene. On a Brewery Tour of North Texas, a knowledgeable guide leads you to some of the best spots in Dallas-Fort Worth on a four-hour tour that includes tastings at three different breweries and behind-the-scenes tours. Add lunch to your tour to make sure you're filled up during your excursion.

Evening: Tonight it's time for Texas barbecue and you should look no further than Terry Black's BBQ for the real deal (don't miss the brisket). End the night with a nightclub vibe at Harlowe MXM where you'll find multiple bars, live music and DJs, and a large outdoor space. If the nightclub vibe isn't your scene, head to Scout, where you can book a lane for late-night bowling and games along with beers and cocktails.

Day 3

Morning: Start the day at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar where you'll find delicious bloody Mary's along with Southern favorites like chicken and waffles, maple bacon donuts, chicken fried steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, and shrimp 'n' grits.

Afternoon: For your last day, spend time on the water. At the Party Cove at Lake Lewisville, you can charter a boat that will take you out on the lake where other boaters and revellers will be drinking, dancing, and enjoying the day right in the center of the lake. It's Dallas's version of a Vegas pool party. If you'd rather stay on dry land, consider a little paintball war at Cousins Paintball, where you can partake in high-energy, high-stakes games.

Evening: It's not a guys' weekend without a steak night, so be sure to make a reservation for your last night's dinner at Chamberlain's where you'll find various cuts ranging from American Bison strip steak to peppered 40-day aged filet mignon to double cut lamb chops alongside other menu items like lobster tail thermidor, seared ahi tuna, and jumbo lump crab cakes. End the weekend with live music and beers at The Rustic, cocktails at the Midnight Rambler, or the rooftop scene at Waterproof for views of the Dallas skyline.

Where Should I Stay in Dallas for a Bachelor Party?

Hotel Swexan, Leading Hotels of the World
Hotel Swexan, Leading Hotels of the World

While Dallas is easy to navigate, it's also sprawling, so you'll likely be depending on Ubers for most of the bachelor party. Still, a stay in downtown can be worth it for lower cab bills and being within walking distance of a number of city attractions.

Best Dallas Bachelor Hotels

Hotel Swexan: This luxury boutique hotel (the newest member of the Leading Hotels of the World) is located in the Harwood District. It's the perfect option for groups that prefer amenities like an outdoor pool and quality service. With that, be prepared to splurge.

Virgin Hotel Dallas: The place to be, with cabanas to rent by the pool, a rooftop bar, and live music, this option is an exceptional fit if you care about a proper bachelor party atmosphere.

Dallas Marriott Downtown: For a mid-range budget option, consider this Marriott property, which offers modern amenities in a central location.

Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown: This Hilton hotel offers luxurious rooms and a rooftop lounge. It's a worthy contender for those who are fine with a stay being at the higher price point.

    Best Dallas Bachelor Party Home Rentals

    There are plenty of housing options for a Chicago bachelor party, so check out the best vacation rental sites like Vrbo and Airbnb.

    Modern and Unique Game House with Rooftop Terrace (Old East Dallas): With foosball, ping pong, cornhole and plenty of board games, your bachelor party will have a ton of activities available to them at this Dallas VRBO. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it can accommodate up to 10 guests for just $190 per night.

    The Roux House (Oak Cliff): This stylish VRBO in Dallas' Oak Cliff neighborhood can sleep up to 18 guests for around $300 per night. It's located just a mile from downtown and is directly on the trolley line, which will make exploring the area easy and convenient.

    Luxurious Modern Townhome (South Dallas): Boasting gorgeous rooftop views, this South Dallas townhouse is perfect for smaller bachelor parties of up to six guests. Conveniently located within walking distance to breweries, bars and public transportation, it's a great home base for exploring all that Dallas has to offer.

    Elegance Undeniable with Downtown Views (Old East Dallas): This modern Dallas stay can accommodate up to eight guests for approximately $265 per night. It has a rooftop patio you and your bachelor party guests can enjoy the sunset from. Perfectly situated, you'll be within walking distance to Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as a quick drive away from the Majestic Theater and McKinney Avenue.

    Entire Home in the Heart of Dallas (Bishop Arts District): This rental option offers five bedrooms with room for up to 16 and is located in the heart of Dallas for easy access to all activities. But if you choose to stay in, the home offers a great outdoor entertainment area with a grill and TV.

      Dallas Bachelor Party Nightlife

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      The city's best nighttime venues offer everything from sophisticated and intimate wine bars to debaucherous nights out, complete with shots and games nights.

      Best Dallas Bachelor Restaurants

      Dragonfly: Uptown Dallas is arguably the swankiest part of the city, so take the crew to a boudoir twinkling in Vegas-style glam. Dragonfly within Hotel ZaZa is light bulb strewn, reflective mirrored fiesta, and the menu features American classics dusted with global influence. The hotel's rooftop pools offer a sweet afterparty option.

      Truluck's: Another plush Uptown restaurant, Truluck's is a favorite with seafood lovers. They're best known for fresh stone crab claws so plump they're unreal, and their stuffed lobster rolls. A generous happy hour running every day of the week brings celebrations to the bar, and with close proximity to the American Airlines Center, this is an excellent Bachelor party option if you have tickets for a game.

      Commons Club: It's a well-known fact that a Virgin dinner party is a hot ticket of town, and a seat in Richard Branson's Commons Club in Dallas' Art District is as good as they come. Nosh on The Butcher's Block—your choice of premium steak composed of green garlic purée and roasted local mushrooms—or share with the lads on a Lion's Feast—Tomahawk or short rib rack big enough for three. In a nutshell, Common's Club is silky, sexy, and scrumptious.

      Best Dallas Bachelor Party Bars

      Electric Shuffle: Put your skills to the test and break some ice: Electric Shuffle is a futuristic shuffleboard game that's sure to bring some competitive fun to the group. Players' scores are automatically conjured up (along with hilarious action replays) so all you have to do is focus on technique and drinking. A wide selection of cocktails and delicious bites can be enjoyed at the table.

      Round-up Saloon and Dance Hall: The best thing about LGBTQ+ venues is that they're fun and welcoming to all, no matter what orientation your party is. Round-up Saloon and Dance Hall is a western-themed venue with line dancing to boot. Multiple bars and a huge dance floor to show off those new skills make this an unforgettable bachelor bash. Yee-haw.

      Ellie's: If it's wine you're after, head to Ellie's. This classy and sophisticated lounge stocks an extensive selection of wines from all over the world, but it's their own HALL Napa Valley blends that patrons return to sip over and over. A live pianist and sultry downtown views make this an elegant gathering for wine lovers—note that gents have a shirt with sleeves dress code.

      Expert Dallas Travel Tips

      Most major airlines fly into DFW, an easy 20-minute drive into Dallas, and you're lucky if your flight pulls up at DAL, which is even closer as it's already in town. Neighbor Texas cities such as Austin and Houston are around a three-hour drive away, so many ATX and HTX parties come over by car or luxury Vonlane bus. Avoid the scorching summers and come when the weather is clear and comfortable, ideally between October and April. Public transport is limited in Dallas, so hire a car or depend on rideshare services.

      Brittany Barber and Allyson Johnson contributed to this article.

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