The Complete Denver Bachelor Party Guide

The Mile-High City is home to nearly 150 breweries.
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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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There's a lot you can say about a Denver bachelor party. The Colorado capital is home to more than 150 breweries, a thriving restaurant scene, and plenty of outdoor adventure. Not to mention, Denver is home to the highest concentration of recreational marijuana stores in the country… if that's the group's kind of thing. Groups will appreciate everything from live music at one of the country's finest concert venues to outdoorsy activities, including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking.

If this sounds like the destination for you, read on for Denver, CO bachelor party ideas and tips. In this town, you'll find adrenaline-boosting fun, top places to eat, and sleek stays for bachelor parties.

Denver Bachelor Party Planning in this Article:

What Are Some Denver Bachelor Party Ideas?

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Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, you'll find plenty of variety in this laidback city—from outdoor adventures in the aforementioned mountains, to craft brewery tours, a hipster food scene, and so much more.

For the Outdoorsy Types

With the mountains just a short ride away, you won't be wanting outdoor activity in Denver. Go in the summer for whitewater rafting, rock climbing and rappelling, mountain biking, ziplining, and hiking. In the winter you can hit the slopes on skis or a snowboard, go snowshoeing, or take a snowmobile tour of the mountains. Or you can take to the water for a fly-fishing trip. Plus, you can take tours of Rocky Mountain National Park, or take a glacier hike and stop at geothermal pools nearby.

For Craft Beer Lovers

This is the country's mecca for beer lovers, with more than 150 craft breweries in and around the city of Denver. Take a self-guided tour to as many as you can fit in one weekend, or hire a guide to lead your way.

For the Gamers

Denver has some unique experiences that will thrill any groom who loves fast cars and video games. For instance: A virtual reality game room with a 360-degree treadmill for gameplay. And then there's the 15 Mile Canyon Road for big kids, where you can race the scenic and winding highway in a $300,000 luxury car.

For Sports Enthusiasts

Whether your groom likes sports or music, there's plenty on offer for a Denver bachelor party. Check out the schedule for the Red Rocks Amphitheatre just half an hour outside the city to experience a one-of-a-kind outdoor concert. Or catch a Rockies game at Coors Field, if he's a baseball fan.

What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in Denver?

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There is a lot to pack into one weekend in Denver, so you may feel overwhelmed planning. Don't worry: We've got the ideal three-day Denver bachelor party itinerary to help you make the most of your groom's last single weekend.

Day 1

Morning: Check in at your hotel, Airbnb or rental, and then head to Snooze, an A.M. Eatery. This breakfast and brunch spot serves up everything from more than 6 types of eggs benedict and 3 styles of French toast to breakfast tacos and sandwiches.

Afternoon: Dive right into what makes Denver the unmistakable bachelor party capital for beer lovers with a craft beer tour in lower downtown Denver. You'll visit four local breweries to taste more than 10 samples of Colorado craft beer in the company of an expert guide. If you'd rather get some exercise along the way, opt for a bike and brew tour, where you'll pedal through the River North (RiNo) district with stops at its top breweries. Prefer a different kind of buzz? Take a dispensary tour through Denver Cannabis Tours. If you get hungry, stop at Zeppelin Station for lunch, a fusion-style food hall with vendors offering everything from burgers to banh mi to poke.

Evening: Head to happy hour at the Lowry Beer Garden, where you can enjoy cheap drafts, well drinks, and wine in one of Denver's preeminent beer palaces. Then it's off to a meat-lovers dinner at Guard and Grace, a top-notch steakhouse that includes options from a raw bar and sushi menu along with tasty cuts. For your first night out, head to Punch Bowl Social where you can drink inventive cocktails and craft brews while taking part in bowling, shuffleboard, pool, karaoke, or old-school arcade games.

Day 2

Morning: Wake up early for a big breakfast at Denver Biscuit Co. to gear up for the day ahead. The local hot spot has everything from biscuits and gravy to biscuit cinnamon rolls (plus everything you can sandwich on a biscuit!) along with cocktails.

Afternoon: Today it's time to hit the outdoors with all that Denver has to offer just a short drive outside of the metropolitan area. Take your pick: Fishermen can gear up and head to Middle Fork or other nearby rivers for trout fly fishing led by a private guide. Skiers and snowboarders who've come at the right time should spend the day at Keystone Resort (also a great spot for hiking and mountain biking in warmer months). And those daredevils who want to do their best Alex Honnold impression can take a climbing course in the Rockies.

Happy hour tonight is all about the tequila to take off the edge of that adrenaline-pumping activity. Head to Palenque Cocina Y Avageria for tequila, mezcal and cerveza specials. Let loose at casual eaterie, Work and Class, where the menu rotates based on seasonality but includes tasty options like blue corn empanadas, roasted goat tacos, fried trout, and apricot and whiskey barbeque brisket, plus a robust cocktail and beer menu. For your night out, choose between the more laid-back Dive Inn, where you can drink and play games, and sample the beer options at Falling Rock Taphouse, or Tap Fourteen for a rooftop bar and beer garden with not only epic views, but a lively crowd to match.

Day 3

Morning: Breakfast today is at Bacon Social House, where—you guessed it—the menu is 100% bacon-forward. Along with a bacon flight and bacon-infused bloody Mary, other dishes include a pulled pork breakfast burrito and bacon hash.

Afternoon: Let the games begin today with a friendly competition in the form of archery dodgeball. At Archery Games Denver, you and your crew will go head to head in two teams, competing by bow and "arrow". It's a fun day that brings out the best in your competitive natures. After the arena (and yes, only after), head to Stranahan's, Denver's original whiskey distillery, for a tour and tasting or even a cocktail-making class if you're up for it.

Evening: For starters, make your way to Prohibition for speakeasy-style seasonal cocktails and happy hour snacks before your last dinner will be at the Viewhouse Eatery Bar & Rooftop, where you can dine on everything from ribs and brisket to Nashville hot chicken and waffles and Thai-style peanut chicken alongside craft beer and cocktails. The views aren't bad either. You can spend the rest of your night enjoying this lively spot or head to Death & Co, a popular Denver staple in the RiNo district for artisan cocktails.

Where Should I Stay in Denver for a Bachelor Party?

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Denver is a big and sprawling city, but its central downtown is walkable if that's your preference. Otherwise, cabs and Ubers are reliable to get you where you need to be—and van services are offered to take your group into the mountains for outdoor adventures (guided trips often include transportation).

Best Denver Bachelor Party Hotels

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The Thompson Denver: One of the newest additions to the Denver accommodation scene is this luxury boutique property near RiNO, featuring chef Ludo Lefebvre's Chez Maggy restaurant, as well as a sunroom lounge that includes a seasonal cocktail menu.

Residence Inn Denver City Center: Located in the heart of downtown and in easy walking distance to many attractions, including Coors Field, this option is great for groups who want to keep the weekend central.

The Art Hotel: This property sits in the RiNo district and is within walking distance of many popular bars and restaurants. It even offers a bachelor-friendly suite for a raucous pregame or late night.

The Curtis: A great option for mid-range budgets, this hotel has pop-culture-themed rooms and a great location in the heart of downtown.

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 Denver Bachelor Party Home Rentals

    There are plenty of housing options for a Denver bachelor party, so check out the best vacation rental sites like Vrbo and Airbnb. 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 Denver hotel day passes on ResortPass.

    Denver Bachelor party Vacation Rental - Airbnb Fully-Loaded Townhouse (Sloan's Lake)
    Fully-Loaded Townhouse in Sloan's Lake/Airbnb

    Townhome with Roof Patio and Hot Tub (West Colfax): Featuring a rooftop patio and hot tub, this Denver VRBO is perfect for smaller bachelor parties of up to six guests. With easy access to Red Rocks Amphitheater and Denver Performing Arts Complex, you'll find yourselves in the perfect location for an unforgettable bachelor getaway. On average, this property is around $250 per night.

    New and Spacious Vacation Home (Skyland): Close to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Bluebird Theater, this Denver stay is located in Skyland. When you're not busy exploring, you can enjoy the amenities: The home includes a games room with shuffleboard, bumper pool, a beer fridge and multiple smart TVs. It accommodates up to 10 guests, starting at $385 per night.

    Cheerful Chalet with Hot Tub (Evergreen): For a scenic escape, head to this charming chalet about a 45-minute drive from downtown Denver. With gorgeous views and plenty of trails to explore, you and your bachelor party guests will be able to enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of this four-bedroom, three-bathroom chalet. Equipped with a hot tub and dry sauna, you and nine guests can stay here for $425 per night.

    Champa House (Five Points): This four-bedroom option sleeps up to nine for more intimate bachelor party groups. A 15-minute walk to Coors Stadium and a three-minute drive to Union Station, there's much to see and explore around this Vrborental.

    Modern and Renovated House (RiNo): A prime Airbnb for large groups, this house sleeps 15 and is perfect for those looking to be in the heart of everything.

    Fully-Loaded Townhouse (Sloan's Lake): Smaller groups (up to 8) will enjoy a comfortable stay just one block from Mile High Stadium. This option offers easy access to all other Denver attractions.

    Spacious Three Bedroom (Downtown Denver): This establishment has enough space to sleep up to 16 (if you don't mind sleeping in common areas) right in the middle of RiNo; plus, this super host can arrange for private chef dinners and cannabis hardware.

    Denver Bachelor Party Nightlife

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    Multicultural Denver packs international flavors in its restaurants and all-welcoming bars where old friends and new friends are promised the nights of their lives.

    Best Denver Bachelor Restaurants

    El Taco de Mexico: Love Tacos every day, not just a Tuesday? Then El Taco de Mexico is your celebratory spread. In the summer, guests can revel under Denver's sunshine with patio seating, and when it's cold out, head inside for cozy booths. The brightly colored taqueria churns all your familiar favorites—tacos, tortas, and burritos—plus authentics like enchiladas and tamales. With rave local reviews, the boys won't be disappointed.

    Hop Alley: Tasty Chinese grub never fails to please a group of hungry gents, so hop over to Hop Alley. Their inventive takes on the classics include shrimp toast made with whipped shrimp and chicken thigh, and cumin lamb bao buns. Best of all, an automatic service charge is added to the bill, meaning fair wages to the entire team and no need to calculate gratuity at the end of the party.

    Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs: This place was made for bachelors. Owner Biker Jim marries his love of wheels and meat in a bun at three rowdy locations across town, including one at the Coors Field for game day filling. Experiment with dogs you've probably never tried before, including the signature elk jalapeño, and the rattlesnake and rabbit. No descriptions are needed: they're exactly as titled.

    Best Denver Bachelor Party Bars

    Pony Up: The best place to take friends to make new friends is Pony Up. A wide open, industrial-chic space packed with partygoers in town for a good time; there are no reservations, dress codes, or pretentious doormen, just drop in and have fun. Go hard on happy hour cocktails, spill your mid-evening brews, and cap the night with a bottle of their best Champagne.

    Flight Club Denver: If you're traveling with a herd of stags that are new to each other's company, then break the ice at Flight Club Denver. The social darts bar will bring out a bit of competitive spirit in the boys in a fast-paced and high-tech game, while cocktails and sharing bites brought to the board keep members waiting their turn for a chance to chat. Cheer, dance, and booze, Flight Club is the place for new pals to bond.

    Middleman: If all you guys want is excellent cocktails, then Middleman is where it's at. The sultry cocktail lounge has a small cocktail list, but each is finely tuned and comes with both a kick and an unexplored flavor. Take, for example, My Scoville Romance, made with mezcal and activated charcoal. It's unlike anything you've tasted before. For the less adventurous in the group, standard beers and wines are also available.

    Expert Denver Travel Tips

    Denver's perfectly positioned in the middle for bachelors spread across the country. They'll fly into Denver International Airport, and from there, it's around a 25-minute drive to get downtown. Public transit is available too via Skyride Bus and A-Line train.

    A car rental (through Hertz or Enterprise) is advised if you intend to explore Colorado's great outdoors. Remember, the city is a mile above sea level, so there could be a chance of altitude sickness. Most visitors don't experience symptoms, but it's wise not to plan a mountain excursion on the first day of arriving just in case. Denver is said to have 300 sunny days a year—so don't forget those sunglasses.

    Brittany Barber and Allyson Johnson contributed to this article.

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