The Complete Las Vegas Bachelor Party City Guide

This one goes out to the high rollers and the revelers.
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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 Jul 12, 2023
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Sin City, the Entertainment Capital of the World, or simply put, Vegas Baby. This world-famous casino city has earned the right to these nicknames and more. It's for that reason that a Las Vegas bachelor party is a must-do for the groom looking for a raucous marriage send-off. According to The Knot 2023 Bach Party Study, Vegas was the most popular destination for bachelor parties in 2022 (which should come as a surprise to no one). We're talking casinos, nightclubs, pool parties, good eats and high-stakes fun—Hangover style.

In This Article:

What Are Some Las Vegas Bachelor Party Ideas?

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Everyone can find something to do in Vegas, whether it's eating and drinking along The Strip, seeing a show, gambling the night away or finding some adventure thrills, there is more to do here than you'll ever be able to accomplish in just one weekend. (Plus, The Knot Shop has some great gift ideas to thank the guys for making the trip.)

For the High Rollers

There is no better place to be than the iconic Las Vegas strip if you want good food, good booze and a chance to try your hand at Lady Luck. Home to at least 30 casinos and hotels, the iconic stretch features everything from high-end steakhouses to high-stakes blackjack tables.

For the Golfers

While Vegas is known for its nightlife, the chill types who prefer to practice their swing over their poker face will find it's a top destination for a golf bachelor party. There are 70 golf courses in Las Vegas so groups have plenty of options. With 40 of those courses within 40 minutes of the Strip, bachelor parties can easily play 18 holes and be back in time to enjoy the city's epic nightlife.

For Thrill Seekers

Aside from the adrenaline rush from betting big at the casino, you can find other heart-racing attractions including the soaring rides on top of the 1,149-foot Stratosphere and a high-speed NASCAR race experience.

What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in Las Vegas?

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Bachelor party planning may seem like quite the task, at first. Follow our three-day Las Vegas bachelor party itinerary to make the most of your time—which will be filled with everything from breakfast buffets and casinos to pool parties and grand adventures.

Day 1

Morning: Virgil's Real Barbecue is a great space to have your first brunch in Vegas. For starters, there's Virgil's Blood Bull Rider, a vodka Bloody Mary served with a dry rub rim and accouterments like bacon, burnt ends and olives. And then there's the food that includes breakfast burritos and sandwiches (try the brisket egg sandwich) and steak and eggs.

Afternoon: For your first day, spend time on the Strip. Start at the Stratosphere Hotel where you can head to the viewing platform 1,149 feet above the iconic street for epic views. Not only that, you can dangle over the building's edge on three rides—or if you're feeling particularly daring, sky jump and repel to the bottom. Since you're already at the North end of the strip, make your way to Old Vegas next, better known as Fremont Street, where everything began. Play some hands at casinos like the Golden Nugget and take a tour of one of the many breweries on Viator.

Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres in the Sahara Hotel is a must-do while on The Strip. The James Beard Award-winning offers up playful, carnivorous dishes a la carte, but we recommend going for the tasting menu to try the best dishes on offer, including pork-skin chicharron, beef tartare and Texas ribeye. Then walk over to the Wynn Hotel for XS, a nightclub built around a Euro-style pool offering bottle service, live DJs and a good time guaranteed.

Day 2

Morning: Grab your brunch at Freedom Beat in the Downtown Grand. You'll get a bit of the hair of the dog with $16 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys, plus delicious eats like spinach parmesan toast, chilaquiles, shrimp and grits and biscuits and chipotle gravy.

Afternoon: Today, hit one of Vegas's iconic pool parties, where you will spend the day in the water enjoying live DJs, plenty of good drinks at the swim-up bar and cabana-side service. Two favorite destinations include Mandalay Bay, which offers a real-sand beach, a giant wave pool and 100 cabanas to rent. The other option is Drai's Beachclub, which is considered one of the best pool parties in town. With multiple pools, bungalows, bottle service and a mix of music offerings, from EDM to hip-hop to R&B, the group is guaranteed a good time.

Evening: Head to Chayo Kitchen and Tequila Bar in the Linq for drinks and a delicious dinner of Mexican favorites from enchiladas to fajitas. Plus, there's a mechanical bull if you're up for the challenge. After dinner, check out what the rest of the Linq has to offer: There's the casino, of course, and also Jimmy Kimmel's comedy club, a magic show by Mat Franco, the High Roller Ferris Wheel for skyline views and O'Shea's Pub with its three bars, live music and table games, and Brooklyn Bowl if you're up for a game of bowling while enjoying drinks and a live band.

Day 3

Morning: Make your last brunch in Vegas count at a twist on the Vegas brunch buffet. Rather than walk-around stations, La Cave Wine and Food Heaven bring the buffet to you, with tray-passed brunch options brought tableside for your choosing. Located in the Wynn Hotel, it's a bit pricier than the typical Vegas, but worth it for options like baked potato loaded tater tots, veal short rib hash and brioche French toast. Oh, and did we forget the bottomless wine, beer and cocktails?

Afternoon: Offering views of The Strip as you tee up, Chimera Golf Course is a great spot to play 18. With an iconic desert landscape set up, the course is in great condition and friendly to all levels of players. If you don't want to play a full game, you can spend some time at TopGolf Las Vegas in the MGM, which offers private driving range bays, food and drink from multiple bars, a sports bar lounge where you can watch live games and swimming pools.

Make your last dinner at Yellowtail in the Bellagio, where you can watch the fountains put on their nightly show while dining on Kobe beef tataki, specialty sushi rolls (think Cajun spiced albacore and spicy aioli) and lobster carpaccio. Afterward, hit the casino at the Bellagio or hop next door to the iconic Caesar's Palace where you can have an epic party at Omnia Nightclub, grab a smoke in the Montecristo Cigar Bar or have more casual drinks at the Alto Bar, next to Omnia.

Where Should I Stay in Las Vegas for a Bachelor Party?

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Staying on The Strip is easiest from a hotel perspective and worthwhile to be within walking distance of nearly everything there is to do in Vegas. Though buses and a monorail system make getting around easy, even if you stray a bit from The Strip.

Best Las Vegas Bachelor Hotels

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa: A great budget-friendly option with an outdoor pool, this Westin property has comfy hotel rooms if the fanfare of The Strip is too much.

The Aria Hotel: A great option for those with a mid-range to luxury budget looking to be right on the Strip, this MGM Resorts property is home to three pools, plenty of live entertainment and a casino. (Of course.) It's also conveniently connected to the Bellagio and the Vdara, along with some of the best restaurants in town.

The Venetian: The crown jewel of luxury in Vegas, this five-star property is for bachelor parties who want the service, amenities and more during a Vegas weekend. Plus, the resort just redesigned both the Venetian Pool Deck and the Palazzo Pool Deck, meaning an elevated poolside experience might be in order for the group.

The Linq Hotel: A great budget-friendly option in the heart of The Strip, this spot offers direct access to its casino, lively promenade and a central location to take advantage of everything Vegas has to offer.

    Best Las Vegas Bachelor Party Home Rentals

    A 10-Bedroom Home (The Strip): Extra-large groups (up to 20) will love this property located just seven minutes from The Strip, outfitted with a putting green, luxe pool and outdoor space, a private sand volleyball court and an arcade room.

    A Luxury Condo (The Strip): Right next door to the Rio, this option is great for small groups (up to 8) looking to be right on The Strip. The condo has access to two pools and hot tubs.

    Margaritaville Condo (Off the Strip): Right next door to the Rio, this Wyndham timeshare is a prime location that offers room for 10, easy access to downtown, and quality amenities.

      Las Vegas Bachelor Party Nightlife

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      Take the bachelor bash to a buffet or The Strip's swankiest restaurants, then let 'what happens in Vegas, stay in Vegas' at the best bars in town.

      Best Las Vegas Bachelor Restaurants

      Mr Chow: The internationally acclaimed Mr Chow's first and only Las Vegas restaurant can be found poolside at Caesars Palace, and if you're going to have Chinese in Sin City, it might as well be a glamorous occasion. Mr Chow is best known for authentic Beijing cuisine, five-star service and designer interiors that provide a glitzy background before the group ventures out. Don't miss their famed crispy roast duck.

      Gordon Ramsay Steak: For the steak of your lives, turn to Gordon. Mr. Ramsay's steakhouse opened a decade ago and still continues to swoon patrons on signature stars such as the Beef Wellington and succulent prime beef cuts. A multi-course tasting menu is available to take the fuss out of group decision-making, and the vibrant atmosphere means a nice balance of fine dining with a jubilant Vegas feel. In other words: go nuts in style.

      Bacchanal Buffet: There's a high chance that folks who come to Vegas will have an appetite for a buffet, so be sure to add Bacchanal to the itinerary. Here, you'll discover a huge selection of all-you-can-eat items, so many so, that this is hailed as the largest buffet in Vegas. That includes 10 kitchens and over 250 menu items (to be specific). Whether you're loading up on sushi, tacos or ribs, you're going to need stretchy pants.

      Best Las Vegas Bachelor Party Bars

      Flight Club Las Vegas: Competitive boys can get their game on at the Venetian. At the Grand Canal Shoppes is the Vegas outpost for Flight Club, an energetic darts bar elevated with multiplayer technology and of course, accompanied by excellent cocktails and buckets of beer. Opt for a celebration package with guest services, and your boys will get two hours of non-stop gaming, food and drink, and your own semi-private Oche.

      Beerhaus: Beerhaus is a classic beer hall spun with games for a bachelor party that goes on and on. Come feast on savory sausages and sandwiches and wash them down with German lager and Belgian ale. Live music plays on weekends, and throughout, you'll have access to games like ping pong and Jenga. National game days bring sports to the screens.

      The Golden Tiki: Vegas sun brings out tropical vibes (let's just pretend it's not a desert), and The Golden Tiki is a cavern of giant sea shells and pineapple-rum-based cocktails. Mai Tais and even giant fishbowls to share are all served in playful crockery, and kitschy resident DJs are guaranteed to turn any frown upside down. Best of all, there's no cover to get in no matter what time it is.

      Electra Cocktail Club: For something more inviting and lounge-like, the Electra Cocktail Club is an upscale watering hole for groups who want a quiet start to the evening. Pro tip: ditch the flip-flops as most establishments have a dress code in Vegas.

      Expert Las Vegas Travel Tips

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      You'll be able to see the famous strip as you land at LAS, a short 10-minute drive away. Since drinking is pretty much a 24/7 activity in Vegas (you'll find more alcoholic than nonalcoholic beverage options along The Strip at any given time of day), steer clear of driving. Instead, take taxis or Ubers to and from each venue. Almost all the best things to do (for bachelors) are centered on The Strip, so location is everything.

      Keep in mind when booking that summers in the desert are brutally hot. You'll want to counter the heat with a pool party… it's a must. Winters, however, can be chilly. If you stay where the action is most of your activity will be indoors and thus, climate controlled.

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