A Seattle Bachelor Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend
From a great food and booze scene to plenty of sightseeing and exploring, there's a lot to do during a Seattle bachelor party. With this three-day itinerary, you'll find something for everyone, whether it's a round of golf, a good cup of coffee or a great bar-hopping adventure.
What Are Some Seattle Bachelor Party Ideas?
The first things that come to mind when you think Seattle may be Pike Place Market, coffee and rain—and while you will find all of that, there's plenty more to see and do in this lively city, including foodie crawls, brewery tours, sports and more. (Plus, The Knot Shop has some great gift ideas to thank the guys for making the trip.)
For the Foodies
Home of the iconic Pike Place Market, Seattle has a robust food scene that spans genres and cultures. Taste as much of it as you can on a Booze N Bites tour of the city. You can also find craft brewery tours and a coffee crawl to experience the best liquid libations Seattle has to offer.
For the Explorer
Whether exploring in the city or outside of it, there's plenty to see in Seattle. Start with the must-visit Space Needle, head to the original REI store or the first-ever Starbucks, see The Great Wheel and Museum of Pop Culture or head outside of the skyscraper landscape to a bit of Northwest greenery ziplining on a canopy tour.
For Sports Fans
Time your visit to a home game where you catch the Mariners, Seahawks or Sounders play on their own turf. Don't skip the stadium food at any of these arenas—they are known as some of the country's best.
What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in Seattle?
Seattle is the perfect city to tackle in three days, just follow our bachelor party itinerary to make the most of your weekend in the Emerald City.
Morning: Close to many of the sights you're going to see today, Tilikum Place Cafe is a great spot to start the weekend if you're in the mood for Dutch baby pancakes, BLT eggs benedict, a shrimp and grits cake or yogurt panna cotta, among other delicious menu items.
Afternoon: Today, explore the city. Start with a visit to the Space Needle where you can be whisked to the viewing level of the 605-foot building for vertigo-inducing 360-degree views of the city. For heights of a different kind, visit the flagship REI store, opening in 1996, where you can tackle the Seattle Pinnacle Wall at the REI Outdoor School. The rock climbing wall is a hands-on experience in front of large glass windows offering another skyline view. Other places to see: Pike Place Market, a great spot for sampling tasty treats for lunch and the original Starbucks.
Evening: Grab dinner at Radiator Whiskey, where you'll find small-batch whiskey and whiskey-infused cocktails along with meaty dishes like burnt ends, fried pork shank and beef brisket. Or go all in with the mini beast feast, a half-smoked pig head with fixing and sides that feed up to 6. From dinner, head to The Crocodile, where you'll find a great event roster of live music to enjoy (check the schedule and get tickets before you arrive for the weekend).
Morning: Dreamland Bar & Diner serves an all-day breakfast menu so it's okay if you sleep late. Don't miss out on the Big Daddy Cluck, a fried chicken, bacon and cheddar biscuit sandwich served with pickled jalapeno, honey butter, sweet pepper jelly and fries. And there's a great brunch cocktail menu, too.
Afternoon: Today, choose between two new ways to get to know the city: on water or by beer. For the former, book a two-hour kayaking tour on Elliott Bay where you'll paddle out to the mouth of the Duwamish River with the city skyline and Olympic Mountains for a backdrop. You'll also have the chance to see Seattle's wildlife including sea lions, harbor seals, bald eagles and osprey. If paddling isn't your thing, take a walking brewery tour of the city instead. The Seattle Walking Brewery Tour guides you to three craft breweries where you'll sample four craft brews at each. You'll also get behind-the-scenes insight into the making of each beer, a souvenir glass and scorecard so you can remember your favorites.
Evening: Grab happy hour with a view at The Nest, the Thompson Hotel's rooftop bar that offers views of the Puget Sound and Dungeness crab sliders, prawn skewers and shishito peppers, alongside cocktails. For dinner, head next door to Vonn's 1,000 Spirits where you'll find a robust drink menu alongside sourdough pizzas and pasta, hamburgers and sandwiches and seafood. After you've eaten, choose between Trinity Night Club, a romping dance party with live DJs and VIP table service available; The Underground, a subterranean spot with live DJs playing electronic music and a full bar; or for a different scene, Buckley's, a great watering hole and energetic spot to watch a game.
Morning: Make brunch today at Dim Sum King, a treasured spot offering carts upon carts of modern interpretations of Chinese cuisine, including baked bbq pork buns, crispy Chinese donuts, steamed siu mai and more.
Afternoon: End the weekend on a high note with a round of golf at the famous Chambers Bay, home to the 2015 U.S. Open. The 18-hole course is built in an abandoned sand quarry in Tacoma, about 45 minutes from Seattle. And its views are worth the drive to the links.
Evening: For dinner, make your way to Umi Sake House for delicious sushi and, of course, sake. Along with a large menu of rolls, you'll find hot plates like lobster tempura, soft shell crab and spicy ginger chicken. From dinner, make your way to Flatstick Pub where you can end the night like the day began—with golf! For those who have a better short game, they'll appreciate this indoor mini golf course that comes with fun and plenty of craft beer.
Where Should I Stay in Seattle for a Bachelor Party?
Stay downtown in Seattle for easy access to many of the most iconic attractions, but remember not everything is walkable in this sprawling city. Don't worry, Ubers and cabs are readily available.
Best Seattle Bachelor Hotels
- For a reasonable price you can stay on the waterfront at Seattle Marriott Waterfront which offers a great central location and modern rooms.
- In the heart of the city and within walking distance to Pike Place Market and the waterfront, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is a great choice for those with a higher budget.
- Offering a rooftop bar and upscale rooms, the Charter Hotel Seattle is great for its amenities and its price tag.
Best Seattle Bachelor Party Home Rentals
- Small groups looking to be on the waterfront will enjoy this Queen Anne-Style Home on the waterfront, close to downtown, with room for 8.
- A Modern West Seattle House is great for groups of 16, with a tree-house vibe and easy access to many of the city's attractions.
- A Low-Key Townhome just shy of four miles from downtown is an ideal place for groups of up to 12 who care most about location rather than amenities.