The Complete Seattle Bachelor Party Guide and Itinerary

Outdoorsy types will especially appreciate this destination in the Pacific Northwest.
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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 Aug 31, 2023
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Nestled along the Puget Sound, Seattle has become one of the most popular West Coast destinations for bachelor parties. Outdoorsy types and foodies will especially appreciate the variety that the Pacific Northwest generally offers: beautiful weather in the summer and fall, as well as easily accessible hiking trails, lakes and more. There's simply so much 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 beer, or a solid hike.

Seattle Bachelor Party Planning in This Article:

What Are Some Seattle Bachelor Party Ideas?

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The first things that come to mind when you think Seattle are typically as follows: Pike Place Market, the origin of Starbucks (accompanied by the biggest coffee culture in the country) and misty rain. While most of this holds true (with the exception of the rain as it's sparse in the summer months), there's plenty more to see and do in this lively city.

For 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 Explorers

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 Fanatics

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?

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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.

Day 1

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, opened 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.

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 six. If the group wants to take in both dinner and a show, then head to the Lotte Seattle to witness Teatro ZinZanni for a dazzling and entertaining dinner. Drinks to follow at the Charlotte lounge on the top floor of the hotel. To round out the evening, make your way 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).

Day 2

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 brewery tour of the city instead.

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; Supernova, an immersive arts and entertainment venue, where disco, house, hip-hop, and Latin beats infuse; or for a different scene, Buckley's, a great watering hole and energetic spot to watch a game.

Day 3

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?

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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

Seattle Marriott Waterfront: For a reasonable price, you can stay on the waterfront. This hotel offers a great central location and modern rooms.

Lotte Seattle: This luxurious and modern property is a 10-minute walk away from Pike Place Market. Not only that, but the service is hard to beat. If your group prefers prime views of the city and the waterfront, along with a booming hotel bar, then consider this Lotte Hotel.

Fairmont Olympic Hotel: Another luxury property located in the heart of the city and within walking distance to Pike Place Market and the waterfront, this five-star option is a great choice for those with a much higher budget.

Charter Hotel Seattle: Offering a rooftop bar and upscale rooms, the hotel is great for its amenities and its price tag.

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 Seattle Bachelor Party Home Rentals

    There are plenty of housing options for a Seattle bachelor party, so check out TripAdvisor, VRBO, Airbnb, Expedia, and Hopper Homes. 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 Seattle hotel day passes on ResortPass.

    Queen Anne-Style Home: Small groups looking to be on the waterfront will enjoy this option on the waterfront. As it's close to downtown, the other perk is that it accommodates up to eight guests.

    Modern West Seattle House: This rental 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: Located shy of four miles from downtown, this rental is an ideal place for groups of up to 12 who care most about location rather than amenities.

      Seattle Bachelor Party Nightlife

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      Chomp on delicious meats and plant-based goodies at Seattle's vast restaurant scene, then hit the bars and clubs of the city, which range from a gin speakeasy to a unicorn-themed bar, and a lakeside patio.

      Best Seattle Bachelor Restaurants

      Beast and Cleaver: When something is raised right, you can really taste the difference. Beast and Cleaver is a butcher shop and restaurant that is committed to quality and sustainable meat from creatures that lead stress-free lives. Everything from the sausages and pate to the charcuterie and steak is made from scratch, in-house, from the whole organic animal with as little waste as possible.

      Meesha: Each dish at Meesha bursts with flavor, so if you and the boys like a bit of spice, this is where to get the chili. Stand-out mains include the Connaught butter chicken and the Goan prawns, and if you come on Sunday it's dosa night where special sets come with a variety of fillings. Meesha also has a ton of vegetarian options available for any herbivores in your party.

      The Chicken Supply: If you've got a craving for fried chicken, skip the KFC and tuck into Seattle's juiciest, crispiest drumsticks, wings, and more. The Chicken Supply has won local acclaim for putting a Filipino twist on the fast food staple, and there's soy sauce and garlic for an added kick. Filipino sides to accompany include coconut collard greens and cold noodles. Of course, it's not a bachelor bash without some beer, of which the casual eaterie has plenty.

      Best Seattle Bachelor Party Bars

      Westward: A pretty yet casual waterfront restaurant and bar, Westward's an excellent spot to take the boys for a beer during warmer months, rain permitting. The views overlooking Lake Union are sublime.

      Bathtub Gin Co.: You'll discover a cozy prohibition-style cocktail bar in the basement of The Humphrey Apartments. The liquor list at Bathtub Gin Co. is huge, with bottles plucked the world over, and it goes without saying that gin fans are extra spoiled for choice.

      Oddfellows Café + Bar: It's always a nice excuse to start drinking early when a bar serves coffee, so let the games begin at Oddfellows. The Capitol Hill hangout has an especially good cocktail list, including a chance to mix your caffeine and liquor in one go. Try the Matcha Martini or the Espresso Martini for an immediate buzz.

      Unicorn: A circus-themed bar with magical cocktails and a photo booth is a surefire way to bring out any serious boys' playful side. Try your hand at the pinball arcades after a few rainbow shots for a super trippy experience.

      Expert Seattle Travel Tips

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      Most US visitors will arrive to SEA via Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which is conveniently linked to downtown by Light Rail. As long as you're traveling light, you won't need a rideshare. Seattle is also a popular destination for those traveling by car along the West Coast. It's super close to Vancouver, Canada, and a beautiful drive away from Portland, Oregon and other cities nearby. In the walkable downtown zone, you're good to get around by public transit for the duration of your stay.

      The best time to visit Seattle is in the summer months, though with a relatively mild climate, it's doable year-round. Just expect a lot of rain. Strangely, the locals are so fine with rain that they don't feel the need to use umbrellas. If you want to do as the locals do, simply invest in a good rain jacket.

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