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The 10 Best Bachelor Party Destinations, Ranked by Pros

We surveyed over 20 top websites and compiled a list of the most recommended bachelor party destinations in North America. Whether you're looking for a tropical adventure, a booze driven whirlwind, or want the best bang for your buck, this list has you covered. Check out the 10 spots below and start brainstorming where your weekend (or week) of shenanigans will be.

A Key West, FL beach with palm trees  Flickr/Penny HigginsKey West, FL |

10. Key West

Highlights
Great Bars · Tropical daytime activities
Downsides
No gambling · Smaller pool of people
Best time
May - October
Voted by
Thrillist · WeddingWire · AskMen · and
3 more WeddingForward YourBachParty FourLoko.com

Key west is a tropical island that balances a bohemian life style and a culture of heavy drinking, offering a unique bachelor party experience. During the day the group can take a snorkeling trip, a 26 mile jet ski tour, catch dinner on a deep sea fishing charter, or get a little rowdy at the infamous Dante's Pool Party. At night you'll hit Duval Street and make the rounds at Irish Kevin's, Rick's Bar Upstairs and Sloppy Joes for some good ol' fashion debauchery. If the group still has some left in the tank you can drag the lucky man to Red Garter Saloon or Bare Assets, two of the leading gentleman's clubs on the island. Check out places to stay in Key West here.

Nashville stree at night lit with neon signs  Flickr/Daniel LadenhaufNashville, TN |

9. Nashville

Highlights
Nightlife, Live Music, BBQ
Downsides
Competing bachelor parties
Best time
All Year
Voted by
BroBible · WeddingWire · Business Insider · and
4 more TravelChannel YourBachParty Finder FourLoko.com

Nashville offers bachelor parties a whirlwind weekend of live music, BBQ, dancing and drinking. The self proclaimed NashVegas puts a southern spin on the Vegas strip concept with honky-tonk clubs lining Broadway, the main drag. Unlike Vegas though you can bar hop in Nashville, which centers as the main activity for a bachelor party weekend. Besides bar hopping and dancing there are activities like axe throwing, an indoor shooting range, the country music hall of fame, and the Nashville Pedal Tavern that never fails to pick up groups of bachelorette parties. Check out places to stay in Nashville here.

The Chicago skyline  Unsplash/Aaron BeanChicago, IL |

8. Chicago

Highlights
Bars · Music · Comedy
Downsides
Takes more planning
Best time
March - October
Voted by
TimeOut · WeddingForward · TravelChannel · and
5 more Thrillist WeddingWire    Ranker      Finder   FourLoko.com

Chicago is great pick for bachelor parties that are looking to bar hop and eat until they literally drop. Visit in the warm months and hit the beach, rent a floating Tiki bar, go to a world famous comedy show, or just wander around any one of the neighborhoods around the city chock full of bars. There's something for everyone here and though it might take a little more planning than some of the other destinations, when done right it can't be beaten. Check out places to stay in Chicago here.

An audience at the Denver nightclub, Beta  Flickr/MessycupcakesDenver, CO |

7. Denver

Highlights
Outdoor activities · Weed · Affordable
Downsides
Mediocre nightlife
Best time
All Year
Voted by
HuffPost · ThePlunge · TravelTriangle · and
6 more NextLuxury WeddingForward WeddingWire Finder FourLoko.com EscapeHere

Denver is a great place for a bachelor party if you want access to the outdoors and a little nightlife. The mile high city lives up to its name and offers some of the best weed you can (legally) buy at over 340 dispensaries city wide. There are plenty of breweries to get your hops fix and the city offers some decent nightlife with a central bar / club area downtown. Bring a little competition into the mix with archery dodgeball and get your hearts pumping. If you want to get out of the city there are plenty of activities like skiing, white water rafting, or hitting some of the beautiful hikes in the area. If sports are your thing then catch a Broncos or Nuggets game and look for the players at the bars after the event (they’re hard to miss). Check out places to stay in Denver here.

Paddleboarders on Lake Austin  Unsplash/Tomek BaginskiAustin, TX |

6. Austin

Highlights
Live music · BBQ · Breweries
Downsides
No gambling · Heat · Traffic
Best time
Feb - May, Sep - Nov
Voted by
TimeOut · Mens Health · Business Insider · and
6 more EscapeHere WeddingWire YourBachParty Finder FourLoko.com BroBible

Austin is perfect if you're looking for a legendary music scene, endless outdoor activities and some of the best BBQ in the country. It's hard to swing a bat without hitting a craft brewery or live music and it’s wise to hit some early happy hours for cheap afternoon beverages. Take to the water and rent a boat to wakeboard, water ski or just chill out. Visit around SXSW or Austin City Limits music festivals and watch the city explode with over a hundred thousand attendees. If you're looking for inspiration visit SparkParties for some great trip recommendations. Check out places to stay in Austin here.

Manhattan, NY skyline  Unsplash/Thomas HabrNew York, NY |

5. New York

Highlights
Bars close at 4 · Endless nightlife
Downsides
Expensive · Not great for gentleman's clubs
Best time
All Year
Voted by
BroBible · ThePlunge · AskMen · and
9 more Mens Health TimeOut WeddingWire Ranker FourLoko.com    Finder   NextLuxury Business Insider EscapeHere

Though not ideal for groups that live in New York, throwing your bachelor party here can be a wild ride for those that plan it right. While the city lacks gentleman’s clubs and hasn’t legalized marijuana (yet), it does have almost everything else imaginable to offer. This leaves it up to your creativity as to how good a time you’ll have. Bars stay open until four which is sure to make your days long but maximizes the fun you can have in the nightlife. It’s a foodie's dream and offers anything from greasy one dollar slices of pizza to the finest dining available in the US.Check out places to stay in New York here.

A busy square in Montreal, Canada  Flickr/Alessandro GrussuMontreal, Canada |

4. Montreal

Highlights
Gentleman's clubs · Food · Night life · Weed · Culture
Downsides
Airfare can be expensive · Need a passport
Best Time
All Year
Voted by
HuffPost · ThePlunge · TravelChannel · and
10 more YourBachParty    BroBible   AskMen WeddingForward NextLuxury    Finder   EscapeHere Ranker TravelTriangle Mandatory

If top-notch gentleman’s clubs, a vibrant yet affordable nightlife, and a dash of culture is what you want out of your bachelor party weekend, look no further than Montreal. The Paris of North America has been on the bachelor party circuit for some time now and is very accessible from the east coast. It does not disappoint in the women category with plenty of nightclubs and legendary gentleman’s clubs around town. Check out stereo nightclub if you’re looking for the preeminent club just north of the border.

Besides night life there is a vibrant restaurant scene and plenty of activities like river rafting, craft beer tours, or just smoking some weed (it's legal!) and enjoying the beautiful city. Check out places to stay in Montreal here.

Women pointing upwards in New Orleans  Flickr/philippe leroyerNew Orleans, LA |

3. New Orleans

Highlights
Atmosphere · Gentleman's clubs · Food
Downsides
Crowds
Best time
May - October
Voted by
TimeOut · WeddingWire · Business Insider · and
10 more BroBible YourBachParty TravelChannel AskMen WeddingForward ThePlunge EscapeHere Ranker FourLoko.com NextLuxury

Though it barely needs an explanation, New Orleans ranks at the top because it offers all the things that make bachelor parties bachelor parties. Proximity to night life, great food, open container laws, gambling, gentleman’s clubs, affordable lodging, an airport a short drive away and an unparalleled appetite for a good time. Grab a frozen hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s and take a stroll down Bourbon street, or jump on a pedal bike barge and have a one of a kind booze cruise. Make sure to catch drink specials (3 for 1) at the Cat’s Meow in the historic French Quarter, “mistakenly” wander into one of the famous gentleman’s clubs like Rick’s Cabaret or Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, and cap it off with a night of gambling at Harrah’s 24 hour casino. Here's a more in depth guide if you're looking for inspiration. Check out places to stay in New Orleans here.

Miami Beach with neon lit buildings  Flickr/Maciek LulkoMiami, FL |

2. Miami

Highlights
Nightlife · Beautiful Women · Beaches
Downsides
Expensive · No gambling · Lack of daytime activities
Best time
Dec - May
Voted by
TravelOuts · TravelChannel · AskMen · and
12 more BroBible YourBachParty WeddingForward AllTheRooms Timeout ThePlunge EscapeHere    Ranker   Business Insider FourLoko.com TravelTriangle Mandatory

Miami sticks to what it knows best and is great for a bachelor party that’s looking for beaches, beautiful women and nightclubs that can compete with the best in the world. You’ll want to stay in South Beach where you can camp out on the beach, charter a yacht, or even go for a quick snorkel trip with the boys. It’s close to the action at night where the clubs line the beach you and your buddies just got sun burned at. You won’t go wrong splurging for bottle service at LIV nightclub and seeing the most happening place Miami has to offer. Check out places to stay in Miami here.

A 'Welcome To Las Vegas' sign  Flickr/James Marvin PhelpsLas Vegas, NV |

1. Las Vegas

Highlights
World class clubs · Gentleman's clubs · Gambling
Downsides
Expensive · Overplayed
Best time
March - May, Sep - Nov
Voted by
BroBible · HuffPost · TimeOut · and
16 more WeddingWire TravelChannel YourBachParty WeddingForward AllTheRooms    AskMen   ThePlunge EscapeHere Ranker FourLoko.com NextLuxury Mandatory MappingMegan Finder TravelTriangle TravelOuts

Las vegas has long been known as the quintessential bachelor party destination and that’s unlikely to change any time soon. When it comes to Vegas it's important to determine if the group really enjoys gambling and/or clubbing. If the answer is yes to either then it could be your place. Of course there are other things to do like golf and go to bars in downtown Vegas, but let’s face it, there are better places to do that.

Besides the standard blackjack and poker tables Vegas kicks it up a notch with a strong sports betting scene. Put a wager on an NFL game, horse race or championship fight and watch it on 143-foot HD screen at Caesars Palace Sports Book. The clubbing scene is split between day clubs or “pool parties” and the typical nightclub scene. The Vegas pool parties are second to none so be sure to check out Wet Republic at the MGM Grand, Encore Beach Club at the Wynn, or Rehab at the Hard Rock. Having a local hook-up for the clubs is important so be sure to connect with Club Viva to guarantee a perfect night out. Check out places to stay in Las Vegas here.

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