How to Throw the Ultimate NYC Bachelor Party
New York, New York. “The Big Apple,” “The City That Never Sleeps,” “The Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of!” Call it what you may, New York City is undeniably the hottest destination for world-class cuisine, rich culture, unforgettable nightlife, and fantastic entertainment options.
Celebrate your closest friend’s life milestone and upcoming marriage by hosting an NYC bachelor party! There is so much to do and so little time, so formulate your plan in anticipation of the revelry.
Whether you’re looking to party ‘til you drop, take in the sights, or relax in class and style, New York City has you covered.
Go to a Game
New York has no shortage of sports teams. From baseball to basketball, football, and hockey, New York offers all sports fans a chance to cheer on their team. Catch a Mets or a Yankees game if you love baseball—both the stadiums are super easy to get to on public transit. The Nets and the Knicks are also easily accessible if basketball is more your thing.
There are three hockey teams: the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, and the New York Rangers. Those first two teams frequently play outside the city, but the Rangers hit the ice at the famed Madison Square Garden.
There are even two soccer teams to round out the rich New York sports selection, so pick your poison, pack your jersey, and get ready to root for your team!
Charter a Boat
Nothing says bougie (in a good way) than chartering a private party boat. There are a number of companies to choose from that offer everything from 105-foot schooners to luxury yachts. Dazzle your guests with catered food and drinks aboard as you gaze upon the city skyline from the comfort of your very own boat.
Most charters take you on a sightseeing cruise where you can admire the iconic Statue of Liberty and other NYC landmarks. You can also try a more intimate experience where you actually get to participate in sailing the boat, weather permitting. Gather the boys and hop on a boat! You’ll be partying in style.
It’s no secret that New York is known for its nightlife. Skip the line and head straight into the party by reserving a table at one of the upscale clubs in New York for a night to remember. DJs, dance floors, and drinks are all part of the experience, so prepare for a wild night out.
While the VIP experience can come with a steep price tag, it’s well worth it—just make sure you’re prepared to foot the bill because your guest of honor shouldn’t have to worry about it. He’s only there to have fun, after all!
There’s no shame in the spa! All that carousing can get tiring. Relax and unwind at one of New York’s many high-end spas. A soak, a sauna, and maybe even a facial will revitalize you for the fun to come. Many spas also offer massage, manicures, and pedicures.
If you’re looking for a different experience than your typical Western spa, try a Russian banya or a Korean spa. Steam rooms are ubiquitous at Russian establishments, and full-body scrubs are a Korean specialty. No matter what you choose, you’ll leave looking good and feeling great.
If you’re feeling lucky, go gambling. Casinos aren’t a dime a dozen in NYC, and you’re blessed with one of the best—Resorts World New York. This entertainment mecca (and the only casino in the city) offers over 6,500 slots and electronic table games.
There are also high-limit rooms where you can play baccarat, blackjack, roulette, video poker, and the most popular slots the industry has to offer. Resorts World offers six dining options, including a steakhouse, a bar, and more casual options.
Visit a Museum
New York City is home to some of the world’s best art institutions and galleries. Enrich your experience with a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where you can witness over 5,000 years of work and artifacts from across the globe. It’s the largest museum in the entire nation! Modern and contemporary art thrives at MoMA, and the Frick Collection houses Renaissance to early 20th-century masterpieces.
Meanwhile, The Guggenheim, famously designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is worth a visit for the striking building and interior layout alone. There’s also the New Museum, NYC’s only space dedicated wholly to contemporary art.
For something a little racier, check out the Museum of Sex in Manhattan! Even the least of the art lovers in your group can find something interesting there.
From boozy brunch to neighborhood trattorias, New York’s food scene can’t be beaten. Frank in the East Village is a classic NYC Italian establishment. Balthazar is also an institution for French food, as is Russ & Daughters when it comes to bagels, lox, and all things appetizing.
For steak, Peter Luger is a must-taste! Fine dining is great, but you don’t have to get fancy to enjoy a delicious meal in New York. The iconic hot dog stand, a gyro, or a slice of pizza from any hole in the wall is sure to satisfy your late-night cravings.
Get cocktails, snacks, and beer at one of Midtown’s many rooftop lounges. Depending on your mood, there are indoor and outdoor options available. Sit back, sip, and sample all these bars have to offer as you take in the sights.
Unsurprisingly, most of the city’s rooftop lounges feature striking city views, including 230 Fifth Avenue, where you can gaze upon the Empire State Building in all its glory. The Greens on Pier 17 offer a view of the unmistakable Brooklyn Bridge, and Westlight shows you sweeping scenes of the New York skyline. Soak up the world’s most famous buildings with drink in hand!
See New York City from the sky. You’ll feel like an action star as you fly high above The Big Apple. Private tours generally accommodate up to six people, so there is room for all your best buddies.
Behold the city’s most recognizable landmarks from a whole new angle as you soar around Ellis Island, Wall Street, the Chrysler Building, Central Park, and more.