Your best friend is getting married and what you need is the Las Vegas Bachelor Party Made Easy guide to plan a weekend getaway the guys will never forget!! For the worst mistakes you can make read this.
We’ve put a lot of thought and research together and created this bachelor party “menu” of best places to stay, best nightclubs, day clubs, gentleman’s clubs, best things to do for a bachelor party weekend and best dining options for High Rollin Bachelors (the sky’s the limit), Blue Collar Bachelors (medium priced) and Budget Bachelors (every penny counts). It’s going to make planning the weekend a breeze.
Best Places to Stay for a Bachelor Party Weekend
Keep in mind the prices are for a “general” idea. I chose Sept 7 & 8 2012 (a weekend stay) to compare cost. It will vary by day (cheaper on weekdays more expensive on weekends) and time of year (cheapest in summer and most expensive during big conventions and holiday weekends). Taxes and resort fees may apply as well. I’ve supplied the links. Book direct for the best prices and a price guarantee from most hotel/casinos.
Budget Bachelors: from $70 – $95 per night
These are all pretty close in price. We’re listing them from best pick: Orleans or Gold Coast (both across from the Palms), Stratosphere (on strip near downtown) or downtown at either the Plaza, El Cortez or Golden Gate. If you choose either Plaza, El Cortez or the Golden Gate, specify that you want one of the newly remodeled rooms.
Blue Collar Bachelors: from $120 – $270 per night
We recommend these very nice hotels from least expensive: Golden Nugget (no resort fee and downtown), New York New York, Palms or Palms Place, Mandalay Bay (outstanding pool set up with wave pool, lazy river etc), Hard Rock, Caesars Palace (no resort fee) or Aria.
High Rollin Bachelors: from $359 – $25,000 per night
The Palms Hotel & Casino has the most incredible luxury themed suites in Las Vegas and have been featured on TV shows, travel channels and magazines. If you want to party like rock stars and live large, the Palms Hotel & Casino is THE place to be.
G – Suite 2,500 sq ft suite fashioned after the Ghost Bar, in-room refreshment center, show shower, pool table, wet bar, VIP all access club pass for 4, round trip airport transfer. Sleeps up to 8. Approx cost $5,000 per night
Crib Suite 2,000 sq ft, DJ booth, saltwater fish tank, lounge with sound seating, show shower, hydraulic bed, pool table, wet bar, VIP all access club pass for 4, round trip airport transfer. Sleeps up to 8. Approx cost $5,000 per night
Real World Suite 3,000 sq ft and former home to MTV”s reality show, 3 bedrooms, communal bathroom with 2 shower stalls, 2 bathroom stalls, and 3 neon lit washbasins, in-room refreshment center, pool table, wet bar, full kitchen, dining room, living room, VIP all access club pass for 4, round trip airport transfer. Sleeps 12-14. Approx cost $10,000 per night
Kingpin Suite 4,240 sq ft, regulation sized 2 lane bowling alley, pool table, wet bar, theater size projection television with lounge,2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, VIP all access
club pass for 4, round trip airport transfer. Sleeps up to 10. Approx cost $15,000 per night
Hardwood Suite 10,000 sq ft two story suite, indoor half-court basketball, professional locker room, scoreboard, NBA-sized Murphy beds, media room, pool table, dining room, jacuzzi, wet bar, lounge/dance floor, 24hr butler service, VIP all access club pass for 6, round trip airport transfer. Sleeps up to 15. Approx cost $25,000 per night
The Hard Rock Hotel knows how to cater to the bad boys which is perfect for a bachelor party weekend.
Celebrity Suite 1,320 sq ft, Pool Table (or dining table for 6), jetted tub, wet bar, Bose stereo system, master bedroom with walkin closet and you can book a connecting room. Great deal! Approx cost: $359 per night
Bachelor Pad Suite 850 sq ft, 1 bedroom, Stripper pole in living room, 2 private lap dance booths, full bar and pool view. Approx cost: $1,100 per night.
Penthouse “Real World Suite” 4,200 sq ft, pool table, 3 bedrooms, 3 bath, one lane bowling alley, 6 person hot tub with strip view. Full kitchen, dining room, pool table, flat screens and rock star decor. Amazing! Approx cost: $7,500 per night.
Paradise Tower Penthouse 3,436 sq ft of decadence. 3 bedrooms, full bar, huge dining table, pool table, 2 stripper poles, jacuzzi tub in the living room, awesome views everywhere. Approx cost: $7,500 per night.
More High Roller Options: from $300 – $500+ per night
Be sure and read Las Vegas Strip Clubs 101 – What You Should Know!!! before you go for tips on saving $$$. If you go with one of the Hard Rock suites that have stripper poles, you’ll skip the clubs and have the strippers come to you. Just make arrangements with the Hard Rock concierge.
High Rollin Bachelors: $3,000 package
Big Sky Honey Suite for $3,000 and get 3 hours in the Sky Box Honey Suite for up to seven with $1,000 in Bottle Service, 20 Dance Coupons, 7 T-Shirts, Guest of Honor on Stage, Party Survival Kit and $800 Bar Credit. Limo trans, no cover or admission. Price includes 20% gratuity.
Blue Collar Bachelors: packages $350 – $600 + up
Hustler Club – Best Value
Wild Party Package for parties up to seven for $600 and get a Small Banquette, $250 in Bottle Service, 7 Dance Coupons, Guest of Honor on Stage, Party Survival Kit and 5 T-Shirts. Includes Limo service, no cover, no admission fee. Gratuity of 20% included. More packages available. Check here.
Starting Lineup Package for 5 guests minimum $350 ($70 per guest). VIP table on main floor, 1 Bottle of Skyy Vodka with mixers and Red Bull, Sapphire Hat and T-shirt for the groom. Includes Limo service, no cover, no admission fee. Tax and gratuity NOT included. More packages available check here.
Budget Bachelors: Happy Hour Bargains
You will still take a limo and skip the cover charge, but you won’t get the VIP table. You don’t need to. It’s generally less crowded and you should be able to gather enough seats together for a small group and you’ll get unbelievable drink prices!
Hustler Club – Happy Hour
There are daily specials at the Hustler Club. Everyday from 4-6pm get FREE MILLER LITE & HOUSE VODKA!! From 6-9pm $2 you call it drinks and a FREE BUFFET at 7pm!
Spearmint Rhino – Happy Hour
$3 Beers and Shot Specials Daily starting at 1Pm – 8pm. $100 Bottle Specials starting at 1pm – 8pm on select bottles. After Pool Special 4pm – 8pm Daily 2 Bottles for $150 Beau Joie, Belvedere Vodka or Don Julio Tequila.
Treasures – Happy Hour
Free Buffet from 4pm to 8pm. Premium Drinks 2 for 1 until 8pm. $1 Domestic Beer and Well Drinks from 4pm to 6pm.
Nightclubs for the High Rollin Bachelor
The nightclubs in Las Vegas range in price from expensive to very expensive. They are also very strict about having more girls than guys in the clubs which makes it really tough, but not impossible to get a group of guys in. Your best bet is to make arrangements ahead of time for table/bottle service or guest passes. Check out Light Group Concierge Services for great deals on table/bottle service and restaurant deals. I have no personal knowledge of their service, but it sounds terrific. Another way to go is with Chris Hornak at freevegasclubpasses.com. Chris will get back to you in a flash with the best nightclub deals in town. Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, XS at Encore, Rain, Ghostbar or Moon at the Palms and Pure at Caesars are the nightclubs we recommend. If you go for any of the high roller suites you’ll get day or nightclub passes no problem from the hotel, but make reservation for table/bottle service.
Dayclubs for the High Rollin Bachelor
This is the same deal as nightclubs as far as cost for cabanas etc. and getting a bunch of guys in. Again, call Chris for the best info. Marquee at Cosmopolitan, XS at Encore, Ditch Fridays at Palms, Rehab at the Hard Rock or Wet Republic at the MGM Grand are some of the best day club pool parties in Vegas.
Nightlife for the Blue Collar Bachelor
Blue Martini is located at Town Square on Las Vegas Blvd (the Strip) about 1/4 mile south of Mandalay Bay. It’s a big favorite with locals, has live music, DJ, delicious food menu, specialty martinis and an upscale vibe without all the typical Strip Nightclub red tape to get in. There is a cover for guys that can vary, but is usually $20 (less for locals). If you call ahead and make a table reservation with bottle service they wave the cover. Bottle service is generally $200 per bottle (good for 4-6 people), but almost anything in clubs is negotiable.
Bond Lounge is just one of the coolest places to drink, dance and people watch. It’s in the very chic Cosmopolitan. It’s a lounge so there’s no cover, no dress code, no hassle. Just walk right in and have a great time.
Eyecandy Lounge is another cool place to have a drink and bust a move at Mandalay Bay. Again, no cover, no dress code, no hassle. Just a great time.
Nightlife for the Budget Bachelor
Town Square is a Las Vegas hot spot for locals and a great destination for a do-it-yourself pub crawl. Here are the best places to toss back a few: Yard House, over 100 beers on tap, Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge, with over 30 wines by the glass, 50 whiskeys, sampler flights and signature “winetails” plus throw in a cigar-friendly patio (you can purchase cigars here also), Coconuts Beach Bar & Mexican Grill, with great deals on buckets of beer and pitchers of Margaritas etc., Miller’s Ale House, 75 beers on tap and loads of specialty cocktails.
Downtown if you’re staying Downtown a visit to Insert Coin (a video gamers dream bar) is a must. They also have rockin DJ’s and bachelor party deals. You can do a do-it-yourself pub crawl to many cool bars that are all within a block or two of each other. Put these bars on your list: Downtown Bar, Griffin, Hogs & Heifers or Mob Bar. Hang out under the Fremont Street Experience and dance to Free live classic rock performed on 3 different stages and buy yourself a crazy giant cocktail that are for sale all along Fremont.
You can’t go wrong with Prime at the Bellagio, Charlie Palmer’s Steakhouse at the Four Seasons, Carnevino at the Palazzo, SW at the Wynn, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse at the Golden Nugget or Morton’s Steakhouse on the corner of Flamingo and Paradise Rd.
Steakhouses for Blue Collar Bachelors
Texas de Brasil located in Town Square is our best pick. For $46.95 per person (less than the cost of 1 ala carte steak from any of the above mentioned steakhouses) you will get to experience an authentic Brazilian-American steakhouse with a rich, warm atmosphere and indulge in delicious cuts of beef, pork, lamb, sausage and chicken. It’s a carnivore’s paradise. Guaranteed to make you have to open that top pants button. Salad area with cheeses, salads and vegetables are included. Drinks and dessert are ala carte. Another option is at the Hard Rock. Guys Night out Dinner Special at 35 Steaks + Martinis. It’s a 4 course meal for $100 per person and includes a Welcome Shot and entry to Vanity Nightclub. The food is excellent.
Steakhouses for Budget Bachelors
Try Silverado Steakhouse at the South Point Hotel & Casino for very good steak in a fine dining atmosphere that include a salad, potato and priced from $30 – $42. For a real bargain go to Primarily Prime Rib, also at the South Point, for excellent Prime Rib in an attractive setting that’s slow cooked; priced from $15.95 to $21.95 for the bone-in cowboy cut. Includes soup or salad and potato. Additional sides, appetizers and desserts are a deal too.
Italian for High Rollin Bachelors
Italian for Blue Collar Bachelors
Casa di Amore has old Vegas charm and is our top pick for Italian. Please read more about it here. The D.O.C.G at the Cosmopolitan is casual, rustic and delicious. The Tuscany Gardens at the Tuscany Hotel is more upscale and still quite reasonable. Read more here.
Italian for Budget Bachelors
Brio at Town Square has a large menu with many entrees under $20 that will be perfect on a budget.
Playing Golf in Las Vegas
The cost of golf in Las Vegas can vary as much as the room costs based on tee times, morning, afternoon or twilight and time of year. The bargains are usually twilight in the summer months. I call it sun-stroke golf.
Golf for High Rollin Bachelors
Shadow Creek- This is our top pick for an outstanding Las Vegas golf experience. Shadow Creek is one of the most revered courses in the country.
At one time it was the most exclusive course in the world. The only way on was by invitation. Played by Michael Jordan and other top celebrities, it is now open to guests of any MGM Resorts International property (MGM Grand, Bellagio, Aria, New York New York, etc). You’ll be taken to and from your hotel in style by limo. Green fees: $500. Memories: priceless.
Par Mates – Walters Golf Hey, it’s a bachelor party weekend. Why not have a hot chick as your caddie? At Walters Golf you can play a round at Royal Links Golf Club and have a lovely Par Mate (female caddie) there who will, among other things, wash your balls and clean your…..clubs. Doubt it’ll help your game, but it’ll make it more fun! It’s an extra $225 for the Par Mate. You may want to check Walters Golf for Stay & Play packages that include many of the hotels we suggested.
Golf for Blue Collar Bachelors
Revere Golf Course - This golf course is just a short ride away in nearby Henderson and offers rates from $65 and up. They offer free pick-up from your hotel and have package options that include rentals and breakfast/lunch or specials on 36 holes. It’s a wonderful course that is highly recommended by locals.
Silverstone Golf Club – Another favorite among locals, Silverstone is a terrific course that is a good value. Rates can start as low as $49. Silverstone offers discounts for advanced booking. The further ahead you plan, the more you save.
Golf for Budget Bachelors
Rhodes Ranch Golf Club – This is a great course and a great value. Waterfalls, rolling hill and mountain views are part of the experience. Green fees from $39 and up.
Primm Valley Golf Club - Primm is about a 25 minute drive from the Strip and totally worth it to play at this fantastic golf course. It has one of the best practice facilities and green fees are from $35 which makes it a big favorite among locals whether you’re on a budget or not.
More Bachelor Party Activities
This is Vegas and there is no shortage of things to do. Check out 101 Things to Do on the home page for the complete list or take our advice on the best bachelor party activities below.
Fun for High Rollin Bachelors
Mario Andretti Racing Experience - live out your NASCAR fantasy and experience speeds up to 180 miles an hour in an Indy Car!! Hell yeah! Priced from $129 to $2999
Sky Combat Ace - This is the thrill of a life time! Top Gun! You get to fly planes combat style and have the dogfight experience you’ve always dreamt of. Prices start at $299 up to $1,799.
Skydive - Might as well JUMP!! Many options available with or without video, pictures, etc. Starting at $249. (On sale for $199)
Dig This - Remember those Tonka Trucks you used to love playing with in the dirt? Well, as the saying goes, big boys, big toys. Dig This is the really big toys. You get to play with actual bulldozers and excavators. It’s very unique and a lot of fun. Starting at $249.
Fun for Blue Collar Bachelors
Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing – This is a blast and they have great packages.You can do three races, have pizza, $5 T-shirts and a FREE Trophy for only $80 per person (6-12 drivers) and they offer FREE hotel pick-up. Race and Shoot Package - $240 per person and includes races, transportation from hotel to Fast Lap and to Shooting Range and back. Shoot 3 magazines of bullets in a machine gun, UZI or AK47, and hand gun competition for Hat or T-Shirt. More Packages available. Check website.
Flightlinez Ziplines - Experience the RUSH! Do a zipline tour that’ll give you amazing views of Las Vegas, Boulder City and Lake Mead. Package rates for 8 – 11 guests are $148 per person and include taxes, fees and an 18% gratuity. More packages available.
Paint Ball – Here you go guys. It’s cowboys and indians; the grown-up version. Prices start as low as $40 per person and include rentals. Bonehead is the least expensive and is indoors which is a huge factor in the summer months. Premier Paintball , Combat Zone Paintball , Bonehead Paintball.
Bowling - The bowling alleys in Las Vegas are all in hotel/casinos and are open 24/7. Yeah, you can bowl at home, but can you do it at 2am? It’s still fun, good for a large group and inexpensive. If you decide to stay at either the Orleans or the Gold Coast you’ll have a bowling alley just a short walk from your room.
Gaming & Sports Book
You can gamble almost everywhere in Las Vegas. Minimums for table games do vary and Sport Books range from low budget to state-of-the-art.
You can gamble anywhere. You’ve got the cash. If you want a first class poker experience go to either Aria or Bellagio. For the most luxurious Sports Book action make Lagasse Stadium at the Palazzo your destination. Great place to wager on sports and watch the games with the guys from a luxury box complete with pool table and video games.
Blue Collar Bachelors
For a great place to watch the “Big” game with the guys, go to the Sporting House Bar & Grill inside the New York New York.
Do your gaming Downtown. The El Cortez has some of the lowest minimum bets on table games like Black Jack, Roulette and Craps.