Whether you’re from the Cincinnati area or just love the city, Cincinnati Ohio is a great place to host a bachelor party. In fact, with this city’s reputation for great food and sports, it’s almost a no-brainer.
Ready to start planning? Here are the best Cincinnati bachelor party ideas to add to your itinerary.
Consider staying at the Lytle Park Hotel. Built in 1909, this AAA Four Diamond property combines history and luxury.
Another Marriot hotel we highly recommend in the downtown area is the Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel. Close to the action, reasonably priced, and with fantastic room service — What else could you want?
If you’re planning to spend some time at Paul Brown Stadium or Great American Ballpark, staying at the Hyatt Regency Hotel means you have easy access to both stadiums, and you’ll be saving on Uber rides.
The Incline Public House offers panoramic views of the Ohio River, craft beer selections, in-house smokers, and mouth-watering food.
If you’re in the mood for fried food, check out The Eagle. The restaurant combines the best aspects of southern food and beer, all in one place, with a lively atmosphere of blues music and homey chatter.
If you’re wanting something a little more white tablecloth, Boca is a favorite. With private dining options, meals including lobsters and lamb, and amazing cocktails, you’ll rave about this place, just like the rest of downtown Cincinnati.
See a game at the dual-sport Paycor Stadium (also called Paul Brown Stadium) that’s been around since 1970. Or, if you’re more of a hockey fan, see the Cincinnati Cyclones at Heritage Bank Center. The bank arena also hosts events from the WWE and the Ringling Bros. If you’re in the mood to get in on the action, explore Scene 75, where you can ride go-karts, play laser tag, and go mini-bowing.
When it comes to drinks, Cincinnati’s go-to is The Righteous Room. With half-priced drinks from 8 p.m.—2 a.m. on Sundays, you’ll never want to leave this bar and lounge catered toward the young professional crowd. If you check out the venue’s event page, you’ll also find live musical guests and DJs on the menu.
Along those lines, if live music is your forte and you’re out bar hopping, check out Tin Roof’s live events. You’ll find live music events on Tuesdays alongside $3 Lemon Drops and $4 well drinks.
Speaking of happy hour prices, you can head down to The Blind Pig for $4 Crown Apple (all day) and pair your libations with fried pickles or Cincinnati chili.
Rent a private Brew Bus Tour. Each cincy brew bus tour comes with at least 16-18 oz. of beer or 5-8 samples of wine, depending on the package you purchased.
If you and the crew are more active, head to Archery Arena and play archery dodgeball. Yes, you heard us right. Archery dodgeball. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience where you can battle it out with the groom crew and see whose team is superior.
The groom typically doesn’t pay for his bachelor party, although the main exception is when the event involves travel and hotel lodging at the groom’s wish. Other than that, though, the groom crew pays for all of the groom’s activities, meals, drinks, etc.
A joint bachelor and bachelorette party is “a thing.” If you hold one, your invitations should make it obvious you’re hosting a combined party for both members of the engaged couple, to help manage guests’ expectations.
Bachelor parties usually include friends and family and, most importantly, all members of the groom crew.
At the average bachelor party, you’ll see about 5-8 people, including the groom, though this number will depend on how many people are in the wedding party and who can afford to go on a bachelor trip.
According to Wedding Wire, the average bachelor or bachelorette party lasts typically 2-3 days. Most bachelor parties last for more than two days, while a third go longer than three days. Bachelor parties are typically longer than bachelorette parties.