As the world’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas is a no-brainer for a bachelor party destination. Whether you’re a golf and spa kind of groom, or a gentleman’s club and limos kind of groom (or all of the above), there’s always something for everyone in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Need a little help with the planning? Here are our best Las Vegas bachelor party ideas and the things you need to consider adding to your weekend itinerary to make it your most memorable trip yet.
Caesars Palace is rated amongst the top stays on Las Vegas Boulevard, with its five swim-up blackjack tables, arctic ice room, Gordon Ramsey-helmed restaurant, over a thousand slot machines, and so much more. It has everything you could need without even leaving the building.
The MGM Grand is another top contender for places to stay, as it’s known for its entertainment and breathtaking Las Vegas strip views.
Or, try out the Sahara Las Vegas, which has over 60,000 square feet of casino space, rooftop pools, Latin nights, and top-tier restaurants.
Don’t look over the Wynn Las Vegas, either. It’s filled with endless fun, like in-person master classes, an IV drip lounge, an onsite barbershop, and stunning rooms perfect for a Vegas bachelor.
Treasure Island has more than 2,200 slot machines and every table game you can think of, plus some! The resort hosts yearly poker tournaments and daily bingo, and the Sportsbook & Bar offers betting on your favorite games and races.
The 120,000-foot, Egyptian-themed casino, the Luxor, makes the list of top casinos to visit in Vegas because it’s one of the very few places on the strip where you can play five-dollar blackjack all day. The casino also offers free daily lessons for their table games, if you need a refresher.
Obviously, we couldn’t NOT talk about MGM Grands’ casino, with more than 170,000 feet of space encompassing 1,700 slot machines, 159 table games, and a private Whiskey Lounge for intimate gaming. It’s not only a great place to stay, but a great place to gamble.
Looking to get away from downtown Las Vegas for a bit? Right by the Las Vegas motor speedway is the Shadow Creek golf course, one of the most expensive courses built in America.If you stay at MGM Grand, you can get a complimentary limousine to and from your tee time there.
Bali Hai golf course, meanwhile, is the perfect option for those who want the full sin city experience with their golf game, including jello shots, Golfboards, and Parmates to make an average, boring golf game that much more exciting.
Esther’s Kitchen is one of the longest-standing and most successful restaurants in the Las Vegas Arts District. Named after chef James’ Trees great aunt Esther, this restaurant is a must for those with a palette for quality (aka someone who could enjoy a butternut squash tortellini tossed with brown butter and a hint of espresso). There might not be any chicken tenders, but Esther’s sourdough bread and anchovy butter will leave your mouth watering and begging for more.
For a more unique and relaxed meal, Colin Fukunaga’s restaurant FukuBurger (once only a food truck), is now located in an old 90s-style Taco Bell and has developed quite a cult following. Japanese-influenced burgers with a quirky, fun vibe are all the rage, especially the “Lucky” burger, which is an all-beef patty with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, wasabi mayo, and the special fuku sauce.
Brazilian steakhouse Via Brasil takes its ingredients seriously, serving tableside unlimited ribeye, salmon, sausage, and even chicken hearts. The restaurant also offers options for larger parties, with private and semi-private rooms.
The buffet at Wynn Las Vegas boasts 16 all-you-can-eat food stations. Chef Jason Duarte created the buffet’s new menu, with options like red velvet chocolate chip pancakes and Latin street food stations. The space is just as luxurious as its food, with giant floral arrangements and intricate fruit carvings.
The Wicked Spoon buffet at the Cosmopolitan does not disappoint. With its modern decor and flashy lighting, you might think you’ve walked into a nightclub, but, instead of dancers, you’ll find crab legs, sushi, bone marrow, prime rib, and chocolate lava cake. The buffet also serves brunch all day long.
The buffet at the Bellagio seats more than 600 people and has live-action cooking stations that serve everything from omelets to Hong Kong barbecue buns to St. Louis-style ribs. This buffet will have something for just about anyone.
Bachelor parties can consist of more than just hitting the clubs and drinking in downtown Las Vegas. Here are more ways to celebrate with your groom crew:
Need even more fun? Minus 5 Bar is a unique bar made from more than 9 tons of ice. Cool off in subzero temperatures as you take in the interactive ice sculptures and a perfect selection of drinks.
There’s also the Millennium Fandom Bar, the go-to place for geeky bachelors, especially on cosplay karaoke and sci-fi trivia nights.
Considering food, drinks, accommodations, and activities, the average cost of a Vegas bachelor party is around $700 per person. Obviously, your party may cost more or less since it all depends on what you do, gambling, where you eat, and where you stay.
The groom typically doesn’t pay, except for travel and hotel lodging. Otherwise, the groom crew pays for all activities, meals, and drinks.
With so much to see, do, and experience, it’s recommended to spend at least three days in Las Vegas to fully take advantage of every buffet, casino, and nightclub and pool party.
The best time to host your bachelor party is one to four months before your wedding.
There are tons of things to do and places to go in Las Vegas for a bachelor getaway with your groom crew. From buffets to paintballing, you’re guaranteed to stay busy no matter what your style.
Don’t forget to check out TheGroomClub for more advice and tips on everything you need to know on planning the best and most budget-friendly bachelor parties, from our 5 Tips For Planning The Perfect Bachelor Party to these Bucket List Bachelor Ideas.