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The Best Bachelor Party Ideas in New York City

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Why Go? It’s not called “the city that never sleeps” for nothing; restaurants, bars and clubs are open nearly 24/7. And this endlessly Instagrammable city hosts possibly the greatest diversity of activities (eat, drink, dance, gawk, bike, golf, kayak, make a fool of yourself) — at all budgets — on the planet.

Best Ideas: Spend your days seeing the sights by ferry, jet ski or kayak; working on your golf swing; or shooting hoops by the Brooklyn Bridge. Spend nights sipping cocktails at some of the hottest bars and clubs in the Big Apple.

Good to Know: You can’t see everything in one weekend — especially one that’s focused solely on eating, drinking, and general debauchery — so plan where you want to spend the majority of your time.

New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town! Yes, you’ll fight traffic, deal with a rickety old subway system, and probably hear gruff locals scold you for walking too slowly, but you’ll also head home with enough stories to last a lifetime — and stomachs full of pizza by the slice. Here’s why it’s the perfect place to plan an epic bachelor party weekend.

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Traveling & Getting Around New York City

New York City is easy to reach from pretty much anywhere, as it’s served by three major airports and they all rank among the busiest in the nation.

LaGuardia Airport (LGA), located in Queens, is the closest to Manhattan with roughly eight miles between the terminal and Times Square, however it’s not well-served by public transit. A bus can connect you to the subway, but unless you’re very familiar with how NYC’s transit system works, it’s going to seem daunting. Traffic from LGA has always been a factor, too, although it’s even worse now that the airport is currently undergoing extensive renovations. That said, if you’re flying into the C or D terminals, it’s relatively painless to grab an Uber, Lyft, or taxi, and you can expect to be in Manhattan in about 45 minutes including traffic.

Also located in Queens, though farther from the city than LaGuardia, is John F. Kennedy International Airport, known simply as JFK. While this airport is typically the one more geared toward international flights, there are still plenty of links to major cities around the country. If you do find yourself at JFK, it’s a little easier to get to the city via public transit since the AirTrain links its terminals to the city’s subway network as well as the Long Island Railroad (its trains will take you into Penn Station on 34th Street). 

Last but not least is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), located across the Hudson River in Newark, New Jersey. Don’t let the New Jersey location throw you off, though. It’s still close to Manhattan and there are direct rail links to the heart of the city by way of Penn Station. Primarily the home of United Airlines, the airport offers flights from the New York City area to tons of locales around the country. 

By Train: If you’re coming from New England or other cities along the East Coast, Amtrak provides train service into the city via the nation’s busiest rail station, Penn Station. While it may take a little longer than flying, chances are you’ll break even or come out ahead time-wise since you won’t have to deal with showing up a few hours early like you would at the airport.

The Seasonal Shifts: The time of year you visit New York City is also important. While winter isn’t nearly as bad as, say, Chicago, it’s still generally cold and rainy, which adds a whole other layer to the logistical equation. The best times to visit are typically in the spring or fall, when the weather is mild and the city is still lively. You can’t go wrong with summer, either, though it tends to get very hot and humid and the city empties out as its residents flock to summer homes in the Hamptons or the Jersey Shore.

Once you’re in town, you should take all the usual precautions you would in any major city. While violent crime is at an all-time low, petty crimes like pickpocketing are always something to be aware of, especially in and around high-traffic areas like Times Square and Madison Square Garden.

Pros and Cons of a New York City Bachelor Party


  • There’s no shortage of things to see and do.
  • Some of the country’s best dining and nightlife can be found here.
  • Transportation is easy whether you take the subway, taxis or Uber/Lyft.


  • You’ll be lost if you don’t have a plan.
  • Dining and drinking can be surprisingly expensive.
  • Could snow relentlessly in the winter or be a hot, humid mess in the summer.

New York City Neighborhoods

  • Upper East Side, Upper West Side & Central Park

    Central Park, New York, NY, USA
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    While downtown is where you’ll find the hottest restaurants, bars, and clubs, if you’re looking to include some classic New York culture in your weekend, head to the Upper East Side or Upper West Side to check out some of the city’s best museums, and take a stroll through Central Park, one of the most iconic and Insta-worthy green spaces in the world. 

  • Downtown Manhattan and Chinatown

    Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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    For most people, all the action happens downtown, which means south of 14th street. Lower Manhattan has it all, from the upscale boutiques of SoHo to dumpling shops hidden away in the alleys of Chinatown. Regardless of what your specific plan ends up being, it’s important to know what areas you want to explore before you land so you don’t end up spending the whole weekend lost on the subway or wandering around looking for things to do.

  • Lower East Side and the East Village

    East Village, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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    Neighborhoods like the Lower East Side and the East Village (the two are divided by Houston Street, by the way) have an almost infinite number of trendy restaurants, providing a great party scene and plenty of bars that stay open until 4 a.m. (or later). Prepare to dance the night away and make your friends back home jealous of all your Insta-worthy pics. 

  • Greenwich Village and the West Village

    West Village, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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    If you want to start your evening off a little more chill, check out areas like Greenwich Village or the West Village, which are full of the small, fantastic restaurants that are quintessentially New York. You won’t be thirsty in any of these neighborhoods either, as they’re full of watering holes of all types to hit up after a big meal. That arch? It’s in Washington Square Park. 

  • Chelsea

    Chelsea, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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    Chelsea has a downtown vibe even though it’s defined roughly as being between West 19th Street and West 23rd St between 8th and 10th Avenues. By day, there are tons of attractions — don’t miss The High Line (a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on the West Side) — and by night you’ll find lots of restaurants great for large groups. Located on the west side of Manhattan, it’s close to many of New York’s hottest nightclubs and art galleries, the perfect place if you’re looking for minimal transit between a big dinner out and any drinking that comes after. 

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    Subways are 24/7, Uber and taxis can be hailed at any hour, and the grid-organized city streets are very walkable. All this helps keep you plenty busy in the Big Apple — and it’s all great for the ‘gram too.

  • Hit the Links at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers

    The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY, USA
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    When you think of Manhattan, a golf course is likely not one of the first things that comes to mind. But in the city that has it all, you can even get your golf fix with your buddies on a sunny afternoon. The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers is New York City’s only year-round outdoor driving range, providing the opportunity to practice your swing (or putting skills) or take lessons from a professional. There are even private rooms available to rent, making it an ideal stop on your bachelor party weekend. 

  • Kayak on the Hudson River

    The Downtown Boathouse, Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY, USA
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    You may think the Hudson River is vile, but New York City’s cleaned up its rivers over the last few decades, and today, New York Harbor is the cleanest it’s been in 100 years. It’s also totally safe for water sports. Head to the Downtown Boathouse at Pier 26 (on the West Side Highway between Hubert and N. Moore Streets) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday to take out kayaks for free. 

  • Jet Ski Around Manhattan

    New York Harbor Jet Ski, Sinatra Drive North, Hoboken, NJ, USA
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    If you’re looking for more of a thrill, try a jet ski tour of New York Harbor — you could even go all out and book a 2.5-hour trip that completely circumnavigates Manhattan, giving you the best views of the Big Apple as well as some of the other boroughs, from $299 per person. If you want to spend less money (and time), choose the one-hour version for $179 per person, which brings you around Lower Manhattan near some of the most famous sights in New York Harbor, like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. 

  • Play Basketball at Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Brooklyn Bridge Park, Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
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    If you’re in New York when the weather is good, head across the East River to Brooklyn for a pick-up basketball game at Brooklyn Bridge Park, located in the picturesque Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. The courts at Pier 2 are open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and are the perfect place to sweat out the previous night’s indulgences or get a little exercise before continuing your booze-and-pizza-filled weekend. 

  • Get Cultured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA
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    If you’ve got an afternoon to kill, pick up a little culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to as The Met. Note that if you’re not a New York State resident, tickets will cost you $25, but that’s a small price to pay for the chance to experience art from all over the world spanning more than 6,000 years. Highlights include the Greek and Roman Sculpture Court, the Asian Art Collection, and the Temple of Dendur, an ancient Egyptian temple that was originally located on the banks of the mighty river Nile. End your cultural expedition with a cocktail at The Met Roof Garden Bar and while you’re there, take in the stunning views of Central Park and the skyline of “Billionaire’s Row” along 57th street. 

  • Play Frisbee at Sheep Meadow in Central Park

    Sheep Meadow, East 65th Street, New York, NY, USA
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    After some cocktails at The Met, wander into Central Park and find Sheep Meadow — one of its most well-known lawns located toward the bottom end of the park — and play a round or two of frisbee. It’s another great way to stay active and burn off some of those beers and cocktails you’ve been consuming all weekend, plus you’ll fit right in with the many NYC locals who flock here whenever the weather cooperates.

  • Go on a Pizza Crawl

    Rubirosa Ristorante, Mulberry Street, New York, NY, USA
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    It wouldn’t be a trip to New York City without having your fair share of pizza. Chances are you’ll stumble into an indiscriminate pizza joint in the East Village or Lower East Side after a long night of drinking, but there are several places you should actively seek out during your trip. While there are plenty of itineraries that can take you on a set route through the best pizzerias in town, don’t miss the slices at Prince St. Pizza, Joe’s, and the tie-dye pie at Rubirosa. 

  • Catch a Baseball Game at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field

    Yankee Stadium, East 161 Street, The Bronx, NY, USA
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    If you’re visiting during baseball season, don’t miss a game featuring one of New York City’s iconic ball clubs, The Yankees and The Mets. Both Yankee Stadium (in the Bronx) and Citi Field (in Queens) are easily accessible by public transit, you can almost always find cheap tickets, and the beer will be flowing, giving you a great afternoon of bonding with the boys before you tie the knot. 

  • See the Sights For Free on the Staten Island Ferry

    Staten Island Ferry, South Street, New York, NY, USA
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    The Staten Island Ferry has been a commuting institution ever since it was established in 1905. However, it doesn’t just serve a practical purpose. You’ll get stunning views of Lower Manhattan and its beautiful bridges, and as the journey continues, spectacular views of both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, two of New York City’s most popular attractions. The best part? It’s completely free. And the real best part? You can bring booze on board with you. How’s that for an afternoon? 

  • The Best Hotels & Airbnbs in New York City

  • Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York

    Most Affordable Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York, Ludlow Street, New York, NY, USA
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    Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York is a great spot to base yourselves if you want to be right in the heart of all the action.

    Vibe: Just outside the hotel are plenty of trendy restaurants and bars to hit up with your friends. The best part about this property, though, is its rooftop bar and outdoor pool, Mr. Purple (more on that below), which becomes quite a scene during the warmer months.

    Price: During the low season, prices are as little as $120 per night, and you can expect a bright and modern room, though it’ll be a little on the small side.

  • SoHo Grand Hotel

    Worth the Splurge Soho Grand Hotel, West Broadway, New York, NY, USA
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    Originally opened in 1996, the SoHo Grand Hotel immediately became a downtown hotspot. As other hotels opened and different neighborhoods replaced SoHo as the hippest in the city, it fell out of favor with the scenesters.

    Vibe: The hotel has had a bit of a comeback as of late, thanks in no small part to the its onsite bar, The Club Room.

    Price: Rooms here will run you a little over $300 a night during the low season.

  • Gramercy Park Hotel

    Best "Go Big or Go Home" Splurge 21 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
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    If you really want to ball out on your trip to NYC, look no further than the Gramercy Park Hotel, located in the Gramercy Park neighborhood on Manhattan’s east side.

    Vibe: While it’s definitely a quieter neighborhood, the hotel itself is lively every night of the week. Renovated and re-envisioned in the early 2000s by Ian Schrager, it still reigns as one of the coolest spots in town.

    Price: If you’re lucky, you can find rooms in the $300 a night range, but you’ll most likely have to shell out $450 or more a night for a room at this hip hangout.

  • Hotel 50 Bowery

    Best Views Hotel 50 Bowery NYC, Bowery, New York, NY, USA
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    Located at the corner of Bowery and Canal Streets in Chinatown (but very close to SoHo), Hotel 50 Bowery is an ideal base for exploring Lower Manhattan.

    Vibe: The hotel’s rooftop bar provides unbeatable views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline.

    Price: You can often find rooms here for under $200 a night.

  • 11 Howard

    Best Party Scene 11 Howard, Howard Street, New York, NY, USA
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    Located in the heart of SoHo, 11 Howard has made a name for itself as being a sort of party hotel.

    Vibe: Its bars, especially the Blond, are some of the hottest in the city, while onsite restaurant Le CouCou (French fine dining) is definitely worth the splurge.

    Price: You can expect to pay around $250 a night for a room here during the low season.

  • Airbnb: Massive Penthouse Duplex in Midtown East

    Best for Big Groups Midtown East, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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    Vibe: Perfect for large groups, this incredible penthouse duplex in Midtown East sleeps 15, giving you more than 2,400 square feet to play with. There’s plenty of room to spread out with six bedrooms, eight beds, and a large outdoor patio space.

    Price: From $200 a night.

  • Airbnb: Central Park Townhouse

    Best for BBQ Lovers Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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    Vibe: This five-bedroom townhouse in the Upper East Side puts you within walking distance of Central Park — a great place to chill after a big night out with the guys — sleeps up to 14 people, and comes with not one, but two fully equipped kitchens, a terrace, and a garden-level BBQ area, just for you.

    Price: From $595 a night.

  • Airbnb: Greenwich Village Celeb-Style Townhouse

    Best if You Want to Feel Like a Celebrity Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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    Vibe: If you’re looking for a stylish pad that makes you feel like you’re a celebrity, this is it. Located in Greenwich Village, this five-bedroom pre-war townhouse puts you in the heart of all the action, sleeps up to 16, and comes with a TV in each bedroom as well as a gym, fully equipped kitchen, and a large patio space with a grill. Event specialists, daily housekeeping service, and private chefs are also available.

    Price: From $787 a night.

  • Best Restaurants in New York City

  • Peter Luger Steakhouse

    Best Steak House Peter Luger Steak House, Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, USA
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    The Classic: One of the most quintessentially New York City restaurants since its inception in 1887, Peter Luger is perfect for a boys weekend—with some caveats. Located in a no-frills space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the steak house is famous for its gruff service, high prices, cafeteria-like ambience and its aged beef. Once upon a time, it was the #1 steakhouse in the city but the competition is often much better these days. 

    The Alternatives: In Manhattan, the list include Keens, Sparks, Old Homestead and Wolfgang’s (several locations). In Brooklyn, consider St Anselm, a smaller, more intimate eatery in Williamsburg. 

  • Rubirosa

    Best Pizza in Town Rubirosa Ristorante, Mulberry Street, New York, NY, USA
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    The Classic: Located at the corner of Spring and Mulberry Streets in the heart of Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood, Rubirosa has been serving up some of the city’s best pizza pies since it opened in 2011 (owner AJ Pappalardo is the son of Giuseppe Pappalardo, the founder of the legendary Joe & Pat’s in Staten Island). You’re better off ordering several types for your group and trying a slice or two (or three) of each of them. Some of our favorites include the vodka pizza, the tie-dye, the supreme, and the sausage and broccoli rabe. 

    The Alternatives: Nearby is the country’s first pizzeria, Lombardi’s, which opened in 1905 (and often has a line to get in because it is still quite good). Elsewhere in Manhattan, try John’s, Prince St. Pizza or Una Pizza Napoletana. For slices, go to Joe’s (multiple locations). In Brooklyn, there’s a long list of superior options including Roberta’s, Lucali, Di Fara’s, Totonno, and Paulie Gee’s.

  • Beauty & Essex

    Best Brunch Menu Beauty & Essex, Essex Street, New York, NY, USA
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    The Classic: Located in the Lower East Side, Beauty & Essex has been a mainstay on the party and dinner scene for several years. The place is absolutely massive, with three bars and two separate dining rooms spread across two levels. Is the food the best you’ll have in the city? Probably not, but no other place will set the tone for a big night out quite like this. 

    The Alternatives: Clinton St Baking Co in the Lower East Side, Cookshop in Chelsea, Hearth in the East Village, Balthazar in SOHO, and Egg or Five Leaves in Williamsburg.

  • Tijuana Picnic

    Best Food to Get Your Night Started Tijuana Picnic, Essex Street, New York, NY, USA
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    The Classic: Another Lower East Side standby, Tijuana Picnic is one of the all-time best party restaurants in NYC, loud and lively enough to keep your energy up and make you want to go out all night long, but not so over-the-top that you’ll feel out of place here during your dinner. Plus, you really can’t beat filling up on tacos and tequila before a big night out. Request a table downstairs so you can make as much noise as you want. 

    The Alternatives: Cosme and Empellón Cocina for upscale Mexican (lobster, ingredients you’ve never heard of, etc.), La Esquina for hipster meals in SOHO, Toloache on the Upper East Side, and Atla in NOHO.

  • Tao Downtown

    Best Restaurant for Celebrity Sightings TAO Downtown Restaurant, 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA
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    Classic: This massive space in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan will really make you feel like you’re in the big city. Decorated with enormous Buddha statues as far as the eye can see, Tao serves up Asian-fusion dishes that are tasty for sure, but not cheap by any stretch of the imagination. Come here if you’ve got money to blow and don’t mind that this eatery is considered a little cheesy by the locals—even if (or maybe because) celebrities eat here.

    The Alternatives: The Odeon and Mr. Chow in Tribeca, Estiatorio Milos in midtown, Cafe Boulud on the Upper East Side, Carbone in Greenwich Village, Dos Caminos in the Meatpacking District, and ABC Kitchen in the Flatiron District.

  • Piccola Cucina Enoteca

    Best Affordable Italian Dinner Piccola Cucina Enoteca, Prince Street, New York, NY, USA
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    Classic: What’s typically a really chill dinner spot during the week transforms into a surprisingly lively party and dinner scene on Fridays and Saturdays. Go no earlier than 9:30 p.m. and you’ll just about have the whole place to yourselves. Before you know it, the employees will be blasting music, banging on pots and pans behind the kitchen counter, and your whole group will be dancing on your booth. The best part? The prices are totally reasonable. 

    The Alternatives: Lil Frankies in the East Village, Malaparte in the West Village, Da Tommaso in Midtown, Lupa in Greenwich Village, Celeste on the Upper West Side, and Eataly in the Flatiron District if you don’t eat too much.

  • Jing Fong

    Best Cure For a Hangover Jing Fong Restaurant, Elizabeth Street, New York, NY, USA
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    Classic: Located in Chinatown, Jing Fong is a Lower Manhattan Chinese food institution. The best time to come is during brunch, when you’ll get the full dim sum experience. In fact, it’s the perfect place to go on a Sunday when you need something good to soak up all the booze from the past weekend, as you’ll be surrounded by revolving dim sum carts throughout the entire meal. Don’t forget to try the fish balls. 

    The Alternatives: Spaghetti Incident on the Lower East Side, Shake Shack (multiple locations), Red Rooster in Harlem, Gray’s Papaya on the Upper West Side, Veselka in the East Village, and Roberta’s in Bushwick.

  • Katz’s Delicatessen

    Most Memorable Sandwiches Katz's Delicatessen, East Houston Street, New York, NY, USA
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    Classic: One of the most famous eateries in New York City — a certain scene in When Harry Met Sally probably had something to do with it — Katz’s Delicatessen has stood the test of time in the rapidly changing Lower East Side (it opened in 1888). It’s a great place to go any time of day, but probably even better in the wee hours of the morning when you need its incredible sandwiches the most. Order a pastrami sandwich or a Reuben, but please, we beg of you, do not lose your ticket (you’ll need it when you pay). 

    The Alternatives: Second Avenue Deli on the Upper East Side and Midtown, Frankel’s Deli in Greenpoint, Floridita in Washington Heights, Ends Meat in the Lower East Side, Lolo’s Seafood Shack in Harlem, and Banh Mi Saigon in Little Italy.

  • Best Bars and Clubs in New York City

  • Pulqueria

    Best Place To Go Dancing All Night Pulqueria, Doyers Street, New York, NY, USA
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    Located on Doyers street in Chinatown, you’ll find one of New York City’s best Latin bars — and yes, you read that right. A restaurant earlier in the evening, Pulqueria transforms into one of the best places to dance the night away. Order a round of margaritas or Mexican beers and bust a move to some of the best music around. 

  • Peachy's

    Best In-Between Bars Bar Peachy's, Doyers Street, New York, NY, USA
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    Before you’re ready to get your salsa on at Pulqueria, stop in for a cocktail at Peachys, another Chinatown haunt serving up craft cocktails in a cool space. It’s the perfect spot to grab a drink after dinner but before the night really heats up, with a vibe that’s fun and lively but not a full-on party. 

  • Little Branch

    Best Hidden Cocktail Bar Little Branch, 7th Avenue South, New York, NY, USA
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    If your group is feeling classy and wants to enjoy a bit of old New York, head to Little Branch on 7th Ave and Leroy Street in the West Village neighborhood. You’ll need to actively seek this place out — there’s no signage and the only thing giving it away is the solid green door with a single lightbulb lit above it. The space itself is dimly lit, and it’s one in, one out, so it’s never too crowded. Remember to bring cash — no cards are allowed here — and get ready for the bartenders to do their thing. Simply tell them a spirit you’re a fan of and they’ll whip you up something unique to sip on while you enjoy some live jazz.

  • Mr. Purple

    Best Rooftop Bar Mr. Purple, Orchard Street, New York, NY, USA
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    The rooftop bar at the aforementioned Hotel Indigo in the Lower East Side, Mr. Purple is a trendy place to grab a few drinks before the night gets fully underway. It’s busy, yes, but the views are worth it — you’ll be able to see Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building from one roof. 

  • The Rose Room at the Gramercy Park Hotel

    Best Place to Spot a Celebrity Gramercy Park Hotel, Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, USA
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    If you want a big night out in a smaller but no less wild club space, look no further than the Rose Room at the Gramercy Park Hotel. While you’ll pay dearly for table service here, you’ll also get the chance to toast with celebrities and have the satisfaction of knowing that you partied at one of the best bars in town.

  • The Jane Hotel Bar

    Best Low-Key Party Scene The Jane Hotel, Jane Street, New York, NY, USA
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    Located on the west side of Manhattan, The Jane Hotel is home to a great hybrid bar/club. It’s located in the hotel lobby, and if you get there before 11 p.m., you’ll see guests sitting, sipping cocktails, and talking quietly amongst themselves. After 11 p.m. though, the place suddenly turns up about 100 notches and everyone around you will be dancing on the couches they were just sitting on. Be aware that the line here gets long — if you want to get in with minimal hassle, either spring for table service or get there early enough to beat the masses. 

  • Sapphire New York

    Best Strip Club Sapphire New York, East 60th Street, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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    At the end of the night, if you want a little x-rated action, you’re definitely going to end up at Sapphire on the Upper East Side. It’s still regarded as one of the city’s best strip clubs, with an attractive crowd, hot strippers, and a great bachelor party package that includes bottle service, a VIP host for your table, and limo transportation to and from the club. 

  • Bottom Line

    You can’t go wrong with a bachelor party in New York City. There’s an infinite amount of things to do day or night, and plenty of restaurant and nightlife options. Everyone will come home with less money in pocket, but that’s the price for one last wild weekend before tying the knot.