New York City is a city built for legends when it comes to throwing an epic bachelor party. It’s the top party destination in the world, so you made a great choice in considering it to host such a special occasion. We'll give you the best bachelor party ideas for NYC.
NYC is not for the faint of heart, and you’ll quickly find out if you can survive in the city that never sleeps. Imagine your bachelor group at a VIP party popping champagne bottles all night surrounded by A-listers and hot women. That scenario is possible every single night when you have an NYC bachelor party.
If you’re ready to plan out the best party in the city, check out our guide for insider tips on making it the best New York City bachelor party you’ve been wanting.
Things to Do During the Day in NYC
You’ve never been to a city like New York – a bustling city with countless things to do during the day to keep you entertained. It’s a world-famous city that you can’t help but explore anytime you visit. Put on your groom hat and groom sash and get ready for an urban adventure.
There’s always something new to discover in New York, and your bachelor party is the perfect time to immerse yourself into it. You have plenty of time before the nighttime fun gets started, so here are a few bachelor party ideas to make the most of your time in NYC:
- Go Sightseeing
- Take a Ferry ride
- Attend an event
- Explore the Five Boroughs
There is something significant everywhere you look in New York – in a city with so many historic neighborhoods, iconic skyscrapers, notable statues, don’t expect to see it all in just one day. You’ll find many tours around New York to discover some of the most interesting facts about the city.
Big Bus tours are popular for going on a loop of the must-see places in Manhattan like the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, Wall St., the United Nations HQ, etc.
Take a ferry ride
For New Yorkers, the ferry is just another way to commute between work and home. For visitors, the ferry is a unique way to get a new perspective of the city. There are several ferries around New York to take you to landmarks, or for just enjoying a waterfront skyline view.
The most popular ferry ride is to the Statue of Liberty. You can hop on the boat to the city’s most iconic landmark. Be sure to look back and take in the sights of the NYC skyline.
Attend an event
New York is a global entertainment capital with every kind of event going on that you could imagine. There are always events happening around town, either public or private, so you’ll always have something to do. Keep in mind that some events might require pre-planning, but you can decide the same day what you want to do and show up to it for a lot of things.
Catch a Broadway show if you’re into live theater or attend a sporting event at Madison Square Garden or the Yankee Stadium. You’ll have lots of outdoor events happening around Central Park like free live music free or catch Shakespeare in the Park at Bryant Park.
Explore the Five Boroughs
New York has five major boroughs – Manhattan, Harlem, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. You’ll be surprised at how different each of the boroughs are from each other. Each borough operates as its own city, so having a bachelor party in NYC is like having five-for-one.
Take a cab or the subway around to each of the boroughs to find which is your favorite. NYC is much more than the touristy areas of Manhattan – the other boroughs give you a glimpse into the real New York where the locals live and play.
A fun game to play is checking out a local bar and having a drink in each borough. Your groom hat and groom sash might earn you some free shots.
Best Nightlife in NYC
NYC is famous for being a top party destination in the world. The nightlife scene ranks among the top internationally – you’re in luck if you get the chance to visit for your bachelor party.
Check out these bachelor party ideas to experience world-renowned clubs, incredible views, and an energetic party vibe in the city that never sleeps. Having an epic bachelor party night in New York is almost inevitable, and you never know where you might end up by the end of the night.
Midtown rooftop bars
New York City has thousands of bars to choose from – so how do you decide which to visit for your bachelor party? While every bar has a distinct characteristic, it’s best to find one that offers the best NYC experience.
The towering skyscrapers give New York the best skyline in the world. The views provide the perfect backdrop when hanging out at the rooftop bars:
Many of the midtown hotels have rooftop venues to enjoy the city sights. The Refinery Rooftop is atop the Refinery Hotel, but you don’t have to be a guest to grab a few drinks. You’ll get an authentic industrial ambiance from the award-winning venue.
One of the largest rooftop bars is 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar – the bar is a two-story penthouse with indoor seating on the first level and a decorative outdoor garden on the second level. The bar features live music every night to keep you in the party spirit.
For the best view, check out Bar 54, a rooftop bar on the 54th floor of a midtown skyscraper. You’ll have incredible skyline views while enjoying drinks from the specially curated cocktail menu.
VIP Nightclub Experience
Getting VIP service is a must if you want to do your bachelor party right – and in NYC, that sometimes means a high price tag. If you’re prepared to spend a bit of cash to party like an A-lister for the once-in-a-lifetime experience, then you’re in the right place.
New York City is dotted with lots of upscale nightclub venues like you’ve never seen before. Skip the line and head straight to your reserved table at these venues and get ready for a night to (hopefully) remember:
Live DJs bumping the latest hits, flashing lights around the venue, and a line of hot bartenders holding massive champagne bottles with sparklers are just a few of the scenes you can expect when you arrive on the night club scene. 1 OAK is a premier club where you can easily be celebrating alongside your favorite celebrity.
Gansevoort is a multi-level rooftop club that seems to have endless rooms to explore after you’ve been drinking a bit. You’ll be surprised by the number of women flocking to your table, thinking that you’re famous. In New York, everybody wants to have a great time.
Tao is a classy Asian-themed restaurant earlier in the night, but as the night progresses, it transforms into a wild nightclub. It has two locations in Midtown, so if you enjoyed your time there the first night, give it another go for round two on the next night.
Strip Clubs in NYC
In case you didn’t know, New York City has some of the hottest girls in the world. Where there’s money, there’s sure to be some of the most beautiful women you’ve ever seen – which is a big reason why you should check out the local talent at the city’s top strip clubs.
Midtown Manhattan is home to the top strip clubs in NYC where all your fantasies become a reality:
The best way to enjoy a strip club is in an upscale atmosphere so you can properly relax and enjoy the company of hot girls. Both strip clubs offer VIP services with the option of a private room. You’ll be mesmerized by the exotic dancers and enough drinks to keep the party going until the next morning.
Where to Eat in New York City?
There’s a saying that says there are so many restaurants in New York City that you can eat at a different restaurant for each meal and never eat at the same place for over 20 years. While we’ve yet to meet someone to attempt the rumor, you’ll understand where it came from when you’re walking around the city.
NYC has countless restaurants of everything you could imagine. No matter what kind of food you have a taste for, you’ll have plenty of options to dine during your bachelor party. It’s hard to avoid grabbing a quick hot dog or gyro from the many food stands around the city, but if you’re looking for a real meal, here are some places you should check out.
Boozy Brunch in NYC
Unlike many other places, day drinking is highly celebrated in New York, which is why it’s the best place for your bachelor party. Brunch takes on an entirely new meaning when you find out that it’s just a continuation of the night before.
Boozy brunch is a popular trend in NYC, where you can enjoy drinks and delicious food in a fun atmosphere. Some of the must-visit brunch spots are:
Head to the trendy TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan to dine at Añejo for brunch where you can sip unlimited drinks and eat bite-sized Mexican favorites for a couple of hours. As an alternative, the Lower East Side neighborhood is no less trendy and home to Pig and Khao, where you can dig into an Asian-style brunch accompanied by unlimited mimosas or beers.
Around the world dinner in NYC
Dinner is the perfect time to check out some of the diverse food options around New York. You’ll feel like you’re transported to a new place when you arrive at the venues. You can essentially travel the world just on the food alone – and each restaurant will impress your taste buds.
Plan out the venue for the bachelor toast and giving bachelor party gifts at one of these delicious restaurant options:
Beginning at the northern side of Central Park, you’ll enter Harlem, one of NYC’s cultural hubs. Sylvia’s is a famous Harlem restaurant where you’ll get authentic soul food and serenaded with live jazz music.
Little Italy is another popular district in Manhattan where you’ll find the best Italian dishes. Visit Da Nico for the best spaghetti, pasta, or pizza in town.
Korean BBQ is perfect for a large bachelor party group. Korea town in Midtown is where you’ll find the best entrees authentically cooked in the center of the table.
Where to Stay in NYC
It might be overwhelming thinking about where you want to stay for your bachelor party in New York City. You’ll have to narrow down which borough, neighborhood, type of accommodation, etc. – the possibilities are endless.
Before you make reservations, think about what you plan to do during the bachelor party so that you can cut down on travel time. Also, consider how much you can budget for your accommodation. It’s best to leave most of the spending on buying more alcohol for partying.
If it’s your first time visiting New York, Midtown Manhattan is the best option. You’ll be minutes away from tourist attractions, restaurants on every block, and clubs within walking distance from your hotel.
Also, consider staying at an Airbnb apartment in the city to really wild out like you’re hoping for your bachelor party. Apartments like this or this are perfect for putting up bachelor party decorations and hosting a group of guys for an epic time in the city.
New York City Bachelor Party Rating – 5 out of 5
It doesn’t get any better than a bachelor party in New York City. Be sure to come with all the bachelor party supplies that you need to make for an epic couple of days in a city so vast. You can go from bar hopping in some of the popular neighborhoods or popping bottles in a VIP section of the club if your budget permits.
New York City has it all, and not to mention some of the hottest women to help you celebrate. If done correctly, your bachelor party will seem like a blur in such a fast-paced city where these bachelor party ideas are just the tip of the iceberg.
Get ready to have one of the craziest bachelor party experiences of your lifetime!