The Best Man’s Guide to the Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelor Party
You’re the best man for your best friend’s wedding. Your mission, whether you choose to accept it or not, is to provide him with an exciting last night of freedom worthy of a feature film adaptation. You could go the douche route and just wing it, but you take pride in your work and are willing to put in the effort to make sure this party is epic!
Be forewarned this article covers a lot of ground. So grab a brew, kick your feet up and dig in! We’ve provided some quick links to help you jump to relevant sections if you want to break it up into multiple sessions,or return to review material during your planning process.
But honestly, if you’d rather party than read, just give us a call and we’ll handle it all.
During the day, we recommend planning at most, one group activity. People need down time, and if the schedule is too full, people will feel rushed and not truly enjoy each experience.
Top Day Time Activites for Bachelor Parties in Las Vegas
- Enjoy the world famous pool party scene with a Dayclub Crawl
- Hit a pool party at Sapphire
- Test your golf skills at Top Golf
- Hit the gun range, you can shoot fully automatic weapons for ~$150 to $250 per person.
- Drive your dream car! For a few hundred bucks you can take a few laps in a supercar.
- Channel your inner Ivan Stewart and drive a real off-road race truck in the desert for under a grand!
- Jump off the Stratosphere!
- Walk the strip and people watch
- Pinball Hall of Fame
- Rent Jet Skis on Lake Mead
The point is you have a variety of options for entertainment during the day, from the free, to the very expensive. Be conscious of the financial impact of your choices on the rest of the group (unless you’re buying, then go for it!)
Top Nightlife Options for Bachelor Parties in Las Vegas
The core challenge of any bachelor party planner is nailing the nightlife portion of the trip. Get it right, and you’re a legend. Get it wrong, it could spell disaster! But fear not, we’re going to set you up for success with three awesome (and affordable) options.
The two most popular options are nightclubs and strip clubs. Sure you could go to a show, but do you honestly want to reminisce over how moved you were by Blue Man Group 30 years from now? No! You, and your party mates, are going to want to look back on a wild night at the clubs that spilled over into your hotel room, and if anyone found out, you’d all be bachelors again! That’s the spirit!
Las Vegas Nightclubs
Everyone knows about the nightclubs in Vegas. They’re amazing, they’re some of the biggest & most glamorous on the planet, and they’re also ridiculously expensive.
To get bottle service at a top tier club on a weekend for 10 guys, be prepared to put down enough money to buy a decent used car! That will get you a bad table with bottom of the barrel booze, and that’s no fun for anybody.
If you have the scratch for that, go for it, it will be a blast (maybe). But for the rest of us, there’s a better solution…
Las Vegas Club Crawls
For around $100 per person, you can enjoy VIP access to 3-4 venues in one night. You’ll travel in a massive party bus with an awesome host to ensure everyone is having a great time. You’ll get open bar, and you may just make some friends who want to after party!
Then venues rotate frequently but they always include a world-famous club such as Drai’s, Hyde, Light, Chateau. You can call for the latest lineup, but the club tours are always epic!
Las Vegas Gentlemen’s Clubs
The best part about Vegas gentlemen’s clubs is selection. The top gentlemen’s clubs in Vegas will have a minimum of 100 girls working on any given night. On the weekend this number can climb upwards of 400 girls. As a result, you stand a pretty good chance of finding someone that appeals to the bachelor’s tastes. Another great thing about gentleman’s clubs is that they are going to do all the work for you. They offer
Another great thing about gentleman’s clubs is that they are going to do all the work for you. They offer free limo service, free cover, and reduced drink prices. You have world class bartenders to fix your drinks. A DJ will play appropriate music coupled with a stunning light show. There will be a chef on hand should anyone get the munchies. Professional, trained security stands at the ready to intervene should tempers flare. In short, basically all you need to do is show up with some cash and have a good time. Be sure to pick a club that includes free return limo, so there is no haggling with taxi drivers, and nobody has to worry about drinking and driving.
Basically all you need to do is show up with some cash and have a good time. Be sure to pick a club that includes free return limo, so there is no haggling with taxi drivers, and nobody has to worry about drinking and driving.
Top Bachelor Party Strip Clubs
Crazy Horse 3
World famous gentlemen’s club near the Las Vegas strip. Favorite of celebrities, athletes, and hot guest DJs. Bachelor party paradise!
Three clubs in one! Female Dancers, Male Revue, Rooftop Bistro/Nightclub. Hustler has it all… If you’ve never been to a Vegas strip club before, Hustler is a perfect place to start.
Drop in on the biggest club in Las Vegas. 400+ Dancers and world famous male strip show. See it all in one stop! Always a party, always amazing.
Definitely the classiest club in town. Great for couples with amazing service. Be sure to try the 5-star steakhouse for delectable food.
Private Party Girls
A lot of guys want to hire private strippers to come to their room and perform. There are a lot of moving parts you need to get right to make sure this goes off without a hitch. Otherwise it could blow up in your face and ruin a perfectly good trip. WYNLV doens’t provide private dancers, but we wrote an article about it, including a link to a service we can vouch for.
Bachelor Party Etiquette
Rules of Engagement
Anyone who attends a bachelor party had better be ready to make sacrifices. Everyone should read and follow the rules outlined below. Things may get out of hand. Something may go wrong. Arrests could be made. That’s no excuse to ruin a perfectly good wedding by running your mouth or doing something stupid to compromise the integrity of the bachelor party. (A blood offering of a small mammal is an effective way let everyone know you are serious. It also lets everyone know you may indeed snap if anyone crosses you and screws up the party. I told you sacrifices must be made.)
- What happens during the bachelor party is top secret. Anyone who tells their wife, girlfriend or anyone who didn’t attend ANY details about the party will be subjected to a swift kick to the testicular region. No exceptions!
- You must RSVP and pre-pay to reserve your seat to this event. There is nothing more frustrating that spending a lot of time and effort planning the party, not to mention the outlay of cash, only to have half of the invitees no-show. If they have put a deposit on the party, they are much more likely to show up. NO REFUNDS! If they fail to attend, be sure to remind them how much fun you had blowing their deposit on Bubbles and Sindy at the gentleman’s club!
- This party is about the bachelor, NOT you! Anyone who starts acting like a self-centered egotistical a-hole will be subjected to a swift kick to the testicular region.
- NO GIRLFRIENDS, NO WIVES! Having your bachelor and bachelorette party at the same place is a recipe for disaster. Don’t even plan to meet up with them later! Don’t do it! This is a night about the bachelor’s last night of freedom. Do not budge on this issue. If the bride can’t accept this, the bachelor really needs to re-evaluate his decision. Seriously. If she can’t relinquish control of him for one night before he is even married, imagine how bad it will be once she has him by the short hairs!?
- No fighting! Nothing will ruin a great bachelor party faster that a brawl followed by a trip to the emergency room. Remember, some of the guys at this party need to be presentable for the wedding pictures. Nobody wants to look back on their wedding photo album and be forced to explain to their children why Daddy has a black-eye and the best man’s nose is askew and wearing a neck brace. I would highly recommend designating one member of your clique to stay sober and help assist security to mediate any arguments. This person should be calm, respected, patient, and preferably large and/or trained in martial arts.
- Know the terrain. A lot of people believe what they’ve seen in the movies. For the record, drugs and prostitution are illegal in Las Vegas and are aggressively prosecuted. If you have any questions, a qualified VIP host can guide you through the intricacies of Vegas nightlife.
Now that everyone knows the rules for the party, let’s get down to the fun stuff!
Pro tip: Get some T-shirts and/or hats made up for the gang that announce you are a bachelor party is a good idea. First of all, a lot of clubs will offer extra perks for bachelor parties like 2 for 1 bottle service or free lapdances. They may even comp you an appetizer platter or a round of drinks. You will certainly enjoy increased attention from the dancers if they know you have a party going. They will assume (hopefully correctly) that you have money reserved to buy the bachelor some naughty dances. Black T-Shirts with some simple graphics look cool and can be made for less than 15 bucks per person.
The bachelor, on the other hand, should be forced to wear something embarrassing, like a toilet ring around his neck, a dunce cap, football helmet, or fake mammary glands(which can be purchased at your local porn shop). This will draw attention to him, and point out what a fool he is for taking the plunge!
Just remember to be creative and have fun. Half-baked costumes have the opposite effect. Your group will look like a bunch of tools, and the dancers will assume you are cheap, dumb, or lazy.
Budgeting for Your Las Vegas Bachelor Party
Timing Is Everything
You should understand the important role the time and day play in planning your party. Vegas gentlemen’s clubs obviously enjoy much greater traffic than your hometown establishments. While the clubs are open around the clock, most clubs reach peak attendance between 11pm and 1am.
The reason for this is simple. A lot of people assure their friends and themselves that they have no interest in THAT type of club. This usually applies to women, but many men suppress their true desires as well. After a few cocktails or beers at their favorite bar, suddenly going to a gentleman’s club to see some beautiful naked women seems like a pretty good idea. Amazing, right?
The important point, as relates to your planning, lies in the fact that even if your party only consists of 10-15 people, finding enough seats together can be a challenge. If you book through a quality VIP hosting company, they will handle this detail for you at no charge.
If you have a larger budget the top strip clubs reserve VIP sections with dedicated bartender and DJ that the manager rents out to large parties for an hourly fee. Any good club manager opens the negotiations with the ‘official’ price, usually $300-$500 per hour. Keep in mind, this rate applies only to the seating. Girls, food, and drink are extra. More often than not, the space remains vacant for the entire night. Haggle with the manager to reduce the price to a reasonable level. Offer him a tip, and a minimum purchase limit (total amount of beer, liquor, and food), and you often find the price plummets.
We’ve personally rented out a $1000 per hour VIP lounge for a measly $500 for the ENTIRE night, knowing that the chances of anyone offering more were slim to none. This happens more often during off-peak times. Renting out the VIP lounge provides a couple key benefits. One, you all get to sit together. Secondly, the dancers assume you have money to spend, or are important, otherwise you’d be seated on the main floor with the rest of the civilians.
If you can plan your party on a weeknight, Sunday, or any other non-peak time, the odds of receiving discounts and pampered service increase significantly. By simply moving your party from 10pm to 8pm, more than likely, you will have the run of the place, and can get out before the throng of drunks show up.
We get the question a lot, “What is the best strip club in Vegas for a bachelor party?’ It really depends on your tastes and budget. We update our top vegas strip club list frequently, so check it out.
The best Vegas VIP hosting companies offer package deals for bachelor parties. What you will find is that often times you can get great deal by booking all your events through the same company. Here’s an example:
- Free two way limo
- Entry to the club (no cover charge)
- Buy one get one bottle service at a posh vegas strip club
- Buy one get one half off steak dinners at 4 star steakhouse
- Free VIP table
- 2 Free lap dances
- VIP treatment at PURE nightclub
- 40% off Two bottles Grey Goose list price
- Platinum Level VIP Table
- Join a club crawl & meet new people (girls). Free booze and VIP entry to multiple nightclubs.
- Charter a party bus and go where the night takes you!
- 10% off tour of your choice, choose from Gun Range experience (shoot fully automatic weapons), or Grand Canyon Tour
- Discounted evening show (choose from over 50 top Vegas shows)
Prices and specials change frequently. For best pricing, book early so the hosting company can secure limited specials that sell out.
Buying all of these items separately cost a small fortune. There are a lot of ways to save money in Las Vegas. If you are new to the scene, there are important aspects everyone should understand, from etiquette, tipping protocol, to dress code. For the ultimate insider info, just call us.
How Much Money Should I Budget?
The key is to plan ahead, purchase from trusted sources, and get group discounts whenever possible. Simple.
But that doesn’t cover everything. Or maybe the guy in charge has decided to wing it:
No problem. A good rule of thumb is to consider how much money your circle of friends is likely going to be able to afford to spend on the trip and adjust accordingly. (If you’re the poor guy in the group, sorry for the bad news.)
Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:
Lodging Costs: $100 per Person Per Night
If you double up on rooms, you should easily be able to get a room for less than $100 a night per person and still stay on the strip. If you go budget, you can halve that cost. Book as far in advance as possible and the more people you get together, the cheaper it will be. We prefer kayak.com, they usually have great rates and just sort by price with total trip cost selected and you’re all set.
Maybe you don’t have that kind of cash:
There’s a few weekly rental options and hostels in town that are cheap cheap. Just tell your buddies you’re staying with friend and that you’ll meet up with them at their hotel. You’ll need more to get around town but a bus pass is only $20 for three days. But you need to buy them in advance or at a ticketing machine to get the discount. The three day pass gives you access to the Duece, a double decker bus that runs the strip, plus all residential routes. Definitely a must if you decide to get a weekly rental.
Transportation Budget: $100 per trip
Plan on another $100 for transportation, shuttle to and from strip, random taxis when you get lost late at night etc. If you’re smart you shouldn’t spend more than $30, but better to be prepared. Right now, you can get a roundtrip shuttle from McCarran airport for $15.
Food Expenditures: $30 – $50 per day
Most casinos have awesome buffets that can be had for very little money. Most Station Casinos offer buffet options for under $10 at their Feast buffets.
There are also a ton of all-nighter specials at the casino cafes where you can eat for practically nothing as long as you sign up for their rewards program. Also keep in mind there’s no written rule you have to eat out every meal.
Frugal option: There are actual grocery stores in Las Vegas where you can load up on snacks and such so you don’t have to drop a wad on lunch every day. Who knew!?
Entertainment Bill: $100 to $200 per Day
Even if you decide to gamble a little, say $100 a day, you’ll still have enough left over to go to a strip club or show in the evening and have a good time.
Pro tip: if you’re going to the strip clubs, bring a bottle in the limo for the pre party. You can save on drink costs at the club.
Nightclubs are very expensive. Even if you don’t get bottle service, on the weekends you’re looking at $50 for general admission. Even if you get on the VIP guestlist, you’ll most likely end up paying some form of cover at the top clubs. Drinks are not cheap either.
Your best bet, especially for large groups of men, is to buy bottle service. For around $200 per person, you can get a couple bottles, mixers, and most importantly, a VIP table where everyone can sit.
Pool parties are the same deal, depending on who is performing. If you really need to do the pool party thing on a budget, Sapphire has an awesome day club and the price is right ($33 -$50 depending on the day).
Timing is Everything
If the plan is to hit Vegas over a weekend during peak season (spring or fall), prices for everything go up. During July and August it’s hot as hell, and a lot of people avoid Vegas to avoid the heat. December is always slow, so rates are down across the board, but squeezing a bachelor party in during the Holidays can be a tough nut to crack with the missus. January is convention season, so the rooms are at premium prices, especially at the north end of the strip by the Las Vegas Convention Center.
If you can finagle a trip on the weekdays, Monday through Thursday, the room prices are half or even one-quarter the weekend rates. We’ve personally stayed in very nice rooms for less than $30 a night. They even extended us additional nights at $15 per night due to the pittance we were putting in the slot machines each day ($40). Once we stopped gambling the cheap extensions magically disappeared. Vegas is a funny town.
The $64,000 Question
At the low end, $200 per day is totally doable with a little planning and making some sacrifices.
Mid range is going to run around $400 – $500 a day and you’ll have a very great time, stay in a nice room, eat where you whish, and not have to worry too much about running out of cash.
On the high end, well you can spend as much as you want in Las Vegas, there is always someone willing to take more of your money for an exclusive amenity or access. But if you budget $1,000 per day you can really live the life in Las Vegas.
But No Matter Your Budget, Don’t Forget:
Tack on an additional $500 for an emergency. You never know when your bags might get lost, or your buddy ends up in jail, or you need to go to the emergency room to get patched up.
Whether it’s a credit card, or another secure account, be sure to have a few hundred dollars you can call on in a pinch. Because nobody wants to see you in a jock strap on Fremont street busking for handouts to get home. It’s a terrible way to end what should be a memorable trip.
The Greatest Cost
And one final note. No matter how much you love your partner back home.
Or this trip could cost you a marriage, a house, and the trust of your closest friends. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, unless it ends up on social media, in which case improbable but unverifiable alibis will be required.
Pictures are worth…
A million bucks… and can be used to blackmail the bachelor later in life should he win the lottery or become a software magnate.
But seriously, be sure to get some pictures of the bachelor with the dancers. Most clubs won’t let you snap of a pic anytime you want. Ask security what the house rules are for pictures, and do whatever it takes to get some footage of him with some Double-Ds in his face! He’s probably not going to remember much from the evening if you do it right, so make sure he has some mementos to take with him into old age.
He’s probably not going to remember much from the evening if you do it right, so make sure he has some mementos to take with him into old age. You may need to bribe the manager or security, as well as pay the girls for the pictures. Put this expense in your budget.
What’s Best for You
Every bachelor is unique. Perhaps the ‘optimal’ party outlined in this guide exceeds the boundaries for your bachelor. Keep in mind though, normalcy inadequately describes a good bachelor party. Forcing him outside his comfort zone, then reeling him back in, defines this celebration. If you simply settle for a day at the golf course, or a tame lap around the local bars, the event won’t stand out in his mind. The details of a normal night rapidly diminish as time passes. The central theme to any bachelor party ought to focus on surreal craziness. Remind him of what his commitment to celibacy and sobriety truly entails. No more wild nights in the company of sultry women and drunken revelry. At the same time, highlight the chaotic nature and instability of bachelorhood, such that he relishes his forthcoming union with the woman of his dreams.
If he looks back on the event, chuckling about the ostentatious and outlandish nature of the night, yet solemnly content with his marriage, pat yourself on the back for a successful achievement.
The central theme to any bachelor party ought to focus on surreal craziness. Remind him of what his commitment to celibacy and sobriety truly entails. No more wild nights in the company of sultry women and drunken revelry. At the same time, highlight the chaotic nature and instability of bachelorhood, such that he relishes his forthcoming union with the woman of his dreams. If he looks back on the event, chuckling about the ostentatious and outlandish nature of the night, yet solemnly content with his marriage, pat yourself on the back for a successful achievement.
This party is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the bachelor (hopefully), so don’t skimp on the budget. You should be able to purchase a full two nights of entertainment for around $200 per person, total. That will include food, drink, limo, cover,VIP table and more. The more people you have, the bigger your discount. Whatever you need in Las Vegas, just give us a call. We’ll make sure it’s a night to remember.
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Our team has over 30 years in the adult entertainment industry. Benefit from the experience and wisdom from bachelor party veterans with knowledge of each phase of the event. We’ve been bouncers, dancers, General Managers, VIP hosts, DJs, and promoters. Working in this industry, you see every type of bachelor party over the years. From the totally lame, to epic blow-outs that would make Vince Neil proud. We’ve helped hundreds of bachelor parties get the most out of the Las Vegas nightlife scene. Allow us to be your guide to the inside of Las Vegas, ensuring your group has the best time without breaking the bank. You’ll get behind the velvet rope, with access to VIP-only areas usually reserved for celebrities or the very rich.
Planning a successful bachelor party takes a lot of work. Let us ease some of the burdens and get you the best package possible. Or you can read this article. (Hint: it’s faster to just call!)