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Look­ing for NYC Bach­e­lor Par­ty Ideas? You’ve come to the right place. New York is a prime bach­e­lor par­ty loca­tion with options and themes to suit any groom. Here’s a list of our favorite NYC bach­e­lor par­ty ideas.

NYC Bachelor Party Ideas

When you accept­ed your invi­ta­tion to be Best Man, your mind prob­a­bly went right to some unique bach­e­lor par­ty ideas. NYC is an ever-pop­u­lar choice for bach­e­lor par­ties. In the city that nev­er sleeps, there are plen­ty of ways to cel­e­brate. Whether you grew up tak­ing the sub­way to school or you’re plan­ning your first trip to the Big Apple, NYC is full of bach­e­lor par­ty ideas. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

Unique Bachelor Party Ideas, NYC Style

When it comes to being excit­ing, unique, and unpre­dictable, NYC has always reigned supreme. In a city filled with artists, cre­atives, and inno­va­tors from around the world, you’re bound to find inter­est­ing venues and par­ty ideas for the soon-to-be groom and his crew.

For: The Groom with an Active Imag­i­na­tion

Try: An Incog­ni­to Bar Crawl 

Plan­ning an epic bar crawl across your favorite neigh­bor­hood? Kick it up a notch by doing it in dis­guise.

A cos­tumed bar crawl is a fun way to cre­ate a mem­o­rable night (and hilar­i­ous pho­tos) for any groom-to-be. Cos­tumed bar crawls can be cus­tomized to match any inter­est or hob­by. Into base­ball? Spend the night dressed as your favorite Yan­kee or Met (what­ev­er you do…don’t show up in Red Sox gear). A big Star Wars fan? Ven­ture through the city in your best Darth Vad­er gear. No mat­ter what theme you go with, you’re guar­an­teed a night to remem­ber. 

For: The Patron of the Arts

Try: Catch­ing a Show

New York City is one of the largest enter­tain­ment hubs in the world. Whether the groom-to-be is into live music, musi­cal the­atre, or dance, New York City is sure to have a show or expe­ri­ence that will make his pre-wed­ding dreams come true. Fair warn­ing, if you are think­ing of a live event for your best mate’s big night, make sure to plan in advance— espe­cial­ly if you’re try­ing to score tick­ets to the season’s hottest show.

Pro tip? If you’re plan­ning to see a Broad­way show, con­sid­er going to a mati­nee. Mati­nees tend to be eas­i­er to get tick­ets to and also end ear­ly, leav­ing you plen­ty of time for post-show din­ner and drinks.  

For: An Adven­ture Seek­er

Try: An Indoor Extreme Sport

For the thrill-seek­ing groom, an adren­a­line-pump­ing round of paint­ball or laser tag is a great idea for a bach­e­lor par­ty. To ensure that your groom-to-be looks more 007 than Rocky on the big day, make sure you plan your paint­ball excur­sion in advance. While paint­ball guns use paint instead of bul­lets, those tiny guns still pack a punch and can often lead to some real bruis­es and welts. 

Fun Bach­e­lor Par­ty Ideas 

NYC was prac­ti­cal­ly built for fun. From Harlem to Brook­lyn, this city knows how to have a good time, and that’s why so many grooms choose to have pre-wed­ding bash­es with­in its five bor­oughs. 

For: The Nos­tal­gic Groom

Try: Hit­ting the Arcade

You and your best friend first solid­i­fied your friend­ship over cans of Tab and Super Mario Broth­ers. Cel­e­brate the next stage in his life by hon­or­ing the one that came before it…yes, we are talk­ing about throw­ing a killer 90s-themed arcade bach­e­lor par­ty. 

New York is home to quite a few arcade-themed bars, most of which include vin­tage video games and killer cock­tails. Bar­cade is a local favorite, but we also love Two Bits Retro Arcade and the Mod­ern Pin­ball muse­um. These sta­ples tend to fill up quick­ly, so make sure to call and make a reser­va­tion in advance!

For: The World Trav­el­er

Try: A Glob­al Feast

Before your best friend met his fiance, his first loves were food and trav­el. He’s the food guy of your group of friends, and you know that, for him, a food-based bach­e­lor par­ty is the only thing that would work. Lucky for you, NYC is an inter­na­tion­al foodie’s play­ground. NYC fea­tures food from around the world. Look­ing for the best Chi­nese food out­side of China…we got you. Want French food that will take you back to the streets of Paris? No prob­lem. Look­ing for that weird Kore­an dish that you tried in Seoul? We promise you, NYC’s got you cov­ered. If the groom-to-be has a par­tic­u­lar place in the world that stole his heart (or his stom­ach,) try find­ing a great restau­rant that makes that cui­sine. You may even be able to work with the restau­rant to plan a spe­cial menu or ban­quet with the groom in-mind. The sky is tru­ly the lim­it when it comes to great food in NYC.

For: The Inde­ci­sive Groom

Try: Head­ing for the Hills

There’s a lot more to New York than the city that made it famous. New York City bor­ders some of the state’s best beach­es and hik­ing trails. From the beach­es of North Fork, Long Island to the quaint vibes of the Hud­son Val­ley, there’s some­thing for every­one. These beach­es and moun­tain towns are chock-full of AirBnB rentals and hotels, so check out the selec­tion and choose a quaint loca­tion to detox from those crazy NYC par­ty-nights.

Cheap Bach­e­lor Par­ty Ideas— NYC Flair Includ­ed

You don’t need to break the bank to throw a fan­tas­tic bach­e­lor par­ty in the City that Nev­er Sleeps. NYC is full of par­ty options for every bud­get.

For: The Most Insep­a­ra­ble Cou­ple You Know

Try: Dou­bling Up

Are your best friend and his part­ner solid­ly joined at the hip? Why break up a good thing and force them to cel­e­brate their pend­ing mar­riage sep­a­rate­ly? Hold­ing a com­bined send­off par­ty is a great way to save mon­ey and to hon­or your friend’s rela­tion­ship. Sure, back in the day, cou­ples had their own bach­e­lor par­ties so that they could engage in scan­dalous activ­i­ties with their bud­dies. But times have changed, and these days, many cou­ples share the same friends. Per­haps that’s why so many New York­ers are opt­ing for a big bash where both wed­ding par­ties are invit­ed.

If you have the space to throw a par­ty at your own place (rooftop access tends to be a plus), a sim­ple house par­ty can be an afford­able and fun way to enjoy time with every­body all togeth­er. If your apart­ment can bare­ly accom­mo­date those who live there,  book a pri­vate room at your favorite restau­rant or bar. 

For: The Chillest Guy You Know

Try: Enjoy­ing Brews and Views on the Fer­ry

Here’s an afford­able and fun idea: jump aboard the Stat­en Island fer­ry and cel­e­brate your friend’s upcom­ing mar­riage on New York Har­bor. The fer­ry serves incred­i­ble views of the New York sky­line and Lady Lib­er­ty, and they serve beer…what could be bet­ter? At $10 to take the fer­ry round trip, this will tru­ly be one of the most mem­o­rable and cost-effec­tive par­ties you throw. An added bonus is that you will be able to enjoy one another’s com­pa­ny in a qui­et, relaxed envi­ron­ment, and those killer sun­sets prob­a­bly won’t hurt either. 

For: The Good-Natured Groom

Try: Hit­ting the Com­e­dy Club

If your friend doesn’t mind a bit of extra atten­tion, a vis­it to one of New York City’s famous com­e­dy clubs might be a great way to spend his bach­e­lor par­ty. Be sure to sit close to the front— the comedian(s) onstage will prob­a­bly notice that you’re in a group, and start to ask ques­tions. Once they find out that you’re there for a  bach­e­lor par­ty, the groom will get a ton of atten­tion— and prob­a­bly a bit roast­ed by the come­di­an. The entire expe­ri­ence will be a night you all remem­ber and laugh about for years to come. 

A help­ful hint: We love this site for find­ing com­e­dy tick­ets, and they often offer dis­count­ed prices. (Try using the pro­mo code Party20 for 20% off!)

Some bach­e­lor par­ties already have a dress code, from super­hero cos­tumes to bas­ket­ball jer­seys. If you don’t have a spe­cif­ic out­fit in mind, you can’t go wrong with a styl­ish suit. Noth­ing says “spe­cial night” quite like a group of guys in impec­ca­bly tai­lored for­mal­wear, whether they’re in the audi­ence of a best­selling rock opera or din­ing on world-famous noo­dles. Cre­ate your own look with Gen­er­a­tion Tux— it’ll come right to your door 14 days before you need it.

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