Bachelors and Vegas go together like strippers and the poles they dance on. In Sin City, it’s almost too easy to get drunk, lose all of your money, or see a woman bare-chested, which is probably why it’s the single man’s party destination of choice before taking the plunge.
With so many different hotel options both on and off the strip, the folks over at Oyster Hotel Reviews sent their reporters undercover to find out which hotel will give each bachelor their ideal bachelor party with the perfect amount of their favorite vice. Here’s what they found:
On the Strip:
If you want to be in the center of the action in Vegas, you’ll want to be on the Strip, which makes for easy access to other casinos.
Wynn Las Vegas The Wynn has the only 18-hole golf course on the Strip and a gorgeous casino. At night you can also check out two of Vegas’ most popular nightclubs, both on-site. Tryst is a 12,000-square-foot club with a 90-foot waterfall, go-go dancers on the tables, waitresses with pre-poured shots (tequila and lemon drops), and a very danceable club mix to draw scantily-clad twentysomethings to the dance floor. The lounge has sitting areas with bottle service and overlooks the surreal Lake of Dreams.
Blush is a smaller and more intimate lounge with indoor and outdoor seating. Its onyx dance floor lights up, as do 300 lanterns overhead. Perhaps best of all, the rooms are big enough to host your own small after-hours party.
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino During the day the Venetian’s adults-only Tao Beach is a raucous pool scene that screams bachelor party (think waitresses wearing almost nothing and women letting loose). Tao restaurant, which becomes the trendy Tao nightclub, is one of the hippest party scenes on the Strip.
The Venetian, along with its pricier sister, the Palazzo, also has the world-famous Canyon Ranch Spa Club, which includes a 40-foot climbing wall.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Those celebrating a bachelor party at this behemoth can get it all under one roof. The casino, at 171,000 square feet, is the largest in Vegas. Foodies will enjoy the 14 restaurants, which include Michael Mina’s Nobhill and Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House.
Wet Republic is a pool scene that can get absolutely out of control with live DJs, swimsuit competitions, and the like. At night there’s Studio 54, a 22,000-square-foot nightclub with four dance floors and go-go dancers that purports to be a wilder version of the New York City original, plus six other bars and lounges.
Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino The classic Caesars Palace has one of the largest casinos in Vegas and includes an extensive 14,000-square-foot poker room. PURE nightclub is located here, a two-story, 40,000-square-foot space with four distinct areas in one, each with its own DJ. The space is modern and posh, swathed mostly in white, and has an oversize terrace to party on while watching the Strip.
The Venus Pool is an adults-only pool area that’s generally much more laid-back than some of the notorious pool parties in Vegas. But still, it is an adults-only pool so don’t expect the kiddies to be splashing nearby.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Although this hotel can get pretty packed, its 11-acre pool complex with a wave pool, a lazy river, and an adults-only pool called Moorea Beach Club that can get pretty wild.
There are lots of kids here, but all the drunks and toddlers seem to peacefully coexist (they’re not too different, really — one is just a bit more coordinated than the other). And the kids at heart will no-doubt enjoy the on-site shark aquarium.
Off the Strip:
Some of the most high profile hotels and casinos in recent years have opened off the Strip. While it’s a bit more of a challenge to get around, these Off the Strip hotspots have become destinations unto themselves.
The Palms Casino Resort For the young and sexy, there is no better option than the Palms. Its sleek, chic, coed hammam (Turkish bath) at the Drift Spa screams borderline inappropriate.
Rain nightclub has go-go dancers on platforms and balconies overlooking the main dance floor. The Playboy Club, a gambling area with two bars and a small dance floor, features card-dealing bunnies. Above the Playboy Club is Moon, another nightclub with live DJs, multiple bars, and a retractable roof. For a onetime, pre-honeymoon splurge with the boys, be sure to ask about the Erotic Suite or the Crib Suite.
Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino Standard rooms at Rio are oversize suites, which can practically fit an entire bachelor party (up to 5 people) and are extremely wallet-friendly.
With its sensual Brazilian theme, the 2,526-suite Rio is home to lingerie-clad cocktail waitresses and the “Show in the Sky,” with Victoria’s Secret-clad dancers writhing around on suspended carnival floats. Poker fans will be happy to know that Rio holds the annual World Series of Poker, and the 100,000-square-foot casino holds a daily no-limit Texas Hold-’em tourney in the poker room.
Hooters Casino Hotel The name says it all. The boobs are big, the tops are skimpy, and the drinks are a-flowin’. By day, guests imbibe at the colorful Nipper’s Pool Bar.
Come nightfall the scene moves indoors to Dixie’s Dam Country Bar where the female bartenders dance on the bar in revealing outfits. Sometimes they even hang from the ceiling. But after a long night, Dixie’s best asset might just be its 25-cent wings at 4 a.m.