It may be a bachelor's party or just a group of friends headed out for a special birthday celebration in Las Vegas. When guys think of fun, Vegas usually comes to mind. This is a list of things you should do to have fun without getting too crazy.
If it's you and the guys, things might get out of hand, so you should have a plan for dealing with a little too much partying. You can have a great time sharing a few drinks, enjoying a show, sitting poolside, and enjoying a round of golf. There's so much to do in Las Vegas, you'll want to return and try a couple's getaway or family vacation next time.
Let's be honest, if the guys are letting loose in Vegas there will be some drinking, and most likely some crazy behavior. There are some bars that have extra appeal for guys out on the town. Oak & Ivy on Fremont Street features barrel-aged craft cocktails and specialty cocktails where 30 varieties of whiskey take center stage.
Like a cigar with your drink? Davidoff Cigar Bar features cigars as well as bourbons, tequilas, and more at this bar located on the plaza at Fashion Show Mall.
Yes, you will have drinks when the boys get together in Las Vegas. You should pace yourself because our list of 77 spots is a lot, but imagine the stories you'll tell when you get back home.
You can party on the Strip or head for downtown Las Vegas. This list includes such fun places as:
Level 107 at Stratosphere - The view will set the tone for your party. It's high above the strip with a laid-back atmosphere.
Beers at Public House - The beer list goes on and on. This pub atmosphere may just what you wanted.
The Chandelier Bars - Three bars in one at the Cosmopolitan will keep you busy for a while. This bar is unique in that it combines three separate spaces, each with its own feel and dimension. On the first floor, you'll find the casino bar with live music, the third floor is a cozy lounge, and on the second floor, there's a private cocktail room with its own bartenders.
If you're not staying there, it might be a challenge getting in. However, place some bets on which one of you can get a girl to get her friends to lend you their keys to sneak into the pool.
The Beach at Mandalay Bay was voted by Trip Advisor as one of the best pools in the U.S. This aquatic playground includes 2,700 tons of real sand, a wave pool, cabanas, day beds, bungalows, and villas. You can have a bite to eat poolside and, certainly, one of those fruity tropical drinks. When and if you get in, make sure to tip the drink girls heavily and you should have a great time looking at all the beautiful people.
Before you completely disregard this idea, consider the fact that the guys are all together, you can gamble on a few holes and you can laugh at each other as you drink and smoke cheap cigars.
If the members of your group are skilled on the links, you'll be happy to know there is great golf in Vegas. There are over 70 golf courses in Las Vegas, along with a couple of dozen major resorts with golf course affiliations. It will be hard to choose.
One of the most popular courses is Shadow Creek which is ranked number 17 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play.
Cascata with great scenery and situated 3,200 feet above the desert valley floor is another popular course and listed at 58 on the Golf Magazine list.
Topgolf Las Vegas isn't a golf course but it's a great place to work on your game and have fun. There are over 300 TVs, two pools, giant screens on the range, VIP driving bays, and bars.
Imagine watching an entire game without someone asking you to take out the trash, to take your feet off the table or to keep your voice down. Now, imagine that with hot waitresses bringing you alcohol and gambling on the outcome of the games that are playing on the multitude of big screens. That is heaven.
Is it a cliche' for a group of guys to end up at a strip club in Las Vegas? It might be, but if the boys are in Las Vegas it's part of the package. So get your money together, grab one responsible guy, and hit the strip club until the sun comes up.
Some of these may entice you. The huge Sapphires Strip Club is one of the largest in the world. The Sapphire skyboxes are great for bachelor parties. Up to 400 entertainers take to the stage at Sapphire. The guys can kick back at one of four bars, in a VIP luxury suite, or the multi-level main room and watch the action.
The Palomino Strip Club is a traditional Gentlemen's Club (open since the 60s) that is the only fully nude strip club that serves alcohol. They offer VIP packages and private party packages.
There are those who think up a walking-and-drinking game for the guys whenever they go out. It's quite simple, and there are very little rules, so you won't forget anything when you've had seven Martinis and two Heineken's. As you walk down the strip any time you see a bar, a drink, or any reference to alcohol you must order a drink. The only rule is that you only have one drink per casino, this way you can get in a good walk before you pass out.
We already mentioned Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo Hotel but there are tons of places with big screen TV's and lines of taps where you can hang out and cheer on your favorite teams and not necessarily place a bet.
Enjoy some sports at Beer Park located at Chateaus Night Club at Paris Las Vegas. It's an outdoor roof-top bar with plenty of beer and enough televisions to keep you entertained. The barbecue menu will satisfy your appetite throughout the game.
Beerhaus at The Park Las Vegas has TV's tuned to the games but they will also invite you to play with giant Jenga, foosball, and connect four. You'll enjoy sampling beers and downing some pub grub while you kick back at this casual venue.
The Big Apple Coaster, located in New York, New York will give you what you need when it comes to thrills and roller coasters in Las Vegas. It's the "world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree heartline twist and dive maneuver."
With all that clubbing and drinking you might want to get away for a day in the great outdoors. There are some great things to do to help you sober up before you head home. Sightseeing air tours of the Grand Canyon depart Las Vegas daily for half-day, full-day, and overnight excursions. You can also go to Grand Canyon West, with its famous Skywalk.
Hoover Dam, an engineering wonder on the Colorado River, is only 35 miles away. You can walk on the dam and take a tour. It's impressive.
Lake Mead National Recreational Area, created by Hoover Dam, is just 25 miles from Las Vegas at its closest point. You can go hiking, swimming, water skiing, camping, boating, fishing, and sightseeing.