Some people, when they have to plan a bachelor party here, will decide to head over to Toronto or down to Niagara instead – the former, they say, has better partying, and the latter has better spots to gamble. But that’s not the case. Everything you need for an amazing, crazy bachelor party you can find right here in the Hammer, from a great ride, to badass activities and wild parties. Here’s your guide to throwing the ultimate bachelor party right here in Hamilton.
Start by ordering a limousine – no bachelor party is complete without a ride in style, and if you’re going to be putting back a few drinks later in the night, you want to know that there’s a vehicle there for you. The downside of everyone taking cabs is that it requires everyone to split up, which might get confusing if you have places booked. Try Celebrity Limousine, Hamilton Limo or Mermaid Luxury to book limos – most give you the choice between stretch SUVs and stretch sedans. You don’t have to get anything this long though; just a standard limo will do the trick!
The Ultimate Activity
It’s hard to know what kind of activities to do at a bachelor party. Not everyone gambles, and you can’t just spend the entire night at a bar. For a crowd pleasing activity that looks as cool as it sounds, throw an axe throwing party here in Hamilton at BATL, the Backyard Axe Throwing League. If you’ve never been axe throwing, the concept is pretty straightforward: you throw an axe at a wooden target. An instructor will teach you and your party proper throwing techniques then set you up for a round robin tournament to see who’s the ultimate axe thrower. It’s everything you want in a bachelor party activity: it’s manly, competitive and you get to throw a freaking axe through the air.
The Late Night Partying
After you’ve cruised around in your limo and hurled some axes, it’s time to start hitting the bar. Of course, not everyone drinks, so make sure wherever you choose is fun regardless of booze. Start around James St. and Augusta and hit up places like The Ship, Augusta’s Winking Judge, Gallagher’s, Cat ‘n Fiddle And the Lionshead. Then, for more of a club atmosphere, head to King St., where you’ll find Club Absinthe, Hamilton Club or Hush nearby. A night like this can get kind of pricey, especially when everyone’s paying for the groom-to-be’s drinks as well, so make sure everyone’s cool with the price in advance.
The Hangover Cure
The next day, you’re going to want something greasy and unfussy. Papa Leo’s or the Cannon are always solid choices for a comforting meal, or you could head to the John St. Diner or the Broadway Diner for something even less expensive. Of course, if you don’t believe a greasy meal helps a hangover, there are always these other methods to try.
Hamilton has definitely made a name for itself over the past few years as a fun city, so next time you’re planning on throwing a bachelor party, save on gas and have it right here.