First comes love, then comes the bachelor party – or something like that. All good bachelor parties have a few things in common — good times, good food, and most importantly, good company. Scottsdale, Arizona is the place for all that and more. Lucky for you hands-on grooms and travel-savvy groomsmen, we’ve got the itinerary (aka cheat sheet!) for it all.
Talking Stick Resort
This AAA Four-Diamond resort is an ideal spot for your bachelor party HQ. Live music, summer-season pool parties, golfing, gaming and dining opportunities are all just steps away from the luxury rooms on property.
Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains
If golf is on your itinerary, this all-suite property adjacent to the TPC Scottsdale is a great choice. Just 15 minutes north of Old Town, the Marriott McDowell Mountains boasts a large swimming pool and jacuzzi, sports bar-style dining at AGAVE Southwest Bar & Grill, and flat-screen TVs in every room.
Wake up to stunning city views at The W. This chic hotel is conveniently located in the Old Town Entertainment District – just head outside and you’re mere steps from the city’s best nightclubs, bars and lounges.
Amp up the excitement with an off-road tour by Jeep, Hummer, ATV or Tomcar! All tours include thrilling rides to the desert’s most pristine expanses, as well as options like local booze sampling and night-vision tours. Some outfitters even allow you to practice your marksmanship under the guidance of an NRA-certified range safety officer.
Get your groomsmen together for some fun-spirited golf games. Find out who has the longest drive (or the most accurate one) at Topgolf, which uses microchipped balls and dartboard-like targets to score each shot. Each bay offers couch-style seating, climate-controlled comfort and full food-and-beverage service from the onsite restaurant.
This stellar golf course hosts the infamous Waste Management Phoenix Open each winter, a star-studded spectacle that draws the largest crowds on the PGA TOUR. Bring your A-game and play where the pros play as you tee off on the course’s legendary 16th hole.
Old Town Entertainment District
When you’re ready to really get the party started, head for Old Town Scottsdale. Sample local craft brews along the Old Town Ale Trail, check out the nightclub action in the Entertainment District or try some high-tech bowling at Skylanes. You can even leave the “driving” to someone else and embark on a pub crawl with Arizona Party Bike.
We Do Men – A Male Concept Spa
If the weekend’s festivities have left you looking like a hot mess, put yourself in the capable hands of spa owner Stacey Grondahl. Her man-spa offerings range from skincare to massage, as well as packages that include brow work, local booze sampling and a 15-minute massage. You’ll be looking like the handsome guy your fiancé said “yes” to in no time.
Citizen Public House
Citizen Public House gives the traditional gastropub a contemporary spin. Here you can find a hearty offering of New American dishes plus classic craft and barrel-aged cocktails. Local favorites include The Commander Burger (a juicy blend of Angus chuck and brisket), Coffee Short Ribs with cherry BBQ sauce and Fried Chicken drizzled with bourbon honey.
Like empanadas, pasties are baked delicacies stuffed with the perfect combination of savory ingredients. The laidback spot features a long list of the iconic British-style baked pastry, including the Oggie (stuffed with steak, potato, onion and rutabaga) or the Pesto Chicken (with chicken breast, portobello mushrooms, artichoke, fresh mozzarella and pesto).
Bourbon & Bones
Shareable seafood towers, prime chops and succulent Wagyu steaks make this Old Town steakhouse a standout. Add in rich wood and leather decor, open-air seating and an extensive lineup of spirits, and you have all the makings of an epic celebratory dinner with your crew.