So, you want to throw a bachelor party, and you want a list of the best bachelor party locations in the world to choose from — destinations that will be equal parts wine, women and song, with the hangover of a lifetime thrown in. (Perhaps you already have the phrases “bachelor party Thailand” or “bucks party Thailand” running through your head?)
Well, here’s a list of some of the most famous (and infamous) party spots in the world for your best man’s last single nights.
Europe’s party destination does pretty much nothing else in the summer, and if it is the summer, this Balearic island off the coast of Spain will be your definition of a lost weekend, between 10,000-capacity open-air nightclubs, the most illustrious DJs in the world spinning residencies and the finest women the Continent has to offer, all on a sun-soaked island that has been the center of world hedonism for more than four decades now. Hotspots not to miss: Space, Amnesia, DC-10 and Pacha, where you’re sure to catch anyone from Carl Cox to Steve Aoki.
After Ibiza, the best-known European capital of partying is none other than Berlin, with its larger-than-life nightclubs Berghain, Tresor, Ritter Butzke and the hotspots of Revaler Strasse. The lifestyle of partying is second nature to Berliners, and if you don’t find an open-air rave or dance party in the streets (if it’s the summer), it’s no challenge to find an all-night techno gathering lasting well into the afternoon hours of the next day. Don’t worry about drunkenly stumbling onto the S-Bahn or U-Bahn subways; half the people are at least as buzzed as you at night, and the TVs on the train conveniently tell you who is spinning at which venue. Guten Abend!
3. Pattaya, Thailand
This famous beachside resort offers go-go bars, massage parlors, cabaret shows and human entertainment of just about all varieties you can think of, both legal and illegal. If you have your bachelor party in Pattaya, you can rent scooters to get around, go parasailing, visit the nearby islands by speedboat or dare each other to eat the fried insects and scorpions. A good resource for getting to know more about Pattaya girls is https://pattayagirls.farangfriendly.com/. Just be careful to double-check that the cute lady in the micro skirt next to you is really a lady—unless that’s the sort of thing you’re into!
4. Bangkok, Thailand
Pattaya is far from the only place in Thailand where partying happens, and the capital of this exotic country has its own charms that can sway the single tourist or group of men out to take their best friend for one last great night out… that may or may not end with someone sporting a Mike Tyson-style facial tattoo! Hotspots to hit up include Khao San Road, Sukhumvit, Royal City Avenue, Patpong, Nana and Soi Cowboy. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
A well-known business magazine called Macau “Vegas on Steroids,” and for good reason. The gambling capital of Asia does seven times more business than Las Vegas and offers casinos that are three times as big and stakes that are equally large. There’s a reason why all of Hong Kong comes to Macau to play, and it isn’t just about the gambling laws. World-class shopping, dining and exotic entertainment are all on offer, and the city is just a short ferry ride from Hong Kong.
Australia’s party city is legendary for its rave scene, which really put Australia on the electronic music map and established Melbourne as the capital of cool, laid-back, unpretentious fun down under. Back-alley bars, late-night markets and giant music festivals will keep you occupied, while lots of underground events and secret swing clubs kick things into high gear on the weekends, with an emphasis on “high” for some, “gear” for others.
7. Las Vegas
How could we leave off this original “best place to have a bachelor party” where “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”? You’ll be dazzled by the lights, sounds and shows of the 75 casinos, massive 5,000-plus-patron nightclubs and open-air parties that go on, making a bachelor party in Vegas a natural idea for a pre-wedding celebration and xxx. Between the superstar performers, amazing mega-hotels and the 24-hour gambling, your party may have the ultimate “Hangover” (as in the movie) by the time you’re done. And did we mention there’s no shortage of bachelorette parties that take place here, too?
In the late winter and early spring, no other city in North America can beat Miami for its party atmosphere. The Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference and all-night club bashes associated with them spin this already jumping town into overdrive, with beaches, beats and bikinis as far as the eye can see. From the art deco hotels of South Beach to the avant-garde sculptures of Art Basel, Miami may leave you breathless and sun-drenched at the same time.
The U.K. megalopolis is the also the undisputed club and underground music capital of the British Isles, with the biggest names in house and techno music originating here and putting themselves on the map. London’s been a swinging town ever since the 1960s, and the sophistication and extravagance of the city are constantly on display. London isn’t a cheap city to party in, but if you’ve got the buck, it’s got the bang.
If the above destinations weren’t cutting it for you, maybe Amsterdam is more your style, with its world-renowned red-light district and coffee bars where marijuana and mushrooms are openly sold. Some of the best underground music originates with Amsterdam DJs, and nightspots such as Sugar Factory, Studio 80 and Air in either Rembrandtplein or Leidseplein can give you a taste of where things are headed. Amsterdam is also famous for its “beer-bikes,” that allow up to 17 people to drink and exercise at the same time. Everyone’s legs together power these street-roaming vehicles while a chauffeur navigates. Now you can drink and drive and arrive in amazing spirits!