When it comes time to send a buddy into matrimonial slavery in style, some locales are far superior to others. And while Vegas is great, it’s hardly the only option. Here are six debauchery-friendly bachelor party spots where every dollar will be well spent. Sorry Sheboygan, Wisconsin, you just missed the cut.
1. Atlantic City
Hey, if it’s good enough for these lovely ladies—dancers at Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub at Revel Resorts and Casino—it’s good enough for us. AC is easily accessible from several Northeastern airports and offers many of the same great things Vegas does—gambling, booze and women unencumbered by excessive clothing. Plus, your hangover will feel just a little less painful when you gaze out your window at a gorgeous ocean view. And your bad behavior serves a good cause, helping out an area hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Now aren’t you a noble fella?
We should probably get this out of the way: There’s no donkey show in Tijuana… that’s out in the suburbs. What TJ does have however, are beautiful Latina ladies, a bar every six feet where beer costs about three cents a pint and truly authentic lucha libre. Your stomach probably can’t handle whatever is in the food sold by the side of the road there, so we’d advise packing a sack lunch of PB&J with the crusts cut off. Tip: if someone asks you to carry a package across the border for them, you should politely but firmly refuse.
We all know about the wonders of Montreal—and its lovely full-contact strippers—but it’s not the only Canadian city that knows how to party. Vancouver is pretty much the Amsterdam of North America, and we don’t just mean the rampant prostitution and basically legal grass. It’s also an amazing playground for grown-ass men who want to have a good time: bars, bars, bars, coupled with great food, a decidedly European feel, gorgeous women and a pretty sweet little ski slope (Grouse Mountain) just north of the city. Fans of Blade Runner and William Gibson take note—Vancouver is the closest you will ever come to entering a cyberpunk novel. We mean that in a good way.