Chicago Bachelor Party
Chicago Bachelor Party
Planning your Bachelor Party in Chicago
Set on the shores of stunning Lake Michigan, Chicago is a city that has a little something for everyone. From countless dining and nightlife options to a vibrant theater and arts scene, Chicago offers an endless supply of both daytime and nighttime activities, making it a perfect, central destination in the U.S. to plan a bachelor party that is as fulfilling as it is fun.
Getting In and Around Chicago
How to get there
Getting into and out of Chicago is easy, thanks to its multiple airport and train station options. Guests can fly into either O'Hare International Airport () or Midway International Airport (). Once at the airport, you can get into the heart of the city by taking a shuttle or hopping on the Orange or Blue "L" train lines, which will take you from the airport to downtown. For more, refer to our guide to getting around Chicago.
How to get around Chicago
Once you've arrived, there's so much to do in Chicago that you'll want to be able to get around to all of it easily. Luckily, there's convenient public transportation throughout thanks to the "L" trains. You can also hail a taxi, who will be able to take you where you want to go.
Chicago has lovely weather most of the year, but thanks to its northern location and proximity to the lake, it can get extremely cold during the winter. Opt to travel in Spring and Summer if possible - you'll get to take advantage of the Chicago sunshine without having to zip up your down parka.
Where to Stay in Chicago
Book a suite in Chicago
If you're traveling to the Windy City for a bachelor party, and you want all of your friends to stay in one place, it's easy to book a hotel suite in Chicago. The James Hotel is a great option if you're looking to book a hotel suite in Chicago. This boutique hotel is conveniently located near bars and restaurants of the Magnificent Mile, and it offers both lofts and penthouse lofts with multiple sleeping areas and plenty of square footage for revelry. The James has its own bar, which is convenient for when you're ready to start partying, or you can enjoy private dining with your pals in your suite from the number-one steakhouse in Chicago, Primehouse.
Another good option to stay is The Wit Chicago. Their service is great, the location is convenient, they have a trendy rooftop bar, and with suites like The Luxury Spa King One Bedroom Suite + Classic Two Queen that features two or more real beds (not counting sofabeds), even big groups can all easily stay together.
Things to Do in Chicago
If you plan to book a hotel in Chicago for a bachelor party, you're going to want to plan to take advantage of all of the amazing nightlife Chicago has to offer. A must-do for any bachelor party is a visit to Wicker Park, a neighborhood in Chicago packed with an array of bars. You'll be able to choose from a selection of upscale cocktail bars, divey sports bars or lively nightclubs -- or do them all, if that's what you're up for!
But let's start with some must-see things and attractions in Chicago. During the days of your Chicago bachelor party experience, there's an endless amount to do in Chicago. The city is packed with cultural institutions and entertainment - and some of the most beloved art museums in the world. Check out the Art Institute of Chicago in the Loop, where you can see a huge variety of legendary paintings and sculptures, or the Museum of Contemporary Art, which also features work by local Chicago Artists. If art isn't your thing, you may want to check out the Field Museum on Lake Shore Drive- a massive natural history museum where you can see artifacts like a real Egyptian tomb or a Chinese Rock Garden.
If you'd rather spend your time in Chicago shopping, you're in lucky. The city is known as one of the best shopping destinations in America. To find the best stores, all you have to do is stroll up and down the Magnificent Mile .
Before you leave the Windy City, there's one iconic thing you must do: head to Cloud Gate at Millennium Park (also called "The Bean") and take your picture in its famous reflective surface. While in town, you'll also want to visit the sandy shores of North Avenue Beach (technically a lake), ride the rides at Navy Pier , and take in the wildlife at Shedd Aquarium. Our guide on the top things to do in Chicago or top attractions in Chicago could help too.
Where to Eat and Drink in Chicago
Let's face it: visiting attractions is nice, but when you're having a bachelor party in Chicago, you're probably looking to indulge, let loose, and have a great time. If you want to taste some of Chicago's best food, you'll have to try one of the famous pizza restaurants in town. Locals debate whether Uno's, Lou Malnati's, or Giordano's is the best: you'll have to taste them all and decide. If you're looking for upscale dining, try out Alinea or Grace - both have received Michelin stars for serving outstanding food. Need more options and choices of cuisine? Check out our guide to the best restaurants in Chicago
If you're looking to taste some of Chicago's best cocktails, the city has an endless number of outstanding mixology bars. For some of the most delicious, well-crafted drinks, try the Barrelhouse Flat in Lincoln Park, the Berkshire Room at the Acme Hotel, or Vol. 39 in the lobby of the Kimpton Gray Hotel in the Loop. You can find more options in our guide to the best bars in Chicago.
If you book a suite in Chicago for your bachelor party, and you want a little more excitement than just delicious drinks in Chicago, you're in luck. The city has outstanding night clubs where you can dance, socialize, and celebrate. One of the best nightclubs in town is Smartbar. They bring in DJs from all over the country to spin the best tunes so you can dance the night away. For an exclusive nightclub experience (where you might spot a celebrity), visit Cuvee. The bar specializes in bottle service and it regularly hosts White Sox Players, Bulls players, and visiting music artists. For more, check out our guide on the best nightlife in Chicago.