5 Best San Francisco Bachelorette and Bachelor Party Ideas
Whether you are looking for a crazy night out on the town or a chill bonding experience, we have the list of the 5 best San Francisco bachelorette or bachelor party ideas!
San Francisco is a top destination for brides and grooms to celebrate with friends before their big day. With its bustling nightlife and wide array of fun activities, this city is the perfect backdrop for a great time! San Francisco bachelorette & bachelor parties have a reputation for being alcohol-fueled wild nights. This is exactly what some people want, but we’re also featuring our ideas for those wanting something more low key. Pick something unique for your San Francisco bachelorette or bachelor party and make the most of what the city has to offer!
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1. Classic Bachelor Party in San Francisco: Party Bus and Club Hopping
Who needs to worry about transportation when planning a big night out at bars and clubs? Especially for a special occasion. For bachelors and bachelorettes who like to party, what could be better than your own private, mobile bar? A San Francisco party bus is the perfect way to get the party started and keep it going as you explore the city’s nightlife!
Our top picks for classic party buses include:
Think Escape’s bus, which offers VIP access to various San Francisco clubs, and can accommodate 10 to 40 people.
Party Bus SF, who boasts stylish vehicles and expert drivers promising discretion when it comes to your destination.
Cali Party Bus, whose impressive fleet of luxury busses are guaranteed to get you to your destinations in style, accommodating up to 50 people.
Busin‘s Jelly Bus, a party bus that is hard to miss- it’s hot pink and filled to the brim with dancing people and LED lights! It can comfortably fit up to 45 people, and Busin also has other fun options to choose from their fleet (a real school bus being one!).
Once you get the party started and you’re on the move, check out some of the top bars and clubs in the South of Market neighborhood of the city! Nothing says best San Francisco bachelorette & bachelor parties like club-hopping with locals and tourists alike. Our top picks are Raven Bar, DNA Lounge, Cat Club and Madrone Art Bar. And for LGBTQ friendly clubs and bars head to the Castro District!
2. Daytime San Francisco Bachelorette & Bachelor Party: A Guided Tour
Spend a day outside the bustle of the city exploring California’s wine country on a tour of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Enjoy wine tastings at boutique wineries in each region while learning about the area’s history and the processes used to craft wine.
Experience the Best of Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
Savor the best of Northern California Wine Country. You’ll delight in sampling wines and gastronomic delights on this full-day tour of Napa and Sonoma. As your guide shares with you the rich history of San Francisco, you’ll drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping to take photos of the famous icon. The first stop in Wine Country will be at Oxbow Public Market, with time to pick up a warm beverage and breakfast pastry from such local favorites as Ritual Coffee and Model Bakery.
After visiting the market, you’ll enjoy wine tastings in both Napa and Sonoma, where you’ll take in the delightful notes of each region. You’ll discover what makes each of the viticulture regions unique, while learning about the history of winemaking in the area and hearing stories about the boutique vineyards and unique processes practiced to craft the wines you taste.
Enjoy the Charming Shops, Galleries, and Cuisines in Sonoma Square
Between the wine tastings, you’ll have ample time to enjoy as you wish in historic Sonoma Square. You can choose from countless options for a unique lunchtime experience, such as a self-guided food tour sampling the many delectable cuisines available, picking up a bottle of wine for a picnic style lunch, enjoying a sit-down meal at a Michelin star restaurant, or savoring another wine tasting.
Sonoma Square offers something for everyone. You can choose from amazing restaurants offering a wide array of cuisines and dozens of options for wine tasting. You’ll even have time to visit and enjoy the rich modern and contemporary art galleries and museums or browse the plentiful unique shops in the plaza.
Discover the best of both Sonoma and Napa Valley on our easy to access Wine Country Tour from San Francisco. Complete with visits and tastings at carefully-chosen boutique wineries, you’ll get to truly soak in all the flavor!
3. “Game Night” at one of the most unique San Francisco Party Venues
Take your bachelor or bachelorette party to the next level at one of San Francisco’s game-themed venues! Whether you’d like to go bowling, play mini-golf, or relive some of the best arcade games ever, this city has options! Not to mention, these places all have a full bar to help keep the celebration going.
Both Mission Bowling and Lucky Strike are so much more than your typical bowling alley. At both, you can reserve individual lanes or plan a party and rent out all or part of the venue! This is sure to be a fun time for all of the bride or groom’s friends.
What could be better than drinking while playing mini-golf? Things may get a little wild but this idea for a bachelorette party is sure to be a blast. Urban Putt boasts a creative 14-hole mini-golf course and a full bar and food menu. Each hole is unique and designed by a local artist.
Arcade Game Bars
Step back in time and bring your party to one of San Francisco’s exceptional arcade bars! Play Pacman, Super Mario, Pinball, Air Hockey, and many more classics at Emporium SF. This amazing venue used to be a movie theater and has all the favorite games from the 80’s and 90’s. For those really into craft beer as well as arcade games, the perfect place for your party is Brewcade. Featuring a ton of single and multi-player games, it’s sure to be a hit with the boys! These are some of the most uniquely San Francisco bachelorette & bachelor party ideas out there, and they guarantee a fun night!
Looking for another wine tasting bachelor or bachelorette party option? Discover the incredible wineries and beautiful rolling vineyards of Sonoma and Napa Valley. You’ll sample wines from carefully selected boutique wineries and discover the best of both wine regions in one enjoyable tour!
4. Classy Themed Bar Hopping
If you’re looking for San Francisco bachelorette & bachelor party ideas that involve drinking and nightlife but keep it classy, we’ve got you covered with these upscale speakeasy-style bars. Take advantage of the city’s vibrant craft cocktail scene and reserve a table or rent the space at one of these one-of-a-kind venues.
Bourbon And Branch takes the speakeasy theme seriously with reservation specific entry passwords and another secret bar within the bar. You’ll truly feel transported to the past and get to choose from their impressive menu of cocktails and spirits. For bigger groups, we recommend Local Edition, another speakeasy hidden beneath San Francisco’s Downtown. They often feature live music and the decor emphasizes a connection to San Francisco’s rich history.
If your group is more interested in a Tiki Bar theme, we suggest Zombie Village in the Tenderloin. You’ll be transported to French Polynesia and it’s sure to be a memorable and unique night. They also offer bowls of dynamic rum cocktails that are perfect for sharing! And finally, if the bride or groom’s favorite spirit is gin your best choice is Whitechapel. They boast the largest gin selection in North America and their decor will transport you straight into London’s underground.
5. Alternative San Francisco Bachelor Party Ideas: Relax, Learn, or Adventure
It’s pretty typical for bachelorette party ideas to include a spa day, but consider this option for the men as well. San Francisco’s Kabuki Springs & Spa is the ideal venue for a relaxing day of pampering. They have hot and cold pools, sauna, steam room and they offer different types of massages and body treatments. If your bachelorette/bachelor party covers a few days and includes heavy drinking, this is the perfect place for a rejuvenating detox.
Get your hands dirty and bring your party to a cooking class! What can be a better way to bond, have fun, and share laughs than through cooking and eating? Hands-On Gourmet will walk you through a multi-course meal and you’ll get to keep your apron as a souvenir from the experience. The Story of Ramen offers ramen making party classes that are fun, interactive and instagrammble! And what could be more fun than learning how to make delicious bread or pizza from scratch?! Josey Baker Bread offers classes for groups up to 8 people and walks you through how to make their delicious baked goods.
And finally, for an alternative bachelor party idea in San Francisco for the more active friend groups consider renting electric bikes and exploring the city at your own pace! The best part about these bikes is that they essentially do the work for you, making them perfect for beginners and for those tough San Francisco hills. Plan a scavenger hunt, and ride around to find each clue. Or, visit all of your favorite San Francisco sights at your own pace. There are so many fun activities to consider using your E-bikes for! No matter what you do, it’s sure to be a fun day with friends.
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Hopefully, this list gives you some good inspiration for a bachelorette or bachelor party to remember! Check out these related articles for even more ideas:
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