Getting the guys together for some real fun, laughs, and drinks before the groom takes the plunge is how you'll really earn the title of Best Man.
The OccasionGenius Staff went through and picked our favorite bachelor party ideas and matched them with great businesses here in Charlotte that are geared toward relaxing, playing, eating, and drinking local. Each of the businesses have great track records, glowing reviews, and are ready to host your party.
Eat, Drink, Repeat
Forget about going to a brewery and tasting all their beer - take a tour and taste all of the breweries! Not only do you taste on the Charlotte Brews Cruise, but you also have the opportunity to learn about what goes into the brewing process and the origins of different types of beer. Bring your I.D and leave your keys home for this one.
On a Tour de Food outing you not only get to try a number of different types of local restaurants and dishes, but you also get to soak in the atmosphere. Many different tours are offered in three popular Charlotte neighborhoods - Uptown, South End, and NoDa. Spend some time with the boys roaming the streets and indulging in the eats.
The Ballantyne Hotel is the place to go in Charlotte if you are looking to have a classy and tasteful bachelor party. A whiskey tasting allows you to get a glimpse of the regions in which the scotch and whiskeys are made and what the distillery process is like. You'll come in with a burning thirst and you'll leave with a new understanding and appreciation of the liquors.
There's nothing better than a little competition to kick off a night of bachelor party fun. At Victory Lane Indoor Karting Center you handle a machine that is only comparable to an expensive racing vehicle. You'll never get closer to sitting behind the wheel of a NASCAR race car, and your groom and fellow groomsmen will feel the thrill of the sport as the wind hits your faces.
Let your inner outdoorsman shine at the US National Whitewater Center. Whether you choose to ride the rapids or climb the canopies, it is sure to be one last great adventure before the groom's next big plunge.
You may not be going at the speed of light on a Segway, but you'll be surprised at how fast they go! A Segway tour with Charlotte NC Tours is a great way to see the city and try something new. But if you are looking to amp up the fun try their Bikes and Brews tour and check out some of Charlotte's best breweries.
Get Your Game On
If the bachelor is a real gamer then head to Abari for a gaming experience that can only be compared to the 1980's in your parents basement. Abari Game Bar will be back serious nostalgia, all while serving up your favorite local craft beers and hand made cocktails. Grab a couple dollars, trade them out for coins and feel like a kid again. This trip to the arcade will be one to remember.
What better way to test your friendship than by trying to solve puzzles, uncover clues and escape all in under an hour? If you and your group are up for the challenge then head to Exit Strategy for a night of riddles, hints and laughs. If you have a large group coming try adding a competitive edge, split your group and go head-to-head in two separate rooms!
Looking to practice your aim and add a little competition to your guys night? Check out Blackstone Shooting Sports for some serious friendly fire. With 9 lanes, 25 yards each, you will be able to try out handguns, shot guns and rifles of all kinds. And don’t worry if this is your first time, they’ve made is easy for all skill levels to test their abilities and have a fun and safe experience.
Be A Good Sport
Strike City is not just a bowling alley, it's an atmosphere. There's neon, there's a disco ball, there's a dress code. It's bowling to impress. If you want to keep it to one venue for the night rent out one of the private rooms, grab a few drinks, and bowl a few games.
Paintball Paradyes gives you the perfect opportunity to get back at the groom for getting married off. After a few games, everyone will be paint speckled and smiling - just make sure everyone washes up before the big day!
If you're looking for a relaxing and rewarding experience for your bachelor party, Carolina Fly Fishing allows you to take a guided trip on the water and learn the art of fly fishing. While the girls are having their spa day, you and your boys can have your own version of a spa day: knee deep in the river, casting up stream.