15 Reasons to Have Your Bachelor or Bachelorette Party in San Francisco
San Francisco is a perfect city for celebrations. Whether you're a future groom, a bride-to-be, or a member of the wedding party who wants to plan a getaway you and your friends will never forget, here are a few reasons why you should have your bachelor or bachelorette party in San Francisco.
Party at San Francisco Brewing Co. (3150 Polk St.)
Let the revelry commence at San Francisco Brewing Co., one of the Bay Area's most beloved beer gardens, which serves local brews in an idyllic setting. It’s a great place to gather if your friends love drinking handcrafted, unique, and inventive brews. San Francisco Brewing Co. serves a full menu of comfort food and has interactive games throughout, as well as cozy fire pits. San Francisco Brewing Co. is in the heart of Ghirardelli Square, and it can be rented out for private events.
Book a Suite at the Argonaut Hotel (495 Jefferson St.)
If you want to feel like you're worlds away, book a suite for you and friends at The Argonaut Hotel. This historic hotel near Fisherman's Wharf offers a luxurious experience, especially in The Argonaut Suite. You can use the connected sleeping and living spaces to spread out and feel like a king (or queen). The room offers incredible amenities, including multiple TVs with Blu-ray/DVD players, oversized bathrooms with spa tubs, a dining room, a kitchen stocked with treats and drinks, tons of comfortable seating, and most importantly, a stunning, unobstructed, panoramic view of the bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.
Take a Tour of Oracle Park (24 Willie Mays Plaza)
Have your party in a private suite at a San Francisco Giants game. Because of the stadium's location on the bay, the views are stunning, so you can enjoy a breathtaking backdrop while you watch. If you want an even more special experience, arrange for a guided tour, available all year long. You can go in the dugout, visit the press room, and check out the clubhouse.
Get out of the city and reserve a table at Scoma's in Sausalito. This legendary Italian seafood restaurant offers sweeping views of both the bay and the city, so you can enjoy the scenery while you also enjoy an unforgettable meal. The ride out to Sausalito can also be part of the fun. There are ferries that depart from Fisherman's Wharf and the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. The boat ride is gorgeous and entertaining.
Laugh at Punch Line Comedy Club (444 Battery St.)
For an uproarious night, go to a show at Punch Line Comedy Club. Punch Line is San Francisco's oldest comedy club and it regularly attracts a line-up of standout comics. You can rent out Punch Line for private events or get tickets to a regular show.
Ride on the Rocket Boat (PIER 39)
Need an adrenaline rush? Climb aboard the Rocket Boat and speed across the bay, making hairpin turns and jamming out to classic rock all the while. You'll get incredible views of the city skyline, Treasure Island, and the Bay Bridge on this awesome thrill ride. You'll also probably get wet, so come prepared. (June - October only.)
Feel Like a Kid Again at the Exploratorium (Pier 15)
This one-of-a-kind museum features interactive exhibits and activities about a wide range of topics, including science, art, human perception, psychology, and more. Get tickets during regular museum hours or consider going to the Exploratorium After Dark, which happens every Thursday night and is only open to adults 18 and older. After Dark includes adult beverages, so it might be even more fun than a daytime visit.
Live Large at The Palace Hotel (2 New Montgomery St.)
For a night of pampering and elegance, have a sleepover with friends at the Palace Hotel. Just entering the lobby of the hotel is an experience, with its high ceilings and crystal chandeliers. Book a suite to fit everyone. The Presidential Suite, with a formal dining room and baby grand piano, wraps around the corner of the hotel, and it has room to host 20 people comfortably. Enjoy a San Francisco tradition when you stay at the Palace: afternoon tea at the hotel's Garden Court.
Dance the Night Away at Audio Discotech (316 11th St.)
If you want to cut loose on the dance floor, why not do it at the place with its own, one-of-a-kind sound system? Audio is built for music lovers who want to feel the beat pulsing through every cell of their body. It's a favorite venue for top international DJs including Mark Knight and Kidnap Kid.
Dine at the Culinary Institute at Greystone (2555 Main St., St Helena)
Foodies will rejoice with a visit to the Culinary Institute at Greystone, one of the premier culinary schools in the world. Bring your group to this Napa Valley campus for a meal of unparalleled quality and a campus tour. There are two different restaurants to choose from at the CIA: Gatehouse, which is the historic upscale restaurant at the school, and the Bakery Cafe, which offers warm, fresh baked goods and a casual menu daily.
Hike Yosemite (Yosemite National Park)
Are your friends outdoor enthusiasts? Take advantage of some of the most stunning nature in the world and hike Yosemite National Park. There's so much to do and see in Yosemite that it's important to make plans in advance. You may want to do the short one-mile hike around Lower Yosemite Falls, or you may want to commit to a more serious all-day excursion to the summit of Half Dome. You can even spend a night in nearby Tuolumne County to really get away from it all.
Take a Ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train (1275 McKinstry St., Napa)
One of the most beloved ways to explore Napa is on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Climb aboard for a gorgeous ride through rolling hillsides and vineyards inside of a beautiful old fashioned train. On the Napa Valley Wine Train, your group will be served unforgettable four-course meals of local California cuisine. Your train will also stop at multiple wineries, so you can taste of the best vintages from the region.
Get a Strike at Lucky Strike San Francisco (200 King St.)
Combine healthy competition, adult beverages, delicious food and fun for a party you won't forget at Lucky Strike San Francisco. This bowling alley that's also a bar and restaurant serves up delicious gourmet food and handcrafted cocktails that you can enjoy while you bowl. (Just don't have too many margaritas if you want to win!)
Take Flight with V Marketplace Hot Air Balloons (6525 Washington St., Yountville)
The Napa Valley is one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Take it all in with a hot air balloon ride. At Napa Valley Aloft, located in the V Marketplace shopping center, you can arrange for hot air balloon rides high above wine country. When you're done with your ride, browse the marketplace for the best bottles of local wine.
Go Back in Time at The Speakeasy (644 Broadway)
This immersive theatrical experience will take you back to the 1920s. Your group will get to play old-fashioned casino games, interact with flappers, drink absinthe or bathtub gin, and watch the old-timey dancers in this incredibly vivid recreation of a secret bar in the Roaring '20s.