Atlantic City is one of the most popular bachelor party destinations on the East Coast. This isn’t just because they have a boardwalk full of casinos. It’s the restaurants, the nightlife, and of course… the strip clubs. Here are some local’s suggestions on where to eat, where to stay, where to go, and how to get there.
First off, you need a place to stay. Atlantic City hotels are perfect for any style bachelor party, with casinos, restaurants, and night clubs located inside. The Borgata, the largest hotel in New Jersey has a huge casino, comedy club, Mixxx and mur.mur nightclubs, and a 24/7 Fatburger for the late night munchies. Harrah’s is another highly rated hotel and casino, located in the Marina District, and home to a dome covered indoor tropical oasis called The Pool, where it’s 82 degrees and the water is always warm. At night, The Pool is transformed into The Pool After Dark with DJs, bikini clad servers, and VIP bottle service. Revel, one of the newest hotels in Atlantic City, features two nightclubs, 13 restaurants, two live entertainment venues and multiple swimming pools. Most notable is the large casino, landscaped rooftop deck, and the Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub, featuring beautiful burlesque & go-go dancers. Tropicana is a good choice if you like having everything you need all in one place. This resort hotel has over 20 restaurants and 13 venues, such as Carmines, Anthem, Planet Rose Karaoke Bar and even an IMAX theatre! Trump Taj Mahal is another great option, especially if the groom is a poker fan. Their casino has the largest poker room in Atlantic City, second only to the Borgata. If you stay at the Taj, you can also check out the Mark G. Etess Arena, which hosts sporting events and entertainers and of course, Scores, the first strip club to open in a casino. If you’re on a tight budget or just want a bit more freedom, there are a lot of home rental options in Atlantic City as well. Using sites like vrbo.com, vacationhomerentals.com and vacationrentals.com, you can rent a house for the weekend in the city or nearby.
Step two is transportation and it’s necessary when planning a bachelor party. Catching multiple cabs at the same time will be difficult, so here are some great local companies with some luxury transportation options. AC Party Buses has a fleet of limos and buses ranging from a 13-passenger SUV stretch limo to a roomy 21-passenger shuttle bus. A very popular option is their 18-passenger party bus with high def TV’s, leather seating, mood lighting, coolers stocked with ice, and a high quality audio system. Another great option is Atlantic Limousine Service, which has excellent customer reviews. Their fleet includes 14–18 passenger party buses. Platinum Coach Limousine may have the ultimate amount of variety and can also handle parties up to 54 people. They have many options, from a huge 54-seat bus, to a Hummer H2 limousine. It’s important to realize that this company works in many East Coast cities, so their fleet can be booked well in advance. Calling ahead of time is definitely encouraged.
Once you’ve secured your hotel and transportation, make sure to grab a bite to eat before hitting the clubs. Whether you’re on a budget or going all out, you can find a cuisine to suit your tastes in Atlantic City. If you’re looking for a swanky steakhouse and are willing to spend some serious money, check out American Cut or Robert’s Steakhouse. Both feature 21-day wet aged and 28-day dry aged cuts of beef, with prices of about $40-$50 per steak. American Cut was opened by Iron Chef Marc Forgione and is well known for its art deco design. Robert’s Steakhouse is located in the Trump Taj Mahal and offers a private dining room for up to 25 people. Azure, located in Revel, is another great choice for upscale fine dining with a focus on seafood with seasonal local ingredients. If the groom loves Asian cuisine, check out Buddakan. Upon walking in, you pass through an Asian Garden with 25 foot tall trees that lead you into the main dining area, were you can enjoy 5 Spice Duck Breast or Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon. If you’re looking for Italian food, check out Carmines at the Tropicana. They offer private dining rooms with specially designed 4 course family style menus for large groups which also makes them very affordable. For the bachelor party on a budget, there are two delicious and highly rated Mexican restaurants to visit, Dos Caminos and Distrito Cantina. Dos Caminos is located in Harrah’s and features an expansive tequila menu, which is a perfect complement to the asada tacos and Mexico City style quesadillas. Distrito Cantina is a Mexican take-out window set up like a food truck. It’s the best in Mexican street food, right in Atlantic City, featuring pollo tacos, pescado tacos, carnitos tacos and even a margarita bar!
Now on to the fun and very necessary question, What strip clubs should you go to in Atlantic City? Now since New Jersey has a law that will not allow nudity when alcohol is sold on the premises, we’re breaking our club selection into two separate groups – BYOB with naked dancing, and strip clubs with full bars and bikini dancers.
The choice BYOB clubs begin with a Pacific Avenue long time staple, Bare Exposure. It’s one of the most popular party clubs, and they have famous bachelor hot seats. In case you’re not aware, that’s where they take the bachelor up on stage and humiliate him for two songs in front of the entire club while his friends cheer on the dancers. Located on Pacific Avenue and right across from Trump Casino, a party bus may not even be necessary, as it’s a very short walk from many casinos. Allure is another popular BYOB nude club that has a large parking lot that caters to party buses or limousines. Whether you bring in your own bottle of champagne or 9 cases of Heineken on a hand truck, Allure takes care of your table setup. This club has higher prices than other clubs, but aims at giving bachelor parties more of a catered experience by providing good service and attention to details. Our final BYOB suggestion would be AC Dolls, a smaller club known for its friendly staff and dancers. This club is also located right off the boardwalk and could be walked to easily if staying or gambling at a nearby casino. Like Bare Exposure, there is no parking lot and your party bus or limo may need to drop you off and come back later.
Don’t care about the nudity and don’t want to stop for beer or liquor? There are also bikini bars that serve beer, liquor drinks, and liquor bottle service and yes, you can still get lap dances. The NYC strip club chain Scores opened their newest location in Atlantic City, and it’s the first club to ever be located inside a casino. Located inside the Taj Mahal casino, this 36,000 square foot complex features every amenity under the sun. Reservations are easily made and encouraged. Another newer addition to Pacific Avenue is a famous Philly chain, Delilah’s. Located down the street form Bare Exposure, bachelor parties could easily go from one club to the other because they are only one block apart. The Crazy Horse Cabaret is also a valid option if looking for a bikini bar with a full bar setup. Located in Pleasantville, just barely outside the city, the club is only a 10 minute drive from most major casinos. Famous among locals, Crazy Horse also has a reputation for a good party club with great open bar party packages.
From locals who know their stuff, we hope this information will help you to navigate and customize the very best possible bachelor party experiences Atlantic City has to offer.