Contrary to popular belief, bachelor parties don’t have to involve exotic dancers, crippling hangovers, or a trip to the emergency room. Sidni Greenblat, wedding planner and co-owner of Silver Springs’ Rave Reviews, says she’s noticed a shift away from bosom-centric celebrations.
“One of the things I’ve seen lately, not just among bachelors but also bachelorettes, is for everyone to go on a little destination trip,” says Greenblat. Luckily, Washingtonians don’t have to travel far for a day of fun. Here are six creative bachelor party ideas around Washington.
Bocce Ball and Beer
Black Jack (1612 14th St., NW; 202-986-5225)
A little friendly competition can be a great way to calm a groom’s nerves before the big day. Black Jack, one of our 2012 Cheap Eats picks, rents its second-floor bar and bocce court for private parties. Guests can devour man-friendly foods such as bacon-packed BLTs and duck-confit-topped nachos, throw back a few draft beers, and play unlimited games of bocce. And maybe the boys can enjoy a little skin, after all, with the hotspot’s Peep Show gin cocktail. A minimum $3,000 consumption-based tab is required to rent the space from 6 to 9 PM.