With steep and winding streets, colorful historical homes, diverse cultures and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is a vibrant, dynamic city.

It also happens to be one of the best places in California for the perfect bachelor party.  From family owned restaurants to historical sites and everything in between, the City by the Bay has something to offer every groom and his groomsmen.

Here’s your guide to the perfect night out, no matter who you are or what you have in mind:

  1. If you’re looking for the best drinks: If your idea of a bachelor party isn’t complete without drinks, head out to the most acclaimed and unique bars, with a little something else to offer. Bourbon & Branch, located near Nob Hill, is known for handcrafted cocktails and atmospheric lighting. Just make sure to make reservations ahead of time. If themes are your style, head out to Smuggler’s Cove, which features exotic rums and cocktails and a whole lot of pirate decor. There are few bars like it! Or try the Alchemist Bar & Lounge near Mission Bay, which boasts “a speakeasy feel and steampunk decor”.
  2. Daring Heights, Incredible Sights: Feeling adventurous? Want a rush of adrenaline and also want a chance to see the Bay area in a way you never have? Gather the guys for ziplining in nearby Santa Cruz at Mount Hermon Adventures or go skydiving for exhilarating ocean views near the city. A little too crazy for you? Opt for hot air balloon rides for the same incredible sights.
  3. Sports Fans: Make it a comfortable night out rooting on your favorite team. Cheer on the Giants or the San Francisco 49’rs at AT&T Park, or head out San Jose to cheer on the San Jose Sharks national hockey team. To see what’s in season, check out this site.
  4. On the Water: Experience the city at its most exciting on the water! There are so many activities to choose from: kiteboarding, cage diving with Great White Sharks, and windsurfing are favorites.
  5. Adventures outdoors: The city has a lot to offer, but it isn’t all urban. For guys who want time to stretch their legs and expend some of that nervous energy, there are plenty of options. Take a hike at Angel Island State Park, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, or take a day trip to Napa Valley.
  6. If you’re looking for something tamer…Opt for cultural or historical sites: there are too many too count. Of course there’s the Golden Gate Bridge, but also enjoy the water at the Fisherman’s Wharf, explore Chinatown, explore classical artwork at California Palace of the Legion of Honor or modern art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


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