What To Do In Asheville For your Bachelor Party

A trip to what The Huffington Post called "The Great Hippie Capital of the South" is a brilliant way to get together with a group of guys who are into outdoor sports, scenic locations and a general sense of adventure. Asheville is the 11th largest city in North Carolina; in addition it's the largest city in the remote Western North Carolina mountains. Don't let its small size fool you, it's a major tourist attraction and a popular destination for bachelor parties. Thrillist listed it as amounts the best bachelor party destination cities that you can actually afford to party in. Asheville is known for their vast and amazing breweries making it a major craft beer hub in the southeast.

Great Food and The Great Outdoors

You will find American comfort food and fine cuisine that is celebrated throughout the US. Self Magazine named Asheville the "Happiest City In America" so you know you'll have a good time, and over 2000 miles of picturesque mountain trails available to bike or hike will give you that endorphin high. The River Arts District is one of the best places to go and is full of local favorite bars and restaurants, which makes it a natural for an Asheville bachelor party. In many way's it's still seems like a secret that the rest of the country isn't in on, so get in and enjoy now while you still can. Asheville is one the most epic bachelor party destinations on the East Coast. There's no reason to go to more expensive destinations like Vegas, or New Orleans. Visitors can take a value priced flight into town, or cruise the scenic route on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read on for more itinerary ideas on how to make your bachelor party in Asheville the event of the year.

River Arts District Asheville NC

Spend a day exploring the River Arts District

Have Breakfast

Double D

You will need some serious sustenance if you’re planning to venture out into the Blue Ridge Mountains and explore the hundreds of miles of hiking trails, so start they day with a big breakfast. Or you can call it brunch if you guys like to sleep in or just a quick bite. This is a town that loves their morning meal so there are a multitude of restaurant choices. Fill up with all the calories you can eat to sustain you for that adrenaline pumping canoe trip on the French Broad River. Ashvegas can be an all out party town and a savory meal will be necessary to get your body back in action.

  • Biscuit Head is world famous for their biscuits of course and features 7 different gravies to choose from and a jam bar as well. With 3 locations in Asheville you will never be far from a pulled pork or fried catfish biscuit.
  • Early Girl Eatery Enjoy a farm to table southern comfort food experience anywhere in Asheville, with 3 wildly popular locations. Their smoky bacon gravy is delectable experience. Many unique dishes to suite any taste.
  • Sunny Point Café In search of garden to table cuisine? What could fit the bill better than a restaurant with their own garden on premise? Sunny Point Cafe is highly rated on Yelp as one of the best breakfasts near downtown Asheville. Have a filling appetizers of Pork Belly Nachos & Peach Point Cake Bites. Fill up with fried chicken, pecan waffles with pimento cheese or organic carrot hotcakes. Along with your tip you can leave a donation to their nonprofit of the month.
  • Double D's Coffee and Desserts Prefer to sleep in and then have a coffee and muffin? Rated the best coffee shop in Asheville by Trip Advisor, the genuine London double decker bus has been transformed into the coolest coffee shop in town. An organic "Kick in the Bum" espresso and chocolate brew is what you need to jump start your morning. Just across the street from the Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville.
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Get Outside and Play

Kayaking in Western North Carolina

An Asheville bachelor party will appeal to the active groom. All of your outdoor action needs can be taken care of at the Treetop Adventure Center in Asheville, with everything from a zipline canopy tour to the mountain bike trails with features like a 180 degree wood berm. If you can't pack your bike don't despair; bike rentals are available with everything from dual suspension mountain bikes to models to tour the city. Spring is a popular time for Asheville bachelor parties but nowadays there will be crowds. The area is also a great destination in the summer, with its moderate weather - 82 degrees average! - so you can enjoy nature without heat stroke. If you're looking for a water trip that is more chill, then Sky Tubing has what you need; float through the arts district at the French Broad River on their brightly colored top notch tubes. There's nothing more frugal than going on a hike; there are loads of picturesque trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Rainy Day Options

While Asheville is beautiful and lush in the summer, it can be difficult to explore outdoor attractions when the weather’s not cooperating. Whether it's powerful summer thunderstorms, winter snow or mid August heat, here are some indoor activities you can partake in while you wait for the skies to clear. Maybe you don’t feel like being outdoors, whatever the reason this list of activities will keep you amused until the sun decides to show it's face again.

Asheville Pinball Museum
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For a mere $15, you can go to town all day playing pinball, video consoles, and arcade games at this epic Asheville museum. If the grooms dad is tagging along, it's only $14 for him. Throw yourself into nostalgia overload with games like Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Sky Kings. Totally interactive and not like visiting boring museums, each machine has a placard about its history. Don't forget to hit the bathrooms, all decorated in retro memorabilia glory from decades past. Truly the coolest restrooms in town.

Asheville Axe Throwing

Did you pick a weekend with lousy weather but still want to participate in more of a sporting competition? There's finally an axe throwing club in Asheville. Of course you will be able to imbibe local beers and other adult beverages while safely participating in what could be the next Olympic sport. It's like darts! But with axes! They can cater to everyone from those you are able to throw an axe like a dart to the beginning lumberjack.

Go Golfing

Play golf in the mountains

Planning a golfing bachelor party in Western North Carolina is a great way to hit some fairways off the beaten path. Everyone one else may visit Myrtle or Pinehurst, but nowhere else in the Carolinas will you find a variety of courses with the awe-inspiring beauty of the mountains. Include the fresh crisp air of the upper elevations, free of pollution and other nasties. In addition, the boosted drive you get from the high altitudes will make a guys golf weekend in the Asheville area a surefire way to have a great time.

  • Broadmoore Golf Links If you're staying in Fletcher and want to play golf and enjoy the scenery then set up your tee times with this championship course designed by Karl Litten. You will enjoy their world class service so much that you may even plan your wedding on their picturesque grounds .
  • Grove Park Golf Course The Omni Grove Park Inn itself may be a bit too much like a spa retreat for a bachelorette party, but that doesn't mean you can't play a few tees on their 6,400 yard course. These greens have been played on by top players and other celebrities. Originally designed in 1926, it remains one of the top resort golf courses in North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountains make the best backdrop for a dawn patrol.
  • Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure This is where the scene in Dirty Dancing where Jenifer Grey hits her dad up for money; it's now affectionally known as "the Dirty Dancing Hole" complete with a commemorative sign. The highly rated resort offers a second golf course - Apple Valley - on the property; Golf Digest considers it one of the most beautiful mountain courses.
  • The Maggie Valley Club & Resort There are spacious condo's available to lodge your golfing bachelor party and a course with some jaw dropping views courtesy of being between the Blue Ridge and the Great Smoky Mountains. A suburb choice for fall golfing excursions.
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Party Transportation

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Is their a world record on how many guys can get into an average Uber? Do you want to find out? Probably not. If your party is small then a local cab or Lyft would be fine for the occasion. If your group consists of 4-8 guys a stretch limo maybe enough to cruise downtown Asheville in style. If you are looking for a unique limo be sure to check out Elite Limousine with their totally rad selection of one of a kind rides. For larger groups a party bus would be a lively option and perfect for visiting breweries and downing craft beers. You can find one complete with televisions, Playstation, funky lighting and the all important stripper pole over at 360 Party Bus.

Ashevillle Brewery Scene

Sierra Nevada Taproom
If the groom likes beer, then you will love Asheville! It is said that Asheville has more beer per capita than any other city in the US. It is known as Beer City USA for its variety of great beer and the best breweries. You could spend your entire weekend touring breweries and checking out pubs in the South Slope district, just a stones through from downtown. If you want to do your own thing then check out the some maps and beer trails for spending your time walking around. You can always let someone do the planning work with the popular Asheville Brewery Tour. Friendly locals will drive you to the best of the craft breweries and get you behind the scenes access.
New Belgian Brewing Company
The top ranked brewery according to Trip Advisor, and a daily food truck is available. Reservations are required for their essential tour; you can bring up to 25 people so perfect for big groups and you can pick your time. Enjoy the fabulous local weather with great views of the French Broad River.
One World Brewing Company
Their downtown location is hidden off an alley; you will need to go down a dark stairway but its worth the trouble for this tucked away gem. The guys will love the dive vibe, dart games and off course the brew. The Boss Hogg double IPA is a smooth experience. There's even a location in West Asheville at 520 Haywood Rd for you guys staying in nearby cities like Leicester or Candler.
Bhramari Brewing Company

Come for the rustic organic space with hand carved wood accents, stay for the cheeky named brews and dinner too. An Altered Beast raspberry stout aged in rye barrels will quench your thirst. The Nashville Hot Brussel Sprouts is a great way to get your vegetables during the weekend. And if you are partying in Asheville on Labor Day weekend looking for a fun event, then the beer festival is a must.

Wicked Weed Brewing

The name may sound notorious, and thats why you will need to visit. To really experience all the Wicked Weed has to offer, partake in The Grand Cru Experience. This is the ultimate Asheville brewery tour, taking you to 4 different brewing facilities all aboard the Funkatorium, a mind-blowing party bus. Its for the noble purpose of research, am I right?

Amazing Pub Cycle

Cruising around town on their 13 person pedal powered trolley on wheels is considered to the most fun you can have in Ashvegas! There will need to be at least 6 of you guys to enjoy the ride.

Sierra Nevada Brewery

The groom may already be a fan of the Sierra Nevada brand; they have a taproom in Mills River. It's one of the nicest breweries in the area and not far from the Asheville Regional Airport. Enjoy some small batch brews and a delicious dinner with duck fat fries.

Entertainment For Men

  • The Treasure Club For a small city in the mountains, you may be surprised to find out that Asheville has a strip club! The Treasure Club is the only game in town. If you’re up here from Atlanta or any other city with wide open nude strip clubs then you may find this cities gentlemen club to be a bit sedate. Lots of women to help your buddies celebrate in public.
  • Mobile Asheville Strippers Having the dancers come to your cabin lets you skip the juiced up bouncers, cheesy strip club dj and the high priced booze. Why let that take away from the ultimate experience? You can thrill to the craziest moves the top strippers Asheville, NC can deliver. Party in the comfort of your cabin or other vacation rental and enjoy hot shows just like in the big cities.

Party in Downtown Asheville

Asheville Nightlife
You didnt come to Asheville NC for afternoon tea at the Biltmore estate; you came to go on a bender. It's easy enough to just spend your night checking out different breweries, but Asheville nightlife is much more than beer crawls. Find cool dive bars, trendy rooftop clubs, laid back live music, a full bar serving all the trendy drinks, and more. The last thing you need when visiting a strange town is to get arrested, so don't drink and drive. The River Arts District in downtown Asheville is a popular spot for people to hangout. Have a designated driver, call a Lyft or rent a party bus from 360 Entertainment Transit and get a great tour guide as well. Get ready to discover the best place and local favorite bars in Asheville.
The Sky Bar

Take a trip on an old school elevator in Asheville's historic Flatiron Building and start the evening early by catching the sunset on the patio at the Sky Bar. You'll get birds eye views of the downtown area; a drink minimum is required.

The Odditorium

If your tastes run to dive bars then there’s nothing more weird and eccentric than The Odditorium, with it’s collection of taxidermy, strange body parts and other eclectic bits and pieces. Stay for diverse live shows including burlesque, drag shows or heavy medal.

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Asheville Guitar Bar

Asheville Guitar Bar Situated in an old warehouse by the river, and loaded with guitar memorabilia, the Asheville Guitar Bar is famous for it's intimate atmosphere and jam sessions. Popular with the locals, it usually standing room only.

The Room Nine Club

Do you want to hit a traditional night club with a disco balls, flashing lights, gogo girls and an dance floor? The Room Nine Club has your dance action, just keep in mind that it’s membership only.

The Best Bachelor Party Spots In Asheville

Bachelor parties are all about having a good time and celebrating with friends. What better way to do this than getting the groom's friends together for an amazing guys weekend in one of the best destinations in the southeast. You need a great place with fun activities, craft brews and brewery tours. A city with beautiful vacation rentals or a classy hotel. Whether you're getting married or simply celebrating your last days as a single man, there are plenty of ways to spend your bachelor party weekend in Asheville North Carolina.

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