If you think your hometown’s a little too uptight to host your bachelor party, haul your boys down to the only city where hotels kick you out for not being loud enough. Welcome to New Orleans.
Bourbon Street Beads. Even though it’s a hundred times crazier during Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street explodes into your most decadent, “Girls Gone Wild” fantasy just about any time of the year. Stand on your hotel room balcony, take in the show, and reward your favorite ladies. Load up on cheaper beads at dollar stores in other parts of town away from the tourist traps, to get more boobs for your bucks. Keep in mind that most of the hotels with balconies overlooking Bourbon Street will offer you rooms that your bachelor party couldn’t possibly make any worse. But that’s okay. It’s not like you’re going to be IN your hotel room for very long!
Rick's, New Orleans. Connoisseurs might call this national chain the “McDonald’s of strip clubs,” but the ladies who dance in the New Orleans branch can turn your Happy Meal into a Big Mac. Give them plenty of advance notice, and the girls will show your bachelor party what southern hospitality really means. Rick’s Cabaret, 315 Bourbon St, New Orleans, 70130. (504) 524-4222.
Café Du Monde. By French Quarter standards, this little café is still an upstart. It’s only been around for about seventy years. Closed only on Christmas Day, count on Café Du Monde for clutch coffee and beignets once your guys get booted from the clubs. Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand, 800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116. 504-525-4544