Written by: Rachel Antony, Best of Calgary

The proposal happened, the photos have been circulated and a wedding date has been set. Now comes the fun part – you get to plan the bachelor party for the groom. Planning a full weekend of events doesn't have to put extra stress on you or the rest of the wedding party! We’ve put a classy lineup together for you.

9 a.m. Pre-Party Trim at Chin Whiskey Shearing & Shaving Co. 

Chin Whiskey Barber and Shave shop

You want your boys to look sharp so start the day with a fresh shear, shave, or beard trim. The traditional ambiance with a modern twist is the perfect way to remember that boys will be boys and that there is nothing better than the old school hot towel and razor. Chin Whiskey barbers are experts at their craft and your group will walk out of there with an extra bounce in their strut.

11 a.m. Golf 18 Holes at Blue Devil Golf Club

Throw on your finest collared shirt and khakis and play a round if the weather permits. There is no better way to bond with the boys than on the green. Reminisce about back in the day when you swore you would never get married, beak each other for the rough swings and throw back a couple cold ones. What could be better?

5:00 p.m. Whiskey Tasting at The Bourbon Room

Bourbon room

Get acquainted with the finer things in life and expand your whiskey vocabulary to impress your future father-in-law. The speakeasy style tavern serves up cocktails, brown spirits, beer, and food in a relaxed, vintage style setting; nothing that will make your party feel underdressed or uncomfortable. Pair the whiskey with a few bites to enhance the experience and tide over any rumbling stomachs.

9:00 p.m. Dinner at charbar

porter house from charbar

Intimate but not intimidating, charbar will satisfy your group’s cravings. From roasted chicken to seasoned steak, the menu will not disappoint. Locally relevant and globally inspired dishes were hand-picked by Chef Pelland with a strong Argentina influence. The small plates are perfect for sharing to try a little bit of everything to be followed by a delicious main dish.

Midnight After Party at Cowboys Casino & Dance Hall

Get a little wild and show off your best moves at Cowboys. There is no one there for you to impress so take a few shots and head out to the dance floor. Spend a little extra and get a table with bottle service to keep your squad happy and lively. Once you’ve conquered the two-stepping, head out to the casino to try to win a few extra bucks for that honeymoon.

3 a.m. Pass Out at Hotel Arts

Hotel Arts

Go all out and book yourself and your boys into Hotel Arts, conveniently located close to Cowboys. The boutique-style hotel is contemporary with a cool edge and a chic reputation. You’ll be treated well in your luxury suite, even if you don’t remember how you got there.

11 a.m. Day-After Recovery Brunch at The Beltliner

If you can drag your butts out of bed, then get your group over to the Beltliner for a carb-focused, syrup infused hangover cure. Their coffee is strong and their Space Jam & Ricotta French Toast is to die for. If everyone makes it to the table, we consider this a successful bachelor party in our books.


Rachel Antony is a writer for Best of Calgary. Best of Calgary is a celebration of the best our city has to offer for food, drinks, culture, and entertainment. Follow Rachel on Instagram @almostffamous.

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