The groom and his male friends can connect at the party.
The bachelor party is a time-honored tradition, one last fling before marriage. These days, options available to Indianapolis-area grooms and their guy friends go beyond the traditional trip to a strip-tease show, although plenty of options are available for that. Guys also can choose a cigar bar, a paintball trek or a sports night out. Does this Spark an idea?
Some men may choose to celebrate with a cigar.
An upscale bachelor party might revolve around fine cigars accompanied by fine food and drinks. The Bu Da Lounge in Indianapolis’ Wholesale District, for example, has a 12-foot-tall humidor stocked with mild to pungent cigars and a menu that receives rave reviews. The Indy Cigar Bar has almost 500 cigar varieties and 33 types of bourbon; it’s on East 86th Street. Nicky Blaines on Meridian Street downtown has a rotating cigar menu, classic, modern and dessert martinis and a Rat Pack atmosphere.
A sports night may be a bachelor party.
Baseball, football, hockey — all are possibilities, depending on the time of year. The celebrants can book a block of seats during an Indianapolis Colts football game at Lucas Oil Stadium, or head to Conseco Fieldhouse for some National Basketball Association action with the Indiana Pacers. Another option is to head to Victory Field for some Indianapolis Indians baseball, or take in some hockey with the U.S. Hockey League’s Indiana Ice.
Some bachelors choose a gentlemen’s club.
If the best man wants to arrange a traditional bachelor party at a gentlemen’s club, Indianapolis has options for show dance and strip-tease. Downtown is the Red Garter, which includes a cigar bar. Other clubs include Club Rio, PT’s, Brad’s Gold, Brad’s Brass Flamingo, Silk N Lace, Wild Cherry, Babe’s Showgirls (two locations), Lenny’s Gentlemen’s Club and Patty’s. All clubs are for people 21 year old and older.
Bachelor party-goers may take aim at a paintball expedition.
The Indianapolis area offers indoor and outdoor places to play paintball. Dark Armies provides an indoor arena in a post-disaster urban setting. Other options include Indy Acres Paintball and the vast Paintball Valley at Valley Branch Retreat one hour from Indy in Nashville, Indiana. It boasts 10 paintball fields complete with military equipment, crashed planes and other props and cover. White River Paintball, northeast of Indy, has indoor and outdoor fields. Paintball Indiana is just south of Indy.