From strip clubs, to drag shows, to nails and cocktails, New York City has all the necessary ingredients for the perfect bachelorette party. But with all the wild and crazy places to choose from, narrowing down the choices can be tough, which is why Clubplanet has taken the liberty to sift through the options for you. After some hefty research, we’ve landed on these five spots as the top places for bachelorette parties in NYC, so grab your girls, don a flamboyant wig and pick a place (or two, or three) to celebrate your last night of single sin.
Top Bachelorette Party Destination: Element
225 E Houston Street
If there’s one thing all brides-to-be can agree on, no matter how conservative they claim to be, it’s that there is nothing wrong with a few sexy shirtless men. Often called “the most popular place for bachelorette parties in NYC,” Hunk-O-Mania at Element is all the name says it is, full of hunky hot guys ready to strip down for an audience of screaming birthday girls and bachelorettes waving wads of $1s at these boys. The guys here have great bodies AND handsome faces, which is more than we can say for the guys in most other strip shows. Reserve a “hot seat” on stage for the bachelorette, or splurge for one of the “diva gift packages,” which feature lap dances, photos with the hunks and a tiara, sash or veil. And if the boys don’t satisfy your appetite, then perhaps an erotic cake, which can be ordered from the venue, will do the trick.
Top Bachelorette Party Destination: Lips
2 Bank Street
Every good bachelorette party needs a few simple things to go from “blah” to “ta-da”: good friends, tasty food, a whole lot of booze and that “wow” factor. Well, ladies, if you’re looking for the whole package (seriously, no pun intended), then Lips, the King (or Queen) of drag shows, is at your service. Round up the troops, and head over to the West Village for the ultimate in drag dining. “Dinner and a movie? Forget about it! Dinner and a Diva,” the website boasts. Fierce, fierce, and fierce! Already have plans for the big night? The venue’s Gospel Brunch could be the ultimate way to continue the festivities into the next day.
Top Bachelorette Party Destination: Beauty Bar
231 E 14th Street
If martinis and manicures don’t scream “bachelorette party,” well, then I really don’t know what does. At this NYC beauty “saloon” you and your girls can get the star treatment – manicures and the cocktail of your choice – before hitting the town for a night of fun and wild adventures. The deal is great, just $10 for a drink and polish, which is more than any spot seen on Sex and the City can offer. And just because they paint your nails, doesn’t mean this place is for the prissy type; the music is surprisingly stellar for a beauty parlor, ranging from Glam and Garage jams to ‘50s and ‘60s soul depending on the night of the week.
Top Bachelorette Party Destination: Mangia E Bevi
800 9th Avenue
The name of the place means “eat and drink” in Italian, but should probably be translated as “eat and drink and dance on your chair and maybe get a lap dance from your waiter.” What could be the perfect place to start your evening, this Hell’s Kitchen space offers a menu full of authentic Italian cuisine, brick oven pizza and much, much more. “It’s the quintessential trattoria, colorful, fun, lively” boasts the New York Post’s Sheldon Landwehr, and a great way to kick off a night with the girls. Sit down, grab a drink and a tambourine (yes, a tambourine) and let the games begin!
Top Bachelorette Party Destination: Madame X
94 W Houston Street
If you're looking for a sexy, swanky spot for your bachelorette party, then Madame X is the perfect place for you. The red, bordello-style space gives a naughty vibe, but keeps it classy - a nice alternative to the sometimes grungy male strip club. If you're feeling extra daring, rent one of the private party rooms for you and your girls. Drinks like the "Sweet Litte Bitch" paired with some killer sounds from the DJ booth will have you bidding goodbye to the single life on a high note.