By Sara Lugardo
Bachelor parties are a time-honored tradition symbolizing the last hurrah for a soon-to-be married man. This is a time to celebrate with friends, release some stress before the big day and create memories that will last a lifetime. Not all bachelor parties are the same in terms of themes and venues, but they all share the common goal of making it a night to remember for the groom to be. Here are some of the best bars to host a bachelor party in Chicago.
2169 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Primarily a rock bar in the main room and a live-music venue in the second room, Ultra Lounge is a multidimensional bar that recently opened an outdoor patio area with seating for all your cocktail needs. All bachelor parties are held in the basement section of the bar, which is complete with a separate sound system and club lighting. There are private restrooms, lounge seating, the ability to cater in food and there is even a dancing pole. Special drink prices available to bachelor parties include $35 wristbands with a value of around 10 drinks per person. DJs can be supplied, depending on the length of the party, but there is no fee for booking the space.
Zentra Night Club
923 W Weed St
Chicago, IL 60611
With a 10,000-square-foot venue, this Hindi-themed nightclub has four different rooms. There is no booking fee for bachelor parties and free services for parties of 15 or more. Free services include a complimentary bottle of champagne, unlimited free shots for the bachelor and one full hour of cocktails before midnight. There is a designated booth within the main room for each party and they also allow catered food. For an additional charge, private bachelor parties can be booked in separate sections off of the main room. Prices will vary depending on the number of people and the number of sections required.
1431 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607
This venue offers three separate rooms with five bars. The upper level features tropical music, the main room is a mixture of Latin and club/dance music and the back room is hip hop. There is no fee or minimum required for booking. Transit offers a complimentary bottle of champagne, the bachelor receives a wristband for five free shots and each person in the party receives two free drink tickets. Tables are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis so parties are recommended to reserve tables by 10:30 p.m. to ensure a designated seating area.
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Enclave Night Club
220 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
Best known for its celebrity appearances and guest DJs like last year’s appearance of DJ Pauly D, Enclave always has a special event or upcoming headliner. The venue is one large room with tables surrounding the center stage and dance floor. Bachelor party packages can be customized to suit the number of people and bottle service prices can vary accordingly. Premium wristband packages are $45 per person and are valid from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. This includes express entry, no cover charge and premium liquor drinks at the bar.
839 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
The venue has flat-screen monitors, a modern décor and ever-changing themes from body-painted dancers to flame throwers. There is a minimum of 20 guests for the premium open bar drink package. The price is $35 per guest from 9 p.m. to midnight and $45 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. This includes premium liquors, wines and domestic beers. Bachelors receive a complimentary wristband and a complimentary champagne toast.
Sara Lugardo is a Korean American who thrives in writing about Asian community news in Chicago. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication and is currently working on her Master’s. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.