While many couples recently go with the mixed bachelor/bachelorette party, there is something to be said about a group of guys being able to hang out, sending one of their own onto the journey of marriage with one last hurrah. While San Francisco may have an endless supply of options, the South Bay has quite a few choices and unique possibilities. We take a look at some of the best party spots there is to offer, whether you are looking for the more traditional route of an, ahem, Gentlemen’s Club, a dance club, the next-level of cigar clubs, somewhere to listen to music or even get up and sing, we’ve got you covered in every aspect.
44 South Almaden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95113
Have a musician as the bachelor? The Blank Club could be the perfect spot to go. A landmark in the San Jose music scene, the dark nightclub and bar has a constant live music calendar, mainly rock, with local and national bands and artists hitting the stage. If you are looking for a place to feel like home for any musician or someone wanting a rock and roll atmosphere, The Blank Club is the optimal choice.
162 Jackson St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Bachelor parties are known for letting loose and getting wild, but for a unique wild and fun experience, 7 Bamboo Lounge is your place for the ever embarrassing Karaoke. Located in the heart of Japantown, 7 Bamboo Lounge draws a lively young crowd, a great party environment to streamline your bachelor party through the night. With a long list, or “menu,” of songs to choose from, there are songs for every genre or style to choose from.
30 Fountain Alley, Suite 150
San Jose, Ca 95113
While there still are a few cigar bars to choose from, stepping it up a notch into the hipster era Tangerine Hookah Bar may be the perfect spot. With it’s chic atmosphere and design, and the growing popularity of Hookah bars in general, Tangerine also offers international dancers and a DJ. The knowledgeable staff is there to cater and provide an educational and fun hookah experience.
146 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
If you are looking for a high-end dance club with professional DJ’s nightly, a full stage with catwalk and sophisticated decor, Pure Lounge brings the Vegas experience to the Bay Area. Pure Lounge also provides a VIP and private party room, with its own full bar and dance floor with a unique view overlooking the main dance floor. Make sure your party knows Pure Lounge is a stickler for an upscale dress code, but delivers an upscale experience as well.
157 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Send your buddy off into the world of marriage with some final laughs. Take in a local or national comic at Rooster Feathers, a comedy club that harkens the feelings of the laid-back, intimate setting of a true comedy club. The space is available for private parties and catering to large parties, and includes a full-service bar to keep the party going while your group waits for the comic to take the stage. Whether spending a full night here, or making it a timed stop on your crawl, a night of drinks and laughter is a guaranteed “win.”
Andrew Wilson started a music webzine to photograph and write about his favorite artists. He quickly notoriety as both a writer and photographer, and has since been published to a variety of national news sites. Andrew resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is pursuing a degree in landscape photography.