Bring on the excitement of a Toronto bachelor party!
So your best buddy is getting hitched? Luckily, planning a bachelor party in Toronto is already a great idea. The city is incredibly diverse, meaning there are so many activities and things to do, no matter what interests you and your crew. While the weekend will almost definitely involve a little drinking, don’t just limit yourself to the city’s (amazing) clubs and bars. Read on to find and even bigger variety of adventures through the 6ix that will keep everyone happy, excited, entertained, and of, course, buzzed.
To get you inspired, we’ve picked out some of the best Toronto bachelor party ideas depending on the type of groom you’re planning for…
For a foodie
Does the groom have a taste for the finer things in life?
1. Book a private tour through Kensington Market
If you and your crew love to eat and drink together, then the Evening Kensington Market Food & Drink Tour is the perfect way to make the most of a night. The tour takes you to five different restaurants around the vibrant and diverse neighbourhood, which you’ll get to explore along the way. With three drink pairings included, it’s the perfect way to get a buzz before heading on to your next adventure.
If you’re looking for a daytime activity, the Beyond Kensington Market Toronto Food Tour offers even more tasting locations to entertain your palate, and public tours that smaller groups can join.
2. Get dinner at an amazing restaurant
Toronto has a thriving culinary scene with incredible restaurants on nearly every block, so your foodie groom is in luck. If his style is more classic, take him to the Keg Mansion or Barberian’s Steakhouse. Both offer private rooms for groups so he can really to let out his inner carnivore. Or, treat him to something new at these Top Toronto Restaurants.
3. Learn some cooking skills at a BBQ class
With married life around the corner, maybe your groom wants to brush up on his cooking skills. If so, there’s a way to do it that’s fun for everyone! The Weber Grill Academy offers private cooking classes that will show you how to get the most flavour out of your meat with their high-tech kitchen gadgets and charcoal grills. Plus, at the end you’ll get to savour what you cook!
For an adventurer
Is the groom always on the lookout for new experiences?
4. Challenge your brotherhood at an escape room
Take a groom with a knack for adventure to one of Toronto’s elaborate escape rooms, and see how he really does under pressure. Immersive and challenging, the escape rooms from Secret City Adventures are some of the city’s best. Complete with live actors and a curious cast of characters to animate your game, they run both during the day and at night. Can you all work together to complete the quest?
5. Get on board out on the water
In the summer, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is one of the most exciting ways to explore the Toronto Islands. Toronto Island SUP are experts in curating exciting aquatic adventures that test your balance and let you see the city from a new perspective. Their Night SUP Adventure is like nothing else you’ll experience, offering stunning views of the skyline as you glide by with your light up paddles and explore darker corners of the Toronto Islands!
For a goofball
Is the groom always making everyone laugh?
6. Take your funny guy to a comedy show
Why not return the favour by bringing your funny friend to a hilarious comedy show? Comedy Bar is always hosting a wide range of funny events, from stand-up to improv, and they even have open mic nights where the groom can show off his stuff. The Second City also has a killer lineup that’ll give your abs a workout just from laughing.
For a competitor
7. Battle it out with some axe throwing
Get your adrenaline pumping by throwing axes at BATL. With food and drink available on site, it’s the perfect venue for hosting a Bachelor party in Toronto. Cheer each other on or test your aim with a competition. Either way, there’s never a dull moment when sharpened blades are whipping through the air.
8. Shoot it out with paintball
Get into combat mode at Sgt. Splatter’s Paintball. No other paintball venue in Canada can compete with its 35,000 ft, 2 two-story facility, complete with abandoned buildings and vehicles to hide behind. Instead of playing video games, bring your competition into real life and enjoy an action-packed day of paintball!
9. Get your game on at a local bar
For a more leisurely place to play games, Bangarang has a couple unique ones on offer. You may not already be familiar with cornhole and crokinole, but by the end of the night you’ll surely be experts. The bar also fills up for some dancing on weekends, making it the perfect destination for an action-packed night out with the boys.
For a partier
Is the groom taking advantage of this opportunity to let loose?
10. Tour the Distillery District and taste some spirits
Fill your itinerary with fun boozy activities all day long without turning your bachelor party into a complete bender. Spirit of York make premium liquor in the Distillery District, and offer Taste Tours of their beautiful facility. For a bit more background on the historic district, there’s the Prohibition and Whisky History Tour from Go Tours, which dives into raucous stories from the past.
11. Hit the clubs in the Entertainment District
A classic bachelor party involves letting it out on the dance floor and for that, Toronto’s Entertainment District has got you covered. The area is packed with nightclubs such as Everleigh, Arcane, Toybox and Fiction, just to name a few. They’re all within minutes from each other so you can easily see which best suits your vibe or go on an epic club crawl.
For a sports fan
Is the groom happiest when he’s cheering for his favourite team?
12. Catch a game at one of Toronto’s stadiums
Sports fans are in good shape in Toronto, with several major league teams to cheer for. The basketball team, the Raptors, have recently created a lot of buzz for their championship win, and in the winter the Maple Leafs make a splash. Meanwhile, baseball fans can cheer on the Blue Jays in the Rogers Stadium with its unique retractable roof.
13. Dig deeper into your passion at the Hockey Hall of Fame
If there isn’t a game on at the moment, hockey fans can also come close to their idols at the Hockey Hall of Fame. This is one trip to a museum that you definitely can’t accuse of being stuffy. Unique attractions such as interactive displays that let you go up against life sized, animated versions of your favourite players and a 3D hockey film make this a truly immersive experience.
For any groom
Are you looking for one destination that’s got it all?
14. Host your party at an entertainment complex
The Rec Room is a 40,000 sq. foot complex full of food, drink and countless forms of entertainment. Plus, it’s centrally located right next to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre. They have virtual reality, video & redemption games, old classics like ping pong and pool, and even live shows at The Hall. If you’re looking for a single complex at the do it all, buzzing with adventure around every corner, The Rec Room is perfect for hosting your Toronto bachelor party.