Buffalo, New York
Late-night closing times and a blue-collar culture of hard-partying give Nickel City the requisite ingredients for a first-rate guys’ weekend. Locals will actively chat YOU up -- and often invite you to join them in whatever insanity they’re about to get into. It’s a city with some of the best drinking neighborhoods in the country, where beers are rarely over $4 and drinks not more than $8, and the best food is also the cheapest. So your big nights out will rarely run more than $80, even if you’re paying for the bachelor’s shots.
It’s also a perfect spot for another great bachelor party tradition: the NFL away game. As long as you’re not a fan of the Jets, Patriots, or Dolphins, you’ll find Bills fans overwhelmingly welcoming after a few good-natured (figurative) jabs. A stroll through the famous black lava tailgate lots, where Bills fans stage dive through tables, will have you sharing shots with some of the most passionate fans in American sports. Even if you’re rooting for the other team, the people in the New Era parking lot are just as welcoming as they are in the bars. Inside, the small, vertical stadium makes the place seem warm even when snow is falling. If your team wins, great. But if it doesn’t the all-encompassing glee of Bills fans makes it hard to feel bad.