Starting to plan a bachelor or bachelorette party, but trying not to break the bank? It’s tough. We hear you. But if you host your party in Seattle Southside, you can really get the most bang for your buck. We’ve got plenty of hotels, tons of group-friendly restaurants, and plenty of variety when it comes to activities.
There are so many fantastic restaurants and bars in Seattle Southside, so I’ll try to narrow it down to some of the ideal spots for groups/bachelor/bachelorette parties. All Star Sports Baris a place that knows how party: they’ve got great drinks and food, great music, a lively crowd, PLUS ping pong and pool tables!
Mizu Japanese Steakhouse is a great spot for a group looking for dinner and a show! It’s a classic hibachi restaurant, done right from top to bottom. The chefs are professional spatula flippers and the food they cook up is incredible. They also have delicious sushi, special chef’s creations (like popcorn lobster) and plenty of traditional Japanese and American drinks.
A quick rundown of some other restaurant ideas for your big night…The friendly and attentive Twin Peaks girls serve cold drinks and hot and tasty comfort food.Buffalo Wild Wings has more big screen TVs broadcasting sports than you’ll ever see in one place in your life. Side note: if you didn’t know, they also have wings and beer. JOEY Southcenter is more of a club scene with fancy drinks and unique culinary offerings that might surprise you. Finally, Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar has gourmet Mexican food that you won’t believe and plenty of top notch Mexican tequila to go with it.
Boy, where do I start? There are plenty of activity options around these parts for bridal parties of all interests. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing spa day, a night out on the town, or a thrilling high-tech laser tag experience, there’s something for everybody around here! Let’s talk about a few, shall we?
How about a day on the golf course? Foster Golf Links is a sprawling metropolis of golf heaven nestled along the Duwamish River. After 18 holes, you really don’t have to go far to find some good food and drinks…you don’t even have to leave the golf course. Billy Baroo’s offers some great beer and wine options to wash down their delicious steak and seafood.
Everybody needs some relaxation and destress time before the wedding, right? Spend a day at the elegant and luxurious Spa at Cedarbrook. Just listen to some of these spa treatment options: Sea Salt Exfoliation with Rainwater Hydrotherapy, Alaskan Glacial Mud Wrap, Restorative Rosehip Facial, Hot Stone or Petrified Wood Massage…you can almost feel it! Plus, they love taking care of brides and grooms to be.
Just a few more ideas… Ride the glass elevator to the 14th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, to Maxi’s Lounge and Nightclub and dance the night away. Hit up the Great American Casino for some Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, Baccarat and more. Head to Bowlero or Round 1 for some state-of-the-art bowling and video games! Plus, Round 1 also features karaoke into the wee hours of the morning.
Is your gang a bunch of gamers? Let off some steam with a friendly game of virtual laser tag, or cooperate to take town virtual baddies at Dimension XR or Legacy Gaming Community for some VR fun. After you're done playing, hit up Westfield Southcenter Mall - specifically, Phantom Zone Comics, where you can geek out to the latest and greatest this local comic book store has to offer. Then, hit up one of the many restaurants in the mall to refuel!
Pictured: Virtual Tag at Dimension XR
Nobody wants to drive after the bacchanal you'll be having, so it's smart to have plans for after the party. With over 60+ hotels in Seattle Southside, typically priced 20-30% less than downtown Seattle, you’ll have plenty of options to accommodate your group, no matter how large it may be. With many hotels conveniently located near Westfield Southcenter or with access to the free shuttle between SeaTac hotels and the Mall, you'll easily be able to get to that great retail hub for dining, activities, shopping and more. It’s great for both daytime and evening activities.
Tips for Budgeting
A couple of quick tips for party planning: stop by Total Wine & More or BevMo for a great selection of wine, beer, spirits, cigars and more for your party needs. Check out Party City at Southcenter for decorations and anything else you might need for your bachelor/bachelorette bash. Between those two stops, you may not even need to go out of your hotel room to party...though of course you'll want to, with all the fun options to be had!