Bachelor parties don’t have to be about strip clubs and seedy dives. For the groom who just wants to have some good, clean downtime with his boys, there are plenty of stripper-free options in the Philadelphia area. Take a look at five of the best bars and clubs for bachelor parties in Philly.
Ashton Cigar Bar
1522 Walnut St., 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 350-0000
www.ashtoncigarbar.com

Nothing like a toast — and maybe a smoke — to the groom-to-be. This premier cigar shop and bar features more than 200 cigars and 330 types of whiskeys, as well as a knowledgeable staff to help all members of the bachelor party weed through the extensive list. Located in Rittenhouse Square, Ashton Cigar Bar boasts an all-glass walk-in humidor and an array of rare and limited edition whiskey vintages, as well as an extensive cocktail menu for a sophisticated spin on a traditional boys’ night out.

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Barcade
1114 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 634-4400
www.barcadephiladelphia.com

Fishtown is home of the area’s original arcade bar, and it’s definitely worth a pit stop for any beer lover’s bachelor party. With an extensive menu of exclusive beers, like Troegs Sunshine Pils and Do Good Kenzo Stout, this “barcade” combines classic video games and American craft beer, so it’s a win-win for anyone who grew up in the early days of arcade games. Old school video games like Asteroids, Donkey Kong,  Double Dragon, Tetris and, yes, even Ms. Pac Man make for the perfect backdrop for a unique bachelor party, and will take a gaming groom on a nostalgic walk down memory lane.

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National Mechanics
22 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 701-4883
www.nationalmechanics.com

Housed in a historic 1837 building that has been everything from a bank to a church, this Old City bar and restaurant boasts an old world vibe with a gothic flair. Thirty-two draft and bottled beers are available to satisfy any group of groomsmen, including local brews from Yards and Victory.  And if for some reason the bachelor party spills into the morning, National Mechanics is famous for its make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, which feature’s the bar’s signature bacon vodka. Yes, bacon.

North Bowl
909 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 238-2695
www.northbowlphilly.com

Once a mechanics garage, North Bowl offers plenty of space to bring large groups for a full night of entertainment. The two-level building offers a nostalgic 1950s layout in the bowling lanes downstairs, while your party can look down on the action from the more intimate second level, where the sculpted bar sits. Indulge in high-end cuisine, which chef Todd Goldsmith will cater to any dietary restriction, so a vegetarian in your group need not be left out. After dinner, grab some drinks and take on your buddies in the bowling lanes, or warm up with a game of pinball or pool.

Field House
1150 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 720-1876
www.fieldhousephilly.com

No doubt about it, at 12,000 square feet, this place is huge. And it has to be to house three dozen HDTVs and an impressive selection of more than 40 local draughts brewed within a 100-mile radius. This bar and beer garden boasts a prestigious Center City location inside of the Philadelphia Convention Center and attached to the Downtown Marriott where it’s close to 30th St. Station. Not just a typical sports bar, Field House is the place for any sports-minded guy to celebrate a last night of bachelorhood surrounded by good friends and a favorite NFL, MLB, NHL or NBA game.

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Victoria Miller is a freelance entertainment writer who also covers recreation and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.