If I could do my bachelor party all over again, I would only change one thing (well, two if you count calling a bartender a Cincinnati Bengal as a bad thing). My friends and I didn’t properly prepare for the fact that some bars and clubs refuse to let bachelor parties (aka groups of drunk men) in the door. This is a shame, but apparently the old adage applies... a small percentage of people ruin it for everyone else.
As future Best Men and grooms, I’m sure you’re wondering one thing: Can I get around this rule? The answer is yes IF you don’t make the two crucial mistakes that I did.
1. Your group should separate and enter the bar at a staggered pace. This won’t tip the door man off like 15 guys showing up at once will. Once you’re in the bar or club, don’t congregate by the door.
2. If you’re wearing a funny bachelor party shirt, like I was, take it off before you try to get into the bar. There is no bigger tip-off to a bachelor party than a guy wearing a shirt that says “GAME OVER.”
Oh, and one more thing: don’t invite Ben Roethlisberger to the party. You’re definitely not getting in if he’s with you.