Philadelphia Bachelorette Parties

Party destinations like Miami and Las Vegas may beckon for three-day jaunts filled with questionable keepsake photographs but there’s plenty of fun to be had by sticking it out here or in Atlantic City. (Which is still kind of like being in Philly just with fewer inhibitions and a more pronounced local dialect.) Find here four itineraries for four different types of bachelorettes. Follow one or pick activities from each to build your ideal night. Send in pictures and tell us how it was. Don’t worry – we won’t post ‘em.
NOON: Buy more things that you really don’t need just because the markdowns are too good to pass up at the Atlantic City Outlets. Pick up that night’s party dress at BCBG and a pair of sky-high stilettos from Aldo; throw in a new pool cover-up from Guess for good measure.
2:30PM: Share a few orders of crab quesadillas over salt-rimmed margaritas and white wine sangria at Los Amigos.
4PM: Drop your shopping bags and luggage in one of Harrah’s newly updated rooms-with-a-view.
9PM: Cab back to the Walk and get your fondue-dippers ready for a late bite at the Melting Pot.
11:45PM: Head to the Borgata, where you’ll slip into a VIP table situated on Mur.mur’s thumping dance floor. But leave the bachelorette party kitsch behind – that’s a no-no here.
10AM: Tend to your hangover from within the comfort of a poolside cabana at Harrah’s stunning indoor oasis.

1:15PM: Settle in for a few hours of pampering with Rescue Spa’s Rescue Relaxation packages for Swedish massages and mani/pedis.
4PM: Catch a glimpse of Michael Ripert’s new 10 Arts restaurant as you glide through the lobby to check in at the Ritz-Carlton.
6PM: Learn the basics about wine or get schooled in seasonal pairings with a class at the Wine School of Philadelphia.
8:30PM: Put your newfound knowledge to work over the simple Mediterranean fare that makes Audrey Claire a top BYOB spot.
11:45PM: Sip G Lounge’s signature drink of the same name – a fizzy mix of berry-infused vodka, lemon juice, and powdered sugar topped with Champagne – and try to get invited into the ultra-private Mogul Room.
12:15PM: There’s no such thing as too much bubbly: Order bellinis and brunch at one of Rouge’s sidewalk tables and dish about last night.
11:30AM: Encourage the bride-to-be to work on some new honeymoon moves during a Saturday-morning pole dancing class at Master Jay Moves Dance Studio.
2PM: Pick up tacky tees, candy necklaces and other offensive party necessities at South Street’s Condom Kingdom.
3:45PM: Check in at the Hyatt Regency along Penn’s Landing and enjoy some of the best waterfront views in town.
7PM: Build up a reserve of carbs for the night ahead from within Dolce’s ultra-cool, illuminated main dining room.
9:15PM: Get to Upstairs at Club Risque just in time for the 9:30 show – and to hit the ATM. Make sure to buy the bachelorette a chair dance on stage.
MIDNIGHT: Still haven’t gotten your fill of hot, shirtless men? Pay the $5 cover to get upstairs to Woody’s dance floor; wonder why all of the good ones are gay or strippers.
2:15AM: Join the rest of Philly’s diehard party people for after-hours antics at Zee Bar.
Stockings, heels and plenty of red lipstick is all you’ll need – or want, depending on how comfortable you are in front of the camera –  for pin-up girl photos with photog Celeste Guilano.
6PM: Skip North Third and Standard Tap – at least for one night – and take up a few outside tables at Bar Ferdinand. Experiment with wine or stick to the impressive beer list: Magic Hat, Ommegang and Framboise. Order copious amounts of saffron-laced lobster empanadas for the table.
8:30PM: Sweat off all that photo-shoot makeup during a show at Johnny Brenda’s. Coming up: King Kahn & the Shrines, Black Landlord and the Peek-A-Boo Revue.
11:15PM: Knock back pins and pints at the oh-so-retro North Bowl.
2:30AM: Eat anything covered with a layer of cheese – omelets, burgers, sandwiches – washed down with $3 beers at Midtown II.
4AM: Stumble the two blocks back to the Holiday Inn Express on Walnut Street and call it a night.

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