Bachelor Parties and Sporting Events
By Nick Jurkowski
I recently attended a bachelor party (isn’t it a weird feeling to realize all your friends are getting married?) that was hands down the best I’d ever been to. Though I wasn’t involved in the planning stages, I have to give a tip o’ the hat to those who were. While most bachelor parties generally feature drinking, barhopping, clubbing, drinking, and strippers, the main event for this excursion was the Heat game vs. the Nets in early November.
Naturally, there was a good amount of bar hopping before and after the game â€“ but that’s what made the party so effective. Even though the focus of the night was clearly on the basketball game, there were enough stops at bars and restaurants to make it seem like we did more than just go to a game (after all, what’s a bachelor party without a little debauchery?). We started with an early dinner at Scorch Grill House and Wine Bar in North Miami Beach â€“ it’s always a good idea to start with the fanciest place first. After some great steaks and wine, we took a short jaunt in a limousine (from Mirage limo, naturally) to American Airlines Arena. Basketball is a great game, and even though the Heat didn’t look that great in the preseason, we hoped they’d be able to put it together and repeat in 2007. We were pretty jolly by the time the game started, and had a great time (in spite of and especially considering) the outcome. After the game, the night barreled ahead into the bars of Miami.
The next time you have a bachelor party (hopefully you alone haven’t had too many), consider placing a sporting event at the center of it (as long as the man of the hour is a sports fan, anyway). It makes for a great time, and is a nice change-up from regular bachelor party fare.