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The Ultimate New Orleans Bachelor Party: Beer Bus

Congratulations, you’re the best man! You’ve been bestowed the monumental responsibility of planning the most epic New Orleans bachelor party ever. The groom has chosen a city renowned for its vibrant nightlife, rich culture, and infamous party scene. But with so many options, where do you start? How do you ensure the groom-to-be has a night (or weekend) to remember? Here’s an idea: hop on Beer Bus. Trust us, it’s the easiest way to guarantee an epic New Orleans bachelor party. As one recent best man put it, Beer Bus is: “The BEST way to explore NOLA’s brewery scene, and a Bachelor/Bachelorette Party MUST!” Read on to find out why!

The Allure of New Orleans for Bachelor Parties

Before diving into why a brewery bus tour is where it’s at, let’s appreciate why New Orleans, affectionately known as NOLA, is the ultimate bachelor party destination.

The French Quarter Frenzy

Imagine wandering through streets that are a heady mix of historic charm and modern debauchery. The French Quarter, with its neon-lit Bourbon Street, is the beating heart of NOLA’s nightlife. From dive bars to jazz clubs, there’s something for every type of partier. But while the French Quarter is a must-see, it’s definitely not the only game in town – and that’s where Beer Bus comes in.

Music, Magic, and Mardi Gras

Even outside of Mardi Gras season, New Orleans is a perpetual festival. With jazz music pouring out from every corner, impromptu street performances, and the possibility of running into a second-line parade at any moment, the city is alive with spontaneous celebration. One of our twelve brewery stops is at Brieux Carre, just half a block from the famous Frenchmen Street – where the locals actually go to listen to live music.

Culinary Heaven

New Orleans’ food scene is a delightful carnival of flavors. From beignets at Café du Monde to po’boys, jambalaya, and gumbo, your taste buds are in for a wild ride. Pair these culinary delights with some locally brewed craft beer, and you’re golden. We even put together a list (complete with a map, you’re welcome) of our local favorites – you can find that here for even more planning ease.

Why Choose a Brewery Bus Tour?

Now, back to the star of the show: Beer Bus. Here’s why this should be the cornerstone of your New Orleans bachelor party plans.

1. Brewery Tours: The Best of NOLA’s Craft Beer Scene

New Orleans’ craft beer scene has exploded over the last 15 or so years, with an array of breweries offering unique and delicious brews. A brewery bus tour allows you to sample a variety of these local flavors without worrying about transportation and annoying logistics. Plus, who doesn’t love beer? It’s the ultimate bonding beverage with your bros.

2. The Party on Wheels

A brewery bus tour isn’t just a means to get from one brewery to another. It’s a mobile party! Imagine a decked-out bus with a sweet playlist, drinks, and your best buddies. It’s a moving celebration where the good times roll – literally.

3. Leave the Planning to the Pros

Planning a New Orleans bachelor party can be stressful. There are so many options of things to do, plus coordinating times, locations, and transportation for a group is a headache. But with a brewery bus tour, we handle the logistics. You just need to show up and enjoy.

4. Safe and Convenient

Safety first, party second. At least, that’s what we believe at Beer Bus – so you can focus on the party part. A brewery bus tour ensures everyone in your group can indulge responsibly. No one has to play designated driver, and you can all relax knowing you’re in good hands.

5. Customized Experience

While our hop on, hop off bus line is always an easy option, you can get even more tailored by buying out the bus! Whether you want a full day of brewery hopping or a few hours with stops at the best spots, you can tailor your New Orleans bachelor party experience to fit your group’s preferences – if this is more your speed, send us a note at with the subject line “Buy the Bus!”.

The Beer Bus Experience

After sampling the best of NOLA’s craft beers, hop back on the bus for the ride back. The party doesn’t stop here; keep the music going, share stories of the day, and enjoy the camaraderie. Maybe even make some new friends with other beer lovers on the bus! By the time you’re dropped off, you’ll be buzzing with great memories (or maybe that’s the Double IPA you just finished).

Tips for an Unforgettable Beer Bus Bachelor Party

To ensure your Beer Bus bachelor party goes off without a hitch, keep these tips in mind:

1. Plan Ahead

While spontaneity is fun, a little planning goes a long way. Book your tickets for Beer Bus well in advance, especially if your bachelor party falls during a busy season like Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest. From there, check our Route Schedules so you know when the bus is at each stop, and what route we are running that day! (On Fridays and Sundays, we run our Uptown route; on Saturdays we run our Mid City and Bywater route.) This can also help you to plan where and when you want to get off.

2. Know Your Crew

Tailor the experience to the groom’s preferences. If he’s a beer enthusiast, he’ll appreciate a focus on brewery tours. If he’s also into music, or art, or food, or one of the many other awesome things New Orleans has to offer, check out “What’s Nearby” on our Breweries page for other places you can check out near each brewery stop! Your driver can also give suggestions about what’s nearby each stop to optimize your New Orleans bachelor party.

3. Dress Comfortably

While Beer Bus and each brewery has seating, and indoor and/or covered spaces for those fun Louisiana extreme temps and rainstorms, it’s always a good idea to plan for whatever the day may bring – remember, Beer Bus rolls up to 7 hours, so you may be out for a long time! And don’t forget to stay hydrated – water is your friend when beer is.

4. Eat Smart

Pairing beer with food is a good idea – it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Some of the breweries have restaurants attached, and the others often have (really, really tasty) food trucks or pop-ups. Take advantage of some of the best food in New Orleans via food truck – because no one wants to be “that guy” who had too much too soon, or has that hangry vibe.

5. Capture the Memories

Don’t forget to take pictures! Your driver will be happy to snap some pics as well. You’ll want to capture the highlights of the day, from the best brews to the funniest moments. A group photo at each brewery is a great way to document your New Orleans bachelor party.

6. Respect the Locals

Remember, you’re guests in the city. Be respectful to the locals and the staff at the breweries. Tip well and thank them for their hospitality. A little kindness goes a long way.

The After-Party: Exploring More of New Orleans

After your brewery tour, the night is still young. Here are a few suggestions for continuing the festivities:

1. Hit Up Bourbon Street

You’ve gotta do it once as a tourist – no trip to New Orleans is complete without a stroll down Bourbon Street. The energy is electric, the drinks are potent, and the people-watching is top-notch. Just go with the flow and enjoy the chaos.

2. Live Music on Frenchmen Street

For a slightly more laid-back vibe with incredible live music, head to Frenchmen Street. Pop into one of the many bars and clubs featuring local bands playing everything from jazz to blues to funk.

3. Casino Night at Harrah’s

Feeling lucky? Harrah’s New Orleans is the place to be for some late-night gambling. Whether you’re into poker, blackjack, or just hitting the slots, it’s a fun way to keep the party going.

4. Late-Night Eats

After all that partying, you’ll need some sustenance. Lucky for you, New Orleans is a city that never sleeps. Head to a 24-hour diner or grab some late-night beignets at Café du Monde. Trust us, nothing caps off a night of revelry like a sugary, fried piece of heaven.

5. Swamp Tour

If your crew can manage it, consider a daytime swamp tour the next day. It’s a great way to see another side of Louisiana and enjoy some fresh air. Plus, you can say you saw alligators on the groom’s bachelor party!


New Orleans is a city that promises unforgettable memories, especially for a bachelor party. And what better way to experience it than on Beer Bus? You get the best of both worlds: exploring the city’s burgeoning craft beer scene while enjoying a party on wheels. It’s safe, convenient, and an absolute blast.

So, gather your best friends, raise a glass (or several), and toast to the groom. With the right planning and a spirit of adventure, this New Orleans bachelor party will go down in history as legendary – much like the city itself. Cheers!

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The Ultimate New Orleans Bachelor Party: Beer Bus

Congratulations, you’re the best man! You’ve been bestowed the monumental responsibility of planning the most epic New Orleans bachelor party ever. The groom has chosen a city renowned for its vibrant nightlife, rich culture, and infamous party scene. But with

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