Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly location for your buddy’s bachelor party before the big day or just a guys weekend, look no further. Pennsylvania is packed with unique experiences and great outdoor activities perfectly paired with craft breweries, and premium spirit tastings. Grab your bros and create a memorable mancation!
Libations: Blackbird Distillery
Bro Experiences: BWP Bats, LLC
Batter up! Discover how the tool of America’s greatest pastime is created at BWP Bats in Brookville.Your crew will be amazed by the 14-step process of transforming a rough forest log into a finely crafted baseball bat used by major league players. After your team has a ball at the facility, make your way to Blackbird Distillery and cheers with award-winning moonshine. Enjoy perfectly smoked meats and cheeses, BBQ sauces, and wings while sipping on flavor-filled moonshine carefully crafted the old-fashioned way at Pennsylvania’s first legal moonshine distillery.
Libations: Chicken Hill Distillery
Bro Experiences: Hummingbird Speedway | Wild Elk Herd | Fishing Excursion/Cabin Package
Take a long weekend and enjoy some heart-pounding fun in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Watch the latest model stock cars zoom around a dirt race track on Saturday nights at the Hummingbird Speedway in Reynoldsville. Spend some time in the great outdoors seeing how many of Pennsylvania’s majestic Wild Elk Herd you can spot in Benezette and its surrounding environs. Camp overnight then enjoy a full- or half-day premier fishing excursion to catch some of the biggest bass. Check out the Chicken Hill Distillery in Kersey, the first distillery in Elk County specializing in legal moonshine, to enjoy some country corn whiskey.
Libations: Big Spring Spirits
Bro Experiences: Toftrees Golf Resort
Grab your best golfing buddies for some friendly competition when you book a stay at the luxury-filled Toftrees Golf Resort in State College. With 102 guest rooms and suites, the resort offers full-service amenities; a 4.5-star, 18-hole golf course; and a warm, welcoming staff. The PGA-rated course is perfect for both seasoned players and beginners to the game. Keep the fun going with a trip to Big Spring Spirits in nearby Bellefonte to enjoy artisanal cocktails, noteworthy beers and ciders, and award-winning libations — a perfect way to end a long day out on the links.
Libations: Shy Bear Brewing
Bro Experiences: Penn State All-Sports Museum | Standing Stone Trail
Not just for the die-hard Penn State fan, the Penn State All-Sports Museum celebrates the success and tradition of Penn State student athletes — both on the field and in the classroom. Past the time-honored bell tower of Old Main, beyond the cool marbled hall of academia, and outside the venerated field of Beaver Stadium, the legends of blue and white are gathered to tell their stories in this two-level, 10,000-square-foot, interactive facility. Then, get outdoors for some hiking fun along the scenic ridgelines of the 84-mile, historic Standing Stone Trail, traversing Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Fulton counties. End your day at Shy Bear Brewing in Lewistown, which serves craft beers and a creative menu featuring poutines, smoked meats and cheeses, and other tasty bites.
PITTSBURGH AND ITS COUNTRYSIDE
Libations: Pittsburgh Brewery Tour
Bro Experiences: Pittsburgh Pirates | Western PA Sports Museum | Roberto Clemente Museum
Love craft beer and Pittsburgh sports?! Embark on a unique craft beer journey on the Pittsburgh Brewery Tour. They drive, you drink — tasting about 15 different craft brews on a five-hour tour of three to four of Pittsburgh’s best local breweries, complete with a gourmet beer-paired meal. Catch a major league baseball game as the Pittsburgh Pirates take on their latest opponent at PNC Park — just be sure to check the schedule ahead of time! Just can’t get enough of baseball? Be sure to visit the Roberto Clemente Museum for the world’s largest collection of baseball artifacts, works of art, and memorabilia of the famed player. Keep the sports streak going with a visit to the Western PA Sports Museum to discover the rich history of sports in the region.
Libations: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company
Bro Experiences: Lake Wallenpaupack
Enjoy the great outdoors at Lake Wallenpaupack, where you and your groomsmen can go water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing — or grab a kayak for some chill paddling. The lake has six public recreation areas featuring hundreds of acres of forest lands, wildlife, walking trails, campsites, and boat slips. Outfitters also offer kayaks, water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skis and boats to help you make the most of your experience. Afterward, enjoy a cold one from Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley as you taste unique craft beer on tap and locally-sourced, from-scratch cuisine in an environmentally friendly facility.
Libations: Barley Creek Brewing Company
Bro Experiences: Stock Car Racing Experience at Pocono Raceway | Skirmish Paintball
Give the groom a wedding gift he’ll truly appreciate with a Stock Car Racing Experience at Pocono Raceway in Blakeslee. Strapped into a 600-horsepower, NASCAR-style race car, he’ll have the ride of his life zooming around the track at speeds of up to 160mph. Afterward, trek on down to Skirmish Paintball in Albrightsville for 750 acres of paintball fun in dense woods, swamps, forts, villages, tanks, airplanes, and two castles. Complete the day at the Barley Creek Brewing Company in Tannersville to enjoy some BBQ and a round of wiffleball at the Pint Size Park and Biergarten.
Libations: Helltown Brewing LLC
Bro Experiences: Whitewater rafting at Ohiopyle State Park
Kick up the adrenaline a notch with whitewater rafting at Ohiopyle State Park. No experience necessary to join in on the adrenaline-pumping fun with different sections of rapids for every level. Then check out the mischief brewing at Helltown Brewing LLC in Mt. Pleasant, where you can drink a pint, sample a flight, or grab a growler to-go at the production brewery.
PENNSYLVANIA’S GREAT LAKES REGION
Libations: Lake Erie Ale Trail
Bro Experiences: Presque Isle State Park
Hike, bike, scuba dive, explore lighthouses, swim, or wander along 11 different beaches at Presque Isle State Park in Erie. Presque Isle offers its visitors a beautiful coastline and many recreational activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling, and in-line skating. Looking for a cool beverage after all that outdoor adventuring? Check out one or more of the microbreweries comprising the Lake Erie Ale Trail — each featuring its own unique flavors and blends of hops and signature ingredients.
PHILADELPHIA AND THE COUNTRYSIDE
Libations: Yards® Brewing Company
Bro Experiences: Urban Axes
A bachelor party isn’t complete until a trip is made to one of Philly’s famous breweries — Yards® Brewing Company. Experience unique English-inspired style while tasting delicious craft beers. But before your party has one too many brews, go to Urban Axes and toss a few forward for a friendly challenge!
PHILADELPHIA AND THE COUNTRYSIDE
Libations: Philadelphia Distilling
Bro Experiences: Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Distilling is known for producing well-known spirits, including Bluecoat Barrel American Dry Gin® and Penn 1681 Vodka. Explore the 13,000-square-foot distillery and taste some of their premium spirits featuring age-old craftmanship along with revolutionary techniques. Keep the party going catching the excitement at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies and The Phillie Phanatic! Don’t forget to check the schedule to catch the next game.
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