7 Great Bucks Show Ideas Around Melbourne
Mar 23, 2022
Gone are the days (hopefully) when a bucks show meant a debaucherous and sleazy night of binge drinking and borderline abuse between mates. Bucks shows have shifted from a big blokey night at the pub or strip club, to become more about adventure and party experiences to celebrate an impending marriage.
But this evolution means that planning the big day has become increasingly complicated. With the wide range of options available, you can quickly find yourself overwhelmed by choices.
So to help out, let’s have a look at a few great ideas to help you plan the perfect bucks show.
- Axe Throwing
Release your inner viking, go primitive and feel the man-joy of propelling something sharp and dangerous through the air. Axe throwing has become increasingly popular, with venues like Maniax and Lumber Punks catering to parties, with some venues even licensed to serve booze.
Chucking an axe isn’t just some good, competitive fun, it’s also a great stress-reliever. And with a wedding coming up you better believe the groom-to-be is going to be feeling a little stressed.
Archery is also a fun way to hone those competitive instincts and have a bit of fun. There are plenty of archery clubs around Melbourne that offer group target shooting. Or if you’re looking for something a little more fun, try arrow tag. It’s like paintball, but with real bows and foam-tipped arrows. Places like Archery Wars and Archery Attack offer arrow tag for groups.
While we’re venting the agro, how about getting up on some paintball? There are plenty of games you can play that will put the man of the hour at the centre of the action.
For example, in Protect the VIP, the buck is the VIP and his team of bodyguards must protect him at all costs. Or there’s The Buck Run, where the group forms a firing squad and the buck has to run the length of the field. Then the tables are then turned, and it’s the buck’s turn to get payback on the rest of the group.
There is a heap of great paintball venues all around Melbourne that cater to bucks day events.
- Classy Drinking Experience
A bucks show isn’t a 21st party. Forget about the binge drinking or lame drinking games. Class it up with a sophisticated, adult drinking experience for the man who appreciates a quality beverage.
Book a space in one of Melbourne’s finest cocktail bars. High end bars like Eau de Vie offer whisky and cocktail tasting masterclasses, allowing you to taste some of the world’s finest beverages while being served by your very own expert bartender.
Or if you’re looking to get out of the city, a winery or brewery tour around the Yarra Valley is always a good option. There are plenty of tour providers who can organize transport, recommend venues and create custom tour packages for your group.
- Something Sexy
What’s a bucks show without something sexy? Whether you’re looking to end the night with a bang (no pun intended!) or you’re after a little mid-party entertainment, there are plenty of adult options around Melbourne depending on your tastes and budget.
Most strip clubs will be happy to put together a bucks show package that can include a designated VIP space, dedicated adult entertainment, full bar service and more. Escort services can provide topless waitresses or dancers for your event. And if you’re looking for something a little more risque, how about a live sex show?! There are several legal brothels around Melbourne that offer sex shows and are more than happy to cater to bucks groups.
- Fishing Charter
Looking for something out on the water? How about a fishing charter expedition? Get the boys together, hit the water in a fully equipped fishing boat and do some serious deep sea fishing. Most good charter groups will provide all the fishing tackle, bait, and lures and even have a barbecue for an open water cook-up and a fridge to keep the beers cold.
- Boat Party
If fishing isn’t your thing but you still want to get out on the water, you can hire a party boat and kick it like a rockstar. There are plenty of on-the-water party planners who can take care of everything from booking the boat to organizing the food, drink and entertainment.
Whatever it is you decide to do, it’s important to remember that the night is all about the bloke getting married. Make sure you cater to his likes and try to plan something that everyone can enjoy (and that won’t get you guys in too much trouble).