You can come up with plenty of excuses as to why you’re in need of a bro-centric weekend getaway (go ahead—we won’t judge!). From chill hangs featuring local brews and burgers to swanky experiences complete with manly pampering and waxing philosophical over a special reserve Maduro, Alpharetta has something for every type of guy. Here are the best places to bro out in Alpharetta:
Boardroom Salon for Men
Whether you spend your days negotiating with the other side across a perfectly shellacked conference table or you devote 40+ hours a week pouring over blueprints and work orders, the working world takes its toll on a guy. Boardroom Salon for Men combines all the community and nostalgia of an old-time barbershop with sophisticated amenities to give the guys a must-deserved break. Hair, shave, and spa services are available amid elegant dark wood paneling, plush leather chairs, a pool table, chessboard, and a real shot at relaxation. Top all that off with a complimentary beverage and outstanding client service, and you’re left with a good-vibes-only mentality and even better hair than you had when you walked in.
Cutters Cigar Emporium
If those “Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials speak to your soul, you’ll definitely feel like you’ve earned the title of “one very awesome dude” when you set foot in Alpharetta’s next-level cigar lounge, Cutters Cigar Emporium. With a 4,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor are complete with the largest humidor in the Atlanta area and a killer outdoor patio, you’ll feel like you’ve found the epicenter of unwinding at this Alpharetta hotspot. There’s a cigar for every conceivable palate at Cutters—and if you’re not sure about what your idea of fine cigar is, no worries! Cutters has you covered with a friendly, knowledgeable staff ready to introduce you to your new favorite.
Let’s be real: No city is worth its salt without a local brewery. Thanks to this local suds hub, it’s safe to say that Alpharetta is worth its salt, hops, and malt. Inspired by the South’s rich history in tandem with traditional craft brewing methods, Jekyll Brewing’s beers help set the stage for a righteous guys’ weekend. You’ll find nods to Georgia in the cool nomenclature associated with each of the brews—Cooter Brown, Big Creek, Southern Juice, and Hop Dang Diggity all feel like distinctly Southern sips. Grab a flight to try them all, then hang around the tap room for a little shuffleboard while you wait for a tour to see how the good stuff gets made.
MSF Dirt Bike School
Before you balk at the notion of school on your dudes’ trip, pump the brakes. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers up the kind of education that makes you feel like a modern-day Steve McQueen. In fact, DirtBike School could’ve been called “The Art of Manliness” just for its epic cool factor. This six-hour experience is full of hands-on rider training on a Closed Range Exercise course. That means full-throttle fun in the dirt with an emphasis on safety and skill development. If it’s been years since you rode or you’re trying it out for the first time, this is the ideal opportunity to up your ante alongside the best guys you know.
You can’t really bro out without a great burger showing up along the way. At Bocado Burger, you not only have gut busting burgers featuring manly toppings like Applewood bacon and fried onions, you have more sauces than you ever thought possible to pile on as part of the big group refuel. Kick off your dinner with a bowl of hand-cut fries (remember, real men share!) and then have a Hot Southern Mess (a crazy good melding of Buffalo Trace, lemon, ginger, black pepper, and rhubarb) while you try to decide whether to build your own burger of choose from Bocado’s suggested selections. Cap your meal off with a handspun milkshake of the adult variety—you cannot go wrong with the root beer-vanilla soft serve-root beer liqueur combo magic that is the Drunken Brown Cow.
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