A Great Guys Getaway Awaits at Archer Hotel Austin
Beyond the bevy of built-in bachelor weekend activities in our Domain NORTHSIDE neighborhood (read all about it in Kick Back With the Boys, Part 1), Archer is always game to up the ante — with custom, signature experiences for your group of guys. Here are just a few that may take the weekend over the top.
Jackpot: Casino night
Play your cards right in the comfort of your guest room. You and your card-shark buddies can enjoy poker night, complete with Archer’s playing cards, poker chips, poker-blackjack mats or a playing table. An in-room cocktail-making station gives players the freedom to follow the classic recipes provided (think Manhattan, gin or vodka martini, Old-Fashioned) or create their own signature cocktails.
Of course, all that fun may require a proper means of recovery the next day — and Archer delivers. Choose a morning-after amenity or a “wellness brunch” with a special menu meant to rejuvenate weekend warriors. Or choose both — we don’t judge.
Too close to Vegas for your comfort? No worries. Simply grab a deck of Archer’s playing cards and enjoy some low-key poker, gin or blackjack with friends.
Whiskey + cigars: Heads + hearts + tails + herfs
How does a private whiskey tasting and cigar event on the terrace patio sound? You and your friends can relax around the fire pit while enjoying such hand-selected local whiskeys as Treaty Oak, Garrison Brothers and Longbranch (Matthew McConaughey’s choice mellow whiskey with a hint of smoke).
Scotch aficionados? A personalized scotch tasting has your names on it. Perhaps you prefer sampling local breweries’ offerings in a private cabana on Archer’s pool patio, complemented by paired small bites from Second Bar + Kitchen — cheers to that.
The Terrace Suite: Private Space + Personal Service
Just off the Archer’s patio is the Terrace Suite — a private room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that can be covered for privacy or opened up to the patio. A great space for fantasy football, watching the game on the large TV and catching up with old friends, a personal bartender and shareable (or not) bites from Second Bar + Kitchen elevate the event.
R+R, Archer-style: The pool patio
Day or night, taking advantage of Archer’s destination pool patio is one of the best things you could do for a bachelors’ weekend shindig. Plenty of lounge seating surrounds the Lone Star-bottom splash pool. Order drinks and bites at the poolside bar and watch sports on the ginormous TV from pretty much anywhere on the patio. Semiprivate cabanas are a great gathering spot for the guys, with comfy seating and space for snacks and bevs.
Archer Hotel Austin: Your host with the most
Ultra-comfortable and Insta-worthy, Archer’s variety of guest rooms and suites are havens of relaxation; the bedding is five-star and the mix of pillows seriously comfy. Archer’s Den is ideally suited for casual entertaining, including a private furnished balcony with fireplace and fully stocked in-room wet bar. And the Double King guest rooms are great for friends celebrating the bachelor’s weekend together.
The hotel lobby is WOW while also warm and welcoming. Archer’s friendly team members do their best to cater to your every need. Second Bar + Kitchen delivers shareable bites, elevated entrees and a full, fantastic bar in a relaxed setting under bright Texas stars. And our neighborhood? Domain NORTHSIDE has everything you could ask for. Between the restaurants, shopping and nightlife — all within walking distance — your guys getaway is bound to be a story-maker for years to come.
Getting around town
Direct Transportation Services (DTS) is able to handle an array of transportation needs. While Archer’s house car has seating for five guests and typically services a 3-mile radius around the hotel, DTS can arrange transport to and from the airport in either a luxury Cadillac or a larger Mercedes sprinter van that seats 12.