WEDDING WEEKENDS - FOR HIM
Valley Forge & Montgomery County
Before "taking the plunge," the guys are going to want some final male-bonding time, toasting the groom-to-be as he takes the next big step in his life. Have a blast in Montgomery County, gents.
DESTINATION MONTCO GOLF
Golf anyone? Get all the fraternity brothers and the bride's collection of male cousins into foursomes and let the golf carts roll.
Toasting the groom-to-be is not something done with ginger ale; it requires spirits that are worthy of the occasion.
Before walking down the aisle, it's a good idea to spiff up. Montgomery County fortunately has a number of traditional sartorial parlors where a shave and a haircut aren't delivered next to a gramma getting her hair dyed.
JOHN'S OLD SCHOOL NEW SKOOL BARBER SHOP
546 Main Street
Schwenksville, PA 19473
The interior features a host of barber chairs and equipment - as expected - but the décor is a baby boomer's dream, laden with posters, pictures, artwork, memorabilia, merchandise and signage from the past. If you want to read a vintage Magilla Gorilla comic book while waiting your turn, this is the place.
PARKERS BARBER SHOP
1850 S Collegeville Road, Suite 105
Collegeville, PA 19426
3801 Skippack Pike
Skippack, PA 19474
Michael Parker, owner, is the kind of personal barber who will most likely remember your name, whether it's the second time you've been there or the fiftieth. Within his skilled staff, some of the guys are funny, some have folksy wisdom but rest assured all of them are excellent are focused on making men look their best.
335 Main Street
Harleysville, PA 19438
Grooms who are into hunting will love it here; the walls feature 12 deer heads mounted for display. But the skill in the chair is top-notch. No electric shavers take those pesky last hairs from behind the ears. It's a tried-and-true straight-edge razor, wielded with the utmost precision.
THE RAZOR LOUNGE
250 West Ridge Pike
Royersford, PA 19468
Every service here comes with a complimentary beverage. Services include a scruff clean-up, so that grooms with goatees, beards or moustaches can face their brides looking neat and tidy.
Maybe you and the guys just want to play a little. The bachelors can engage in some healthy, testosterone-driven competition at:
ARNOLD'S FAMILY FUN CENTER
2200 West Drive
Oaks, PA 19456
Go-Karts! Pinball! Bowling! A groom and his ushers and brothers-in-law can party like they're 12 again.
DAVE & BUSTER'S
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Grab a barstool and watch a game or two, cheering over your alma mater (or grimacing at the sorry performance). Or launch a championship tournament in the latest of video games, including Star Wars Battle Pod.