In the new Nashville, it’s impossible to hang out downtown and not bump into a bachelorette party — hence Music City competing with infamously rowdy cities like Las Vegas for the dubious honor of bachelorette capital of the world. Love it or not, Nashville is a real destination for pre-wedding festivities, so anyone planning such a trip should be prepared: These Nashville bars and restaurants are fantastic yet still somehow suited to the chaos of a group planning to get a little wild.Read More
Where to Throw the Ultimate Bachelorette Party in Nashville
Park that pedal tavern, don that pink tank top, and clink glasses at a drag show, Dolly-themed rooftop bar, or sparkly honky-tonk
If tropical drinks and vibes with a touch of sci-fi feel tremendously on brand for the festivities, East Nashville’s robot-riddled tiki bar fits the bill. Enjoy rum and tequila cocktails served with flair while eating some of the city’s best Mexican fare from the on-site food truck, Maiz de la Vida. Then head to Broadway to dance it all off while keeping fingers crossed for that country star sighting.
Church & Union
Church & Union made a name for itself in the Carolinas before adding this Nashville hotspot; the walls and ceilings of the restaurants are painted with the entirety of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Thanks to plenty of tables to accommodate groups and large-format food like brunch boards, mimosa carafes, and seafood towers, the downtown restaurant brims with bachelorettes on any given weekend.
Drusie & Darr
The Hermitage Hotel’s restaurant, Drusie & Darr, is a stunning downtown dinner spot from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The menu features the likes of wood-fired pizzas, black sea bass, salads, and sushi, but the ambience will get the group most excited. There’s no shortage of dainty details perfect for photos here, including the bar area’s pink and gold detailing, the dining room’s mother-of-pearl chandeliers and marble-covered pillars, and the all-pink porcelain restroom.
Acme Feed & Seed
At the far end of Broadway in a building constructed in 1890, find a distinct experience on each of Acme’s three floors. Downstairs, honky-tonk vibes meet counter service for a quintessentially Nashville menu of hot chicken sandwiches and pulled pork tacos. The second floor has lounge vibes with communal seating, vintage games, TVs, a photo booth, and sushi. Acme’s rooftop features Broadway and river views plus ample frozen drinks alongside food that can be brought up from the first floor.
Miranda Lambert's Casa Rosa
Country music star Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa, a cantina and honky-tonk hybrid on Broadway, sparkles with sequins, fringe, and hot-pink everything. Grab Tex-Mex on the lower levels before bringing the group to the fourth floor for rooftop views of the city and nightly live music on a neon-lit stage.
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Fifth + Broadway
For extra large groups or those with picky eaters, head to Fifth + Broadway for more than 40 dining options in one place, including dozens of vendors in the Assembly Food Hall. Choose among locally owned favorites like pizza specialist Slim and Husky’s, Steam Boys for Chinese bao, smashburger joint Pharmacy, and Nashville hot chicken originator Prince’s, then gather around a large table to enjoy live music before continuing down Broadway to honky-tonk hop.
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The Hampton Social
The Hampton Social offers photo ops in every direction, and there’s even a rosé lounge. Bachelorettes flock here for the swinging bed, signature frosé, and, of course, the rooftop. Kick off a night out by ordering a round of shots for the group, served flaming inside a pink guitar.
Whether for coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, Pinewood’s bowling lanes and dipping pools add a little something different for crowds in search of activities as well as relaxation. Share avocado toast and crispy tater tots while drinking large-format cocktails that serve 6 or 12 people.
Suzy Wong's Drag’n Brunch
Suzy Wong’s Drag’N Brunch is the place to be on weekends, so be sure to make reservations in advance. Owner Arnold Myint, aka Suzy Wong, serves brunch favorites like katsu chicken and waffles and avocado toast during lively drag shows Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The $31.99 fee includes plenty of entertainment as well as shared apps, an entree, and non-alcoholic beverages, while diners can buy alcoholic beverages separately.
6th & Peabody
It’s possible to cross “eating hot chicken” and “doing a moonshine tasting” off the list in one fell swoop with a stop at 6th & Peabody, a cool tasting room, live music venue, and outdoor game destination from the folks at Tennessee-based Ole Smoky Distillery and Yee-Haw Brewing. The 30,000-square-foot space allows for expansive indoor and outdoor stages, multiple seating areas, flights of house beer and spirits, and one of the largest TV screens in the city. A truck outside serves iconic Prince’s Hot Chicken tenders, while inside, Asheville-based White Duck Taco Shop has a walk-up counter for tacos and queso.
L.A. Jackson has everything for a bride-to-be. Icy glasses of pretty pink frosé, large shareable cocktails, and stellar city views. not to mention a close proximity to those angel wings if someone insists on putting the group through this particular photo shoot.
It’s a solid bet that the Graduate’s Dolly Parton-themed rooftop, which wouldn’t look out of place atop the Barbie Dreamhouse, is already on the to-do list. Plan ahead by booking that reservation well in advance as they book up, especially for a seat outside or a time slot at the pool. Be sure to try the Champagne Jell-O shots — they taste as good as they look.
With a gorgeous setting in the historic Melrose Theater, crowd-pleasing cocktails, and a well-executed menu, Sinema is a simple choice for a dinner reservation. And if the charcuterie and cheese boards, agnolotti, and ice cream sandwiches aren’t enough to convince the squad, the photo-friendly bathroom lighting should seal the deal.
The Loveless Cafe
Many a bachelorette party heads southwest of town to prep for a night out (or recover from an evening in the rolling party hot tub) by cramming carbs at Nashville’s long-loved biscuit destination. At the Loveless Cafe, country ham and fried chicken-topped waffles reward those who brave the line — a decidedly more satisfying reward than an Instagram photo with the wings that no one in the group is happy with.
Founded by Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn fame, picturesque Arrington Vineyards is located 25 minutes by car south of Nashville among the beautiful hills of Arrington, Tennessee, a beautiful place to catch some live music. Arrington grows some of its own fruit for making a wide variety of wines, from sparkling rosés to cabernet sauvignons and even a peach wine. Buy snacks like cheese, crackers, sausage, and olives anytime and more substantial food from Simply Living Life and rotating food trucks on weekends. Visitors can also bring their own picnic.