Nashville is a city that knows how to party, thanks to a seemingly endless number of options for live music, pub crawls, fun bars, and niche experiences. Centrally located in the country, this Tennessee destination is also ideal for bringing together groups of friends from various places. This is why Nashville makes the perfect bachelorette party destination to be with all of your best girlfriends before the big day. Here are eight ways to spend a bachelorette weekend that are unique to the fun and laid-back vibe of Nashville.
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Nashville Party Barge Tour
When you and your best friends hop on-board the Nashville Party Barge, this isn’t just your average or boring city tour. This pontoon boat on wheels holds up to 15 passengers and will take you around the streets of the city in the open air. You and your ladies can bring whatever drinks you like (alcohol is allowed in cans, plastic, and pony kegs), while the barge provides a cooler and ice. Blast your favorite music, dance at red lights for the city to see, and make as many or as few stops as you like because the ride through town is customizable. This is a fun way to kick off your bachelorette weekend because you’ll get an overview of the city and inspiration for what to check out later after the ride. The tour costs $300 for up to 10 people and $25 per additional person up to 15.
Swim and Bowling at Pinewood Social
An ultra-trendy place to go in Nashville is Pinewood Social, which has everything from a restaurant to a craft cocktail bar, a dipping pool, bowling, and bocce ball. Come here to hang out with your ladies on the pool patio with a 30-foot Airstream next to it selling tacos and salads. You can also play a game of bowling here for $40 per hour, which includes shoe rental. Or enjoy the nice weather outdoors playing bocce ball and ping pong by the shaded lounge chairs. You can make a private event reservation by calling Pinewood, and the venue is every day until 1am, with the patio open daily until 10pm. Free parking is available nearby if you bring in your ticket to have validated.
Rooftop Bar at ACME Feed & Seed
It’s also fun to relax with your favorite gal pals on a rooftop bar, and Acme Feed & Seed is a great one for your bachelorette adventure. This hot spot embraces the classic honkytonk vibe with a twist, offering eclectic cuisine and live music from local musicians. The rooftop bar here overlooks the downtown and nearby attractions and hosts various events, such as yoga classes. Come here for epic views day or night and the DJ dance party on the rooftop on Friday and Saturday nights. You can also rent out the venue’s private event space if you have an especially large group of ladies.
Axe Throwing at BATL Nashville
If you have some hardcore friends who are always up for an adventure, then plan an outing to BATL Nashville for your bachelorette party. This is a unique way to test your skills and challenge your pals in a safe and totally memorable way. There are 18 axe throwing targets here with digital scoring. The venue is open from 11am to 8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays, 11am to 9pm on Wednesdays through Fridays, and from noon to 7pm on Sundays. Private throwing events that last up to 2.5 hours cost $40.99 plus tax per person. There’s even a full bar and kitchen at BATL Nashville where you can relive your experience over a refreshing beer and slice of pizza or tasty sandwich.
Music at Rudy’s Jazz Room
There are so many amazing places to catch a live music performance in Nashville, so you and your bachelorette party can literally just walk down the street and pop into whatever sounds good at the time. But one recommended place to check out if you’re looking for a low-key, intimate, eclectic, and relaxing time is Rudy’s Jazz Room. Here you can watch and listen to up-and-coming Nashville jazz musicians and enjoy the chill and sophisticated vibe of an authentic late-night jazz club. Visit the venue’s website to see what shows are playing during your bachelorette weekend and consider booking a dinner reservation to enjoy Rudy’s New Orleans-style cuisine and prohibition-era craft cocktails.
Cooking Class at The Kitchen
If the bride-to-be and her friends are foodies are love to cook, then a cooking class at The Kitchen Nashville may be in order. Here you’ll find new and exciting cooking classes each month that celebrate the changing seasons and various types of cuisine. All of the classes include recipes and samples and better yet, they are BYOB so you can bring in whatever cocktails you like to drink when you cook and learn. These are hands-on classes, so make sure all of your ladies are wearing flat, closed-toes shoes. Classes vary in cost but are often around $55 to $65 per person.
Candle-Making at The Candle Bar
Another fun and creative way to bond with your future bridesmaids and friends is to take a candle-making class at The Candle Bar. This is a place where you can pour your own candle, shop the retail store, and enjoy a drink. Your party crew will enjoy taking home a homemade souvenir to warm up their homes and remind them of a fun day out in Nashville. You can reserve seats online for candle-pouring at the East Nashville or the Berry Hill locations in town.
PG-13 Fun at Music City Male Revue
A list of bachelorette party options wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the male revue for a bit of scandalous fun in Nashville. Music City Male Revue is a fun PG-13-rated, burlesque-style show with no nudity where you can enjoy ogling Nashville’s sexiest bachelors. Fully choreographed performances take place at the Root Cellar, and shows run from from 4-5pm on Saturdays, and during June, July and August there are 1:30-2:30pm shows available as well. This is Nashville’s first and only male revue, and it’s even tame enough to invite your mother-in-law-to-be!