Okay, ladies, Nashville is a fantastic place to have your bachelorette party. Not only is it a central location for your girl friends to meet, it’s totally the Vegas of the South, which is why it’s nicknamed Nashvegas!
We’ve been getting emails from readers who are coming in town to party in Nashville. Celebrating the bride can be stressful when no one is familiar with the city. Here’s a local’s advice on what to do in Nashville for a bachelorette party.
Where to Stay
First things first, you have to figure out where you are staying. You definitely want to be able to walk places at night because there are usually a lot of girls at a bachelorette celebration and cabbing can get tricky. Staying in or near Downtown Nashville is ideal, because almost every bachelorette party makes their way to the Broadway honky tonks.
Below are our top hotel and vacation rental picks in different price ranges located right in downtown Nashville and in an area really close to downtown called the Gulch. Also see our Where to Stay in Nashville Guide and Best Hotels in Nashville Guide for more places to stay in other areas.
Best Hotels in Downtown / SoBro:
- Westin Nashville
- Hilton Nashville Downtown
- Omni Nashville
- Renaissance Hotel
- Sheraton Nashville
- Hilton Garden Inn
- The Capitol Hotel – *cheapest*
Best Vacation Rentals in Downtown / SoBro:
- Condo Overlooking Riverfront – 2 bedroom / 2 bath – Sleeps 4 – 85+ Five Star Reviews
- Downtown Nashville Loft – 3 bedroom / 2.5 bath – Sleeps 8 – 70+ Five Star Reviews
- Spacious Upscale Apartment – 2 bedroom / 2.5 bath – Sleeps 6-8 – 65+ Five Star Reviews
- Riverfront Condo – 1 bedroom / 1 bath – Sleeps 2-4 – 65+ Five Star Reviews
- The Music Loft – 2 bedroom / 2 bath – Sleeps 4-6 – 40+ Five Star Reviews
- Printers Alley Penthouse – 2 bedroom / 2.5 bath – Sleeps 6 – 25+ Five Star Reviews
- Honky Tonk Apartment – 3 bedroom / 2.5 bath – Sleeps 6-11 – 25+ Five Star Reviews
Best Hotels in the Gulch:
Best Vacation Rentals in the Gulch:
- Craftsman Style Home near Gulch – 3 bedroom / 2 bath – Sleeps 10-12 – 60+ Five Star Reviews
- Luxury Vacation Home near Gulch – 5 bedrooms / 2 bath – Sleeps 12 – 35+ Five Star Reviews
- Brand New Apartment – 2 bedroom / 2 bath – Sleeps 4-6 – No reviews but brand new apartment luxury community!
- Spacious Modern Home – 4 bedroom / 3 bath – Sleeps 10-12 – 20+ Five Star Reviews
See more vacation rental and hotel recommendations in our Where to Stay in Nashville Guide and Best Hotels in Nashville Guide.
Where to bAR-HOP
Alright, now that you’ve settled where you’re staying, you probably want a drink and something to eat. Most bachelorette parties bar-hop on Broadway where you will find live music at most bars and get some major attention from other “honky tonkers.” All the bars on Broadway are great, but we have listed a few Nashville favorites you want to at least stop by.
Must-Visit Honky Tonks on Broadway:
Rooftop Bars in Nashville:
- Acme Feed & Seed
- The Valentine
- L27 Rooftop
- L.A. Jackson
- See all of the Best Rooftop Bars in Nashville.
You can truly walk into any of the bars on Broadway and have a blast. You will know which ones to go to just by walking by and seeing how busy they are. If you’re interested in going to bars that more locals hang out at (outside of downtown Nashville), check out some of the Midtown bars like Rebar, Kung Fu Saloon, or Red Door.
You may also want to check out the Events Calendar to see what’s going on the weekend you’re in town! There may be a fun festival or other event you’ll want to attend.
where to eat
Below are some of the best restaurants in Nashville. Some of these aren’t located Downtown, so you will have to drive or take a quick cab ride. We’ve distinguished the ones that are downtown, if you’d rather be able to walk. We highly recommend doing one meal outside of the downtown area to experience Nashville like a local.
- The Southern or Puckett’s (located Downtown)
- Saint Anejo or Biscuit Love (located in the Gulch)
- Sinema (Sunday only) or M.L.Rose (located in Melrose)
- Jackson’s or Pancake Pantry (located in Hillsboro Village)
- Marchè (located in East Nashville)
- Loveless Cafè – famous and amazing – it’s about 30 minutes from Downtown Nashville
- See our full Breakfast Guide!
- See our full Brunch Guide!
- Acme Feed & Seed or Pinewood Social (located Downtown/Sobro)
- Burger Up or Bartaco (located in 12 South)
- Von Elrod’s or Butchertown Hall (located in Germantown)
- EiO & The Hive (located in The Nations)
- Tavern or Hi-Fi Clyde’s (located in Midtown)
- Etch or The Southern (located Downtown)
- MOTO or Virago (located in the Gulch)
- 5th & Taylor or Henrietta Red (located in Germantown)
- Sinema (located in Melrose)
- Barcelona Wine Bar (located in Edgehill Village)
- Butcher & Bee or The Treehouse (located in East Nashville)
- Bakersfield or Merchant’s (located Downtown/Sobro)
- Whiskey Kitchen, Saint Anejo, or Fin & Pearl (located in the Gulch)
- Urban Grub or Bartaco (located in 12 South)
- The Pharmacy or Burger Up East (located in East Nashville)
WHAT TO DO DURING THE DAY
Bachelorette groups usually want to do something fun during the day in Nashville to keep the party going. After you eat that filling breakfast or brunch to cure the headache, it’s time to have a little fun. Here are some ideas on what to do during the day in Nashville.
Music City Male Revue
If you want to get things started on a high note, Music City Male Revue is sure to get your crew blushing. It is a PG-13, male dance performance in the vein of Magic Mike or Thunder From Down Under. One of the first questions about Music City Male Revue is usually, “Is it full nudity? Is it like a strip club?” The answer is NO. That’s not to say that it is not a FIRE show suitable for ANY bachelorette party. It’s a four-man dance performance choreographed by backup dancers and instructors who have been on tour with Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince and Britney Spears. On occasion they will have four-legged friends from their partners, Love At First Sight (a local pet adoption organization), join for pictures after shows.
Music City Male Revue launches spring 2018. All shows are 21 and over only. Stay tuned for show times and ticket information, and use promo code “GURU” for $5 OFF!
A top question we get — does Nashville have any pool parties? While there really aren’t any public pool parties (or many public pools in general), there are a couple options to achieve your pool party goal.
If the weather is nice, Pinewood Social will be poppin’. They have two wading pools, loungers, towels, a bocce ball court, and an outdoor Airstream bar. The best part is, they don’t charge patrons to access the patio or pool. They even have a small bowling alley inside if you need a break from the heat (just make sure to reserve a lane weeks in advance).
L27 Rooftop Pool & Rhapsody Spa
Rhapsody Spa in the Westin Hotel offers a modern and sophisticated escape for visitors. The 6,000-foot space features nine treatment rooms, including three manicure stations, three pedicure stations, a shared traditional dry sauna, and a relaxation lounge. All spa guests, including non-hotel guests, also get access to L27 Rooftop Pool & Lounge and the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. Get more details.
Mani / Pedi
There are several options when it comes to getting manicures and pedicures in Nashville, but these are two of our favorites.
Polish Nails and Concierge is a mobile nail service. If you’re staying in a vacation rental, you can have the nail salon come to you and park right outside! Get more details about Polish Nails and Concierge.
Our other favorite is Poppy & Monroe, which is a non-toxic nail and skincare salon in Nashville. They not only offer manicures and pedicures, but you can also get facials, dermaplaning, brow and lash treatments, or makeup application.
Lemon Laine Oil Bar
This is something a little different but definitely something fun to do during the day in Nashville. Lemon Laine has a oil bar where you create your own custom oil while sipping on wine and enjoying each other’s company. It’s by appointment only and the total cost is $65/person, which includes your custom oil blend! Get more details about Lemon Laine.
Lemon Laine Oil Bar
Shopping in Nashville
What group of women doesn’t love a good shopping spree? Maybe find a new outfit for your visit or a pair of cowboy boots to take home. Nashville Guru favorites include ABEDNEGO, Alexis & Bolt, Elle Gray, The Mill, and e. Allen. Here’s our guide to the Top Women’s Boutiques in Nashville that includes the boutiques mentioned and more.
If you’ve never done a group fitness activity during a Bachelorette Party weekend, you have to try it. You will laugh, bond and have a blast. Studio Goddess is Nashville’s best flirty fitness studio. You can pick from a range of packages for the entire group to enjoy. The Goddess Party is the most popular and includes champagne toast, mimosa and snack bar, a gift bag for the bride, photos, and your choice of class. Get more information and details.
Fun (Drinking) Tours
While in Nashville, you’ll see these awesome tours going around and wish you were on them. Some of Nashville Guru’s favorites are details below. These aren’t your normal tours, though — they are just a good party in motion.
Nashville’s Honky Tonk Party Express is a roofless bus equipped with large built-in bar, coolers, and a VIP bartender. They are offering our readers 10% off with code GURU10. There is a sound system and LED dance floor. There is seating for up to 32 people. The great thing about the Honky Tonk Party Express is you can book a private event or buy single seats to join another group looking to party. Pricing ranges from $275-$425 for private events or $45/seat. Get more information.
The Sprocket Rocket is a great way to see the city and have a blast. You can bring your own drinks and they’ll provide the cups. The rides are about an hour and 45 minutes and can fit up to 16 people. You can also pedal to areas you may not otherwise see like the Gulch or Demonbreun and stop at local restaurants and attractions. Get more information.
Feel like you’re in the famous “Party Cove” on Percy Priest Lake, but actually be riding around in Nashville. The Nashville Party Barge is a blast. The barge holds a maximum of 10 people and is a 2 hour trip. Bring your own drinks and enjoy the ride. Get more information.
If you happen to book your trip during one of the many gorgeous weather weekends in Nashville, you should consider going to Arrington Vineyards for a few hours. This awesome vineyard is located about 35-40 minutes from downtown Nashville in Arrington, Tennessee. The vineyard and winery was co-founded by Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn and you might just run into him there. You can partake in a wine tasting and enjoy the wonderful scenery. You’re welcome to bring your own food for picnicking and you can buy bottles of wine from the Arrington Vineyard shop. They have picnic tables, but most people bring a blanket or chairs to sit in. This is mainly outdoors so we recommend only heading there if the weather is great. Get more information.
There are a lot of different ways to get around Nashville. For a big group you can rent a party bus or limo and for smaller crews you can simply take cabs, Lyft or Uber. Links are below to the companies we recommend for each service.
Ways to get around in Nashville:
Girls love some good accessories to make the party even more fun. We dug around and found some really cute bachelorette party favors online. If you want to go somewhere local when you get to Nashville, check out Hustler Hollywood.