If you’re planning a bachelor party in Nashville, Nashville Guru has you covered. This guide will map out the best places to stay, what to do, where to go, and how to have an epic celebration in Nashville with the groom-to-be.
Nashville Bachelor Party Guide
Where to Stay in Nashville for a Bachelor Party
You probably want to stay at a hotel near Broadway (where all the honky tonk bars are located) or in a vacation rental where everyone can stay together. Below are the top five hotels and top three vacation rentals within walking distance to some of Nashville’s best downtown spots.
Hotels (Downtown Nashville)
Vacation Rentals (Downtown Nashville)
- Downtown Nashville Loft – 3 bedroom / 2.5 bath – Sleeps 8 – 80+ Five Star Reviews
- Honky Tonk Apartment – 3 bedroom / 2.5 bath – Sleeps 10-13 – 30+ Five Star Reviews
- Spacious Upscale Apartment – 2 bedroom / 2.5 bath – Sleeps 8 – 70+ Five Star Reviews
What to Do in Nashville for a Bachelor Party
While strip clubs may be the norm, there are a lot of other fun activities for guys to do in Nashville during a bachelor party. These activities are sure to keep your crew entertained before (or after) hitting the bars.
Stein Holding Contest
So you think you have the biggest guns of your crew? Prove it in a stein-holding contest (aka Masskrugstemmen) at Von Elrod’s Beer Hall and Kitchen in Germantown. You and your buddies can go stein-to-stein to see who can hold the five-pound liter of beer in front of them at shoulder level the longest. Don’t spill, don’t bend, and keep parallel to win. This place is also just a fun place to hang out, drink, and eat.
Honky Tonk Party Express
Honky Tonky Party Express brings a whole new meaning to “party bus.” Named BuzzFeed Magazine’s “Best Party Bus Experience,” Honky Tonk Party Express offers an open-air party bus setting while cruising the streets of Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods. The open-air party bus—the only one in Nashville—is ideal bachelor parties.
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Topgolf opened a location in Nashville in September 2017 and it’s one of the most popular group activities in town. Bachelor parties can enjoy food and drinks while aiming at targets on the 215-yard outfield. The golf bays are open from 9:00am to midnight and pricing is per hour. Each bay allows six players, but can accommodate up to 12 guests.
Nashville’s most popular open-air party bus, Honky Tonk Party Express, has also partnered with Topgolf for a VIP experience. Book the two-hour party bus and get reserved side-by-side bays, 20% off Topgolf game play, and much more. Get more details on the VIP experience here.
Music City Indoor Karting
Music City Indoor Karting is a huge indoor racing facility located just outside of downtown Nashville. If your bachelor party group has any adrenaline junkies, this might be the activity for you. The electric karts can go up to 40 miles per hour.
Want to see who’s the most manly in your group of guys? You might want to check out axe throwing. BATL Nashville opened in fall of 2017 and offers six targets perfect for private group of six or more.
The Escape Game
Is your gang smart enough to solve clues in order to escape a room within an hour? Give it a go at The Escape Game Nashville, which combines teamwork, problem solving, determination, and some urgency. This activity is probably more suitable before excessive alcohol intake.
Sprocket Rocket Party Bike
The Sprocket Rocket Party Bike is a fun way to see the city, drink beer, stop by local hotspots, and get some awesome photo ops. The bikes can hold up to 16 people on the two-hour tours. You can bring your own beer or wine.
A beer-loving groom-to-be may enjoy a day-time brewery tour to kickoff a day of partying. Most of the breweries offer brewery tours, but Tennessee Brew Works and Jackalope Brewing are the most convenient to the downtown area.
Depending on the time of year, a common bachelor party activity is to attend an NFL, NHL, or Minor League Baseball game. Visit Nashville Guru’s fool-proof guides on how to attend a Tennessee Titans game or Nashville Predators game in Music City. Also, check out the Nashville Sounds baseball schedule and the popular bar at the stadium called The Band Box.
Where to Eat, Drink, and Recover in Nashville for a Bachelor Party
The best breakfast options for a big group in downtown Nashville include The Southern, Puckett’s, and Sun Diner (open 24 hours). If you’re okay venturing outside of walking distance from your accommodations, scope out the full Best Breakfast in Nashville Guide.
Brunch can help any hangover, so you must choose wisely. For a casual brunch, Von Elrod’s in Germantown is a perfect spot for your crew (plus you can compete in a stein-holding contest afterward). Some other top brunches near downtown Nashville include Saint Anejo, The Southern, and Husk. Again, if you want to venture to another neighborhood, here’s a list of the best brunches.
A few of the top lunch restaurants in Nashville are located downtown including Martin’s BBQ, Acme Feed & Seed, and Merchants. View full Best Lunch Restaurants in Nashville Guide with recommendations located in different neighborhoods.
Most groups of guys want a big, filling dinner. Some top recommendations for casual options downtown include Jack’s Bar-B-Que, Martin’s BBQ, Hooters, or Bakersfield. If you want a nicer dinner with the boys, check out The Southern, Oak Steakhouse, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, or Pinewood Social. Also, scope out the Best Dinner Restaurants Guide and The Best Casual Restaurants Guide for additional ideas. Or, if you want to see which guy can handle the most heat, go to one of the best hot chicken restaurants in town.
Where to Drink
Late nights are expected on a bachelor party. We know at least one of those nights you’ll want to party on Broadway where all of the honky-tonks are located. Be sure to visit these must-visit honky-tonks, as well as Acme Feed & Seed’s rooftop, The Valentine’s rooftop, and Crazy Town. If you decide you want to do something different on night two, consider going to Midtown where the locals hang at some of the city’s other best bars, including Kung Fu Saloon, Rebar, Broadway Brewhouse, and Losers. Other drinking spots to stop by include Hi-Fi Clyde’s and Von Elrod’s.
A couple things come to mind during a bachelor party’s late late-night activities–embarrassing karaoke and, of course, strip clubs.
Nashville is known for karaoke (and some really good singers). The very best karaoke bar in downtown Nashville is Lonnie’s Western Room, which has been holding down the karaoke scene since 1989. If you want to go to a funky spot outside of downtown, Santa’s Pub is sure to shake things up.
Once you’re done partying, make sure to get some grub before hitting the sack at one of these 17 late-night food spots.
Recovering The Next Day
Just in case the groom’s tolerance has decreased a little since the good ol’ days and you find him struggling the next day, keep Recovery Room Nashville in mind. Recovery Room is a concierge service that comes to your hotel room or vacation rental and provides relief from dehydration via IV therapy. Recovery Room Nashville is a great way to get your entire group ready for another day of partying or the trek home. Get more information.
Transportation in Nashville for a Bachelor Party
Photo Credit: Honky Tonk Party Express
There are a lot of different ways to get around Nashville. For a big group, you can rent a party bus (like the Honky Tonk Party Express) or limo. For smaller crews, cabs, Lyft, Uber, and the free downtown bus usually suffice. There are also pedicabs, golf carts, and bikes for more adventurous trips. Links are below to the companies we recommend for each service. Also see The Best Ways to Get Around Nashville Guide for more in-depth details.