If you’re planning a bachelor party in Nashville, we have 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. This is Nashville Guru’s Nashville Bachelor Party Guide.
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 hotels and top vacation rentals within walking distance to some of Nashville’s best downtown spots.
Hotels (Downtown Nashville)
- The Joseph
- JW Marriott
- Grand Hyatt Nashville
- Bobby Hotel
- Fairlane Hotel
- Dream Nashville
- Westin Nashville
- Hilton Nashville Downtown
- Omni Nashville
- Renaissance Hotel
- Sheraton 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
- Printers Alley Penthouse – 2 bedroom / 2.5 bath – Sleeps 6 – 75+ 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 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 spot is also just a fun place to hang out, drink, and eat.
Pontoon Saloon Party Cruise
Take your party to the Cumberland River! The Pontoon Saloon is a two-hour boozy boat cruise with skyline views, music, and good times. Book the Bach Party Cruise to join others guys and gals getting hitched. Private tours and public tours are also available.
Topgolf is 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 10:00am to midnight and pricing is per 2 hours. Each bay allows six players but can accommodate up to 12 guests.
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 manliest in your group of guys? You might want to check out axe throwing. Bad Axe Throwing offers bookings for small and large groups daily.
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 15 people on the 1.5-hour tours. You can bring your own beer or wine.
A beer-loving groom-to-be may enjoy a daytime brewery tour to kick off 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, MLS, 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 Nashville SC schedule.
Where to Eat, Drink, and Recover in Nashville for a Bachelor Party
The best breakfast options for a big group in Downtown Nashville include Stompin’ Grounds, Puckett’s, and Sun Diner. 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). Top brunch stops in Downtown Nashville include Makeready L&L, Sixty Vines, and Stateside Kitchen. If you want to venture to other neighborhoods, here’s a list of the Best Brunch Spots in Nashville Guide.
A few of the top lunch restaurants in Nashville are located downtown including Martin’s BBQ, Acme Feed & Seed, and Merchants. You can also check out Assembly Food Hall at Fifth + Broadway for a variety of food and drink options. View the 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, or Bakersfield. If you want a nicer dinner with the boys, check out Twelve Thirty Club, Bourbon Steak, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, or Eddie V’s. You could also get the crew to explore a different area of the city called The Nations, where you can grab dinner at Nicky’s Coal Fired (reservations are not needed, but you could ensure you have tables with one of their affordable private dining options) and stop by local breweries including Southern Grist, Czann’s, and Fat Bottom. 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 Nashville Guide in town.
Where to Drink
Late nights are expected at 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 Guide, as well as Acme Feed & Seed, Famous Nashville, and Nudie’s. 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, Broadway Brewhouse, and Losers.
A couple of 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 the spots featured in our 17 Late-Night Food Spots Guide.
Transportation in Nashville for a Bachelor Party
There are a lot of different ways to get around Nashville. For a big group, you can rent a party bus 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.