A Bachelorette Weekend in Nashville
Music City has all the ingredients to make the perfect bachelorette weekend cocktail. Start with a generous shot of amazing nightlife and music, add a splash of delectable dining, garnish with some uniquely Nashville activities, shake it all together and you have a memory-making weekend you won’t soon forget….well, depending on how many actual cocktails you have.
Whether your bride is a wild child, a low key gal, or something in between, Nashville has the perfect play-list for you. Need a little help from a local? Bach Weekend Nashville can curate the perfect blend of activities to match your group’s style.
It’s All About the Bubbly
Start the weekend off with some celebratory cocktails at a cool Nashville spot such as Sinema Restaurant & Bar, Butcher & Bee, or No. 308. You can take in the Nashville skyline on a rooftop bar at places like at Acme Feed & Seed, The George Jones, or Pub5.
If your group loves a good vino then head straight to the source. Places like The Winery at Belle Meade, Arrington Vineyards, Grinder’s Switch Winery at Marathon Village, and Natchez Hills Winery and Vineyard offer wine tastings of their award-winning wines grown right here in Tennessee. Another wine lover's destination is City Winery where the entire winemaking process is celebrated. Wander from the winery into the Barrel Room tasting bar and restaurant where you can try City Winery’s house wines served straight from the cellar.
Does the bride prefer a brewski to a bubbly? Head to one of Music City’s local breweries including Tennessee Brew Works, The Black Abbey Brewing Company, Yazoo Brewing Company, and Fat Bottom Brewery. You can even take a brew tour with Music City Brew Tours or Nashville Brew Bus.
Work Off Those Cocktail Calories
Hitting the dance floor is a prerequisite for bachelorette groups, right? Book a private dance class for your girls at Miss Fit Academy or Chrome Bar. Keep the theme going at Wildhorse Saloon where line dancing instructors will teach you the basics on their world famous dance floor. Or take it to the water with River Queen Voyages. They provide a beginner level tour-guided kayak route that goes from Shelby Park to Downtown Riverfront Park and an intermediate level self guided kayak route from Lock Two Park to Shelby Park.
A Girl’s Gotta Eat
If there was an official meal for bachelorette weekends it would be brunch. A girl can never have too much brunch. Check out places like Pinewood Social, Tavern, The Southern Steak & Oyster, Fido, or Marche for a syrup-dowsed taste of Nashville. Up for a scenic drive? Head to the world famous Loveless Cafe which is known for some of the best biscuits in the South. Go ahead and plan on needing a nap after that delicious meal.
Looking for a casual dinner spot to start off the festivities? Check out Puckett’s Grocery, Barlines at the Omni Nashville Hotel, Whiskey Kitchen, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, or Bakersfield Tacos. If you’re looking for more of a fine dining experience for your entourage head to Husk Restaurant, Adele’s by Jonathan Waxman, or City House. Another great option for larger groups is Cabana. Located in Hillsboro Village, it’s the perfect spot for a group of girlfriends. You can reserve a private cabana table that even comes with a spot for you to plug in your own music!
Let The Music Take Control
Head to bachelorette party central, aka Honky Tonk Highway on Nashville's Lower Broadway. Some of the world’s greatest live music is offered there all day and night. You can hit up as many as you want, there’s no cover charge. Places like Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Robert’s Western World, The Stage on Broadway, Layla’s Bluegrass Inn, Whiskey Bent, The Second Fiddle, and Paradise Park are all within a two block radius so those high heels won’t get too much of a beating.
Check out the show that put Nashville on the musical map, the Grand Ole Opry. They offer shows on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights and give you a true taste of Nashville’s eclectic country scene.
Of course Nashville’s got more than just country music. There are a plethora of live music venues around town that offer everything from rock and blues to folk and bluegrass. Local bands and national headliners can be found every night of the week. Your best bet is to check out the music calendar to see who’s playing while you’re in town. Or you could download Nashville's FREE Live Music Guide App.
Time To Explore…and of course, Shop
Hit up Explore Crawls. Their Instagram Scavenger Hunt is a great way to sightsee and learn more about Music City.
Carve out some time to experience the cultural side of Nashville. That way when people ask you about your weekend you can say you did more than drink and eat. Places like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, The Parthenon, or the 5th Avenue of the Arts are all iconic Nashville spots worth a visit.
Shop your way through Nashville’s neighborhoods. Known as a city of neighborhoods, you don’t have to venture far from downtown to experience the more local side of Music City. Head to 12South, The Gulch, East Nashville, or Hillsboro Village for some great boutique shops, coffee shops, eateries, and vintage finds.