Nashville has become a go-to destination for bachelorette parties, and for good reason. There’s live music, incredible food, tons of bars, and everything you need to have the best girls trip before your big day. Pack your bags (and your boots!), because we’ve broken down everything you need to know before heading to Music City for your Nashville bachelorette party!
This question may seem a little obvious. Why? Because Nashville has exploded in popularity in recent years. In part due to its central location — it’s easy to get to given where it is on the map. But mostly because there’s a ton of fun stuff to do. (We actually lived there for two years.) The best part about a weekend in Nashville is you don’t have to be super into country to have a fantastic time. Sure, there’s line dancing (who doesn’t like that?), but there are a ton of bars and restaurants all located downtown that are all a blast. You can do a little bar crawl, hear some amazing music, maybe even ride a mechanical bull if you want, in a three block radius.
From craft cocktails at a rooftop bar to a party bus down music row (and you can even venture to East Nashville or the 12 South area if you’re feeling frisky), a weekend in Nashville is always a good time.
Nashville Bachelorette Party: When to Go
If you have some flexibility with you and your bridesmaids’ schedule, the best time of year to plan your Nashville bachelorette party is during its warmer months: May through October. Early spring and November may be slightly colder, but the city won’t be as crowded compared to the summer months.
Do You Need a Car?
No! Unless it’s more reasonable for you and your bridesmaids to drive to Nashville, you can easily fly into Nashville International Airport (BNA) and be car-free for your entire trip. Chances are, you’ll be doing a lot of bar crawling, so Uber and Lyft are likely your best options. Better yet: If you stay downtown, you’ll be within walking distance to a ton of the best bars and restaurants.
Nashville Bachelorette Party: How to Get There
The cheapest way to get to Nashville depends on where you’re traveling from. One of the best sites to help you figure out the better option is Travel Math, which calculates a “fly or drive score.” Here are a few nearby-ish cities with their Travel Math determination:
- Austin: Fly
- Atlanta: Drive
- Chicago: Drive
- Cleveland: Drive
- Detroit: Fly
- Indianapolis: Drive
- Kansas City: Drive
- Minneapolis: Fly
- New Orleans: Drive
- Oklahoma City: Fly
- St. Louis: Drive
Where to Stay in Nashville
401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
This luxury boutique hotel is located in the Gulch neighborhood of downtown Nashville and even has a rooftop bar with scenic views.
250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Home to five restaurants, this hotel is right next to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
1808 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203
Located in Nashville’s West End neighborhood, the Hutton Hotel has unique amenities like a live music venue, writers studios, and more.
Renting an Airbnb is a good option for hosting larger Nashville bachelorette parties, but make sure you look for something that’s centrally located or nearby places you want to go.
Where to Eat in Nashville:
For a nice dinner out: Rolf and Daughters
700 Taylor St, Nashville, TN 37208
This Germantown-located restaurant offers shareable small plates, large entrees, and an array of cocktails.
- City House (if you go here, we highly recommend the octopus starter and then the pizza. Meals don’t get much better than that. They soak their octopus in wine corks so it gets that perfect crispy outside and soft inside.)
For a hangover brunch: Monell’s
Nothing cures a headache quite like all-you-can-eat Southern comfort food. If you’re looking to fix a hangover, their Sunday buffet is out of this world.
No trip to Nashville is complete without a heaping helping of hot chicken. Just be careful! When they say hot, they mean it. Be prepared if you order it at maximum spiciness. It will blow your lid off. The classics are Prince’s Hot Chicken and Bolton’s.
Another option for Nashville hot chicken:
Nashville Bachelorette Party: Where to Drink
There are so, so many places to grab a shot and a beer, wine or craft cocktail in Nashville. You can’t really go wrong if you’re down on Music Row. An easy way to make a decision is to go into the place that has music that sounds the best to you (and there will be a lot fo those places, trust us.)
8 Mcferrin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
A hip speakeasy with off-menu craft cocktails.
115 27th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203
The classic no-frills dive bar.
312 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
Prohibition-era themed bar with four levels, including a music venue.
311 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208
A bar located in a 118-year old brick structure focused on classic cocktails.
What to Do in Nashville
308 Church St, Nashville, TN 37201
Sing your heart out alongside your bridesmaids at this late-night karaoke bar that’s perfect for a Nashville bachelorette party. Just be prepared to be blown away by the other folks doing karaoke. Nashville is full of aspiring singers who just kill it at karaoke.
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208
Hop on this pink bus for a not-so-typical tour filled with comedy.
33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210
Go for the food and cocktails, stay for the bowling.
402 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
A Music City music venue with the best bluegrass. Shows here are a little less rowdy and more about the music, so it might be better for earlier in the evening. But they also have just some phenomenal musicians in here each and every night. And the place looks super cool.
416 Broadway B, Nashville, TN 37203
Maybe the most famous Nashville honky tonk. You can walk into Robert’s on a random Tuesday afternoon and see some of the best musicians you’ve ever heard. Listen to free country music and eat their famous fried bologna sandwiches.
Planning your bachelorette party? Definitely consider Nashville as an option. You can drink and dance and then have some of the best food you’ve ever had. All within a two block radius. And if you do decide to make Nashville your destination, feel free to invite us. We’re always up for a weekend in Nashville.