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!
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.
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
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
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.
For a hangover brunch: Monell’s
Nothing cures a headache quite like all-you-can-eat Southern comfort food.
Where to Drink
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
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.
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 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.
416 Broadway B, Nashville, TN 37203
Listen to free country music and eat their famous fried bologna sandwiches.