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How to Throw the Perfect Nashville Bachelorette Party: Fun Activities & Places to Stay

It doesn’t get much more iconic than a Nashville bachelorette party!

The home of country music, fantastic nightlife, tasty Southern food, and so much more, Music City has something for every group and bride-to-be!

Honestly, Nashville isn’t just a city; it’s an experience. And whether you’re the hostess or the bride-to-be (congrats, by the way!), you have a lot of planning ahead!

bachelorette party cheering glasses of champagne

Luckily, we’ve done all the legwork for you and put together this detailed guide.

We included not only the best things to do for a Nashville bachelorette party, but also the most fun neighborhoods, places to stay, best tours, most Instagrammable restaurants, and more!

Keep reading, and enjoy planning this “last bash in Nash!”

The Complete Guide to Having a Nashville Bachelorette Party

ladies celebrating a bachelorette party by the pool

As you’ll soon see, Nashville’s party town reputation is well-earned. There’s a reason (too many reasons to count, actually) it’s called Nash Vegas, baby!

Most Fun Neighborhoods in Nashville

Regardless of what’s on your bach party itinerary, you’ll likely end up in one of these happening neighborhoods at some point. And if you haven’t booked your hotel or Airbnb yet, these areas are a great place to start looking.

  • Downtown (home of Broadway) – The heart of all the action, with iconic honky-tonks, live music, and rooftop bars everywhere you turn. No matter where you stay, you’ll want to bar hop here!
  • Germantown – Trendy, artsy, and historic, known for its cobblestone streets, chic boutiques, breweries, and farm-to-table dining.
  • 12 South – A hip, extremely walkable neighborhood with a bohemian vibe, featuring tons of unique shops, cute eateries, and murals.
  • East Nashville – A bit edgy and eclectic, East Nash has an artsy scene and a local feel, with craft breweries and a huge range of restaurant options.
  • The Gulch – Upscale and trendy with sleek bars, coffee shops, high-end boutiques, and some of the city’s best dining spots.

Best Things to Do for a Nashville Bachelorette Party

1. Bar Hop on Broadway

downtown nashville tn at the florida georgia line house and bathman tower

The number one non-negotiable for any bachelorette party in Nashville? Bar hopping on Broadway! It’s the perfect place to start (or end) your night.

A vibrant mixture of old-school honky tonks and posh rooftop bars, Broadway is an experience in itself. It’s packed with people at all hours, day and night, and you’ll see folks from every walk of life. That’s part of the fun!

Here are some of the most popular honky tonks you’ll want to pop into.

  • Robert’s Western World, which hosts live country music from open to close every day
  • Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge (one of the oldest on Broadway, too!)
  • Legends Corner
  • Nudie’s
  • The Stage on Broadway
  • Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa (perfect for bach parties because it’s decked out in sparkling pink and purple)
  • Honky Tonk Central

Oh, and to answer one of the most common questions about Broadway? YES, you can walk on Broadway with a drink — but there’s a catch. It MUST be in a paper or plastic cup, no glass or metal, including aluminum cans.

2. Book a Bar Crawl

Another great way to experience Nash Vegas’ nightlife is on a guided pub crawl.

Several vendors offer different options, but all of them hit the highlights, including Broadway honky tonks. Some even visit speakeasies or other hidden bars, so it’s also a fun way to see the other side of the bar scene.

Keep in mind that every bar crawl is a bit different, so look carefully at what’s included. Most, but not all, include one drink per location, and several give out fun souvenirs or photo props. Always, ALWAYS bring cash to tip bartenders and servers, regardless of what’s included!

Also, if your group is large enough, there’s a good chance it’ll be a private tour/crawl! Even if there are just a few in your party, it’s worth asking about private offerings.

3. Party on a Bus…or Tractor

Party buses (or party tractors) in Nashville are like peanut butter and jelly…they just go together. And they’re perfect for bachelorette parties, too!

Like pub crawls, party buses are all pretty similar, but also have slightly different offerings.

In general, expect to cruise around the city (and yes, up and down Broadway) for 2-3 hours, drinking and dancing on the bus. At your request, some may stop at bars, while others strictly drive.

They also each have different rules about where the alcohol comes from, so make sure to read the fine print. Some allow you to BYOB while others have bars onboard. Or, you may be required to purchase drinks in advance through the company.

Note that party buses are strictly for ages 21 and up.

4. Experience a Pedal Bar, AKA ‘Party Bike’

a bachelorette party on the pedal tavern in downtown nashville tn

If you’ve ever been to Nashville, surely you’ve seen at least a dozen of these. Pedal bars are practically a requirement for Nashville bachelorette parties!

In case you’re unfamiliar, you’ll bike along popular streets, pedaling a custom bike trailer. Oh, all while drinking, of course! All the big companies offer both public and private tours and, honestly, it’s a great way to make new friends! Most companies also stop at one or two iconic honky tonks.

Like party buses, pedal bars each have their own rules on BYOB alcohol, so be sure to read all the details. The most popular companies include Nashville Pedal Tavern, Nashville Bar Bike, and Music City Crawler.

5. Go to a Country Concert

What’s a Nashville bachelorette party without live country music?

Obviously, you can catch live music on Broadway any time, but there’s nothing quite like seeing a headliner perform in Music City.

Bridgestone Arena hosts the A-list concerts, but the city has several other incredible venues. If you can time it right, try to plan your bach trip around a show at The Bluebird Cafe or The Ryman.

6. Line Dancing Lessons

Get fully into the country spirit with line dancing lessons. Many honky tonks such as Wildhorse Saloon offer free sessions during off-peak hours, like early in the night, or Mondays and Tuesdays.

If you want to go where the locals go, you can also head out to Silverados Dance Club & Saloon. This hot spot is on Murfreesboro Pike, about 15 minutes from Broadway. It’s only open Friday and Saturday nights, so it gets PACKED, but the vibe is unmatched.

The bar hosts line dancing lessons starting at 7:30 both nights, plus partner dancing is a huge thing. Some couples are incredibly talented, so it’s a blast to watch, even if you don’t dance!

Yet another option is booking a private line dancing class. You could even do both, take lessons and then head out to a honky tonk to show off your new skills!

7. Be Ladies Who Brunch

white limozeen brunch menu with brunch drinks such as mimosas and bloody marys for brunch in nashville tn
White Limozeen Brunch Menu

Brunch in Nashville is a whole scene. Almost like its own culture, really. Later in this guide, we’re going to dive into some of the city’s most Instagrammable restaurants, but here we’re focusing specifically on the best brunch spots.

  • White Limozeen (on the rooftop of the Graduate Hotel, Midtown) – Dolly Parton-themed, all-pink everything
  • The Goat (SoBro/Downtown) – Two words: Champagne wall.
  • Von Elrod’s (Germantown) – Go strictly for the Big Ass Mimosas, served in a massive one-liter beer stein
  • Tin Roof (Broadway) – Dance floor, bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary’s, and complimentary champagne for bach groups
  • The Southern Steak & Oyster (SoBro/Downtown) – Upscale and extremely popular, with traditional Southern offerings and live music weekend brunches
  • Saint Anejo (The Gulch) – Great indoor/outdoor setup with a lively patio and huge selection of boozy ‘brunch libations’

8. Go Sightseeing

This city has SO much to do that it’s easy to overlook the basics, such as sightseeing. We highly recommend booking a guided tour at the beginning of your trip, because it’s a great way to get the lay of the land.

Guided tours like this one take you by all the major highlights. That includes Music Row, Broadway, the State Capitol, and Nissan Stadium. You’ll also get to see some of the city’s most beloved murals!

The guides offer insights into the best neighborhoods, historic sites, and hidden gems, so you’ll leave with a couple of new spots on your list.

Especially great for a Nashville bachelorette party, there are also sightseeing tours specializing in celebrity homes. Whether you’re devoted fans or just curious about the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, these tours add a layer of glam to your celebration.

9. Search for Nashville’s Murals

Dolly Parton Wall Mural saying
Dolly Parton Wall Murale

Even if you’ve never been to Nashville, there’s a great chance you’ve seen some of its murals on social media.

Find the best ones and explore the city’s vibrant street art scene with a DIY mural tour.

Wander through artsy neighborhoods like 12 South and East Nashville, where Instagram-worthy walls abound. There are literally dozens of murals throughout Nashville, but here are some of the most photogenic.

  • What Lifts You (iconic angel wings) – The Gulch
  • What Lifts You (3-D hot air balloon) – East Nashville
  • Drippy Lips – Hillsboro Village
  • Nashville Looks Good on You – 12 South
  • Looking Pretty, Music City – 12 South

10. Book a Private ‘Bad Girls Yoga’ Class

You’re going to be doing lots of drinking and eating during your Nashville bachelorette party. So, why not start at least one day with some healthy movement?

Bad Girls Yoga comes to you, offering your group a completely private yoga class. The classes are tailored 100% to each group, so it doesn’t matter if your gals have zero experience or you’re full-on yogis.

Best of all, though, every class ends with a rosé toast!

11. Take a Booze Cruise

girls partying on a boat on the water for a bachelorette party

Want something laid-back, yet lively for your Nashville bachelorette party? Then consider booking a private booze cruise!

High Tide Rides has three pontoon party boats, each accommodating 10 bach-goers. It’s a BYOB experience on Percy Priest Lake, so all you have to do is bring your favorite beverages.

The crew even supplies the essentials, like a cooler, cups, and ice, so all you need to do is show up.

In addition to actually cruising the lake, High Tide offers a variety of water activities. Your gals can go tubing, relax in the water on huge group loungers, or play cornhole or beer pong on a ‘secret’ island.

12. Catch a Drag Show

Do the ladies in your group have a great sense of humor? If so, a drag show promises an unforgettable evening.

Nashville’s drag scene is incredibly vibrant and there are several options to choose from.

If you’ve never been to a drag performance, you’re in for a treat. They showcase a combo of talent, humor, and a whole lot of sass (most impersonate a celebrity). So, they’re perfect for letting your hair down and sharing some laughs.

Head to Skull’s Rainbow Room for a monthly drag brunch, or opt for a fabulous dinner and drag show. Suzy Wong’s House of Yum hosts its renowned Drag’n Brunch on weekends. For just $31.99 per person (a steal!), you’ll enjoy the show PLUS an entree, non-alcoholic drink, and apps for the table.

Most Instagrammable Restaurants in Nashville

a table set for 10 people at the love language restaurant in nashville tn with velvet chairs in a instagrammable setting
Image: Love Language Restaurant

Pics or it didn’t happen, right? These restaurants are some of the most photogenic, perfect for sharing your Nashville bachelorette party with the world.

Best Places to Stay for a Nashville Bachelorette Party

Nashville has dozens (if not more) of incredibly chic hotels and vacation rentals.

However, some are simply better suited to girls’ trips and large groups. Here are several of our top suggestions.

Bach-friendly Nashville Hotels

1. The Graduate
a rooftop patio with pink decor and furniture at the graduate hotel in nashville tn
Image: The Graduate via Booking

Home of White Limozeen — the over-the-top, pink-and-white, Dolly Parton-themed rooftop bar.

The hotel is in-your-face feminine and has several onsite restaurants and bars, so it’s perfect for bach parties.

2. The Hermitage
exterior of the hermitage hotel in nashville tn
Image: Hermitage Hotel via Booking

With an afternoon formal tea service and Peloton bikes in the gym, The Hermitage is a no-brainer for a girls’ trip. It’s also walkable to several downtown hot spots.

3. Noelle
rooftop bar at noelle hotel in nashville overlooking the city
Image: Noelle Hotel via Booking

Noelle is just two blocks off Broadway, has a gorgeous Insta-worthy rooftop, and offers guests tons of extras.

For example, there’s a daily afternoon champagne toast and ‘hydration stations’ on each floor.

Best Nashville Vacation Rentals for a Girls’ Trip

1. The Titan Penthouse Loft
a hot tub and grill on top of a rooftop in Nashville overlooking the Nissan stadium
Image: Xenos via VRBO

Sleep 12 in four bedrooms, just two blocks from Broadway.

Highlights include the hot tub on the outdoor deck, a Nashville photo op in the loft, and a pool table.

2. Bachelorette Crib 5 Minutes From Broadway
modern living room with 2 couches and a large dining table at the bachelorette crib house in nashville tn
Image: Itay via VRBO

If you have a big group, this 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom townhome is perfect for your Nashville bachelorette party as it sleeps up to 20.

It’s technically two units, rented as one. You’ll spend all your time on the rooftop lounge!

3. Loft Overlooking Honky Tonk Row
a large industrial style living room with brick overlooking honky tonk row in downtown nashville tn
Image: Betsy W. via VRBO

Look out the window directly onto Broadway from this colorful condo! You won’t find another rental this large and this close to all the action!

It sleeps up to 17 comfortably, so it’s great for larger groups.

Final Thoughts

So, what do you think about this guide for hosting a Bachelorette Party in Nashville?

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