Your guide to the best Nashville bachelorette party

Forget Vegas: Nashville is the end-all city for the most fun and creative bachelorette party.  The best bars, nicest people, and awesome music all make for the perfect headquarters to celebrate your bride. Whether you are visiting or have been in Nashville your whole life, there is always fun to find and new places to experience. Let us help you plan your Nashville bachelorette party – the most important night in a bachelorette’s life!  (Well, a close second to the actual wedding!) 

Bachelorette party group jumping in to the pool at a Nashville airbnb


[Where to Stay in Nashville]

Picking your home base for the weekend is as important as picking the city to host the bachelorette party. Many go back and forth between a hotel or a vacation rental (Airbnb, Vrbo, etc). If you’re trying to make the most of your crew’s budget while maximizing time together in shared public spaces, we suggest checking out Nashville Airbnbs. We put together a list of our favorite vacation rentals by neighborhood and recommend checking out this list by Time Out. For those groups more into a hotel, check out this Nashville Hotel Guide from Travel + Leisure to lock down your accommodations.

For a Nashville bachelorette party, there are a few neighborhoods to stay in (and explore) that top our list.

  • Broadway— definitely the most expensive location to stay
  • Midtown— more the local vibe, mid-price for hotels/Airbnbs
  • Gulch— a very chic neighborhood, on the expensive side
  • Hillsboro-Belmont Area— a more relaxed and cozy neighborhood
  • East Nashville— described as having a ‘quirky’ vibe, but buzzing nightlife
  • Germantown— mix of charm, convenience, and variety makes for a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement
  • 12 South— trendy boutiques, chic restaurants, lively bars, and picturesque streets equal a fun and stylish getaway.

Set your Nashville bachelorette party up for success by starting the night in the city where the music never stops. Grab your bride-or-die girl gang and hit up Lower Broadway. Downtown Nashville is where you will find all the famous Honkey Tonks that put Nashville on the map. Lower Broadway definitely has its fair share of bars; it can be overwhelming planning out your bar crawl, especially if it’s your first time in Nashville.  If you fit into this category, check out this helpful article by Eater Nashville that lists and describes all the best Honky Tonks on Lower Broadway.

Girls dancing on a Beve Boutiques tour in Nashville

Sing, Dance, Party, Relax

[What To Do in Nashville]


Take to the stage of a local Nashville bar to sing your heart out and have the girls yell “yes Feyoncé!”Who knows? Maybe you will be discovered and become Nashville’s next music sensation. Visit Alan Jackson’s bar “AJs” and sing your heart out on the 3rd level, hit up WannaB’s on Broadway or tuck into Lonnie’s Western Room on Church Street. Need some suggestions on what to scream sing with your gals? Here are our favorite classic karaoke songs that we dare you to sing on your Nashville bachelorette:

  • Man! I Feel Like a Woman! – Shania Twain
  • Wannabe – Spice Girls
  • Single Ladies – Beyoncé
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  • Party in the U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus
  • Shake It Off – Taylor Swift


While struttin’ the streets of Nash and experiencing the Honky Tonks is the most popular Nashville bachelorette activity, there’s a lot of other really awesome and fun things to do in Nashville for a bachelorette party to mix up the weekend events.

Known as Nashville’s #1 party bike, Nashville Pedal Tavern will have pedaling through the streets while your host pours your drinks and entertains you with fire playlists and local tips. Some bachelorette crews prefer a private ride, but some find that joining a public party bike group makes for an interesting and fun day.

If your bride-to-be is a water girl, celebrating that ‘last splash mermaid bash’ or looking to get ‘nauti-cal’ or wanting to ‘tropic like it’s hot’ for her Nashville bachelorette— you’ll definitely want to check out a Nashville boat cruise. Nashville Toons is all about the pontoon lake day experience. Complete with a large lily pad, waterslide from the upper deck, beer pong table, and a cozy fireplace for the evening cruises, this is one lake day bachelorette party to remember.

Got a group of active girlies? There are tons of yoga, line dancing and private dance classes to start your morning off on the right foot. After getting those heart rates up, bring them down with a mimosa cheers as you slide into an afternoon of boutique shopping! Hop on the luxe-outfitted Bevē bus for a tour of the best shopping around Nashville–you’ll definitely find some hot ‘fits for the squad at shops like Vinnie Louise, Kittenish and e.Allen.

Need a little extra bling for the evening’s festivities? Look no further than a jewelry making class at The Gem Workshop.


If you’re traveling to Nashville for your bachelorette party, build in an extra day or two to travel to some nearby areas to take in the natural beauty and rich history of Tennessee.

Whiskey girls, this is your chance to visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg. There are a number of ways to get there, from driving yourself to a full-day guided tour of Jack Daniel’s. You can also head up to the Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, KY (about a 2-hour drive from Nashville).

For the outdoorsy bachelorette parties, chase those waterfalls to Cummins Falls, Burgess Falls, or Cane Creek Falls. You can also take a drive to Chattanooga to see Rock City Gardens and Ruby Falls at Lookout Mountain.

Looking to sample some grapes and tour a vineyard? Look no further than Arrington Vineyards, a beautiful slice of wine country just under 45 minutes from downtown Nashville. There are many options of wine tasting experiences and oftentimes, you’ll find live music and food trucks to pair with your wine.

Bride on Nashville Pedal Tavern Tour in downtown Nashville


[Where to Eat in Nashville]

Nashville may be known for its music, but its cuisine comes in a close second. Regardless of what neighborhood you’re in, incredible food isn’t far away. We’ve broken down some quintessential Nashville options along with our tried and true favorites for a killer Nashville bachelorette party. If your crew is a brunch-or-die gang, make sure to check out our Brunch Nashville Like There’ No Tomorrow blog. If you’re looking for a fancy schmancy dinner or two, we suggest reserving a table ahead of time; we’ve conveniently rounded up Nashville Restaurants for Large Groups

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It’s Bachelorette Season All-Year-Round in Nashville! 

While bride tribes run the streets of Nashville all-year-round, the high season for tourism is between March and September. This is when Nashville’s weather is at its best and the majority of city events take place. However, shoulder seasons boast cooler temperatures and less humid weather; just be prepared to duck into a bar or two during isolated rain showers.

*Be careful of booking your bachelorette party during CMA Fest, 4th of July, SEC Tournament, etc. as Broadway may be shut down to traffic for a day or two.

Plan, Reserve and Book Months in Advance

Make sure to reserve your Airbnb or hotel as early as possible if you want anything close to the heart of Nashville. Location is everything in Nashville, so don’t wait to see if the price goes down–it likely won’t! As mentioned before, there are so many great neighborhoods to consider; we recommend finding a place that has several dining and entertainment options within walking distance, but also to plan budgeting for a few Lyfts throughout the bachelorette party weekend.

You should also reserve your table at any high-end restaurant a month in advance to ensure your party can be accommodated for. The same goes for any Nashville entertainment. If you’re coming for the CMAs, girl, get those tickets the year before.

If you’re booking a Nashville Pedal Tavern party, definitely reserve your spot months in advance, as the Nashville party bike private tours books super quick–especially the weekend slots!

You can’t go wrong with planning a Nashville bachelorette party extravaganza. Truly, there is so much going on in the city that you could just show up and have a fantastic time. Do we recommend that? No…with so much to do, having some structure, group reservations and a plan will go a long way when planning festivities. With the bachelorette roadmap above, you’ll undoubtedly be the boss babe of all things bachelorette. Cheers to celebrating your bride the Nashville way!