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Are you that lucky friend that has been selected by the bride to plan the Bachelorette trip to Nashville? You might feel pressured, but this Bachelorette Party Weekend Guide will take the worry out of your planning. I’ve personally spent over 6 months working in Nashville and have frequented the city on more weekends than I can count. It is a guaranteed good time and this guide will show you exactly where to stay, where to dine, and how to get your Honky Tonk on in Nashville, Tennessee!
Let me also just make clear – even if you don’t like country music, you’re bound to have a blast in this city. It’s basically impossible to be bored. Now, let’s get on with it!
Where to stay in Nashville?
For bachelorette trips – I’m a huge fan of Airbnb/VRBO. Staying together in house allows for a more memorable experience than being separated by hotel rooms. Plus! Half the fun is in getting ready together.
You want to stay central to the action in Nashville and I recommend the following neighborhoods when booking via Airbnb/VRBO:
- Downtown/SoBro – stay here and you will be central to everything. If for some reason you can’t find any lodging here, below are the next two viable options
- The Gulch
- Midtown/West End
When to visit Nashville?
I’ve been to Nashville in the dead of winter and in the heat of summer, and no matter the weather, the honky tonkin’ and live music doesn’t stop. They don’t call this Music City for nothin’! If you go in the summer time, you’ll be able to enjoy being out on Lake Cumberland which is a great plus.
Day 1: Friday
Goodmorning Squad! Start your day off by visiting the Nashville Farmers’ Market to grab breakfast – you’ll have the option to pick from over 20 restaurant vendors in this lively spot! It’s quite the gem in this southern city.
Address: 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208
Pro Tip #1: You’re not far from the Parthenon if you’re looking to get some unique bachelorette group shots before heading off to afternoon activities. The Parthenon Nashville is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
Make your way to Broadway Street for some much anticipated day drinking! Peddle your way through downtown with the Nashville Pedal Tavern. This is a party on wheels that pedals its way up and down Broadway for ~$45 per person. If the Pedal Tavern is booked up, here are some great alternatives to look into:
Nashville is filled with fun photo ops just about everywhere. While you’re out on Broadway, make sure to check out some of the southern stores selling souvenirs of all sorts. You may even run into folks impersonating Elvis and Johnny Cash on Broadway. Here are some of my favorite rooftop bars on Broadway you can check out:
For the evening, I’ve laid out two dining options, #1 is for a more sceney Nashville vibe, and #2 is for a casual yet classic Nashville vibe.
Dining Option #1: If you’re feeling a bit of sceney vibe tonight, head to Pinewood Social for stellar cocktails, a sophisticated dining atmosphere with the option to partake in some late night bowling action.
Dining Option #2: If you’re looking to have a more casual dining setting, I would recommend these two famous Nashville spots: Hattie B’s Hot Chicken or The Pharmacy for what’s been voted the Best Burgers in Nashville. Neither of these places take reservations and you will end up waiting a bit on a Friday night. But if you’re down for some of Nashville’s best eats and have a great company – you don’t have anything to loose!
Friday Night Out:
Hit the Demonbreun Street Bars for your first night in NashVegas. Here’s a few you should check out while you’re out there:
Day 2: Saturday
Brunch moves at Saint Añejo are a must. Why? Because not only is Mexican brunch bomb, but the option to start your day with tequila on a porch is a pretty great thing if you ask me.
Yeehaw Y’all! It’s time for some Pontoonin’ on the Cumberland River – a quick 15 mins from Downtown, Nashville. This will be one of the main highlights of the trip so make sure to get your reservation in advance. Rentals start at $275 at Pontoon Nashville.
Tonight’s the big night out with all the ladies wearing all black and the soon-to-be bride in white! For this special evening, I recommend dining at Virago, an elegant sushi restaurant located right in the Gulch (next to the day’s brunch spot – Saint Añejo). Start the evening off with sake bombs and lychee martinis to ooze into a honky tonk evening on Broadway.
It’s only right that you boogie your way through Broadway on the final count in Nashville. Here are some of my favorite Broadway bars you can’t miss on this last night!
Pro Tip: If y’all really have it in you to keep it going, about 10 minutes away from Broadway is a Karaoke Bar that’s completely Christmas themed called Santa’s Pub. They’ve built this pub inside a double-wide trailer and if you end up checking it out, make sure to bring cash as it’s cash-only!
Day 3: Sunday
You might be all countried out by this point. But if y’all still have it in you – check out Earnest Bar & Hideaway for brunch before departing! Cheers to surviving this Epic Bachelorette Weekend!