BACH City Guide

Your Guide to Planning a Nashville Bachelorette Party

PUBLISHED: JANUARY 25, 2021

Pack your boots, brush up your two-step, and giddy-up to Nashville. Commonly known as the Bachelorette Party Capital, Music City is the #1 bachelorette party destination on the BACH app.

After a couple of drinks on Honky Tonk Highway, you'll see why. Below, we offer a number of Nashville bachelorette party ideas to start your weekend off right.

The Ultimate Nashville Bachelorette Party Guide

Hotel vs. Airbnb

Hotel vs. Airbnb

Both options are great

Peak season for city

Peak Season

October-November and March-May

How much a cocktail costs

Cost of a Cocktail

$12-14

Top activities

Must See/Do

Bar hop on Broadway

In this guide:

➔  Where to Eat

➔  Where to Drink

➔  Things to Do

Where to Eat

Prince's Hot Chicken

Source: Prince's Hot Chicken

The great debate in Music City is figuring out where to dive into Nashville's famous hot chicken. Our choice: Stick with the original. You can order Prince's Hot Chicken at 6th and Peabody, a giant beer garden and distillery with several outdoor activities for groups, like cornhole and giant Jenga.

If hot chicken isn't for everyone, part of your group can head inside to White Duck Taco. (And don't even think about leaving without picking up a jar of moonshine for the Airbnb later.)

Loveless Cafe

If you want a classic Southern breakfast, scoot over to Loveless Cafe where you can enjoy pimento cheese biscuits, pulled pork BBQ omelets, and chicken and waffles. Most plates are $12 or less, and you can visit one of the cute onsite shops, grabbing country jam, artisan jewelry, pottery, or other gifts.

The Tavern

Situated in locals' hotspot Midtown, The Tavern is a fun gastropub that makes the perfect spot for boozy brunch. Sip mimosas while munching on red velvet waffles, eggs benny with braised short ribs, or huevos rancheros.

Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

Source: Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

If your group ventures to East Nashville during your trip, you'll want to make a stop at Pharmacy Burger. Enjoy a strawberry cheesecake rosé shake or orange creamsicle soda to wash down your juicy burger and tots.

Pro tip: If the line gets long, head across the street for a taco at Mas Tacos Por Favor to tide you over.

Virago 

If you're looking for a more buttoned-up spot for your bachelorette weekend, enjoy sushi rolls at Virago. This Asian-fusion restaurant has been voted the best sushi in all of Nashville, and features private booths and secluded dining rooms for your whole group.

Saint Anejo

If you need some chips ‘n' guac to hold you over, you simply have to try Saint Anejo. We're big fans of their mahi mahi tacos, stacked shrimp quesadilla, and queso (with chorizo!). 

Barcelona Wine Bar

Source: Barcelona Wine Bar

Charcuterie, tapas, and Spanish wine? Yes, please. With a chef-driven menu and award-winning wines, an evening at Barcelona Wine Bar is more of an experience than a meal. Soak in the elegant atmosphere as you dine on Spanish tapas and catch up with your crew.

Pro tip: stroll down legendary Music Row while you're in the area to check out a strip of studios so famous that even Dolly herself wrote a song about it.

Burger Up 

Seated in the heart of East Nashville, Burger Up is a local favorite, featuring farm-to-table fare. Their kale salad is to die for, while their ramsey pimento cheeseburger will cure any hangover. Pro tip: Always, always, always upgrade to the truffle fries.

Las Paletas 

If you're looking for a sweet treat, try Las Paletas, where they serve intriguing homemade popsicle flavors. Try their Mexican caramel or strawberry lime, or, if you're feeling adventurous, opt for the avocado or the tamarind with chili.

Where to Drink

White Limozeen

Source: White Limozeen, The Graduate Hotel

The most popular spot for BACH parties to sip portrait-perfect cocktails against a backdrop designed for your Instagram is White Limozeen.

Self-described as "over-the-top," this rooftop bar at The Graduate Hotel is the top event on Nashville itineraries, boasting pink decor at every turn. Named after Dolly Parton's 29th studio album, you can snap a pose next to pink velvet sofas, a lap pool, pink umbrellas, and (of course) a Dolly Parton sculpture. 

Acme Feed & Seed 

This three-story building was built in downtown Nashville in 1890. In the past 130 years, it's been a grocery store, flour company, wholesale drug store, feed store, and — today — a can't-miss bar and music venue in Lower Broadway.

The Bluebird Cafe 

The Bluebird Cafe may just be the most sought-out venue in all of Nashville (it’s where Taylor Swift was discovered, after all) — making it nearly impossible to get in. If visiting the Bluebird is a must-do for your bachelorette party itinerary, be sure to read the reservations process thoroughly. (Warning: Making a reservation doesn't guarantee a ticket — it simply places you in a queue to get a seat). 

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

Source: Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

If you have whiskey drinkers in your group, you have to stop by Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. At this pre-Prohibition historical distillery, you can take a tour of the production floor, seeing how Belle Meade bourbon is made. Book it in the BACH app for just $12 per person — whiskey sample included!

Pinewood Social

Source: Pinewood Social

Pinewood Social is part social lounge, part boozy brunch spot, and part — wait for it — bowling alley. Sip a few cocktails while snacking on crispy cheese curds or tots, all while challenging the bride-to-be to a bowling match. 

L.A. Jackson 

If you're looking for a rooftop bar where you can lounge with your girls, look no further than this open-air spot. L.A. Jackson is an indoor-outdoor bar with floor-to-ceiling windows, lounge seating, and breathtaking views of the city. Sip a Social Media Influencer or Time of Opportunity cocktail while posing for a quick photo op with the Nashville skyline.

Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Source: Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

When doing the Broadway crawl, make sure to stop by Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row — a gastropub with award-winning food and drinks. If you feel like ballin’ out for a night, consider splurging on a reserved table with bottle service.

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Santa's Pub 

Sing your heart out at karaoke at this Christmas-themed bar. Featured in a double-wide astro-turf trailer on a random street, it's often been voted one of Nashville's quirkiest bars. Plus, it's a local-favorite hotspot where you might run into Kacey Musgraves or Maren Morris.

Things to Do

Dance through Nashville on the Honky Tonk Party Express

Source: BACH/Honky Tonk Party Express

Your own bartender, everyone’s go-to Dua Lipa lyrics blasting over the speakers, and enough room to make your booty drop? Say. No. More.

BACH users say hopping on the Honky Tonk Party Express is the best way to “take in the sights” while boozing the day away. The best part? There’s no roof on the bus, giving you a front-row ticket to checking out Broadway.

You can book your group's Honky Tonk session directly in the BACH app.

Take a Party Shuttle to an Arrington Vineyards Wine Tasting

Source: Arrington Vineyards

To enjoy a day in the sun with your girls, head out to Arrington Vineyards, roughly 25 miles south from downtown Nashville. Bring a blanket (or get there early and snag a picnic table) and enjoy breathtaking views while sipping wine with your girls.

Pro tip: Go on Fridays, where you can grab lunch from one of the many food trucks while enjoying live music. You can book a shuttle out to the vineyards right in the BACH app.

Visit the Grand Ole Opry 

For over 95 years, the Grand Ole Opry has been the pinnacle for live country music. As the longest-running radio broadcast in U.S. history, the Grand Ole Opry stage has featured legends including Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and even Elvis Presley. 

Pro Tip: Can't snag tickets to the Grand Ole Opry? Check out a show at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, where the Opry was housed from 1943 to 1974. 

Rent a Pedal Tavern

Source: BACH/Music City Crawler

Want a fun way to see Broadway? Skip the party bus and rent a BYOB pedal bike so you can explore the best part of Nashville nightlife. Up to 15 guests can pedal through Music City on this bar crawl adventure as you move to the beat of the BACH's favorite tunes. This journey is BYOB, so make sure you pack everyone's favorite adult bevs for the onboard cooler (we'll supply the ice and cups, too).

Venture Out to Historic Downtown Franklin 

Need to scoot away from Broadway and *cough* give your liver a much-needed time-out? Venture to historic Franklin, Tennessee. What was once one of the wealthiest cities in the South suffered economic devastation after the Battle of Franklin claimed over 8,000 lives during the Civil War.

Today, this adorable Southern town is filled with shops, boutiques, Civil War markings and monuments, and cool restaurants, and is home to a number of country music stars. Be sure to stop at the Factory in Franklin to discover live music, cute shops, festivals, and artisan fairs — all packed into a renovated stove factory.

Jam to Original Music at the Listening Room

Sure, your favorite artists may take center stage, but how much do you know about the people behind the music? Nashville is filled with songwriters aching to get their originals sold to top artists — and you can hear them before they hit the radio. Stop at the Listening Room (buy tickets in advance!) to enjoy original music — no covers — from the writers themselves.

Pro tip: If the Listening Room is sold out, 12th and Porter and 3rd and Lindsley are two other songwriters-only spots to check out.

Take a Class at the Country Music Hall of Fame 

If you're throwing a traditional Nash Bash, you simply can't skip the Country Music Hall of Fame. Make your visit interactive by taking a class — you can learn to play the fiddle, learn the 101 on songwriting, or write your own lyrics at one of the many educational opportunities. 

Take a Group Line-Dancing Class

Source: BACH/Stompin' Grounds Line-Dancing Class

Learn classic line-dancing choreography in this fun group class. Once you've nailed down your Cowgirl Hustle, be sure to go line dancing at all the best honky tonky stops, like Tootsie’s, The Stage, Robert’s Western World, and The Big Bang

You can book your group's line-dancing class directly in the BACH app.

Stroke a Pose for Professional Photos While Touring Murals in The Gulch

Source: BACH/Photowalk Nashville

If there’s one thing you can’t miss in Nashville, it’s the colorful murals in the Gulch neighborhood. This tour is all about getting that perfect pic with a little help from two locally renowned photographers.

They’ll capture your influencer-status shot and even provide it in high-res, then snap a few photos on your phone for your IG stories. Now, all you need to do is gather accessories so you’re ready to change up your look for each shot.

Download the BACH app to book your group's photoshoot. 📷

Enjoy a Pub Crawl Through Midtown 

Bar hopping through lower Broadway can get crowded — and quite packed with tourists. For more of a local vibe, head over to Midtown (just a five-minute Uber or Lyft ride from downtown). Start the night at The Patterson House to sip cocktails in a speakeasy, Prohibition-style setting, then bop around through Winners, Losers, Red Door, and Rebar — four local spots crammed into two blocks.

Take a Pole Dancing Class 

Trying to squeeze a workout in while visiting Nashville? Stop by Miss Fit Academy to try a pole dancing or aerial fitness class. Be sure to make "Let's get Nashty" workout tanks or T-shirts so you can take a fun group photo afterward. 

Plan the Ultimate Nashville Bachelorette Party Guide on the BACH App 

Nashville has transformed into the top destination for bachelorette parties (yes, it swept past Vegas for the #1 spot!). To plan your ultimate itinerary for a weekend trip to Music City, be sure to download the BACH app to your phone.

On the BACH app, you can split the cost of your pedal tour, vote on whether to see the Grand Ole Opry or the Ryman, and message your crew if you get separated on Broadway. For the best Nashville experience ever, download the free BACH app today. 

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