Vegas of the South
Nashville, the ultimate bachelorette party destination! If you think I am lying, why don't you go visit? Every where you look there are hundreds of women on ready to have a one last party to remember! If you haven't heard, Nashville is also called the Vegas of the South, which is why it's named Nashvegas!
We did a little bit of reasearch and recently asked a friend who went to Nashville for her bachelorette to give us some ideas and tips in order to have an amazing bachelorette! We'll break it down in a number of categories such as where to eat, where to stay, where to have a drink and more!
First things first, the airplane ticket? How will you get to Nashville? Tickets are already pretty expensive and you got the wedding to pay for. The best advice is to book ahead of time! I'd recommend the app SkyScanner, www.skyscanner.com. With the app, you can get daily updates to your email about flight prices and it will tell you if it's a good time to book now or in the future! I'd highly recommend that you check it out.
Next step is where to stay? There are so many hotels in Nashville and you definitely want to be somewhere downtown! We'll go over some hotels and recommend that you book via www.trivago.com, a one stop booking site that will allow you to compare a number of websites in order to find the cheapest price!
Like we mentioned, you definitely want to be able to walk to the clubs at night just because there are so many bachelorette parties downtown that taking cabs can take a long time. Staying near downtown is recommended as almost every Bachelorette party makes their way onto Broadway Strip!
Below are our top hotels, really close to a downtown area called the Gulch!
- Westin Nashville
- Hilton Nashville
- Omni Nashville Hotel
- Renaissance Hotel
- Sheraton Nashville
Hilton Garden Inn
The Capital Hotel
The Capital Hotel is one of the cheapest hotels in the area according to our research.
The Gulch is also an area where alot of parties are happening. It's close to Broadway and all the clubs. There are some great hotels around this area
- Thompson Nashville
- Fairfield Inn & Suites
- The 404 Boutique Hotel
- Best Western Plus
Now that you've booked your hotel, you want to go down and down some cold pints with the girls! There are so many great drinking places in Nashville that we'll briefly recommend here! One thing that's different about Nashville is the Pedal Tavern! Definitely something worth recommending just for the fun of it!
Must Visit Honky-Tonk Bars!
Now head down to Broadway street, where you will find all the live music and piano bars which is one of the recommended themes on our list! All the bars on Broadway are pretty great but these ones are the our favorites!
This bar is rated 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor. It's a 3 story gathering place. Bustlin with tourists that features pub eats & live country music all day long! Can't miss this!
This bar is rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor and it's a honky tonk themed bar featuring live country bands and a dance floor by a large mural depicting music icons! Check it out!
Historic watering hole and a stereotypical honky tonk bar! This three story bar hosts live local talent is always bustlin' with bachelorette brides!
This is an old vibrant and rustic tavern with mounted animal heads! You will see offerings of beer, cocktails, and live music!
All these bars are located on the Broadway close to your hotels that we recommend that you book above! You will have no problem getting home late at night as everything will be within walking distances!
Best Roof Top Bars
What a better way than to see the whole city than heading over to the local rooftop bars and lounges! Popular with tourists, these bars are definitely worth checking out!
Acme Feed & Seed
Acme Feed & Seed is a classic multilevel venue with creative cuisine, cocktails, live music and special events plus a rooftop patio! The patio is amazing as you can get a view of the river!
This bar is a prohibition era themed, four level bar and music venue with light American eats and signature cocktails! They have a rooftop patio in which you can see the river!
This is one of the most popular rooftop lounges. It's trendy and chic with craft cocktails and wine! It has southern inspired small plates as well. You can see the whole downtown!
This is a 5 star restaurant in the Gulch neighborhood. This bar serves craft cocktails & creative small plates in a swanky rooftop bar!
If you walk to any of these bars on Broadway, you will truly have a blast. You don't have to necessarily go to these bars but because you will walk past them you know how good they'll be just by looking at the line!
Where to Eat?
Nashville, the true comfort food of the south. It's where the term meat and three was invented. If you don't know what it means, it means simply that when you order, you get three side of dishes from a list. Many times, these side dishes feature corn bread and sweet tea which are staples in the south! Some of our favorite places to eat like a southern are below:
Rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor, at Arnold's, diners are allowed to choose Southern & soul food classics plus desserts from a cafeteria-style steam table. One of our favorite places in Nashville!
Rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor, the Southern is a hit! The wood-fired meats are delicious and southern fried staples are mouth watering! This place also offers an oyster bar! Must see.
Biscuit Love is a bright spacious offshoot of a food truck! You will find many Southern comfort foods here such as biscuits and delicious breakfast and lunch! It's located right in the Gulch.
Rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor, The Pancake Pantry is a perfect place for comfort food after a night of drinking. Patrons wait in long lines for Nashville's famous flapjacks. By going to this place, you will get an idea of how integral this restaurant is in Nashville!
Don't let the name fool you. This cafe is full of love! Rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor, this is a quaint country restaurant with great southern comfort cooking. It has been a staple in Nashville for a long time! Definitely worth recommending.
What To Do During the Day?
If you're in Nashville with your bridemaids, you definitely want to do something fun and possibly wild! After all, we want to make it a night to remember. After you eat breakfast at our recommended places, you want to have a little fun!
The hottest spot in Nashville for Bachelorettes is the Music City Male Revenue. This event will leave you and your crew blushing. If you've ever seen Magic Mike before, this is the same thing. All the shows are 21+. For more information, please visit their website, www.musiccitymalerevue.com
It's no Vegas but Nashville has many pool parties! We'll go over some of our favorite pool party restaurant and clubs below.
If the weather is nice, head down to Pinewood Social, right by downtown. It's a trendy hangout featuring New American cuisine, cocktails and bowling in an industrial chic space! This high class restaurant has bowling, pool parties
and it's a bachelorette hot spot! Must see!
We talked about the L27 as one of our favorite rooftops earlier but this rooftop has also one of the nicest pools in the cities! This the perfect place to mingle with our bachelorettes that are in town. Definitely a hotspot!
How about a Spa Day? On top of the Westin in Nashville, you will find the Rhapsody Spa. It's a perfect way to unwind and allow stressful thoughts to dissolve with their stress reliving experiences. Checkout their site for more information, www.rhapsodyspanashville.com/treatments/
Shopping in Nashville
There are exclusive boutiques and souvenir shops downtown and in the West End as well as shopping venues on the outskirts of town. Many of these shopping venues are easily accessible from stops along the Old Town Trolley Tour of Nashville. Hop off the replica vintage trolley, search for the right piece and then climb aboard the next trolley. Featuring the largest fleet in Nashville, Old Town Trolley ensures that a trolley comes by each stop every 30 minutes, which eliminates traffic and parking hassles for our guests.
Lower Broadway & SoBro
Known as the Honky Tonk Highway, Lower Broadway is the setting for a number of shops and boutiques like the famous Acme Feed and Seed, a popular shopping destination for Music City visitors. Opry Originals offers a selection of home furnishings and local artisan merchandise. The Barbershop Harmony Society features a wide variety of books, apparel, CDs and sheet music. If you are looking for unique Nashville gifts and memorabilia, the Music City Shop is located inside the Bridgestone Arena. You can satisfy your sweet tooth at Leon’s Candy or the Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop before checking out the deals at Boot Country or the Nashville Cowboy.
The SoBro, or South of Broadway, neighborhood is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as well as an assortment of retailers. Established in 1879, the Hatch Show Print sells distinctive letterpress posters in its gift shop. The lobby of the Omni Hotelis the location for the Five and TENN, a shop reminiscent of a country store. SoBro also hosts the retro confectioner Goo Goo Shop and Ensemble, an apparel and accessories boutique where everything is $10 or less. You can also visit the gift shops in the Johnny Cash Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Nashville Farmer's Market
Tracing its roots back almost 200 years, the Nashville Farmer’s Market is located adjacent to the Bicentennial Mall State Park. Since the mid-1950s, the market has stretched from Jackson Street to Harrison Street along what is now Rosa Parks Boulevard. The Market House and produce sheds cover more than 15 acres. In addition to nearly 100 merchants selling fresh food and produce, the Farmer’s Market is home to the Downtown Candle Shop that offers handmade scented candles. Other Farmer’s Market retailers include the Lagniappe Spice Shop and the Lucy Bird Kitchen that sell an assortment of freshly hand-blended spices and dried herbs.
Housed in historic century-old warehouses, Marathon Village is an eclectic shopping and entertainment destination. Once the production facility for a Nashville-based car manufacturer, the buildings sat vacant for decades before being refurbished into today’s retail, artisan and event space. In addition to artist studios and boutique distilleries, Marathon Village is the setting for unique shops like Antique Archaeology. A treasure trove of rare finds, memorabilia and sensational stories, the establishment is run by Mike Wolfe, one of the hosts of the television show “American Pickers.” You will also find the gourmet Bang Candy Company and The Old Time Pickin’ Parlor, which offers a section of musical instruments and accessories. Island Girl features handmade jewelry and artwork, and Ceri Hoover makes premium handcrafted leather handbags.
A former industrial area, the Gulch is a dynamic example of urban re-development. Located southwest of the Central Business District not far from Lower Broadway, the neighborhood has many wonderful examples of re-purposed historic architecture. Radiating an avant-garde vibe, the Gulch is home to the artisan Colts Chocolates and ET Burk, which offers elegant home furnishings. You can pick up the perfect pair of boots from the legendary Lucchese and a unique instrument at the Carter Vintage Guitar shop. The Gulch is also the setting for Two Old Hippies, a famous retailer featuring retro clothing and memorabilia.
Adjacent to the Belmont University campus, the 12 South neighborhood is home to an assortment of unique shops. This collection of retailers includes White’s Mercantile, a general store owned by Hank Williams’ granddaughter, and the office and home décor purveyor Cadeau. Housed in one of the neighborhood’s former gas stations, the retailer Imogene & Willie is famous for its custom denim apparel. Corner Music and Drums offers a range of instruments and Judith Bright is known for its one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Located between Belmont and Vanderbilt Universities, Hillsboro Village is a rejuvenated four-block section of Nashville that is the setting for a collection of trendy restaurants, shops and boutiques. This quaint neighborhood attracts young families and professionals. In addition to the Book Man/Book Woman retailer, the district includes merchants like The Impeccable Pig, Tennessee Chic and A Thousand Faces. These shops offer a diverse selection of jewelry, designer eye wear, home furniture and accessories.
Green Hills & Opry Mills
Visitors and locals who prefer upscale shopping or factory-direct discounts can explore venues like Green Hills and Opry Mills. A premier mid-South shopping venue, The Mall at Green Hills features specialty boutiques, including Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany’s. The mall also hosts big box retailers like Dillard’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom. Located in the Music Valley area, Opry Mills is the largest outlet and value retail venue in the Volunteer State. Home to more than 200 stores, the outlet center includes shops from well-known designer labels like Ralph Lauren, Coach and Michael Kors as well as Disney, Under Armour and True Religion.
There are many ways to get around Nashville. The most common one would be to use Lyft, an app similar to Uber but caters more to the female clientele. Check out the app at the local app store.
Honky Tonk Express is perfect for you and the brides. It's where Mardi Gras Meets Nashville.It's voted Nashville's best party bus and the best way to travel around Nashville. They have custom built, open air party buses. The bus comes with a complete large bar, coolers, ice, cups and VIP bartender. It has an amazing sound system for you to dance to and you get to play your own custom playlist! The dance floor is LED lit so you can dance all night long! Highly recommended!
If you want to be really fancy, you could rent a limo for you and the girls! Limos can fit 10+ people so if everyone chips in 20, you will have more than enough for one night of Limo driving! Check out yelp for the top limo companies in Nashville!
Last choice would be to take cabs! Cabs are a perfect way to get around downtown if you're not a big group of people. However, they may be a bit more expensive than Lyft!
Now that you've scrolled to the bottom of the page, it's time to start planning your bachelorette party! Check out our collection section and see what items will be a great addition to your theme!