YAAAAASS, he finally put a ring on it! Now what? Whether it’s you (you lucky Feyoncé, you) or your bestie bride-to-be, the next step is planning an epic Austin bachelorette party, obvi. ATX has become a major vacation bachelorette party destination thanks to its crop of hot new restaurants, Instagram-worthy art murals, unique experiences, and one of the best live music parties in the country.
So. The date’s been picked, you’ve secured a gem of an Airbnb for the weekend within walking distance of the world-famous 6th Street District, and the RSVPs have started rolling in. Time to start brainstorming some Austin bachelorette party ideas before the group of girls gets in, and lucky (Britney reference, y’all) for you, we’ve got ya covered. (You’re welcome.)
Keep everyone in your Austin, Texas, bachelorette party properly hydrated and fed in order for any and all shenanigans to take place. The good news is Austin’s food scene is on point and then some with everything from cheap eats to great upscale dining options for groups.
Consider Comedor, Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon or La Condesa for authentic Mexican fare or the award-winning Home Slice Pizza on South Congress for New York-style pie. Go casual with a homemade sausage and brew at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, try Easy Tiger’s beer garden, or opt for one of Austin’s many popular food trucks throughout the city. If upscale is more your fancy (pun intended), make reservations at farm-to-table institution Emmer & Rye, Top Chef-owned Arlo Grey, or nosh on locally-driven cuisine at ATX dining icon Wink.
And let’s not forget brunch — one of the most important meals for any bachelorette in Austin, TX. Go classy at Mattie’s with their upscale Southern faves or cozy and intimate at Josephine House, a more casual food alternative to its fine dining sister, Jeffrey’s. Try Sway for a Thai take on breakfast. And it should be no secret that ATX is often known for the best barbecue and music, and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q is all about both. Load up on Southern staples like catfish and cornbread during their renowned Sunday Gospel Brunch with, you guessed it, live gospel music. Bonus points for their build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
No Austin bachelorette party is complete without a few fun and fabulous activities added to your itinerary that will bond you throughout the weekend and beyond. Kick off the bachelorette party Austin, TX, festivities right with DivaDance, where you and your squad can learn up to an hour of group choreography to one of your favorite tunes while working up a sweat to truly get your Beyoncé bachelorette party swag on. Let your hair down and slay with burlesque-style routines, fierce hip-hop moves and more. Twerking, totally optional.
If the great outdoors is more your thing, ATX Party Boats or Float On boat rentals at Lake Austin is a must, while the BYOB Hipside Peddler offers a group biking experience like no other. Foster your creativity at Austin’s largest street-art gallery Hope Outdoor Gallery or stretch and relax amongst furry animals with a baby goat yoga class at GOGA.
Looking to make a splash at your Austin, TX, bachelorette party? The W Austin WET Deck is the ultimate in rooftop pool parties, while Kitty Cohen’s in East Austin boasts a mini pool perfect for cooling off and dipping your feet. For something a little more rustic, consider kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, climb Mount Bonnell for a picturesque view, or opt for one of the beautiful spring-fed pools, Barton Springs or Deep Eddy.
The Night Out
Get prepped for your bachelorette party Austin with an afternoon of shopping the boutiques on South Congress Ave. and a manicure or pedicure at Cute Nail Studio, Lacquer or milk + honey Salon.
Grab post-dinner drinks on Rainey Street at one of its charming bungalows-turned-bars, or hit up the premier party strip for bachelorette parties in Austin, TX: 6th Street. Don’t miss Midnight Cowboy for reservations-only cocktails in a speakeasy atmosphere. Can’t get a reservation? Firehouse Lounge or The Gatsby are also good weekend hotspots for sipping on bevs with your bride tribe group.
Later, release your inner Lizzo in a private karaoke room at The Highball, where you can belt out the latest hip-hop hits and old-school classics — or watch others do it for tips at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar on 6th Street. Ready to dance? Show off the DivaDance routine you learned earlier at Barbarella, a top Austin nightclub with multiple dance floors, or the three-level lounge, Speakeasy. But if dark and divey is more your style for bachelorette parties in Austin, TX, try Casino El Camino on 6th Street or the Continental Club, known unofficially as the CBGB of Austin.
Which Austin bachelorette party ideas top your list of must-dos for an unforgettable weekend experience? Sound off in the comments!