Look no further… your girl said YES!! And now you’re in charge of an epic girls’ weekend in Hill Country. But don’t worry — we’ve got you covered when it comes to planning your fab stress-free (and oh-so laid-back!) bachelorette party in New Braunfels, TX. Learn from us friendly locals about all the best places to relax, sip, and slay!
Essentials for the ultimate bachelorette party in New Braunfels, TX? BFFs, sun, booze, dancing, and FOOD. Luckily, New Braunfels has it all! We have the perfect blend of historical charm and modern fun. Crank up the party downtown, or wind down at a winery in Gruene. Shop until you drop or lounge poolside with your favorite drink. Maybe do a little of everything! Let us walk you through the ideal bachelorette weekend:
Where to Stay
If you’re more of a “one-stop shop” girl, The Faust Hotel is an adorable, historic boutique hotel right in downtown New Braunfels, complete with its own patio restaurant. Gruene River Inn is another cute option. It offers scenic views of the Guadalupe River and is within walking distance from the historic Gruene Hall.
Being in the Hill Country, we also have a plethora of cute Airbnb options for any bachelorette party in New Braunfels, TX — all with a great combination of nature and convenience. River Road Treehouses, numbers 3 and 4 specifically, are also prime real estate next to the Guadaupe. They are great for large groups and are connected with an adjoining deck. Plus, you have river access so no need to travel to relax. Just bring a chair or tube to set up your very own relaxation station in the backyard.
Where to Eat
For a nice boozy brunch, check out these delish spots: The Buttermilk Cafe offers delicious down-home cooking near Gruene; on weekdays there won’t be a long wait but on a weekend be prepared to hang out for a bit. Fun for morning or evening, Krause’s is a lively German and American taproom — grab the eggs benedict and a mimosa on the patio and snap a photo alongside the mural outside. Another casual German-American eatery, Fork and Spoon is cozy and relaxed, perfect after a night out in the town. If you’re on the go, visit Naeglin’s, the oldest bakery in the state of Texas! Founded in 1868, it’s located in the charming center of downtown New Braunfels. Take the bachelorette squad for a morning pick-me-up before checking out the adorable boutiques in the area.
If you’re looking for a dressier dinner out, Huisache features creative, contemporary cuisine in a cozy, quaint environment. McAdoo’s is a very cool converted post office that serves upscale cajun-style seafood. (We recommend putting your name down on the waitlist and heading to the bar for a cocktail before sitting down for dinner.) New to NB, enjoy hand-crafted cocktails with new American food (complete with happy hour deals) at Cody’s. A hidden gem with delicious food and a riverside deck, Gruene River Grill has a party room that is perfect for a big bachelorette party in New Braunfels, TX!
Seeking a simple home-cooked meal, followed by drinks? The Gruene Grove and Goodwins Speakeasy is a cute outdoor bar with live music and a speakeasy attached. Relax with a margarita or beer after strolling around Gruene. Great lighting for outdoor pictures! Or unwind in the underground sanctuary known as Sidecar, sipping on old fashions while listening to cool jazz, transporting you and your squad right back to the 1920s! Or wine taste away the day at The Grapevine, perfect while shopping in historic Gruene. Split a bottle or grab a glass to go.
Where to Party
For girls who like to day drink and relax, hit up the Comal River and hang out at the Float In or fill a cooler with your favorite drinks (in reusable containers!) and leisurely enjoy your afternoon in crystal clear water.
Another awesome option for any bachelorette party in New Braunfels, TX: Book a private class for you and your bridal crew at DivaDance New Braunfels! Spend the morning — or close out the day — shaking your booties to Beyoncé, Lizzo, or Rihanna! Learn a fun, sassy routine in an hour-long class with your besties while sipping on some champagne, and surprise the hubby-to-be with the bride’s amazing moves! Learn about the different party packages here.
Like to party all night? Hang out on the upstairs patio at Pour Haus or swing on the swings, then get up on stage at Moonshine & Ale Piano Bar and show off your karaoke skills. Swing the night away at Gruene Hall and listen to some good ol’ home-grown country music that lifted stars such as George Strait… straight to fame! Or hop in an uber to Whitewater Amphitheater and spend the night singing your heart out to artists like Parker Mccollum, Wilie Nelson, Flatland Cavalry, and Randy Rogers. Remember, New Braunfels is a laid-back hangout, so bars typically close by midnight — except on Saturdays.
If one drink and PJs is more your fancy for a bachelorette party in New Braunfels, TX, have a glass or two of unique beer options at 5 Stones Artisan Brewery and then head home to party in your pajamas. Or check out Guadalupe Brewing, a beautiful outdoor area to hang out and listen to live music, then grab some pizzas to go to close out your night.
Other Awesome Options Around Town
Go shopping in the Gruene Historic District, the perfect backdrop to capture your bach group photo, sip on a cold beverage while walking around, and snag unique pieces of clothing and jewelry. Or Downtown New Braunfels is another classic option to find local artisan work in the center of a small but bustling city. There are several murals and walls extremely aesthetically pleasing to capture the amazing time your bach squad is having!
Instagrammable spots for your bachelorette party in New Braunfels, TX, include the Faust Street Bridge — get fancy with the squad and drive over to capture some beautiful photos with the Comal River and the Texas bright blue sky in the background. Or consider Landa Park with its gorgeous old trees and several water backdrop moments. There is also a cute little train that runs through the park. Hop on for a ride and get some candids!
What other ideas top your list for planning an amazing bachelorette party in New Braunfels, TX?