When it’s time for that final fling before the ring (she said, “YES!”), we’ve got you covered when it comes to bachelorette party ideas in Chicago. Be it you or your bride-to-be BFF, the Windy City makes for an epic girls’ getaway and it has something for everyone — from luxurious spas good for treating yo’selves to one-of-a-kind custom dance parties where you can unleash your inner Ariana Grande for your Chicago bachelorette party.
Now that the weekend’s been blocked off, the guest list has been narrowed down, and your Airbnb’s been booked, all you’ve got left to do (besides stocking up on rosé) is schedule a few memory-making festivities. If you know you’re looking for cool bachelorette party ideas in Chicago, look no further! Because these Chicago bachelorette party ideas are perfect for celebrating your bestie bride before she heads down the aisle!
1. Rejuvenate the senses at AIRE Ancient Baths
If you’re brainstorming really unforgettable bachelorette party ideas in Chicago, know that AIRE is most certainly not your average spa experience. Located in a restored 1902 factory building in River West Chicago (near the West Loop), this striking subterranean space features much of the original architecture over a century old and offers a traditional ancient bath experience. Immerse yourselves in a series of candlelit thermal baths of varying temperatures if you feel like it, or indulge in special treatments (by appointment only) to relax, detox, and calm the mind and body.
2. Drink under a dome at City Winery at the Chicago Riverwalk
Go beyond a basic dinner and drinks for your bachelorette party in Chicago, and consider an intimate private window dome at the City Winery. Each heated dome comes decorated with cozy blankets and chairs and can accommodate up to eight guests. Enjoy the best stunning view of the city while sipping your chardonnay and noshing on some of the finest eats in Chicago for your bachelorette party. If a rooftop bar is more your scene, check out the nearby Raised, which offers breathtaking views of Chicago.
3. Dance your heart out with DivaDance
One of the best bachelorette party ideas in Chicago? As featured on WCIU’s The Jam, DivaDance Chicago offers the hottest adult dance classes and private dance bachelorette parties in Chicago where you and your squad can learn up to an hour of jaw-dropping choreography — perfect for beginners and dedicated dancers alike — to the latest Lizzo or even old-school Bey. (Beyoncé bachelorette party, anyone?) With a variety of party packages available — and classy add-ons like custom tank tops, professional videography, and a hair and makeup team — werk it like you mean it and prep your moves (from booty-poppin’ to sexy hair-ography) for the big night out in Chicago!
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4. Dance the night away at N°9 Chicago
When you’re ready to take your moves to the dance floor, make your way to N°9 Chicago, also known as PRYSM. Just minutes from downtown Chicago, this multi-level venue hosts live music and performances, all-star DJs, and various nightclub performances. VIP Suites are available for you and your squad to feel the fantasy of the nightlife during your Chicago bachelorette party.
5. Get ready for your closeup with Vavoom Pinups
Transform into the sexy pinup girl of your dreams with a head-to-toe empowering photography experience from Vavoom Pinups. Group packages include pinup-worthy hair, full makeup, hundreds of outfits in a variety of sizes, and exceptional vintage sets and props (think “retro kitchen” or “sexy chaise lounge”) for an unforgettable photoshoot with your best vixens.
6. Make your own margaritas (and more) at Big Star
For those after foodie-centric bachelorette ideas in Chicago, look no further than Big Star, a popular bourbon, beer, and taco hotspot located in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Big Star was a gas station in its former life but is now known for serving up good times and great Mexican fare, in addition to hands-on cooking classes in Chicago where you can learn to make their famous margaritas, and roll your own tortillas, and mash guacamole to perfection. If tacos and tequila aren’t your bag, try a delectable pasta-making class at Eataly or craft your own Asian noodles and soup dumplings at Imperial Lamian.
7. Become a mermaid at Aquamermaid School
Nope, we’re not kidding. Evoke your inner Ariel and make a splash as a professional mermaid in no time with a full hour of in-water fun thanks to Aquamermaid. Seasoned instructors are on hand to help get you started and teach the basics, including some trick movements and key swimming techniques. Mermaid tail included, Prince Eric is not included in bachelorette party ideas in Chicago.
8. Get tricked at Chicago Magic Lounge
Seeking an alternative to the traditional bachelorette party ideas in Chicago that features club beats and bottle service? Consider the Chicago Magic Lounge, where jaw-dropping card tricks and awe-inspiring illusions are on the menu, alongside small plates and craft cocktails with clever names like the “Smoke and Mirrors.”
9. Visit ‘The Bean’
Okay, it’s not actually a bean but we mean… have you seen it? For those seeking one of the more unexpected bachelorette party ideas in Chicago, The Bean is an outdoor sculpture that sits in the heart of downtown Chicago. Officially named “Cloud Gate,” this is a must-see attraction when visiting for your Chicago bachelorette party, although it may be a bit crowded. If you want your social media timeline to know you’ve been to the Windy City, a stop here could be the key to showing off your fabulous Chicago bachelorette party!
10. Take a cruise on a Chicago Tiki Boat
Heat things up with your crew on a laid-back party boat as you cruise around Lake Michigan while the gorgeous Chicago skyline looms in the distance for the best bachelorette party. With a variety of boats at the ready, from pontoon boats to luxury yachts, Chicago Tiki Boat provides the essentials like a cooler, ice, a grill, floaties, and a Bluetooth sound system while you simply BYOB. Waterslide, optional.
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