Whether you’re a bride looking for ideas for your bachelorette party or a maid-of-honor getting down to the scheduling of the day, this article is for you. I’ve put together some of Austin’s best bachelorette party destinations for you to check out!
The bachelorette party is such a fun wedding tradition. There’s nothing like a group of friends getting together to celebrate such a joyful occasion – and every bride I’ve ever photographed has a hilarious story from their bachelorette party!
14 Top Bachelorette Party Destinations in Austin
Now, I know that every bachelorette party is going to be different. You might want a wild night of dancing and drinking or a relaxing weekend of comfort and culture, and the good news is that Austin has it all! In making this list, I have pulled from all corners of this gorgeous city to give you a range of bachelorette party destinations to choose from. I’m sure you’ll find something here for you!
#1 – Hipside Peddler
When it comes to bachelorette party destinations, Hipside Peddler is an Austin classic! This destination has you and your friends pedaling a bike-crossed-with-a-bar (there’s no other way to put it!) led by a guide, blasting your tunes, and having a great time. You can choose from a variety of three-hour tours of Austin – if craft beer is your thing, bar hop through the best Austin has to offer, or hone in on wineries. If sightseeing is your priority, you can pedal through the East Side. Plus, it’s BYOB!
#2 – Barton Springs
If the traditional wild night isn’t quite your style, Austin still has plenty of bachelorette party destinations for you! One attraction that provides hours of relaxation and fun for locals and visitors alike is Barton Springs. Fed by hot springs that keep the three-acre pool pleasantly warm in all weather, Barton Springs is the perfect place to go for a swim, rent paddle-boards, or pack a picnic.
#3 – Ego’s Karaoke
Karaoke is a classic choice for bachelorette party destinations – few things create such hilarious memories as a group of friends with a microphone. If you want to make some outrageously funny memories hitting and missing those high notes on classic songs, you’ll love Ego’s. This little dive bar in a parking garage is a favorite of the Austin locals, and once you’ve tasted its laid-back charm, you’ll understand why.
#4 – Sixth Street
If you’re looking for bachelorette party destinations to dance the night away, Sixth Street is where you’ll want to go! This famous ‘party street’ is a destination in itself with over 50 bars and clubs for you to peruse. If you’re looking for somewhere to settle down and spend time for the evening, or if you prefer to bar-hop and keep moving, you’re sure to find somewhere here!
#5 – Rainey Street
A quick search of bachelorette party destinations in Austin is sure to turn up Rainey Street as a recommendation. And, honestly – that’s for good reason! Sixth Street’s edgier and more laid-back sister, this street of converted historic bungalows is classic Austin, with plenty of quirk and character giving new spins to everything from the architecture to the food. Stroll along here for charming bars, food trucks, and live music.. and you might even see an elopement or engagement on the way!
#6 – Driskill Hotel Afternoon Tea
If you’re looking for bachelorette party destinations that are a little more elegant, you’ve got to check out the Driskill Hotel. Their afternoon tea is a daily tradition at 3 pm, serving up three delicious courses of exquisite pastries and petit four. They serve loose-leaf tea, or, if you prefer, flutes of sparkling wine. For a bride-to-be who wants to soak in sophistication, this is the place to go!
#7 – Summit Austin
For a truly glam, high-energy night out on the town, try out the Summit. One of the largest rooftop venues in Austin, this club overlooks the historic warehouse district and offers stunning views of Austin’s glowing skyline. There’s no better place to let loose with your friends – get one of the VIP tables for you and your crew and hit the dancefloor!
#8 – The Brunch Bus
This is one way to hit as many bachelorette party destinations as you can! Tour Austin’s famous brunch scene in the Brunch Bus, a raucous tour of three excellent brunch spots in a bus that features drinks, games, and even a live band!
#9 – Antone’s
If you like blues music, Austin has the bachelorette party destination for you. You have to check out Antone’s! This iconic blues club has hosted some of the nation’s most prestigious performers. Unpretentious and authentic, Antone’s will give you an evening for the pure music lover – make sure you book ahead to get a table at the evening show.
#10 – Midnight Cowboy
Looking for bachelorette party destinations to enjoy some incredible cocktails in a characterful environment? Midnight Cowboy is the one for you. This classy venue is an oasis of calm in the buzz of Sixth Street, and the drinks are very good. Head here for a spot of sophistication before you get wild!
#11 – Rio
This multi-story venue is one of the most glamorous bachelorette party destinations in Austin! If you decide to go to Rio’s, you can expect to enjoy buzzing dancefloors, delicious drinks, poolside dining, and incredible skyline views – all in an effortlessly chic atmosphere.
#12 – Craft
One of the most unique bachelorette party destinations in Austin, Craft describes itself as an open buffet for tools and craft supplies, designed to unleash your creativity (over a glass of wine, no less!) This adults-only facility takes bookings and walk-ins and offers quality materials in an environment bursting with creative potential.
#13 – The Austin Winery
Ever heard of an urban winery? I hadn’t either until I stumbled across this awesome business. For a unique wine-tasting experience that is based on an innovative new model for winemaking, book a tasting at the Austin Winery. This small business is breaking boundaries in the wine community – but more importantly, for you in your hunt for great bachelorette party destinations, the atmosphere is cool and laid-back and its food and wine are delicious. Plus, it’s settled in Austin’s Warehouse District – a destination in its own right.
#14 – The Still Austin
For a tasting of some stronger stuff, head to the Still Austin. All of their products are created locally, with the very grains grown on Texan farms. Enjoy tastings of their delicious whiskey or buy a round of cocktails to sip in the relaxed, artisanal atmosphere.
Bachelorette Party Destinations for You
With so much to offer you, Austin is the perfect place to celebrate. I hope this has been a helpful guide for planning your Austin bachelorette party! And for a delightful taste of what getting married in Austin could be like, check out this beautiful Austin wedding I photographed.
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