If you’re planning a bachelorette party, you know that, above almost everything else, selecting the perfect space is a decision that separates a memorable bachelorette party from a forgettable one.
But if you’re not from the Nashville area, it can be hard to know which bars fit well with your theme (if you have one), or which bars can fully embrace your bachelorette party guests' unique vibe.
To make your decision easier, we’ve selected the best bars in the Nashville area that are frequent hosts to bachelorette parties, and we’ve organized them by vibe. You can be sure that your bachelorette party will be remembered by the bride-to-be and her closest friends for years to come!
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If you’re looking for a place that’s both classy and sophisticated, as well as laid-back and approachable for your bachelorette party, Geist is the perfect option. Geist gets its name from the Geist Horseshoeing Co., where Geist now operates. The building is one of the oldest buildings in Nashville and provides an old-world charm suitable for a quiet, intimate, and refined bachelorette party.
While their elegant and dimly lit cocktail lounge is perfectly adequate for the get-together, consider taking advantage of their food menu, which offers delicious plates or delectable bites to share before heading out to your next location.
2. Patterson House
Paterson House is a mysterious speakeasy-style cocktail lounge tucked away off the main drag. They offer precisely made cocktails, and a uniquely intimate space perfect for the bride-to-be and her closest friends to catch up and go over wedding plans.
Paterson House is a highly coveted location for get-togethers, and while they can easily accommodate parties of eight or fewer, it’s probably best to reserve the space for a private event to be sure you that you can make Patterson House a memorable part of your bachelorette party.
3. Once Upon a Time in France
If France was your first choice destination for the upcoming bachelorette party, but couldn’t get the rest of the group on board, Once Upon a Time in France is an easy replacement solution.
This elegant French cafe and bistro is the perfect location for a daytime outing or dinner with your closest friends. They serve all of the delectable plates that make France a world-renowned authority in fine dining and host a large selection of French wines and European beers.
4. Greenhouse Bar
Is the bride-to-be a lover of all things green and flowering? If so, Greenhouse Bar is an absolute must for your special outing. The name says it all–Greenhouse Bar is a bar located inside of a greenhouse.
You find plenty of light and solitude making this the perfect location for catching up with your closest friends and flawless picture-taking opportunities, not to mention fantastic drinks and delicious plates should you decide to stick around for dinner before your night on the town.
5. Flamingo Cocktail Club
Flamingo Cocktail Club is part art gallery, part yoga studio, and part jazz club. This laid-back bar features relaxing music, soft, colorful, lighting, and a warm, friendly, atmosphere perfect of the morning after an energetic night of festivities, or serving as a meeting place before a wild night on the town.
In addition to being a fantastic place to score delicious mixed drinks, they often host several monthly ladies' nights and yoga sessions and have plenty of space to accommodate your bachelorette party no matter how big the size.
6. Pinewood Social
Pinewood Social is a great place to congregate if you’ve got a large group with varying interests.
This unique location features a laid-back bar and cocktail lounge, delicious food, fantastic drinks, a cafe featuring a full espresso setup, and even a swimming pool and a bowling alley all under one roof, making it an easy solution if you have a group that may not be interested in bar hopping.
Start off with a cup of coffee, breakfast, and morning swim, and move on to drinks and a round of bowing in the evening!
7. Dirty Little Secret
This exclusive and vibrant nightclub located within the Dream hotel building is a great option for bachelorette party guests who want to let their wild side fly free.
The club is equipped with a full bar with table service, a rotating DJ lineup featuring the hottest DJs Nashville has to offer, and a massive dance floor that is sure to be full to capacity on any given Friday or Saturday night.
Should you decide to make Dirty Litte Secret a stop on your visit, be sure to keep in mind that this is one of the most popular clubs in Nashville and you’ll need to make sure that you get on the guest list several weeks in advance.
8. Robert’s Western World
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Nashville area for live music is Robert’s Western World, a honkytonk, restaurant, and western wear retail space located downtown.
If you’re looking for a true Nashville experience adorned with glowing neon lights, bologna sandwiches fried on a flat-top grill, and dancing all night long, Robert’s Western World is a fantastic option for your bachelorette party itinerary.
9. The Second Fiddle
Close to all of the other highly popular Nashville destinations such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium, The Second Fiddle on Lower Broadway hosts some of the most popular Nashville bands around as well as cold beer, and a breezy rooftop patio with breathtaking views of the Nashville city skyline.
The Second Fiddle hosts live music seven nights a week and is the perfect place to stop if you’d like to go dancing and get a true Lower Broadway experience.
10. Mercy Lounge
Mercy Lounge is a music venue and lounge close to downtown that offers an approachable vibe without sacrificing all of the other things that make clubbing fun. They have cozy seating and dim lights but when the music starts, you can count on a decent crowd to show up to the dance floor.
Another charm about Mercy Lounge is the building it’s located in a historic flour and coffee mill. In the time that it’s become a music venue, the space has hosted everyone from Jimmy Cliff to Adele. Get tickets to a show, or simply come to enjoy the space and get a few drinks.
11. Wildhorse Saloon
When it comes to experiencing the most under one roof, you really can’t beat Wildhorse Saloon. Here you can order up a delicious meal or a variety of refreshing beverages, see an exciting live performance, and even take a free dance lesson!
The Wildhorse Saloon is even conveniently located right downtown so when it’s time to leave, you can be within minutes of the Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Museum, or the Country Music Hall of Fame.
12. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
If you’re looking for a taste of New Orleans in Nashville, then Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar is the place to be! See an exciting blues act, get out on the dance floor, and then fuel up with some of their signature cocktails and delicious cajun food from their menu.
The musical lineup at Bourbon Street Blue and Boogie Bar is never-ending, with two to four minimum bands scheduled per night so if your bachelorette party is expecting to hear some music from the Nashville music scene, then this location is a must-see.
13. Mickey’s Tavern
Mickey’s Tavern has all of the things that people love about dive bars – a jukebox, pool tables, foosball, darts, strong drinks, neon lights, and good people to have conversations with. They even have a breezy deck in the back to fully enjoy the warm Nashville weather.
If you get hungry, they offer legendary grilled cheese sandwiches – add ham for a dollar. If you’re looking to add a non-touristy, salt-of-the-earth type watering hole to your bachelorette party itinerary, look no further than Mickey’s Tavern in East Nashville.
14. Springwater Supper Club and Lounge
This local favorite isn’t just the perfect example of a beloved Nashville dive bar – it’s also a vibrant piece of Nashville history. Springwater Supper Club and Lounge is the oldest continually running bar in Nashville, and a great place to hear old stories and get a feel for the Nashville that tourists might not have the opportunity to see.
In addition to its rich history, bachelorette party guests can also find all of the other accommodations that make a diver bar great – pinball, pool tables, and a front and back patio, as well as regularly scheduled live music.
15. The Red Door Saloon
The Red Door Saloon is one of many dive bars in Nashville with palpable character. The “red door” comes from a time in Ireland when communities painted their doors red in rebellion to Queen Victoria.
That streak of rebellion runs wild today in these three locations adorned with bones and skeletons, wine corks from vintages remembered, and signed headshots. and a variety of other memorabilia that make this dive bar truly stand out from the rest.
16. Doc Holliday’s Saloon
Doc Holliday’s Saloon is the perfect embodiment of a classic Nashville honkytonk. The drinks are strong, the floorboards are worn, and the sound of true country music rings throughout the multi-floored establishment filled with friendly and inviting guests.
The walls are decorated with dollar bills with the names of the guests written on them and a wheel where you can attempt to spin for a free drink!
There are leather couches available for lounging so that you and your besties can enjoy your drinks in style and listen to some amazing local talent before writing your names on a dollar bill to display on Doc Holliday’s walls to commemorate the bachelorette party or the upcoming wedding.
17. Dino’s Bar and Grill
A great end-of-the-night destination for the bachelorette party itinerary has got to be Dino’s Bar and Grill. This place has great drinks, a warm atmosphere, friendly patrons, and above all — legendary burgers.
The fattest, juiciest burgers you’ve ever had, and so delicious that there is almost always a line out the door — but it’s well worth the wait. In addition to all of the above, there’s also a great patio set up for you and your party to reconvene and talk about the unforgettable memories made throughout the night.
18. Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern
Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern is a cherished dive bar on Music Row and has served as a local watering hole for nearly a century. The place is so beloved in fact that the previous owners decided to get married in the bar amongst their loyal patrons.
If you’re looking to celebrate the bride-to-be and the upcoming wedding, what better place to go than Bobby’s Idle Hour Bar? Stop by for a drink, and to hear stories of Nashville and its rich history.
19. Nashville Pedal Tavern
Gather your bachelorette squad and pedal your way through the vibrant streets of Nashville on the Nashville Pedal Tavern.
This unique and active experience combines a fifteen-seat bicycle with a BYOB bar so you can burn off a few calories while you sip on your favorite drinks and soak in the city's atmosphere. Nashville Pedal Tavern includes stops at popular bars and iconic landmarks, making it a memorable and informative adventure.
20. The Caverns
The Caverns is primarily a music venue located in a massive underground cave with a beverage and food station located within the space.
While people mainly come to The Caverns to see some of the local talent, there are plenty of other activities available, including guided tours detailing the history of the space and its formation, as well as camping reservations.
This is a truly remarkable option for a bachelorette party that wants to spend some time in the beauty of nature and to participate in memorable activities.
21. Honky Tonk Party Express
One common option for bachelorette parties in Nashville is renting a party bus. There are several to choose from, but one of the more popular options is the Honky Tonk Party Express, a double-decker bus serving beer, wine, and hard seltzers, as well as a top-tier dance floor where you and your friends can boogie down!
The Honky Tonk Party Express will take you through downtown Nashville; there are no particular stops, but you can request hop-on/hop-off service.
22. Nashville Tractor Party Wagon
Looking for a classic but exciting Southern experience for your bachelorette party? Consider booking a tour with the Nashville Tractor Party Wagon, a full-sized bar pulled by a giant red tractor through the streets of Nashville!
The bartenders will serve up ice-cold beer, wine, and hard seltzers, point out various landmarks, and blast some tunes so thh members of your bachelor party can truly say that you had the ultimate Nashville experience.
23. Nightly Spirits Tour
Is the bride-to-be a lover of all things spooky and weird? Nightly Spirits is a tour group that takes you on a haunted pub crawl through Nashville’s most haunted places.
Your group will receive a fully informational guide to each stop, and you’ll have ample opportunities to sit, drink, and attempt to spot a ghost! They offer a variety of themed tours, all with options to book private events.