How to Plan the Perfect Bachelorette Party in Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas Bachelorette Party ideas are here! Check out this post for information on where to stay, activities to do, where to get bach shit crazy, and where to eat to plan your girls weekend in Austin that will be a weekend to remember.
Everything is bigger (and better) in Texas! What’s to love about Austin, TX? The better question is, what’s not to love. After spending a weekend in Austin, Texas it’s no surprise that it’s becoming one of the top destinations to have a Bachelorette weekend. I even had other girls on my flight that were headed to Austin, Texas for a bachelorette weekend to have one last time to get weird with their girls, after all its motto is “Keep Austin Weird.”
Let me tell you all my tips on the best hotels for your squad, where to drink, where to eat, what to pack, and tons of other insider tips for having an EPIC last hurrah with the girls!
We did travel during the COVID-19 pandemic so needless to say the weekend didn’t go as planned, I’ll even include our plans that didn’t happen so if you are planning a bachelorette in Austin, Texas perfect Scottsdale bachelorette party guide for my readers.
Throw the best bachelorette party in Austin, Texas
Where to Stay in Austin, Texas
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Obviously, first things first you need a place to stay. I think where you want to stay will depend on the number of people attending the bachelorette – hotels 100% give off the more classy and swanky option, but AirBNBs can be just as fun too! I think a lot of how it ends up looking depends on the decor. Every bachelorette I’ve ever been on, we’ve opted for an AirBNB or a vacation rental so we can decorate how we want as well as have a spot to hangout and all get ready together.
No matter what you decide, I recommend getting a few places of things you want to do and then going from there on where you stay. Even the coolest AirBNB won’t be that cool if it’s way far away from everything you do, and then you have to pay an arm and a leg for an uber to get there.
What to do in Austin, Texas
Explore the Mural Scene
Austin, Texas has SO many creative murals everywhere!! Some of the most famous/most popular murals are “I love you so much” and “Greetings from Austin.” The “I love you so much” mural can be found on the side of Jo’s Coffee Shop. The “Greetings from Austin” mural can be found here.
Some of the other ones to keep your eyes out for are:
- “Smile, even if you don’t want to” which is located at 1511 S Congress Ave
- “Before, I die” where you can grab a chalk and write down something you want to do before you die which is located at 206 E Elizabeth St
- “Love from Austin” which is located at Magnolia Cafe, 1920 S Congress Ave
- “Willie Nelson for President” which is located at 1415 S Congress Ave
- “You make my heart sing” which is located at Threadgill’s, 301 W Riverside Dr
- “You’re my butter half” which is located at 2000 E MLK Jr Blvd
Those should give you a good start!!
Who doesn’t like to get down and dirty with their girls?! It’s a full-body workout, it boosts confidence, builds strength, and it is a great stress-reliever. Pole dancing is an over-the-top element to add to any bachelorette party. Plus you might learn something that you can take home, wink.
Ax throwing at Urban Axes
Your bridezilla won’t be throwing a tantrum when she can (safely) throw a hatchet! Axe throwing is something so non-cliche and so fun to get moving with the girls!
Go to a pool party
This is so classic and SO so much fun! There’s so many options – Austin Motel, W Austin (where we went + loved), or even Barton Springs Pool, which is a fun yet affordable, 1,000-foot-long historic swimming hole, a constant temperature of 68 degrees. We went to the W Austin and rented a cabana – spent the day lounging in the pool, having cocktails, lunch (lobster grilled cheese with tots = poolside perfection!!!) and it was really such a fun day!
Visit The Deep Eddy Distillery
You can take a tour to get educated on the process behind how specifically Deep Eddy Vodka is made. One cocktail of our choice was included in the price of the tour, and the distillery also offers flights of vodka if you’re interested in sampling for only $10.
Book a tour on the PubCrawler and pedal your way around the pubs of West 6th or the Capitol/Warehouse district. Each bus holds 15 passengers, and you can BYOB on the bike for two hours of bar-crawling fun!
Where to party and drink in Austin, Texas
There are two main streets where all the bars are located in Austin – 6th street and Rainey Street. Both are equally as fun and will be equally as boozy. There’s a bar for everyone and every type of group
Bars on 6th Street (is a lot like Bourbon Street in New Orleans)
- Maggie Mae’s: one of the larger bars on 6th street with a huge rooftop and great music. This is also the place to really get ‘bach shit crazy!
- Roosevelt Room: a swanky speakeasy with unique cocktails, like the Lonesome Dove (a dangerously strong margarita) which is sure to get the party started.
- Easy Tiger: the best German beer garden in the city, with a creek that runs through the back. Leave full of beer and pretzels and don’t forget to play ping pong while you’re there.
- La Holly: this was a total dive bar (so I’ve heard) and now it offers a modern take on a cantina featuring a lot of mezcal-based drinks. It’s a cozy atmosphere with a good size patio in the back.
- Handlebar: This bar off 6th street has a KILLER rooftop with good views of the city and cheap drinks. I’m talking $3.50 cocktails, we felt like queens.
- Jackalope: This spot is divey with good late night food, but it stands out for the giant jackalope statue which makes for funny group photos.
- Midnight Cowboy: If your group is looking for a classy lounge on 6th, this is the spot. It definitely gives off a speakeasy vibe & we all loved the old-school cocktail menu.
Bars on Rainey Street (is quirky and cute)
- Container Bar: one of my faves because it’s a bar made out of shipping containers!! The dance floor is open air & makes for a super fun late night dance spot. You’ll most likely see other bachelor/bachelorette parties there.
- Icenhauer’s: I heard about them for their epic Sunday Funday’s – with great live music & DJ’s! Their craft cocktails are known to please and they have a cute patio to sit outside in or a very hip inside.
- Lustre Pearl: If it’s a warm day, the Lustre Lemonade is a must -you won’t be disappointed! They also have a rooftop with views of downtown. There are multiple levels and multiple bars which is great for lines + you can never get bored.
- Lucille Patio Lounge: with two separate bars and one of the larger outdoor spaces this spot is great for larger groups (but also impatient people). The backyard has a very rustic feel and is very inviting to hang in for awhile.
- Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden: a classic beer garden with cold beers, sausages, and plenty of outdoor seating. They will also occasionally have live music.
- Via 313 Pizza: this is Detroit style pizza (I didn’t even know that was a thing)
- Bungalow: it’s right next to container bar with a huge outdoor space outside and a giant dance floor inside.
- Craft Pride: one of the country’s best beer bars with over 54 beers on tap and a pizza food truck that lives in the back.
- Unbarlievable: this is a circus-themed bar which looks tamer on the outside than it is on the inside. It’s full of wacky decor and outdoor lounge seating in the back.
Frose at the Hotel San Jose
This will be one of the best decisions you make during your entire trip. Frose is perfect for a bachelorette party and the Hotel San Jose is an adorable boutique style hotel. Their patio is well shaded so it’s a perfect spot to cool off during those hot Austin days.
Where to eat in Austin, Texas
Brunch in Austin, Texas:
Banger’s: no reservations so you’ll need to get there early, but it’s so worth it. It’s huge and has a big patio so is perfect for groups, and the food is 10/10.
South Congress Cafe: come for the bloody mary’s and stay for their food and atmosphere. Here you can have a delicious brunch and then shop afterward. They also have a hidden back patio.
Josephine House: a chic and stylish little cottage with so many brunch options – their patio, inside dining, or front lawn. It’s a total southern charm brunch spot.
Sawyer & Co: it’s a traditional Southern Diner, that’s very retro. They’re known for their shrimp & grits, and they have the cutest patio that will transport you outside of Austin.
Irene’s: the Instagrammable brunch spot of your dreams! They have one of the best brunches with the cutest little patio.
Lunch/Dinner in Austin, Texas:
Grizzelda’s: an upscale/coastal Tex-Mex spot that has a patio perfect for large parties. Their margaritas are delicious and their food is even better. It’s a very reasonable spot so even after a meal and a few rounds of drinks, it won’t break the bill.
Hopdoddy burger bar: home made burgers with a speciality burger of the month, though their burgers (+ brews) are good, the fries will be worth the wait alone.
Franklin BBQ: can you go to Texas without getting BBQ? This place is argued to be one of the best BBQ spots in the U.S. and even Obama has made the specific trip to get his sauce on. Famous for their brisket, lines start here as early as 7AM!
Tacos at Torchy’s: If you’ve done any research about the Austin food scene, you’ve probably seen Torchy’s. It’s a super casual spot with you guessed it – pretty dang good tacos.
Kitty Cohens: the perfect spot for day drinking. It’s a backyard setting retro bar serving punch bowls. Basically a pool party year-round, without ever having to get wet!
Mattie’s: a century-old home full of Texas hospitality complete with fried chicken, oak trees, and rustic feels.
Fonda San Miguel: house-made tortillas to mole enchiladas, everything from Abuela’s kitchen with a hacienda-style restaurant complete with margaritas and palmomas.
The Launderette: a laundromat turned swanky cafe, earned early praise from Food & Wine, Southern Living, and Thrillist for their creative cuisine. They have tons of shareables and a huge selection of drinks that would be perfect to kick off a day or evening of drinking. Beet hummus, burrata, and Old Bay aioli fried shrimp…just to name a few.
I hope sharing this Austin bachelorette party itinerary is helpful! If you’ve been to Austin or have any other helpful bachelorette planning tips, feel free to leave them in the comments for everyone!
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~ XOXO, the Texas lovin’, Amanda // Blonde out of Water