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best dating a bachelorette party ideas in austin texas - Plan an Epic Bachelor Party in Austin Texas (2019 Guide)
You’ve seen them. Young men roaming the city, with an eye for adventure and matching t-shirts. They touch down in Austin on Thursday or Friday, live their best lives for as long as they can, and then go back to whatever reality they came from. Bachelor parties are everywhere in Austin, and for good reason. Our city offers the best food, drink, and outdoor activities.
There’s the amazing weather, and accessibility within the city that makes it easy to navigate from place to place. If you’re planning a bachelor party in Austin, know you have options–most of all the option to keep it uncomplicated and fun.
So why is The Austinot, a hyperlocal blog that caters to Austin residents, sharing how to have a good bachelor party in its home city? As I quickly learned when I moved here, living in Austin doesn’t mean your friends won’t plan their parties here.
It does mean that when they have said bachelor parties here, you’ll be responsible for most of the planning. Thus, what follows is a breakdown of the four nightlife districts every Austin bachelor party planner needs to be familiar with.
Austin’s Fab Four Nightlife Districts Bar hopping is obviously a big part of most bachelor party weekends. The four areas where you’re likely to see these jovial assemblies of dudes are , , , and .
Each district offers a unique flavor of nightlife (or daylife, if an early bar crawl is of interest). The best part is that they’re all in the same walkable vicinity, so you don’t have to feel like you’re pigeonholing yourself into one area.
Bachelor Party on West Sixth Street The Patio at Dogwood on West Sixth extends west of Congress Avenue. The bar scene here is becoming more and more popular as the city grows. You’ll get the best of all worlds: dance parties, live music, games, and arcades. The vibe is a little more clubby than other areas, and so are some of the bars like Concrete Cowboy, Greenlight Social, and Pop.
In general, people are more dressed up than they would be on East Sixth. That said, this isn’t NYC’s Meatpacking District. It’s still Austin. Feel free to go anywhere in a bathing suit, tank top, and flip flops. is a casual bar worth highlighting.
With a large outdoor area and music in the evenings, bachelor party revelers can occupy themselves for hours with games of giant beer pong (trash barrels for cups, volleyballs for ping pong balls).
Rustic Tap maximizes its outdoor space with fire pits and giant beer pong If you’re looking for a low-key evening hang, or hoping to watch some games during the day, bring your group to Star Bar and Little Woodrow’s, which sit facing each other on opposite sides of Nueces Street. Don’t sleep on either of their food trailers, especially if you like tacos and fried chicken sandwiches. And speaking of food, if you’re looking to start the night out with dinner (and great drinks), or the day with brunch (and great drinks), then head over to .
Easy Tiger offers sausages, pretzels, and a long list of beers Let’s head east on Sixth Street for the main event, the Bourbon Street of Austin, . You’ll want to take out-of-towners here just to experience the bars, the energy, and the guy who stands in the middle of the street with a live snake around his neck. If you want food before the show, I recommend for sausage, pretzels, and an extensive beer list.
If you think your party can be quiet for an extended period of time, then an show is highly recommended. You’ll get song, dance, comedy, and magic. And yes, there’s a bar and intermission. Esther’s Follies is a little bit of everything Once your party is well-fed, start your Dirty Sixth crawl at Cheers Shot Bar. Head to the back of the first floor and order your group some Flaming Dr. Pepper shots. Then get out of the way and watch the show.
From there, lead your group over to Maggie Mae’s, Blind Pig Pub, Shakespeare’s, and whatever else catches your eye. These bars are big and rowdy, and have rooftops ideal for people-watching as you look down at the mob on the street below.
As the night winds on and the drinks continue, you may find yourself ready for Barbarella. Whether you’re craving an indoor light show dance party or an outdoor hip-hop one, Barbarella is a great “it’s the end of the night, let’s pretend we’re still in college” experience. ➡️ Keep reading: Bachelor Party on East Sixth Street Revelry is a solid option for drinks, dinner, or brunch the next day If you’ve read my articles, then you know is my favorite part of town.
Still up and coming, but also pretty much there at this point, the once-grungy neighborhood is developing at a rapid clip. It’s the most casual of the four districts featured here, with dive bars and a Brooklyn-type vibe. Let’s start with . The food trailers on East Sixth are amazing, whether it’s , , Halal Time, or Chi’lantro. You’re in good shape for food in the early morning, daytime, or late night.
My favorite restaurant in Austin is , so my visitors always insist we stop by for a kebab and K-fries. For group sit-down meals, you can try , Via 313 for pizza, (get the frozen margarita!), and . Overwhelming? Yes. The good thing is that it’s difficult to go wrong when it comes to feeding your bachelor party on East Sixth.
Kebabalicious holds a special place in my heart and stomach Let’s assume everyone is fed and ready to start/keep drinking. The options up and down East Sixth Street are plentiful, starting with breweries: ., Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom, and . Choose your favorite and enjoy some “frat colas” while your stomach settles.
After the brewery stop, I recommend taking your crew to Whisler’s for cocktails (try the old fashioned) . Don’t forget to go up the stairs to the tiny mezcal room, where you can sip agave-centric concoctions out of tiny clay pots.
After that, show your group what looks like and Texas music sounds like at The White Horse, or sit outside and drink a Lone Star on Liberty Bar’s backyard picnic tables. As with all of Austin’s nightlife destinations, walk up and down the street, and just see what’s calling your name. When “night” turns to “late night,” make your way to Hotel Vegas (probably a band playing) or Volstead (definitely a DJ getting everyone to move).
These two bars share a backyard filled with locals and visitors, sitting at picnic tables and solving the problems of the world. When you’re ready for that late night meal, I recommend barbecue or Halal Time across the street. Both can help you end the night right. ➡️ Keep reading: Bachelor Party on Rainey Street Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden on Rainey is a great place to start your evening bustling section of bars and restaurants is located a few blocks south of Sixth Street.
I always plan at least one dinner at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, where bachelor party friends can eat sausage and drink beer to their hearts’ content. Look around and you’ll realize you’re in good company.
I’m not the only one with this bachelor party dinner recommendation. Rainey Street was residential in the not too distant past. But these days during peak hours, it can feel like all of Austin is on the same street. My strategy here: choose a bar that feels right, and move on to the next one when you get antsy. I usually end up at , Lucille’s, and Lustre Pearl at some point.
As far as food trailers go, I can usually be found at Wild Taco, located near the entrance to Bungalow, ordering myself an al pastor quesadilla. Half Step on Rainey Street Almost every bar on Rainey has cocktails, an outside area, and games. Container Bar is the most notorious dancing bar on the street. And it’s made out of shipyard containers, so there’s that. On a small street like this, if you don’t want to be waiting late into the night, be sure to get your car a bit before the bars close at 2 a.m., when every other partier has the same idea.
Back to Reality I hope this outline makes the city a little smaller and easier to organize for those of you planning a bachelor party. When it comes to food, drink, and convenience, I don’t think Austin can be beat.
Get the most out of these four nightlife areas, and the bachelor and his friends will be forever thankful. If you ever find yourself at the airport on a Sunday, then look around. Bachelor party revelers on their way out are impossible to miss. Sunglasses on, heads bowed, weekend over.
When the party ends, reality hits hard and fast. So be a hospitable Austinite and give them a knowing nod of approval. Hopefully they did it right. Soon it may be you. wants to know: What is your go-to spot for bachelor parties in Austin? *** We always have unique content on the Austinot, and we love to give things away. You know, like CDs, event tickets and other cool stuff. We only send out our Best of the Austinot newsletter two times/month. It’s where we give you a recap of our best articles and give stuff away.
Hi all. I know this question has probably been asked many times before but I know with a city like , things are constantly changing (i.e. new restaurants, up and coming neighborhoods, etc) s I just wanted up-to-date input. I am planning my friends bachelorette and she chose to have it in Austin...I've never been to Austin and know nothing about it! Here are my questions followed by a rough schedule I put together based on researching other things online.
THANK YOU for all and any input! And by the way, the dates is in March (weekend before SXSW starts so we don't have to deal with that) - We will be renting a house through VRBO/AirBNB...what neighborhood/area should I look in? - What are some great restaurants/bars (and bar areas) we should go? We are all in our mid-late 20's so do not want to go to the super young/college areas.
- Any other activities around Austin that would be a good idea to plan? ROUGH Schedule (we are there from Friday-Monday): Friday: Arrive and hang out at house; go to a fun/casual dinner (maybe something Tex-Mex) then either just go to bars (any bar with a mechanical bull?!?) or maybe one of the Comedy/Improv shows.
I read about Esthers Follies, ColdTowne, and Master Pancake Show...is one better than the others? Saturday: Brunch (suggestions?); PubCrawler bike around some bars (I know Austin people probably loathe people doing this, but seems like a fun idea for a bachelorette); a nicer dinner that night where we can sort of dress up (ideas?
nothing too fancy) Sunday: Limo and wine tour of . What are your favorite wineries? Monday: Shopping and food trucks before everyone has to leave for airport? Food trucks are open on Monday right? Some restaurant/bar ideas I've read about are: Moonshine, Belmont, , Z'tejas, , 219 West, The Ranch, Pete's Piano Bar, Rebels Honky Tonk, Cheers Shot Bar.
Maybe some of those aren't even open anymore. Anyways, thank you soo much for any help! I know that was a crazy amount of questions so I appreciate any responses! #1 of 7 · There should be a good deal of recent info on bachelor/bachelorette party ideas if you do a search in the forum. First, how many ladies are in your party? That will affect recommendations made (lodging/restaurants). As far as selecting a property on VRBO AirBnB, if you will not have a car and a designated driver, which I am assuming you will not, you will need to look in downtown as cabbing it around will get expensive.
Here are a few properties that all have a decent amount of reviews and are walkable. If you stay anywhere in the general area you will be able to get around easily. For bars, I would say go West 6th, but there are also some good wine/tapas type places in the 2nd street area as well.
There are also some neat bars around the 6th street area that are not all college crowd and make good cocktails. CU29 is off of Brazos and 7th street and is a craft cocktail type bar. Down the street on Brazos between 7th and 6th street is and Lounge, and they have some interesting cocktails as well. You should venture to while in town and browse the shops and restaurants there as well.
Perla's has a good patio if the weather is nice and the best lobster roll in town and great oysters. If you are looking for Tex Mex and the weather is nice, there are several options. Many people on this forum like Iron Cactus off of 6th. They do have a nice second story dining area with a view and there food is alright, nothing mind blowing.
There is also Licha's Cantina, on the East side of 6th in a converted house which has some more authentic regional dishes and great fresh margaritas on the rocks (they do not serve frozen). They have both a front and back outdooor seating area. Another option is which you have listed, which is a little pricier, but they have some great dishes on their menu. In addition, the bar Malverde on the second floor is upscale and has some great drinks.
As far as the comedy show, for first timers, I would go with Ester's Follies. It has a little bit of everything and the comedy is related to current events and changes every few months, and there is some magic mixed in as well. One note about the Pub Crawler experience, you WILL be pedaling the whole way as you drink and the equipment ways a lot, so at times the pedaling can be harder than others depending on the route.
You should wear comfortable attire for that part if you decide to do it. It is a fun thing to do with friends, but also, keep in mind that if you run too far behind schedule you can incur additional fees for the extra time.
I'll let others chime in on since there is plenty to write about on that alone. One last thing I would mention is to skip The Ranch unless you have girls in your crowd looking to get hit on by drunk, post college age guys still living the frat life. Cheers Shot bar is in the middle of 6th street and is mostly full of college age groups getting drunk as well.
Good luck with your trip planning, and let us know if you have additional questions! #4 of 7 · I don't recommend the Waller Street location. Have you also looked at vbro.com? I just did a quick look and found some inside the downtown area.
I know it is very hard for you to decide when you don't know where these neighborhoods are. I suggest you look at the actual street they say it is on on Google Maps street view. That will give you an idea of the neighborhoods/houses around you. Here are a few I found: These six are in the Railyard Condos which is on 4th between Brazos & Trinity.
These condos are in the heart of all the action and there are many Railroad Condos on airbnb, vbro and home way. #5 of 7 · Friday night you could do after . Esther's frequently sells out so get your tickets as soon as you can.
Maybe catch a late drink at Hotel. Neat bar in the beautifully restored hotel and good drinks on 6th just down the block from Pete's. Lots of bachelorette parties do the bus tour around downtown. You could do that Saturday morning, leaves at 10:30 from the Visitor's Center on 4th Street.( VC has some good souvenir options.) Stay on the bus for the 2 hour round, great way to get your bearings and where things are --- then you're ready for brunch at 12:30.
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