A bachelorette party in NYC is a great way for good friends to celebrate upcoming nuptials. Planning a bachelorette party in NYC, however, is not quite as fun. The options are overwhelming and it’s tricky to put together an agenda with bachelorette party locations that everyone in the group will enjoy. To save you time and research, we’ve put together a weekend-long itinerary that hits all the marks for a fun and low-stress celebration. Take our tips from Friday night through Sunday afternoon, or mix and match to make this guide work for you.
Friday afternoon: check in at a trendy hotel.
310 West Broadway at Grand Street
New York, New York 10013
Located in the heart of one of New York’s most popular shopping and nightlife destinations, the Soho Grand is the perfect base camp for your night on the town. Melding old-fashioned charm with hip, new renovations, the hotel is pure eye candy. Best of all, it has a bar and lounge in which you can enjoy a few cocktails while waiting for “that” friend who takes forever to get ready. There’s also a club room for dancing should the mood strike. Finish the night right with a sweet or savory snack from the hotel’s 24-hour room service.
377 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
Each of the 88 guest rooms in this hotel is unique and luxurious, sure to satisfy even the most discerning bride-to-be. You and your party can relax in the private drawing room or head to the famed in-house Italian restaurant, Locanda Verde, if you’re seeking a more upscale dining experience. Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy some time in the hotel’s famous underground Shibui Spa, where the group can mellow out beneath a 250-year-old Japanese restored wooden farmhouse while enjoying a bamboo and ginger grass scrub.
Friday evening: grab some sinfully-good Jamaican food.
132 West Houston Street
New York NY 10012
For a relaxed but trendy dining experience, take the bride to this lively and colorful diner and juice spot, where you’ll feel like A-Listers as you enjoy the city’s best jerk chicken. The bright decor and warm, friendly service will transport you to the Caribbean. Explore Miss Lily’s juice bar and record store to fortify yourself for a long night out with good music and a dose of vitamins!
Friday night: Karaoke and cocktails!
28 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001
Your friend’s nuptials are the best possible excuse to sing along with your favorite bands. Show off your Mariah Carey vocal stylings to your exclusive audience in one of Gagopa Karaoke’s private rooms, each of which is decked out like a different 1980s party house.
121 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011
This spot may be in the West Village, but the breezy vibe is more evocative of a sunny old-fashioned resort (where you just happen to be able to grab a New York Times-approved burger). Head downstairs to the bar, Slowly Shirley, to be transported to a 1940’s Hollywood canteen.
Saturday afternoon: spa time!
29 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012
Groups of up to ten can be accommodated in this luxurious spa for a morning or afternoon of pampering, relaxing, and even reiki treatments. The downtown spa has a Water Lounge features a three story waterfall, jacuzzi, river rock sauna, cold plunge, and a eucalyptus-infused steam room with seven color lights representing each of the seven chakras. You can also treat yourselves to massages, salt scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, and energy work.
Saturday evening: Beautify the bridal party!
20 Thompson Street at Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Celebrate your friends’ inner and outer beauty with a pampering blowout at Haute Air, the Soho salon where makeup, eyelash extensions, highlights, champagne – and of course blowouts – are on the menu. Your group can nosh on hors d’oeuvres while treating yourselves to an hour or two of primping.
Saturday night: patio dinner in Brooklyn.
162 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
With an outpost in San Francisco, the crew behind Bricolage knows how to serve up a delicious, modern take on your classic Vietnamese meal. Grab a table outside on the patio, which is a Brooklynite wonderland of salvaged wood and cool plants. While you’re at it, be sure to sample from their plentiful drink menu.
Follow dinner with dessert and drinks at Brooklyn’s favorite bakery & bar.
818 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Equally gifted in the art of the cupcake and the Old Fashioned, Butter and Scotch is a bakery AND bar. Celebrate one of the bride-to-be’s last big nights out as a single lady with the Grubstreet-approved best cake in NYC, and wash it down with their rainbow of famous pink cocktails!
Finish the night with a festive celebration.
2 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
House of Yes is the all-in-one NYC bachelorette party experience. It describes itself as a performance-fueled nightclub – and it’s the perfect place to go dancing with your girls. Depending on the night, House of Yes hosts everything from burlesque shows to the latest up-and-coming DJ. Be sure to book a champagne table in advance.
Sunday morning: a much-needed recovery brunch.
227 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
The perfect ending to a fun-filled weekend is a meal served by New York City’s most fabulous drag queens at Lips. The queens will act as your waitstaff and performers, and although they have fun shows every night, their Sunday morning Broadway Brunch is an institution in city brunch culture. Make it your recovery brunch after a long night of partying or keep the fun going and let the bottomless mimosas flow!
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