So maybe we’re biased, but we truly think Atlanta really has got everything to offer for your destination bachelorette party. Here’s 29 ideas for having the ultimate Bachelorette party weekend in Atlanta, from which hotels and Airbnbs to stay, which restaurants to dine at, and which bars to have the most fun time with your girls.
Where To Stay
For a central location and stylish, boutique hotel experience, consider both the Wylie Hotel and Hotel Clermont on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown. Both restaurants offer rooftop bars with great views and fabulous cocktails. Dine at Tiny Lou’s at Hotel Clermont then head up to the rooftop–or down to the basement for the famed strip club Clermont Lounge if you want to experience something truly memorable.
Hamilton Howell House is a particularly special and historic place to stay in historic Old Fourth Ward/Sweet Auburn. It was built by Atlanta’s leading African American architect and builder, Alexander Hamilton, Jr. and perfect for a group of 5 or so.
The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel is a new addition to Buckhead from IHG boasting one of the best rooftop bars and views in the city. You’ll love the fun cocktails here as well and skyline view at their rooftop bar, St. Julep. Order their delightful Idlewild cocktail that tastes just like pineapple juice and comes in a pineapple glass.
Or if you’d rather use your hotel points and stay at a classic hotel group, the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown, the Waldorf Astoria in Buckhead, and the Westin at Peachtree Plaza. The Westin has a fabulous pool in particular, and Bar Margot at the Four Seasons is a destination in and of itself.
Where To Eat
With a large group dinner, you’ll want to either 1) visit one of our fabulous food halls or 2) consult Resy and Open Table or call ahead for a reservation, and the following restaurants can all accommodate.
For food halls, there really is no shortage of them. Ponce City Market has tons of delicious stalls and a spectacular rooftop that will be perfect to play games on or have a drink of afterwards. Krog Street Market is right off the Beltline and has some of the best food of ATL’s food halls, by far. And Politan Row is brand new to Midtown but offers a more swanky experience, with a fun hidden lounge called JoJo’s Beloved that’s a perfect place to stop by afterward.
The Select‘s high ceilings and sweeping, gorgeous and light-filled dining room and bar are an experience. It gets busy but it’s spacious, and you won’t feel too packed in with your friends.
Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft has long offered some of the best Thai food in the city. Expect not only your usual Pad Thai, but delightful hard-to-find street food favorites anda killer whole fried red snapper. It’s long been an excellent spot for groups, and is currently undergoing a renovation and set to reopen shortly.
OSHA Thai & Sushi Galleria is great for a girl’s night out and bigger group dinner–just give them a call first. Started by a group of artists, they’re a restaurant that pays equal attention to the presentation of food and its taste. There are murals and wow-worthy decor all around at this South Buckhead spot.
Nakato‘s private hibachi rooms are perfect for a big group dinner where you’ll get dinner and a show. A family-owned Japanese restaurant, Nakato has been operating in Atlanta for nearly 50 years, yet their menu is as modern and relevant as ever.
If you can swing a reservation–they get booked up fast–Umi is always special. Umi is both a celebrity hot spot and one of the best spots for sushi in all around Atlanta. It’s dimly lit with an upscale, loungey and swanky atmosphere. If you plan ahead, you might even be able to visit neighborhoring Himitsu afterwards for a nightcap, a reservation-only speakeasy.
What To Do
Atlanta is a festival town, and it’s a fantastic idea to plan a Bachelorette party around one of our amazing music festivals. Music Midtown in the fall is our city’s biggest music festival and always features an eclectic mash-up of today’s’ biggest artists, while Shaky Knees is perfect for indie, folk, and rock lovers. Imagine Music Festival is essential for electronic music fans–or if you’re just into the party and rave fashion!
For an activity that’s a little more low-key in what’s sure to be a packed weekend, Painting With a Twist is perfect for groups. Book a “girl’s night out” event and bring a fabulous bottle of wine while you get the step-by-step instructions to painting a beautiful piece of artwork for each of you to take home and cherish forever.
A group stroll at the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Gardens is also an idyllic way to spend the afternoon. There are always new exhibitions and events on display at the gardens, making every visit feel new and special.
Peruse the artwork at the High Museum. The architecture of this modern museum is as stunning as the exhibits themselves, and the once a month Friday Jazz event, with cocktails and DJs, in the evenings is a particularly fun way to experience the High.
A boozy brunch is pretty much a must when you do your Bachelorette in Atlanta. Lips Atlanta is the best in town for drag dining and they work to make all brides feel special. Apt. 4b serves lychee mimosas and the Real Milk & Honey plays all the great rap/R&B hits with honey biscuits are to die for.
Where To Party
If there’s one thing you do in Atlanta for a bachelorette weekend, it’s got to be catching a drag show at Lips. They specialise in “drag dining” where you’ll get to enjoy a meal and drinks as the performers do their thing. There will also almost certainly be times where the bride will be incorporated into the show, and you won’t ever forget it. That’s all we’ll say!
Go on a Beltline crawl with your girls for a litty afternoon. Bounce around all the breweries on the Westside portion of the trail or hit up the Eastside, and stop in for drinks at New Realm Brewery and Ladybird.
A night out in Edgewood to turn all the way is almost always going to be a great time. Sister Louisa’s Church is not for the easily offended, but always perfect for a great time. And if mom calls and asks where you are, you can tell her “Church!” Nearby Joystick Gamebar features tons of retro arcade games, and Georgia Beer Garden has one of the best patios.
Havana is another perennial party favorite. With three different rooms with different genres music, there’s something for everyone at this club.
Playing games, putt putt, or bowling at interactive bars/restaurants like the Painted Duck or Puttshack are other ways to engage the whole group and also mean you have less risk of losing someone as you hop from bar to bar. Both spots are in West Midtown, and Little Trouble with its cool Asian underground nightclub feel and retro lights would be perfect for a cocktail before or afterwards.
Rooftop LOA is a great Bachelorette spot in the summertime. It’s a rooftop pool, bar, and restaurant with some of the city’s most spectacular views. Splurge on a cabana for the bride and come dressed in your summer best for a party poolside. It’s smack dab in the middle of plenty of bars and restaurants, from Flight Club to Holiday Bar to Barcelona Wine Bar.
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Editor’s Note: This article was first published September 10, 2021 and last updated May 30, 2023.