How to Throw the Perfect Austin Bachelorette Party
Where to stay, eat, drink, and play.
Austin, Texas is known as one of the premiere party towns of the south. It is famous for its hospitality, amazing nightlife, and stylish hotels — making it an ideal destination for a bachelorette party.
There are more than a few reasons why you should consider Austin for your bachelorette bash, including its lively and eclectic vibe.
From the best restaurants, activities, and hotels, consider this the ultimate Austin bachelorette party itinerary for you and your ladies. Check out our recommendations for Austin bachelorette party ideas that will make your stay in Texas one you and your girl gang never forget.
Best Places to Stay in Austin for a Bachelorette Party
The South Congress Hotel
In the heart of Austin’s South Congress shopping, dining, and entertainment district, you’ll find the South Congress Hotel. This Austin hotspot has an array of bars and restaurants, making this cozy hotel perfect for your bach bash. It features a number of luxurious amenities, including a rooftop pool that overlooks the city of Austin.
Hotel Ella is an adorable boutique hotel housed in the historic Goodall Wooten House, one of Austin’s most iconic landmarks. The beautifully designed outdoor and indoor spaces are the perfect backdrop for an Austin bachelorette party crew (and the ensuing selfies). With 47 guest rooms, a cabana-lined pool, and a wrap-around veranda overlooking the front lawn, this is the quiet home turf every low-key bride-to-be is looking for.
W Austin Hotel
The W Austin is an upscale pick for your bachelorette bash. The hotel sits in the city’s bustling 2nd street district, making it a perfectly positioned hotel for a bachelorette party trip. From pampering with your group at the AWAY Spa (complete with BFF special packages) to drinks in the Secret Bar hidden behind the Records Room, this spot helps keep your entire group of girlfriends entertained. After a raucous party, celebrate the bride with brunch at the onsite restaurant, Trace, which hosts a live DJ brunch and $1 mimosas on the weekends.
Best Restaurants in Austin for a Bachelorette Party
Foreign and Domestic
This spot is one of Austin’s coolest restaurants for Sunday brunch (and bubbles, of course). Chefs Nathan Lemley and Sarah Heard are two of the most celebrated culinary talents in the city. The atmosphere is fun and hip — and you can't beat their pancakes.
LeRoy and Lewis
Cross barbecue off the Texas bachelorette party bucket list. For an on-the-go lunch or dinner, check out the famous LeRoy and Lewis — a new school barbecue truck offering a rotating selection of alternative cuts and creative sides.
If you’re looking to splurge with your girls, book tickets for the 12-seat Otoko, which serves a multi-course omakase menu that blends Tokyo-style sushi and Kyoto-style kaiseki. Before dinner, elbow up to the restaurant's exclusive bar, Watertrade, for craft cocktails.
Best Bars in Austin for a Bachelorette Party
Lala’s is the ultimate neighborhood bar, located in North Austin at Burnet Road and Justin Lane. This place is no joke. If you want your Austin bachelorette bar experience to be as classic as they come, Lala’s in the spot. A local institution for 43 years, your girl gang can expect vintage décor and some of the best cocktails in the Lonestar State. Don’t sleep on the Gin Bramble.
Mean Eyed Cat
When you’re bar-crawling with the ladies, you want to choose spots that are on the run — and The Mean Eyes Cat is a definite must-stop. Featuring an excellent draft selection of local and craft beers, in addition to a full bar and seriously creative cocktail list, your bachelorette partygoers with enjoy the casual atmosphere and open patio with picnic tables. An added bonus? Stubb’s world-famous Texas barbecue is available, for revelers in need of some sustenance between drinks.
For a quarter century, locals and visitors have been flocking to the Star Bar on West 6th. It's the end-all-be-all, with two great patios, perfect for hangouts and dancing. Want to make things interesting? Star Bar offers a massive Bloody Mary concoction with toppings such as donuts, chicken fingers, and even a burger.
Things to Do in Austin for a Bachelorette Party
For an outdoor adventure with the girls, check out Barton Springs for a fabulous day trip. Located a short car, or even bike ride, from downtown Austin, this freshwater spring is an ideal place to find reprieve from the Texas heat. It’s also perfect for budget-conscious bachelorette bashes. Just pack a picnic lunch for the girls and sun on the grass between dips.
Lake Austin Spa
After a night on 6th street, you and the ladies will likely be in need of some R&R. Pampering is a bachelorette party must, and Austin knows how to do it right. The Lake Austin Spa has a variety of luxurious packages, perfect for you and your bach crew to unwind and get ready for another night on the town.
For a perfect blend of beers and adventure, check out NLand. This inland surf spot (and brewery) is located in southeast Austin. The 14-acre surf lagoon is the largest in the world, perfect for both beginners as well as groups of bachelorette surfer girls. A 1,000-foot spectator pier spans the lagoon and provides access to a sand beach. NLand Brewing Company and Blue Prairie Restaurant overlook the lagoon, offering on-site craft beer and a farm-focused menu. NLand also offers surf sessions (surfboard included), group events, and activities such as yoga and live music.
Austin Bachelorette Party Ideas
Austin Bachelorette Hashtags
Once you've booked your place to stay in Austin, and picked your spots to eat, it's time to busy yourself with the details. For a truly spectacular bachelorette party in Austin, you'll need the perfect hashtags. Some of our favorite examples include #TexasTurnUp, #AustinGoneWild, and #LadiesofLonestar. Party planners should also consider creating a hashtag with the bride’s name. Personalization is key.
Austin Bachelorette Party Shirts
Keep your Austin bachelorette party together with a custom T-shirt the whole group can wear for photos. It's also a perfect souvenir the girls (and the bride) can take home to remember the amazing weekend. Check out clever T-shirt slogans available on Etsy, like "whiskey bent and veil bound" and cute Texas-themed v-necks.
Austin Bachelorette Invitations
While you’re planning your Austin bachelorette party activities and getaway, you'll also need to choose the perfect invitations. If you’re going to get the girls excited, the invite is the best place to start. Etsy has a number of adorable — and delightfully affordable — creations.