Bachelorette Party Guide | Austin, Texas

September 9, 2021
Bachelorette Party Guide | Austin, Texas

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Planning an Austin, Texas bachelorette party with your best gals? Look no further! This is meant to be your one-stop shop with everything you need to prep for your Austin Bachelorette Party Itinerary. We’re sharing all the details on where to stay, what to wear, the trendiest restaurants to eat at, which bars are absolutely worth visiting, and endless activity options in this lively city. We promise you will not get bored during your ATX girls weekend with these recommendations! Enjoy!

Accommodations

Something to take into consideration is that Austin is spread out. It can get suburban real quick. You want to be somewhat central so it’s either a quick Uber ride or walk  to where everything is! If you are looking for a low key chill stay or have a larger group, renting an Airbnb or VRBO is likely the way to go.

The LINE Hotel

At the crossroads where Town Lake meets downtown, the LINE Austin offers an infinity pool and rooftop cocktail bar overlooking Lady Bird Lake and Congress Avenue Bridge. Settle into a semi-submerged sun-lounger, sip cocktails under the tartan umbrellas, or cozy up by the outdoor fireplace.

Stonewall Motor Lodge

If you’re looking for a winery type weekend check out this retro 1960’s roadside motel in the heart of the famous wine trail. Surrounded by over 75 wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants, this little slice of history has been dusted off and restored into a unique boutique hotel with vintage vibes.

Lucky Arrow Retreat

A Hill Country hideaway hotel, the Lucky Arrow Retreat offers luxury cabins and yurts designed with the perfect combination of rustic charm and modern aesthetics. Watch out Napa, Dripping Springs Wineries is coming for you.

Activities

Lake Day

ATX is warm year-round, and especially hot during the summer months… we’re talking 100°F temps. What better way to cool-down than spending an afternoon on the water with your BFFs! This is also a great opportunity for matching swimsuits, trendy bucket hats, or a blingy bridal hat.

Austin Rental Boats

A party boat is synonymous with bachelorette parties, right?! So, grab your girls and come aboard for a super fun and lively lake day on Lake Austin and Lake Travis. Rated #1 boat service in ATX, Austin Rental Boats offers a range of pontoon party boats to accommodate your crew, from a 22 passenger double-decker with a slide to smaller sized rental options, they have it all! Did we mention, each boat tour is fully equipped with a floating pong table, bluetooth speakers, an XL cooler packed with ice, lily pad float, life jackets, and your own captain.

Wineries

The Texas Hill Country is home to more than 50 wineries and is basically a second, cheaper Napa Valley. The wine trail is a swirling path of sipping and touring where winemakers are proudly pouring everything from pinots to chardonnays. So, how do you choose where to stop? We’ve handpicked a selection of some of our favorites to get you started!

Driftwood Estate Winery

This beautiful boutique winery has insanely stunning hill country views that you won’t find anywhere else. The cliff overlooks the vineyards and the countryside, so you can sit and sip while enjoying the outdoors. If you work up an appetite, there’s a food shack situated on the property.

Duchman Family Estate

Duchman Family Estate is an Italian-style winery located in Dripping Springs. With incredibly good wine and a stunning outdoor venue to enjoy your glass of vino, this is the perfect spot to visit!

William Chris Vineyards

William Chris Vineyards is quite the beauty as you can see. Their outdoor patio is open to the public and features live music on weekends, and they recently remodeled their tasting room, however please note it is only available to wine club members.

Becker Vineyards

Spend the afternoon enjoying delicious wine paired with a gorgeous view. There are hundreds of acres of lush vineyards, as well as amazing lavender and poppy fields that make for an epic Instagram post! Becker Vineyards doubles as a great spot to bring in charcuterie and picnic while you wine down.

Wall Murals

Looking for the most famous murals in Austin, Texas? You can’t deny going out and standing like a tourist in front of colorful wall murals to fill your Instagram feed isn’t exciting! Luckily, ATX is abounding in Instagrammable wall art, and new ones are constantly popping up. Here’s a whole slew of ’em!

I Love You So Much Mural: This famous, totally Instagrammable wall might be Austin’s most well-known mural. The simple yet timeless message attracts such a following that there’s sometimes a line to take a picture in front of it. To beat the crowds, make this your first destination of the day, and grab a latte from Jo’s Coffee while you’re here! Address: 1300 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Photo Sourced from Love Jess Marie

Kendra Scott Mural: Snap a selfie at the Kendra Scott Flagship Store, you’ll notice this signature mural changes seasonally. Address: 1701 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Photo Sourced from Kendra Scott

Greetings From Austin Mural: A popular spot for bachelorette babes, this colorful, wall-sized painting depicts a retro postcard welcoming you to the city! Address: 1720 S. First St, Austin, TX 78704

Photo Sourced from Ready Set Jet Set

You’re My Butter Half Mural: Proclaim your love and friendship by taking a pic with your BFF’s at this iconic wall. Address: 2000 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Brunch

If New York is the city that never sleeps, Austin just might be the city that never goes hungry. Enter brunch, the saving grace and favorite pastime activity for hundreds of Austinites every weekend. With plenty of top-notch brunch spots to choose from here are the tried-and-true places every newcomer needs to try!

Café No Sé

Located in the South Congress Hotel, this all day café has plenty of room for a large bachelorette party, but make sure you have a reservation! We recommend getting the “Rosé Pour Over” drink, which is actually a popsicle with fruit and rosé poured over it. How, cute?!

EBERLY

Not only is EBERLY distinctively authentic and stylish, they offer fresh squeezed juice cocktails and non-alcoholic juice blends at brunch! Get your juice fix in, but make it boozy.

Hank’s

A super cute option for brunch featuring modern-minimalist interior design, oversized windows, a lot of plants and a shaded outdoor patio. What boho dreams are made of! Cheers to the bride with a refreshing frosé, spicy marg or take it slow with a strawberry oat milk matcha. Your Instagram followers will be jealous!

Dinner

Like we’ve said, Austin is clearly a foodie’s paradise with some of the best barbecue joints, flavorful taquerias, and a variety of upscale American dining. Scroll on for our list of restaurant favorites!

Grizzelda’s

Nothing says summer like a marg on a hot day! Grizzelda’s is such a cute and girly spot in East Austin, but on the small side, so call ahead and make a reservation before showing up.

Taquero Mucho

Dripping in pink feminine energy, this darling little taqueria is becoming one of Austin’s newest staples for women. Stop in for pink tacos, pink margaritas and their Insta-famous Anti-B**ch Juice.

Loro

Loro is a Tex-Mex Asian fusion smokehouse that’s both cool and casual. Hang outside on their shaded porch and order a boozy slushee or batch cocktail. Just look at the drink menu, you won’t be disappointed!

Food Trucks

When in Austin, you must visit the food trucks! Ever heard of food truck parks? Us, either. ATX is pretty serious about its love affair with food trucks. So, without further ado, here’s a guide to all the food truck clusters in the area: East Sixth Street, East 11th, Rainey Street, North Campus, and Barton Springs. Just to name a few!

Nightlife

Where to go out in Austin?! A great nighttime activity with any bachelorette party is just bar hopping. Rainey Street is one of the hottest places for a night out. It’s a historic district, full of the cutest little bars and bungalows.

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar

If you’re looking to sing some tunes together rather than going to any ‘ole bar, Pete’s is just the place! Keep the night young by requesting all your favorite songs and sing along to the talented pianists and other musicians.

Container Bar

A happening nightspot, this innovative space is quite literally constructed from shipping containers! Yep, you heard us right. Stacked and outfitted, the industrial container rooms lead to outdoor space, open upper decks and a dance party waiting to happen!

The Broken Spoke

Located on South Lamar, you will really get a feel of Texas in this place with all the country music history. You can find live music and two step dancing here!

Attire

Wondering what to pack for your bachelorette party weekend in Austin? During the day, Austin is very casual, you’ll want to wear cute chic-but-casual daytime outfits. Shop Lulus for must-have looks! We found two options pictured below:

Left: Follow The Sun Blue Gingham Crop Top & Trouser Pants

Right: Slice of Life Light Green Ribbed Asymmetrical Cutout Mini Dress

If you’re planning a wine tasting weekend, pack pretty sundresses for the occasion. Revolve has a large selection of stylish dresses that are light and airy for summer soirees. Because Texas heat is real and it is hot! Below are some of our favorite Revolve finds.

Heartloom Dennis Dress | Juliet Dunn V Neck Maxi Dress | For Love & Lemons Eden Midi Dress

Sau Lee Fiona Midi Dress | House of Harlow 1960 Janae Dress | Majorelle Quincy Midi Dress

Surprise the girls with matching outfits like these adorable bachelorette party tank tops from Etsy. They are the perfect touch to your ATX weekend, not to mention it’s the easiest way to spot a bachelorette group! Top off your country-western getup with I Do Crew Bandanas by Stag and Hen.

Last but not least, you’re definitely going to need a cute pair of boots. We’re obsessed with Freebird! Stand out from the crowd in these edgy white snake boots.

For more ideas on how to plan the ultimate Austin Bachelorette Party, check out our Bachelorette Party Pinterest Board.

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