Nashville Bachelor Party Guide: Plan an Epic Guys’ Weekend

Imagine: Your best bro just got engaged and you’ve been assigned Best Man duties. All you know is the groom wants to be in Nashville for this epic bachelor party, but you have no idea where to start the planning process. Well, look no further. We’ve got just what you need with a compilation of all the best eats, activities, and excursions to ensure you and your crew have the best bachelor party weekend in Nashville. You’ll be setting the bar high!

Planning the Ultimate Bachelor Weekend

A guys’ trip is the perfect way to celebrate with the lads before the lucky bachelor ties the knot! In Nashville, every day is for the boys. Whether you’re planning for a groom who is simply looking for a chill weekend away or one who wants to live out their last singlehood dreams, Nashville never disappoints. With the following recommendations, you can easily plan ahead and be on the right track for a blowout bachelor party. Mix and match ideas from each category to fit the vibe of your groom!

Keep the Party Going

In Nashvegas, you’ll always find a party.

Bars: Broadway is packed with all the honky tonks that always ensure a great time

 

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Music Venues: There’s live music everywhere you look in Nash but these are the most iconic.

Nashville Armory: A firearm showroom, classrooms, and indoor shooting range.

Sports: Nashville has attracted quite the sports fan base, as it is home to a wide variety of professional sports teams like the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Sounds, Predators, and Soccer Club. Depending on the season, plan to catch a game with your bros at the bachelor’s sporting event of choice.

Bach-Party Cruise

If you’re ready to get your party on, Pontoon Saloon’s Bach Party Cruise was made for you. This cruise was created with a social groom in mind. Think of it like the best honky tonk you ever did see with only bachelor and bachelorette groups on the water—a stag party paradise. The two-hour, all-inclusive experience provides unlimited beer and seltzers, koozies for the group, and incredibly fun (and usually wild) entertainment provided by our deckhand—complete with music, drinking games, and all-around good times. Expect to mingle with other groups and not want the party to end! This river cruise is a must-do for the bachelor party looking to give their bro one last hoorah before the big day.

 

 

Keep it Chill

Planning a Low-Key Weekend

Distilleries:

  • Jack Daniel’s: If you’re up for the drive, this world-famous distillery is located 90 minutes outside of downtown in Lynchburg, TN. They offer several different tours that do not disappoint!
  • Corsair Artisan: Tours and tastings featuring whiskeys, beers, and various spirits—The “Brewstillery” of Nash.

Local Bars: If you need to step away from the Broadway madness, these picks are for you!

  • Dawghouse Saloon: They describe it as “a music venue with a sports addiction.”
  • Losers Bar & Grill: Located in Midtown with a great bar atmosphere and classic bar food.
  • Two Bits: Retro-inspired with console games, board games, shuffleboard, and 24 beers on tap

Top Golf: Three stories of hitting bays onto a high-tech driving range with bar food and drinks.

The Escape Game Nashville: Are you up for the challenge? With several rooms to choose from, this 60-minute adventure is one for the books!

Music City Indoor Karting: Race the guys around this ¼ mile indoor track only a few minutes from downtown.

Pins Mechanical Co: Old school entertainment with a modern twist. With mini bowling, pinball, ping pong, and bocce, there’s no way you’ll get bored here! The bar serves beers and cocktails at a reasonable price and you’re free to bring your own food.

Pontoon Saloon Luxury Private Cruise

A perfect way to elevate your low-key weekend is with one of our luxury private cruises offered daily. For two hours, your group will cruise the Cumberland River in style. Our 50-foot pontoon provides all the necessities to create your very own bachelor party on the water, whether it be with meal catering, alcohol delivery, or even playing your own music. The vibe is yours to set and we’re here to help! Our Captain and Deckhand will be taking care of you throughout the cruise, and our operations team can help set up catering and alcohol delivery from our local partners. 

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Where to Eat in Nashville

There are endless options for great food and atmosphere in Nashville. From local favorites to tourist hits, it can be difficult to pick the best spot. We’ve narrowed it down to some of our faves offering various cuisines:

Prince’s Hot Chicken: You’ve probably heard of Hattie B’s, but why not try the original spot that’s been serving Nashville for over 80 years?! 

Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint: Offers 100% Wagyu beef burgers and over 100+ beers in Germantown.

 

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Von Elrod’s Beer Hall and Kitchen: This beer garden located right next to the baseball stadium offers homemade sausages & pub food.

 

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Edley’s BBQ: Serving up smoked meats and sides, this is commonly people’s favorite BBQ joint! You can find them at multiple locations, too.

Kayne Prime Steakhouse: ($$$): Upscale version of favorite American dishes with great ambiance in The Gulch. It’s a bit pricier, but it’s worth it!

Assembly Food Hall: If yours is a group with varying taste buds, and you find it challenging to decide on reservations, the 5th and Broadway Assembly Hall is your answer. This new building is a perfect location to hop on and off Broadway. They have every kind of cuisine you could imagine by offering over 30 different bars and eateries. There’s even a rooftop bar scene with live music that overlooks the city. It’s truly a one-stop shop for all your foodie needs.

Make Your Plans Early

We wish it were as easy as showing up with your crew and having fun (much like the way it’s portrayed in “The Hangover”), but in reality, Nashville requires a lot of early planning. It’s a very seasonal city, meaning there are high peaks of tourism in the summer (May–August) and during local events, such as the CMA’s, sporting events, concerts, etc. For you, this means you’ll be vying for spots like other tourists and bachelor parties. You will need to book ASAP (sometimes months in advance) for some of your activities and accommodations. Things fill up and sell out fast, so don’t miss out! 

Pro tip: Keep tabs on the upcoming events and shows in Nashville, so you can plan accordingly. This will help you predict how busy your visiting dates will be, as well as give you some ideas of fun things to do with the guys.

An Unforgettable Bachelor Trip Awaits You in Nashville

There’s no better way to spend your groom’s last days of singlehood than living it up in Nashville. It truly is a city for any and every kind of visitor, and it caters to all the wants and desires of bachelor and bachelorette parties. After you visit, you will understand why so many refer to it as Nashvegas. It’s got the character, development, and music culture that goes unmatched. We hope you can enjoy some of the best that Nash has to offer while simultaneously sending your bro off with a bang!

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