Nashville by richie

NASHVILLE

Officially the bachelorette capital of the world. This city has it all – amazing music, great food, endless bars, and clubs, there is a reason this city has been taken over by bachelorette parties. And while the rowdier set may be found on Broadway, driving past the honky-tonks in “party barges,” there’s a more, well, sophisticated way to celebrate if the bride chooses.

WHERE TO STAY

Sheraton Grand: After a glam reno, the luxe rooms are perfect for a bachelorette home base. The hotel sits in the heart of downtown and has a free shuttle to transport your party to all the best spots — a smart amenity for a boozy weekend. Think style, ease, and proximity.

Fairlane Hotel: Retro vibe boutique hotel fueled by nostalgic hints of design and culture. Located in the downtown commercial district, it’s only 1 mile from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and a 4-minute walk to Victory Park.

Bobby Hotel: Bobby is a vibrant lifestyle hotel unlike any other in the heart of Music City. Residing on historic Printers Alley in Downtown Nashville, Bobby Hotel is an eclectic mix of treasures and collections from Bobby’s travels, it’s also home to an inherently creative experience that will solidify you as a lifelong friend of Bobby’s.

Burnham Beverly Hills Suite AirBnB: Inspired by the Beverly Hills Hotel; this space is designed to be the perfect backdrop for any celebration and of course multiple photo ops! If your group is looking to be in the middle of all that Nashville has to offer, this is your spot. You will be two blocks from Broadway and Bridgestone Arena. One block from the Hall of Fame and a short walk to anything else downtown.

Massive Downton Modern Music House: This AirBnB rental is a must if it’s available! Sleeps 12 guests very comfortably with 12 beds, a back deck, and a backyard with outdoor space. Let’s not forget the “Nashville Looks Good on You” mural in the living room.

WHERE TO EAT

Sinema: Swoon over brunch at this swanky hot-spot where you can sit in velvet booths surrounded by music-inspired décor. Plus, opt-in for bottomless Bloody Marys or Mimosas for a mere $15.

Party Fowl: Specializing in Nashville Hot Chicken, local beer, and Boozy Slushies, Party Fowl offers diners a one-of-a-kind experience. Party Fowl will give your group a memorable (and filling) experience.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que: Perfect spot to refill on some gold brews and smokin’ BBQ! Right in the heart of downtown Nashville making it an easy stroll from Music City Center and Lower Broadway. Beyond their dining room, they’ve got a massive beer garden in the back with tons of seating, games, and a stage for live music.

Sambuca: Live music plays nightly at this sultry hot spot serving elevated American food and classic cocktails. You can even reserve a private space for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for your bachelorette group. Offering a robust menu with lots of options to satisfy even your vegetarian and gluten-free friends.

Proper Bagel: An upscale, modern, conceptual eatery with a laid-back, chic vibe. Hailing from New York and inspired by Nashville’s culinary creativity, the owners are committed to delivering old school flavors with a new school edge.

Josephine: Practically a brunch oasis tucked away in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods. Decorated with Persian rugs, and deep maroon banquettes, this farmhouse restaurant features classic recipes so be sure to try dishes such as the Josephine Benedict with scrapple and brown butter Hollandaise, or the pecan sticky buns.

5th & Taylor: Housed in an old Germantown warehouse, this restaurant has a refined American fare served in lofty, rustic-industrial surroundings with a tree-lined patio. The relaxing patio encourages a neighborhood and warm atmosphere as if you’re away from the bustling city.

Acme Feed & Seed: A uniquely ‘Nashville’ atmosphere that honors the unparalleled character of the city’s past, present, and future. Find a trio of distinct experiences on each of Acme’s three floors. The Acme invites guests to experience an entirely new Lower Broadway with creative cuisine, cocktails, and live music

WHERE TO DRINK

The Valentine: Self-described as an “upscale saloon.” This four-decker, Prohibition era-inspired space is one of the city’s wildest new spots for party girls. Order a round of Debutante shooters: vanilla vodka, watermelon sour, and cranberry juice.

Pinewood Social: A place to be morning, noon or night. This hipster-cool honky tonk hangs out with a diverse beverage program and a social gathering mecca with an array of entertainment options, including six restored bowling lanes, private karaoke rooms, board games and more. Reserve the bowling lanes weeks in advance.

LA Jackson: Craft cocktails & creative small plates in a swanky rooftop bar at the Thompson Nashville hotel in the hippest neighborhood, The Gulch. You will feel the Miami Vice sort of vibe meets the old Southern mansion parlor feeling. Their indoor/outdoor seating is first come, first served.

White Limozeen: An over-the-top, indoor-outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant located atop Graduate Nashville. Take in skyline views as you lounge by the Governor’s Pool under a bright pink umbrella, or pull up a seat indoors at the rosy onyx bar.

Tootsies: One of the most famous bars on Broadway known for live music. If the group is looking to party, this is your spot. Tootsies has all the charm that Nashville is known for — the ultimate Honky Tonk hangout — and plenty of cheap beer.

Geist: This hangout is a sophisticated, yet unfussy, a neighborhood bar and restaurant, and one of Nashville’s new must-see spots. It’s a stunning renovation of one of the city’s oldest buildings — a 118-year-old former blacksmith shop. It features a chic bar and dining room with classic cocktails, as well as The Champagne Garden: a full garden and courtyard.

Nashville Underground: The highest, largest and only double deck rooftop on Broadway, Nashville Underground delivers an awesome experience as it’s a live music venue, restaurant, bar, and event space, owned by brothers Joey DeGraw & Gavin DeGraw.

WHAT TO DO

Get Cultured: Nashville is home to the evolution of country music and the Country Music Hall of Fame does a fantastic job at exhibiting the rich history. Also, you can’t go to Nashville and not get a glimpse of Elvis’s show-stopping gold Cadillac.

Urban Winery & Tasting Bar: Round up the flock, because it’s time to spend a classy day at an urban winery. Located steps from downtown Nashville’s main strip, City Winery Nashville is a fully functioning urban winery, top-notch music venue, full-service restaurant with bottomless brunch and a skyline patio. Enjoy a tasting with the crew, followed by dinner and a show at the winery’s stage.

More Vino for the Wino: If your group is looking for a full vineyard experience then go to Arrington Vineyards, 45-minutes away from downtown Nashville, and owned by country music artist Kix Brooks. The vineyard has lovely hillside seating with picnic tables and also picnic areas for groups. Bring your own picnic, blanket or chairs while you enjoy the AV wine. Since everything is outdoors, head there when the weather is great.

Oil Me Up at Lemon Laine: Lemon Laine is a modern beauty boutique that is beautifully designed with an ethos that revolves around natural beauty and wellness. For a fun and unique group activity, they have a divine oil bar where you can make a custom organic facial oil blended using their in-house jojoba oil infusions and a customized mix of carrier and essential oils.

Build A Candle: Paddywax Candle Bar provides a place where friends can gather, connect, and create. Pick a vessel, choose your fragrance, and they’ll guide you through the rest. It’s a fun way to hang with the group and create a candle that is made just for YOU! After pouring, you get 2O% off all the incredible products in their retail space. Book seats in advance.

Get your Axe’s Ready!: Take a stab at your new favorite game in the middle of downtown Nashville, axe throwing! A night of axe throwing will only cost you around $20 a person for an hour of gameplay. Save your high-heels and cocktails for after because closed toe shoes and full focus are required.

Chocolate-Making Class: Drop by the flagship store of Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar, for a true taste of the South. Indulge in a sweet treat, have a little history lesson, and make your own candy bar! There are three chocolate classes offered starting at $35 to $75.

Pedal Tavern: Hop on, pedal, sip and see Music City in a 2-hour tour! Climb aboard the same custom, 15-passenger bicycle that Duck Dynasty and Country Music stars have pedaled through Nashville’s storied streets. Nashville Pedal Tavern is BYOB, so bring all the claws you want!

WHERE TO SHOP

The Gulch

Located in the heart of Nashville, The Gulch is one of the city’s trendiest, new neighborhoods. The vibrant neighborhood is home to the very best restaurants and local shops in one of the most walkable areas the city has to offer. Uncommon James flagship brick-and-mortar store, owned by Kristin Cavallari, is a must see.

Hillsboro Village

This college district is ideal for completely losing an afternoon. There are many small shops offering ‘on trend’ items including handcrafted jewelry and housewares. Browse the captivating selection in the used bookstore and decades old Cook’s resource shop.

Belle Meade

Belle Meade, the most affluent neighborhood in/around Nashville, is home to JAMIE NASHVILLE, one of the longest running designer boutiques for shoes, jewelry and accessories. Find pricey brands like Prada and Valentino, but also expect affordable lines of denim and casual wear.