How to Host the Perfect Bachelorette Party in Austin
There are few cities that compare to Austin when it comes to the best bachelorette party destinations – and it’s one of the most popular in the country for good reason. Vibrant and quirky, Texas’ capital is brimming with endless indoor and outdoor fun for all kinds of brides-to-be, from adventurous explorers to laid-back creatives. Brimming with unconventional style and charm, this city’s world-class art facilities bars and Restaurantsexceptional music and approachable nature come out.
So get out your bathing suits and cowgirl boots, and get ready to soak up the Texas sun by day and dance the night away. These are the best places to eat, stay, and play on a weekend bachelorette party in Austin.
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Where to eat
There are two types of food you can’t miss at your bachelorette party in Austin: tex-mex and barbecue. These traditional Texas specialties just might rival your love for your fiancé.
Start the day with tacos for breakfast at Torchy Tacos or All Natural Veracruz. Veracruz’s salsas pack a punch and corn tortillas are smooth with a satisfying texture, while Torchy’s is known for its wide menu selection and life-changing queso.
If your party is split between requests for alcohol and caffeine, good news: you can have both. Codependent coffee and cocktails is an airy and bright space suitable for the bride with refined taste (in other words, she’ll be ordering the espresso martini). Some casual alternatives include Coffee & Beer Radio and Cosmic cafe and beer garden– both have plenty of seating and food trucks, meaning large groups with varying tastes are easily accommodated. To Best half coffee and cocktailsyou’ll find an alfresco breakfast experience that includes dewy sangria and cauliflower bites with beet ketchup that are pillows of absolute joy.
To cure a hangover, have a smoothie or a bowl of Juiceland.
On the east side of town, visit BBQ for its 14-hour slow-smoked brisket and spicy pork sausage, plus creamy shells and cheese. “La” stands for the initials of restaurant owner LeAnn Mueller, daughter of award-winning barbecue sensation Bobby Mueller. Worth the wait (definitely hungry).
Singles arriving from the cold northeast should look no further than At Mattie’s at Green Pastures or Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile for a well deserved taste of southern hospitality. Mattie’s is a historic haunt in a restored Victorian house surrounded by wandering peacocks, known for its signature dishes such as cinnamon bun donuts and buttermilk cookies. Jacoby’s offers farm-to-table brunch inspired by a ranch next to the Colorado River and is popular for its chili cheese dip and standout burgers.
Competitive Brides, Take Note: Downtown’s New High-Tech Shuffleboard Bar Electric Shuffle United States is open for brunch. Games, DJs, sparkling wine and brunch boards are on hand at this originally London-based bar.
A smoky umami-rich aroma of Swift’s attic is guaranteed to lure your group off busy Congress Avenue and into the restaurant upstairs. Edamame sprinkled with Pop Rocks, truffle tahini chicken breasts, and bacon-wrapped apricots are just a few dishes you’ll find at this hidden gem. Or, dive into the rugged restaurant scene of trendy Eastside at Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, where a true Texas Smokehouse meets a Japanese Izakaya. Share small plates with your crew, including skewered chicken meatballs with koji soy salted egg and chili cheese takoyaki.