The ultimate guide to planning your bachelor(ette) party in Austin.
In a city known for its electric bars and restaurants, legendary live music venues and unique local attractions, it’s no surprise that Austin has become a top bachelor(ette) party destination. With so much to see and do, the only challenge you’ll run into is figuring out where to start! Lucky for you, we’ve put together our list of bachelor/bachelorette must-do’s, designed to help you plan a memorable celebration in a city that likes to keep it weird.
6th Street Entertainment District
Austin’s famous 6th Street is known for its bar-lined streets and rowdy atmosphere, but it’s also home to great shops, galleries, live music venues and restaurants. Austin’s known as the Live Music Capital of The World, and nowhere in the city is that more evident than 6th street. Top picks include Maggie Maes, Easy Tiger, The Gatsby and Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar. Before a night of bar hopping, start with dinner at nearby Caroline, located at Aloft Austin Downtown. Then head upstairs for signature cocktails at Upstairs at Caroline - featuring picnic tables, fire pits, corn hole and more, it showcases Austin’s signature “backyard” culture and provides the perfect setting to celebrate with a large group.
Party like a VIP and live it up poolside with a private cabana for you and your crew at Azul, located at The Westin Austin Downtown. As the highest rooftop bar and lounge in the city, enjoy unsurpassed views of Austin from “The Coolest Hotel Pool” as recently declared by Travel Agent Central.
Click here to learn more about The Westin Austin Downtown’s Bachelor/Bachelorette Package.
Food & Drink Tours
Austin may be known for it’s BBQ and breweries, but there’s plenty that will surprise you about this one-of-a-kind culinary scene. Whether you prefer to wine taste or check off as many food trucks as possible, guided tours provide a great way to explore the city. Our top pick? Access ATX.
Party Barge on The Lake
Two words – Booze and Cruise. If your perfect afternoon includes either of those, than a day spent boating, swimming and sunbathing on Lake Austin or Lake Travis is a must. Many pontoon boats come with their own captains and can seat up to 15, and for larger events party cruises are available.
What better way to experience Austin and celebrate your bachelor/bachelorette weekend than with a front row seat to some of the biggest festivals in the country, including SXSW® and Austin City Limits Music Festival. Even if you miss the festival, you can enjoy live music at Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater, arguably the most famous music venue in Austin. Book your stay a W Austin and enjoy tickets to an upcoming show at ACL, which is located next door to the hotel.
Click here to learn more about W Austin’s ACL package.