Nightlife & Music
13 Best Brooklyn Bachelorette Party Spots
As maid of honor, it is your duty to make your best friend’s transition into her new life as stress-free and fun as possible. After helping choose the dress and organizing bridal party meetings, your hard work culminates in one night of celebration, one that you want to be sure your bridal bestie won’t forget. There's no need to go far for an amazing bachelorette party. No matter what her style is, guide the Brooklyn bride around town for a night she will never forget...no matter how much she drinks.
Live la vida loca and throw a unforgetable fiesta. Instead of the generic sash, have your bride-to-be don a small sombrero with a veil attached. Coordinate the bridal party’s wardrobe to incorporate bright colors, and if you girls have a sense of humor, handlebar mustaches will make you the sexiest mariachis this side of Prospect Park. A fiesta night must include margaritas and there's no better place than Fonda (434 7th Avenue, South Slope). Fabulous drink specials, a kickin’ menu and a great time await you and your amigas.
It’s Not a Drag
Are you “every woman” who wishes it were “raining men?” At Sugarland Night Club (221 N. 9th Street, Williamsburg), party with the girls next door and enjoy a bonafide top-rated drag show. Bridesmaids can don creative costumes and dance the night away with an army of fierce, fun ladies.
These days, it's hip to be square and nerdy girls do not have to hide. Keep your bride happy at the Gotham City Lounge (1293 Myrtle Avenue, Bushwick) on her last night as a single lady. Enjoy the kitschy décor, tasty drinks and a relaxed atmosphere. To kick up the geek factor, have the girls dress up as their favorite comic book heroines and villainesses, and dorky dudes will fall at your feet.
A bride-to-be wants to look beautiful on her big day but feel super sexy on her big night. Bond over bras at the gorgeous Winkworth (119 Columbia Street, Cobble Hill) boutique to help your friend feel ber best. Feeling bold? Before you hit the Brooklyn scene, pick out tantalizing corset tops to make jaws drop as you celebrate your girl’s last night of singlehood. Flaunt your new swag in the appropriate setting at 95 South (778 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights). On Saturday nights you and your ladies can enjoy a fun, funky atmosphere where the dress code is "grown and sexy" and perfect for a fabulous night out.
Before your best gal pal drops the proverbial anchor, celebrate the beginning of her forever with a seaworthy soiree. Cute sailor hats, breezy cocktails and a night on the waterfront make for a peaceful way to usher your friend into the hands of marriage. For comfort food that goes with your theme, head to the Lobster Joint (1073 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint) for filling, satisfying eats from under the sea.
The Luck of the Irish
If your favorite bride has intense Irish pride, her bachelorette party could be her lucky day. It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s day to clad yourself in kelly green and knock back a few Ginger Jamey drinks. A trip to Buckley’s (2926 Avenue S, Midwood), a 75-year-old traditional Irish tavern, will have her river dancing amongst hearty drinks and home-cooked dishes.
Tantalize the senses, check your inhibitions at the door and get a little freaky at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow (1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island). From laying on a bed of nails to sword swallowing, this classic sideshow will delight and inspire a bride who likes to live on the edge. Keep the party going with a pit stop at the Freak Bar, and take home something to remember the adventure with a pass through the gift shop.
Forget the poodle skirts and saddle shoes: channel your inner Bettie Page and make the night a sinful, decade-driven bachelorette party. To match your pin-up frock and perfectly rolled hair, Freddy’s Bar (627 5th Avenue, South Slope) provides the perfectly vintage, accented back drop for your girls to have some old-fashioned fun.
For the thespian, a night at the theater is a dramatic way to usher in the rest of your friend’s life. The House of Yes (342 Maujer Street, Williamsburg) can provide the bride-to-be with evocative performaces that will entrance her. House of Yes can be booked as an event space, so turn her bachelorette party into a pre-wedding extravaganza with her closest hundred friends and a showing of her favorite flick.
Sometimes, getting ready for your big night out is better than the big night out. Dashing Diva Salon (183 7th Avenue, Park Slope) may be such a pampering experience you’ll never want to leave. The girls can sit in the lap of luxury and shop for products that aim to reinvent the nail salon experience. With flexible hours, this international brand will make you feel right at home and ready to take your piggies out to party on the dance floor.
The Great Outdoors
If your bride is more of a dirt-under-the-fingernails type of gal, get down and dirty with Brooklyn Boulders (575 Degraw Street, Gowanus). With multiple towering climbing walls and fair group pricing, your bridal party can have a different kind of “on the rocks” bonding without ever leaving the borough.
If your bride lives for music, Bar 4 (444 7th Avenue, Park Slope) offers a nightlife experience with local talent, good drinks and great company. Props like blow up guitars, heavy metal wigs and your sexiest rock star jeans will help you party like the Rolling Stones and look like The Bangles for a superstar night out.
Partying with a bunch of bold babes? Put their stones to the test and take them to 100 Fun (932 60th Street, Dyker Heights) for a night of old-fashioned karaoke. Have the bridal party plan out a song list to serenade the star of the night and some that you can all sing together. If you want her to feel like a real diva, have your girls dress up as their favorite famous songstresses and boldly take the stage as anyone from Celine Dion to Aretha Franklin.