An Atlanta Bachelorette Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend

In this Southern capital city, there's plenty of bachelorette fun to be had.
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Allyson Johnson
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  • Allyson writes articles for The Knot specializing in registries, wedding planning, and travel.
  • She’s written articles on such topics as best bachelorette and bachelor party destinations, top bridal shower games, and registry gifts.
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Updated Nov 29, 2023
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If you're looking for a good time—be it a music festival, good eats, or bustling city life—an Atlanta bachelorette party may be exactly what you need. This Southern capital bach destination is home to a ton of fun for you and your bridal crew, including top-notch craft breweries, delicious restaurants, a hopping nightlife—and all with a side of Southern charm.

Atlanta Bachelorette Party Planning in this Article:

Atlanta Bachelorette Party Ideas and Themes

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A vibrant city with a bursting food, music, and cocktail scene, an Atlanta bachelorette party is just what the bride ordered. Pick a theme, from southern charm to foodie haven—and don't forget to bring along some top-notch gear from The Knot Shop to match your bachelorette theme.

For the Music Lovers

Atlanta, the capital of hip-hop and R&B and a major spot for country artists as well, has a thriving music scene with plenty of venues offering live shows for the bride who wants to catch a good concert. You can also time your visit to one of the city's top music festivals, including Shaky Knees, Sweetwater 420 Fest, and TommorowWorld.

For the Foodie

Atlanta has always been a food city, but it is really rising to the top of the best food places these days. Brides and her 'maids can indulge in delicious Southern fare, craft beer, afternoon tea and unique cocktails downtown.

For the City Dweller

Of course, city lovers shouldn't pass up the opportunity to check out Atlanta's culture. The city features a beautiful botanical garden, a top-notch art museum, and gorgeous outdoor spaces including Centennial Olympic Park, where you'll also find The World of Coca-Cola and the stunning Georgia Aquarium.

Atlanta Bachelorette Party Activities & Itinerary

There's plenty to do in Atlanta, including quick and easy excursions to the surrounding fun. Here's the ultimate three-day itinerary to help you plan the best Atlanta bachelorette party:

Day 1

Afternoon: After settling into your hotel or AirBnB, make your way to Atlanta's Ponce City Hall to fuel up on some delicious bites at the market's food hall. Here you'll find craft cocktails, an edible cookie dough shop, Indian street food, and so much more. Don't forget to head up to the rooftop, where a beer garden offers tasty drinks and bites, along with equally delicious views of the city. Spend the afternoon taking in the city from here while the rest of your crew arrives.

Evening: Start the night with cocktails at Sundial Bar and Lounge, another spot with a great view of downtown Atlanta on the 73rd floor of the building it resides in. Then head over to the Southern Gentleman, an Atlanta must serving up southern gastropub fare like blackeye pea fritters, fried chicken, and pecan pie. For your first night on the town, head to an Atlanta classic—Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium. This dive-ish bar is a must visit for its charming quirkiness.

Day 2

Morning: Start the morning with breakfast at Local Three in the Buckhead neighborhood. This seasonal-focused joint offers a Saturday brunch, dubbed one of the best in Atlanta. And you'll need to fuel up for the adventure you have ahead.

Afternoon: Take a tour of Atlanta's best breweries that includes stops at 3 breweries to learn about the city's beer scene. The Atlanta Brew Bus Tour by Southern Culinary Tours has a variety of tours available for groups.

Evening: Tonight is the night for live music, but first grab a bite to eat at Nina & Rafi's, a delicious Italian spot with the perfect pizza to follow up your beer tour with. Then, head off to Tabernacle, a live music venue in a historic church, if someone you like is playing, or try your own voices at karaoke at Fam-Fam, where available private rooms reduce embarrassment for any shy members of your squad. Or if you want a club scene, make your way to Tongue and Groove where bachelorette parties are catered to and bottle service is available.

Day 3

Morning: Your last brunch should be at Atlanta Breakfast Club, an old school diner with classic southern breakfast food, among other tasty options.

Afternoon: Time to pamper your bride before she heads home to wedding planning chaos. The spa at the Mandarin Oriental is an excellent and luxe place to get treatments and spend the day having a little R&R. Inquire about group rates and services.

Evening: Tonight is all about cramming in as much time with your gal pals as possible. Start at 12 Cocktail Bar where you can enjoy a round of drinks or take a cocktail class with their award-winning bar team and the Beverage Director, Randy Hayden. Then it's off to your last dinner at Barcelona Wine Bar to share tapas and chat over bottles of wine. End the night at the Red Phone Booth, a classic speakeasy you enter through, you guessed it, a red phone booth.

Atlanta Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt

Looking to make your city tour even more fun? Turn your itinerary into an Atlanta scavenger hunt game. Distribute a list of activities with points awarded for each completed task and ask participants to provide proof with pictures. Download an editable template to customize the list and include Atlanta-themed to-dos. Award the winner with an Atlanta souvenir or t-shirt.

Places to Stay in Atlanta for a Bachelorette Party

Spots in Atlanta can be pretty spread out, so not everything will be walkable. However, the city has excellent Uber and cab distribution to take you on short rides wherever you need to go. Always check TripAdvisor for ratings before you book anything. Here are some of our recommendations:

Best Hotels for an Atlanta Bachelorette Party

There are lots of other Atlanta hotels to choose from, depending on your price point and the neighborhood where you'd like to stay. Here are few to look into.

The Westin Peachtree Plaza: This luxe hotel is perfect for the bride who likes nice things, and is in walking distance to Centennial Park. Head up to th 73rd floor for a 360° views from Sun Dial restaurant, bar and observation deck.

Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown: This mid-range-level hotel offers larger rooms for downtime hangs, plus is in walking distance to plenty of Atlanta's best attractions including the botanical garden and Piedmont Park.

Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta: This budget-friendly option is a great choice for nice amenities and a central location in downtown.

Pro tip: The Knot has partnered with Hotel Planner to help you secure the best group hotel rate and get free hotel advice from an expert travel planner.

Atlanta Bachelorette Party Vacation Rentals

VRBO The Buckland Battle House, Atlanta

    There are plenty of housing options for an Atlanta bachelorette party, too, so check out Expedia, TripAdvisor, VRBO, Airbnb, Expedia, and Hopper Homes. Here are a few vacation rentals to consider booking for a group stay.

    The Buckhead Battle House (Buckhead): The Buckhead Battle House, a thoughtfully renovated mid-century modern gem, rests on a secluded 2.5-acre lot in Wesley Battle. This stay may be tucked away, but it's also just minutes from downtown Atlanta. (You won't be too far from the action!) With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, it can easily accommodate bachelorette getaways of up to nine guests for around $680 per night.

    Classic Bungalow (VaHi): Nestled in Atlanta's Virginia Highland neighborhood, this cozy bungalow works well for a bachelorette getaway of six. Centrally situated, it's just a hop, skip and a jump away from trendy shops, eateries and parks, with prime access to major city attractions (including Fox Theatre and Atlanta's Botanical Garden). With three bedrooms and four bathrooms, the average price for this VRBO is $570 per night.

    Themed Retreat (Decatur): Boasting themed bedrooms, multiple entertainment spaces, a rec room, hot tub and three decks, this VRBO has everything you need for a fun bachelorette getaway. Located between Atlanta and Decatur, this spacious four-bedroom, three-bathroom home averages $330 per night and can accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Private Pool Retreat (Sandy Springs): Equipped with a private pool, this spacious, mid-century home has multiple decks, ample amenities and is conveniently located near Atlanta's attractions. With five bedrooms, four bathrooms and easy access to dining, it's the ultimate home base for groups of up to 14. On average, it's priced at around $650 per night.

    Pro tip: If you're looking to supplement your vacation rental stay with some hotel amenities such as a swimming pool or a fitness facility, you can secure Atlanta hotel day passes on ResortPass.

    Atlanta Bachelorette Party Nightlife

    When you're looking for places to celebrate your bachelorette, you can't go wrong with these restaurants and bars serving southern cuisine and craft cocktails. Here are some of our favorite places to visit in Atlanta.

    Best Atlanta Bachelorette Restaurants

    Bones Restaurant: With an extensive wine list and plenty of meat and seafood plates on the menu, Bones is a great place for a high-quality meal with locally sourced ingredients. It has a relaxed, elegant vibe and incredible food that has consistently landed Bones on top-rated lists and websites like Opentable's Top 10 Diners Choice awards and the Zagat guide. Read Reviews

    Two Urban Licks: Within an industrial atmosphere, dive into dishes like rotisserie chicken and smoked brisket while sipping a craft cocktail like their Spicy Watermelon Margaritas or an Aviation. In addition to great food, they often have live music for guests, as well. Read Reviews

    Poor Calvin's: In the bright, open atmosphere with a romantic feel, enjoy a variety of beers, wine, and signature cocktails in addition to entrees and small plates to share. Grab an order of their Deviled Eggs with crab, caviar, and lavender red wine jelly or maybe their Seafood Spring Rolls to split. Read Reviews

    Best Atlanta Bachelorette Party Bars

    The Blind Pig Parlour Bar: Stop by the Blind Pig for cocktails after dinner. They have a wide selection of craft cocktails with unique ingredients like tangerine-infused cream and cranberry foam, giving their drinks a special touch. Read Reviews

    Park Bar: If the bride loves a good bourbon, whiskey, or scotch, the selection is significant at Park Bar. They have a long list of bourbons and whiskeys, in addition to beer, wine, and food. They focus heavily on the drinks here, so the food is simple with elevated sandwiches, salads, burgers, and apps to split. You can build your own burger, even in a healthier way with options like a black bean patty, mahi-mahi, grilled chicken, and turkey burgers. Read Reviews

    The James Room: The dimly lit cocktail bar has an intimate feel with bright drinks to sip on all evening. The craft cocktails combine unique flavors and they pride themselves on blasting the best music all night long to keep guests engaged.

    Expert Atlanta Travel Tips

    There are nonstop 2 ½ hour flights to Atlanta from NYC on Frontier, Spirit, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United, in addition to flights from LA, about 4 ½ hours, on Spirit, Delta, and American. If you're looking for calm weather, with plenty to do in the city, plan to visit between March and May when it's not too humid yet. To get around the city, check out Atlanta's public transportation and rail lines, in addition to ride-sharing programs like Uber and Lyft.

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