The season is coming upon us… Bachelorette Party Celebrations! 🎉 🍾 If you’re looking for night life, amazing food, and unique city experiences than Chicago is the place to be! Not only is Chicago more fun than Vegas (I might be biased?), but you can celebrate your Bachelorette Party all weekend long and never run out of new things to do.
I have 8 fun and unique recommendations for your daytime and early evening Bachelorette party activities. Who knows, you might not even have to chose, if you have a long weekend you could experience them all! However, we’re going to let you book a late night show on your own dime and preference ;).
Where: The InterContinental Chicago Mag Mile, 505 Michigan Ave
Why: Because we all need to be pampered every now and then… and you might be working through a stiff hangover.
Highlights: You can enjoy their historic day spa featuring a junior olympic size pool, fitness center, sauna, and treatment rooms. The day spa services are customizable and seem almost unlimited ranging from a Custom Aromatherapy Massage, to Urban Antioxidant Facials.
If you decide to stay at the InterContinental, a masseuse can be sent up to your groups suite so all you have to do is roll out of bed. Don’t worry they’ll bring the champagne and treats up for you too!
Where: Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S Michigan Ave
Why: Simple, Everyone loves a great brunch.
Highlights: Cindy’s, within the Chicago Athletic Association, features one of the best brunches around. They also have one of the most unique views in the city; a panoramic view of Millennium Park, The Art Institute, and Lake Michigan.
Bonus; when you’re done eating and taking in the spectacular view you can head downstairs into CAA’s billiard’s designed game room. The Game Room features bocce ball, shuffle board, pool, checkers, and pretty much any other game of desire.
Where: Chicago Food Planet, Various Chicago Neighborhoods
Why: You’ll eat the best foods of Chicago & explore the city with a Food Ambassador.
Highlights: Whether you want to explore local spots or Chicago classics, Chicago Food Planet has you covered. Check out amazing food in all areas of the city; Chinatown, the West Loop (Chicago’s Restaurant Row), or River North for some fun options. All of CFP’s food & beverage private experiences range from 2-3 hrs, and provide a full lunch or dinner depending on your preference.
On top of that, full event coordination services are provided with all of their private events, so you won’t have to worry about any of the logistics. Sit back, relax, and plan your food & beverage experience with just a click of a button.
Where: Chicago Distilling Company, 2359 N Milwaukee Ave
Why: Let’s be honest, you need a good cocktail. Why not learn how to create one yourself while you’re at it?
Highlights: Their cocktail classes are not only the most fun, but you get a behind the scenes tour of the actual distillery. Another unique touch; all of the cocktail ingredients and the spirits are made in house, and you’re building the drink. A craft cocktail couldn’t get any more authentic than this! Keep in mind, they can work with you to create a signature cocktail to feature one of the bride-to-be’s favorite drinks.
Where: Chicago Beer Experience, Loop & South Loop Tour
Why: Because what is a celebration without some good craft beer?
Highlights: The Sin & Suds Beer Tour focuses on the Loop & South Loop of Chicago, which features some of the oldest and best beer bars around. You’ll slide into a Chicago speakeasy, learn about Al Capone’s influence there, and taste some great local beers. On top of that, you will visit a Chicago microbrewery, explore one of the oldest pubs in Chicago, and visit Buddy Guy’s blue’s club – all while enjoying a variety of beers!
Pasta Making Class
Where: Eataly, 43 E Ohio St
Why: Every bachelorette deserves to indulge in carbs. And you deserve the best of the carbs; fresh made pasta!
Highlights: Eataly doesn’t just have one pasta making class, but many ever changing options to keep on point with what you want to learn & eat. There are classes ranging from Beyond the World of Ravioli, Spotlight on Pasta alla Carbonara, to Get to know Gnocchi. They are truly the experts on making pasta and everything Italian. Need some proof, check out their world renowned awards for cooking.
Where: The Second City, 1616 N Wells St
Why: You can’t celebrate in the Second City, without going to The Second City ;).
Highlights: The Second City has so many diverse shows you will have no problem finding the best fit that will get the whole group laughing. It truly is historic and a fun place to visit. They have produced many well known comedian’s such as; Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jason Sudeikus, Addy Bryant, Cecily Strong, and the list could go on and on. If you’re looking for comedy in Chicago this is the place to be. Not to mention tickets are reasonably priced, starting around $20 per person.
Don’t forget to grab some food before the show! Chicago Food Planet’s Second City Classic Private Food Experience will help you explore the Gold Coast/Old Town neighborhood, fill your stomachs with the best bites in the area, and bring you right to The Second City to head to your show.
Where: Louie’s Pub, 1659 W North Ave
Why: What’s a bachelorette party without karaoke?
Highlights: Louie’s has been a Chicago neighborhood staple since it opened in 1987. They offer a HUGE selection of karaoke songs, group table reservations, everyday beer specials, and they’re open until 3am on Saturday’s. It really couldn’t get any better than that! Make a reservation for your group and head on in to sing your heart out. 🙂
Indeed, we are here for all of your Food & Beverage Experience needs, but we truly want you to enjoy Chicago as a whole! Have a blast, party it up with the Bachelorette, and most importantly don’t forget to indulge in the best foods’ the city has to offer!