Post # 1
I am a Maid/Matron of Honor, and I will be hosting my best friend’s bachelorette party in Milwaukee (or Madison, haven’t decided yet but probably Milwaukee). Any good ideas? She is pretty low key, but we do drink and I really am open to hearing about any fun things that you have done for a bachelorette party (Milwaukee or otherwise)!!!
Post # 3
@misspj3: I haven’t done a bachelorette party yet, but I’m in Madison and I do have some ideas. I’m not a big drinker, but I enjoy wine, and there’s a place in Prairie du Sac (about 30 min. northwest of Madison), Wollersheim Winery, that’s really beautiful and a lot of fun to visit. They do tours and tastings.
There’s a place called Brocach, a great Irish pub with three locations in the area – two in Madison (Capitol Square and Monroe St.) and one in Milwaukee. Their food is delicious, the atmosphere is fun and classy, and they’ve got all kinds of beer. The Old Fashioned on Capitol Square and the Great Dane (several locations) are a couple of other Madison pubs that would be nice places for a bachelorette.
Hidden away on E. Johnson St. in Madison is a shop called La Lingerie that has gorgeous stuff and does custom fittings. They are an appointment-only place for new customers, but I believe they do lingerie parties for bachelorettes and personals showers if you contact them in advance about setting one up.
Madison also has all kinds of teriffic restaurants for whatever type of cuisine you’d want to try. If you happen to do it on a Friday night, Quivey’s Grove on the south side of town (technically it’s located in Fitchburg, a Madison suburbj) has the most extraordinarily delicious fish fry ever! If you like Thai, Himalayan, Turkish, Indonesian, East African, Afghan, whatever, Madison has at least one and probably several restaurants to choose from. (Feel free to PM me if you want specifics).
I don’t know if you’d be up for going all the way to Wisconsin Dells (a little under an hour north of Madison on I-90/94), but they have some beautiful boat tours as well as other attractions up there.
Sorry for sounding like such a tourist guide – our wedding is in Madison and the majority of our guests are from out of town, so I’ve been putting together all kinds of stuff for them to do when they come!
Post # 4
Haven’t had my bachelorette yet, but here are some ideas I threw at my BMs.
* Lucille’s Rockin Pianos
*Boat tour around lake– there are other lines, but I think this one offers food and beer?
* Brewery tours- The Lakefront Brewery Tour is amamzing! (bring a Dirty Delete though!)
I second Brocach, from the PP, it is amazing!
*Not sure if your bride is a local, but the Safe house is always a good time!
I think those were most of the more creative ideas I gave my BM’s. Also Milwaukee has a ton of amazing restaurants and bars.
Post # 5
Totally agree with Brocach – we are actually having our reception there. I know you said you were more low key, but there is great drag show at La Cage every weekend in Milwaukee and it is super fun.
Post # 6
@auggiefrog: You wrote all the things I was going too!
OP:I have always wanted to do the booze cruises down the river. They look like a lot of fun!Or if you know someone with a nicer boat that would drive you and then maybe stop at Milwaukee Ale House or Rock Bottom, both have places that you can dock and eat and then get back on the boat.
For our joint bachelor/bachelorette partyin Madison, we grilled out (you could go out to eat, tons of great restaraunts, Samba is probably my favorite) and then went to the comedy club. We had rented a vehicle so then we went to the Essen Haus for the boot and then to several other bars.
Post # 7
I don’t know how far this is from Milwaukee (or if you’d be able to stay overnght somewhere nearby if it’s far) but if I lived in that neck of the woods, I would absolutely do this for my bachelorette gig:
Yup. Drive a Tank dot com. You get to drive a tank. With all your friends. OVER CARS!!!!! w00t!!!
Post # 8
I’m not from that area but just to give you a few ideas. I talked to my Maid/Matron of Honor yesterday and she said we were going to do a little shopping before dinner, eat at Buttons, then go clubbin, then we are gettin a hotel room where we will have a pole dancing instructor there to teach us how to pole dance then the girls are just going to sit around and do a roast on me and we are serving maybe pink panties to them during all this. We are spending the night and leaving the next day. Theres only going to be 8 of us total.
Post # 9
Late to the party, but wanted to tell you what we did for a bachelorette party I threw in March. We got a 2-bedroom suite at the Residence Inn since it’s pretty central to all the places we were going, and we were able to sleep up to 6 women before we would have had to pull out air mattresses. It was a good “home base” to start from, and we did a few games and had cocktails before heading out.
We walked to Vino 100 in the Historic Third Ward and had a tasting. I think the cost was $20pp for 6 pours, plus we had a few snack trays that ate up my deposit of $50. Well worth the cost, it was so much fun.
Then we went to Beta by Sabor for dinner. It’s all small plates, so we just picked 10 plates that looked good and ordered 2 or 3 of each (we had 15 women). The drinks were amazing, lots of interesting cocktails. Plus they had the nitrogen ice cream machine going in the same room and that was entertaining.
We headed over to Lucille’s, along with every other bachelorette downtown. 😉 But it was fun as always, and the bride enjoyed her dance on stage, shot, and goodies. After that we went to Old German Beer Hall at the bride’s request to play Nails and take Shotski’s (don’t ask) before we hit a few places on Old World Third to dance. It was a slow night so we were enticed into a few with free drinks…!
Just a tip – Brick 3 Pizza delivers LATE! 🙂
If it had been nice out, I totally would have planned a booze cruise like the other ladies mentioned. So fun!
Post # 10
@misspj3: If you are interested in pole dancing, there is are studios run in Kenosha, Brookfield, and Madison by a company called Miss Pole. Cost is determined by number of attendees, and you all get a 90-minute pole workshop.
Post # 11
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Post # 12
thanks everyone for your input! the party is over now but i think this thread will be helpful for future bees
Post # 13
My sister planned mine for Wisconsin Dells. That’s about 2 hours from Milwaukee. We are staying at the Chula Vista Resort and she got us a 14 person all inclusive suite!