Post # 1
My mother’s best friend is getting married at the end of July. She’s around 50 so we’re doing a “cougar” themed bachelorette weekend for her in Atlanta. We are going out on the town on Saturday night. Everyone will be wearing animal print and I plan to have a sash made for the bride that says “Last Night on the Prowl”. Does anyone have any inspired ideas to make this evening fun for a small group of ladies ranging in age from 18 to 55? I would love suggestions of places to eat, grab drinks, dance (hip hop/ house music probably won’t go over well with this crowd)…
Post # 3
Depends on what you’re looking for. Unfortunately, with all the clubs in Buckhead bulldozed, the options that don’t involve multiple car trips are numbered, but at least you’ve got an 18 year old to act as DD. With that in mind, I think that a place like Loca Luna or Eclipse di Luna would be good to start with – tapas and mojitos and sangria! They have Latin music, so no hip hop.
I’ve never been there, but I hear Johnny’s Hideaway in Buckhead has a reputation for being the place where the women of a certain age go to have fun.
If you want a little more crazy, I think you could look into Clydesdales. I’ve never been there, but the other day I drove past the old Tiffany’s space at Northside Drive and Hwy 75 and noticed that it looks like a male strip club has gone into that space. Don’t bother with Swingin’ Richards, as they are strictly a gay club and don’t allow groups of women. Of course, with the 18 year old you probably can’t all get in. Hmmm.
Friday nights are apparently 18+ at Wild Bill’s. I’ve been there a couple times back in college. They usually have cheap drink specials and they have a mechanical bull, which can make for some hilarity. Also, at least on Wednesdays, the ladies night, they have a balloon drop with cash in the balloons. It was always hilarious to grab balloons, pop ’em, and use the money to buy more drinks!
I also think a comedy club could be fun. They’re probably 18+, and if you go to the Punchline, Cocktail Cove is nearby. I don’t know what it’s like on weekends, but radio stations broadcast from there sometimes, so I’m sure it’ll be busy, and the fact that it’s in the suburbs and away from any colleges should mean an older crowd.
Whew! Hope some of that was useful.
Post # 4
Something that I did for my bachelorette party (which I LOVED) was going to Nikiemoto’s for Drag-a-maki. it was so much fun, and they have killer sushi. Hope this helps 🙂
Post # 5
@Franco…Hahaha about Johnny’s Hideaway, that gave me a good laugh. It is definitely known as the cougar hangout.
Vinings has a couple of restaurants that also have bars that are quite cougar friendly, Old Vinings Inn and Social Vinings. Both of them have excellent food and a separate bar area for you to get a bit rowdier 🙂 There’s also Meehan’s which is walking distance from Social Vinings which is a fun Irish Pub.
The crowd in Vinings is definitely older than in Buckhead, but they still know how to have a good time!
There are plenty of hotels in the area too, so that would be helpful.
Post # 6
I wholeheartedly second eclipse de luna. There are a ton of bachelorette parties that go there, the food is good (tapas style), and there is really fun, non-booty dancing. It will really be great for people of all ages. Plus, you can do dinner, drinks and dancing all in one spot. You won’t want to be cabbing all over parts of the city.
Post # 7
Def to Eclipse de Luna! Great spot. T and I love to go there. Their sangria is to die for!
I’d head to the twisted kilt afterwards in Vinings. T has been there with some of his guy friends and there’s alot of folks pre-wedding partying it up there.
Another fave place of mine (get a des driver) is Limerick Junction and the areas convenient for walking to and from in the Virginia Highlands area.
Post # 8
Another idea – a friend at work mentioned that she went to a bachelorette party at a place on Buford Highway that has private karaoke rooms. Apparently, you rent them by the hour and just you and your friends get to sing. You’d have to do some research to find a place, but I bet they’re not 21 & up only.