(Closed) NYC Bachelorette Party Help!!

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had my bachelorette party in NYC since I was living there at the time and even though it was cut short by Hurricane Irene being a party crasher, it was lots of fun.

One place we went that was a lot of fun, is a bar in the Hell’s Kitchen area called Don’t Tell Mama. 

Basically it’s a piano bar type place where all the waiters/waitresses also play the piano/sing show tunes.

We went there right after dinner and it was a really fun way to start the night and it was something a little different especially if you like show tunes, Billy Joel, Elton John, etc.

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

230 5th and Rare have rooftop bars, Rare doesn’t stay open super late.

I avoid club hopping in nyc, unless you’re on a bar crawl and are looking for dives, every door will be a gigantic hassle.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Lips is a fun restaurant for bachelorette parties – all the waitresses are drag queens and you’ll have a great time playing dirty charades and wearing the penis-shaped balloon hats they make for you. I haven’t been to the new location in midtown, but I went to the old one in the West Village for a birthday party and had a great time!

Madame X on Houston also hosts a lot of bach parties, from what I hear. 

And check out Beauty & Essex for dinner – there’s free champagne in the ladies’ room! Make a reservation on the later side, if you can, and then head to the upstairs lounge to get the night started right…

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@LGenz:  I agree. We tried to go to Tao and they wanted us to spend $1,000 on a table just to get in the door.

We ended up going to a divey bar with a live band up on the upper east side and had a total blast.

We even picked up two guys who were at Tao and told us about the upper east side bar. They came with us in the limo (pretty funny) and bought us drinks all night on the UES.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@EmeraldBee85:  If you want the bach attention stuff (not judging!) I would definitely head to more touristy bars or younger bars. I think if you go to watering holes that New Yorkers frequent, they won’t be as interested. Also, a bar with a younger crowd would probably be good as well. 

Rooftop – 230 5th, but the crowd and line are pretty miserable if it’s the weekend. I recommend The Park, gorgeous interior with an amazing rooftop, no bottle service required. The Delancey in the LES has a nice rooftop and isn’t snobby in a clubish way.

Bars/Dancing – The Bowery Electric can be great if you get there early. Like, head there at 10 or something, it will literally be empty. When the music starts, go to the backroom, and the place will fill up in a matter of minutes. The you’re in the VIP backroom and they won’t charge you or anything (at least that’s been my experience there).

Also, I would probably wait to bust out your bachelorette gear until you’re actually in a nice bar/club, it may turn the bouncer off at the door (have seen this happen). But if you’re at more of a sports bar kind of place, I think you should be fine.

 

Good luck, have fun!! 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My wedding is at Belhurst as well – just a few months before you!  Can’t wait for it!

My Fiance had his bachelor party this weekend and they got a room at Affinia hotel which is right near Penn Station.  They got a suite that had 2 full sized beds and also a pull out couch.  I just checked the rates for that weekend and it’s going for about $475/night.  If you bring a blow-up mattress with you, you may be able to squeeze everyone in.  I think my Fiance had around 8 guys crash there.  It’s certainly not the most interesting location, but you’re just a few blocks from Times Square and you are right by every subway line so it is convenient.

I agree with PP – the bachelorette gear could be a hinderance at some places.  I really try to avoid most of the club scene in Manhattan, so I can’t offer much advice on that. I do know that a few years ago Lucky Cheng’s was the standard bachelorette place, not sure if that’s still the case or not.  

Have fun!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

This is more of a tourist experience and not exactly my cup of tea, but you should consider Beekman Beer Garden. It’s an outdoor bar on the waterfront where you get an amazing view of the skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge. It gets crazy at night – there are lots of people and I think your girls would be able to meet a lot of guys there.

The only downside is it’s in the seaport and the other clubs/bars nearby aren’t all that great if you want a change of scenery. Plus it can get pretty crowded on a nice day/night.

Just check out the website to see pics of the place: http://beekmanbeergarden.com/

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We went to Lucky Cheng’s for my b-party last week.  It’s a crazy drag queen resturant and we had an awesome time.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Pole Dancing/Party: I used to go to this workout spot called NDG, and they do a pole dancing/stiletto workout that I never went to, but looked pretty cool.

Rooftop: check out this site: http://newyork.timeout.com/restaurants-bars/bars/74062/20-best-rooftop-bars?page=0,0 . I can’t say much about any of the spots except for Plunge–pricey with moderately attractive guys and house music (very Euro feel). I went a couple years back when the Gaansevoort Hotel on the west side was much better than the one on the east side (Plunge is the rooftop bar on the east side), but I don’t know if it’s now a hotspot. In general, though, Time Out New York is a really great place to get some ideas.

Bar/clubs: I suggest making sure you’re on a list and/or can get in the door at 1-2 locations in an area with a lot of bars/clubs in case you want to leave (e.g., West Village, LES). LES has a ton of bars/clubs, some with cover and some not. I haven’t been to Libation in LES but heard good things from my friend who is way more into the party scene than I am…and there are tons and tons of bars/clubs in that area. Dark Room in LES also doesn’t have a cover if you go early enough (my fiance loves that place)…you’ll get hit on, you just might not be able to see the person that well (hence the name). 🙂 It’s got good music (hip-hop), though, and is bar-club-ish (there are booths that can be snagged if you’re early enough. Basically, it’s almost empty until about 11:30, then it gets packed fast).

Also, I’d agree with the other posters about watching for too much bachelorette gear @ the door…

As for restaurants, what kind of food & price range are you looking at?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Tao is good for dinner. I found it to be delicious.

I’ve been to Marquee ( I don’t know if that’s still a thing lol) but we had a fantastic time and got lots of attention for most of the night.

Are people still going to Nobu? 

 

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