While an urban destination might seem limiting for a bachelorette party, the options are endless in New York City! There is something to fit every bride and bridal party style here. From swanky hotels that were made with fun in mind, to more relaxing retreats out in Brooklyn, you can easily have both your wellness retreat and rager all in one weekend.
In a city where restaurants double as clubs, and an elevator ride might be the only thing standing in between your luxurious hotel suite, a swanky restaurant and the perfect night on the town, New York is perfect for making all of your bachelorette dreams come true. From low-key spots to Instagram-worthy spaces, here are all the places to stay and play for an unforgettable NYC bachelorette.
Where to Stay
Moxy NYC Downtown (above)
If you follow the #atthemoxy hashtag on Instagram it will be very apparent as to why Moxy NYC Downtown is perfect for a bachelorette weekend. Not only is the place designed with Instagram in mind with its neon signs and mural decorated walls, its fun atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for IRL fun. You won’t have to go far to find something to do. Kick your night off at Recreation, the third floor space that’s part bar, part restaurant, part arcade, and part basketball court. Something for everyone! When you want to rest up the guest rooms at the Moxy wont disappoint. Luxurious chambray custom robes, hanging chairs, and automated lighting and shade control (for when your night was too much fun) will help you totally unwind.
Where to Party
House of Yes
If you and your squad are looking to be on your feet until the wee hours of the morning, House of Yes is your place. Located in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, here, you can just dance, see a show or even get on stage yourself. On any given night you can jive to disco, funk, soul, R&B, deep house or west coast bass. If you really want the House of Yes experience, plan your trip around one of their theme nights. Whether you come to hear Rihanna's greatest hits all night or for a Burlesque show that you and your ‘maids end up joining, your night is guaranteed to be memorable one.
Located in the Lower East Side’s trendy Public Hotel, Public Arts is perfect for your swanky night on the town. Their multi-purpose event space is used for screenings, shows and private events earlier in the evening, but transforms into a club from 11p.m. to 4 a.m. every Wednesday to Saturday. If you opt not to stay at the hotel, you can still spend your whole evening at Public. Dine at Jean-George’s Public Kitchen for dinner, head up to the roof to take in the views, then head down to Public Arts for a party you won’t (hopefully) forget.
The Jane Ballroom
The Jane Ballroom has two bar areas and an awesome dance floor for those who want to party the night away dancing on couches and singing along to hit songs spun by some of the city's best DJ's. The atmosphere is lively, similar to a nightclub, but the high ceilings and amazing décor give it a much classier feel. The line to get in gets insanely long late at night; your best bet is to book a table or show up early around 9 or 10 p.m.
Where to Dine
Trendy TAO group restaurant Vandal has a menu full of unique small bites perfect for you and all your girls to try. From cauliflower tacos to french soup dumplings to pizza the starter options are endless. The main dishes include a mix of pasta, seafood and steak as well. Not only will your meal be accompanied by a curated cocktail list, but when your not looking at your plate your eyes will wander looking at the eclectic decor. This place was designed with Instagram in mind. You and your ‘maids can take photos before heading down stairs to the night club to finish out your night.
While this restaurant is known for Korean BBQ, there are other dishes cooked in the open kitchen to capture your taste buds too. From rice and noodle dishes to Insa’s take on fried chicken there is something for everyone on the menu. This place isn’t just good for your pre-party meal but right upstairs the party awaits. Insa doubles as a karaoke lounge. Book a room and order a few of their signature shareable cocktails to get ready to belt your heart out to your favorite tunes.
La Esquina is a favorite amongst BRIDES editors for a fun night out on the town! This ultra trendy restaurant has ambient lighting, great music and an upbeat bar area—if you're lucky you'll spot a celebrity. Staff favorites include the elotes callejeros (grilled Mexican street corn) and tinga de pollo tostadas.This restaurant books up quickly, so be sure to set a calendar reminder to make reservations as soon as the window opens (21 days to the date if your party is less than 9 people, 30 days if its more).
Where to Relax
Unwind with an afternoon of pampering at Chillhouse. This trending Lower East Side spot is one part cafe, one part nail salon, and one part massage parlor. Start with a CBD infused drink, and then head back for a manicure. Known for their design options, its a perfect opportunity to do a trial run of your wedding-day manicure. For a day of total body relaxation book one of their many themed massage as well. Depending on the rest of your weekend plans, the Hangover Cure might be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Spa de La Mer
Look no further than Spa de La Mer for a splurge spa stay. The spa, located inside the Baccarat hotel, features custom treatments that utilize the top rated La Mer products. knock out some of your pre-wedding beauty treatments with this luxurious menu of facial and body treatments. For a personalized experience try the La Mer custom facial that will cater directly to your skin concerns. To treat yo self from head to toe go for the La Mer body treatment that combines a massage with all over skin polishing.
Bliss Spa Soho
Bliss Spa Soho is the perfect place to get mani's with the girls while recovering from a wild night out. The atmosphere is modern and inviting, and it's in a great location if you want to go shopping after. Prices are a bit steeper than your typical walk-in NYC nail joint, but it's worth it to splurge on a place that you know is reputable and super sanitary.