At the age of 27, I’m amidst yet another summer full of bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and weddings. Of course, you want to do something special for your bachelorette party, but how do you choose? With so many options in our own city and so many cool nearby cities, there’s lots to to choose from!
Louisville, Kentucky – Just a short drive away – about 2 hours, Louisville is one of my favorite party spots. Fourth Street is located in the middle of downtown and is a covered, heated plaza with bars, restaurants, and shops. You can usually pay one cover for several bars and you can do something you cannot do here in Indy – walk from bar to bar without throwing your drink away! Ahh, it’s the little things in life. :) Maker’s Mark is a wonderful dinner option and Lynn’s Paradise Cafe is a must for a day-after brunch. The food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is bright, vintage, and very Allison-in-Wonderland-like.
Chicago, Illinois – Another short drive away – about 3 hours and what an amazing city. I went here last summer for an awesome bachelorette party. We stayed at the Sax Hotel in the Thompson Suite. The Sax is adjacent to the House of Blues and walking distance to Michigan Avenue. The Thompson suite is HUGE and on the 15th floor. Lil’ Wayne stayed in it the weekend before us! It has one bedroom with king bed, 2 bathrooms, living room with several pull-out couches, kitchen, and a grand entryway. We packed about 20 girls in the room (brought some air-mattresses, but did not even end up blowing them up!), but all had plenty of room. We went for a day bar crawl around the city, had our own in-suite party that night, and then went to the Kit Kat Lounge in Wrigleyville for brunch before we left town. The food was top notch, the mimosas were all-you-can-drink, and there was even a mid-morning drag queen show! Only in Chicago. :)
Indianapolis, Indiana – DUH! Treat yourself to a room at the Conrad or the JW Marriott and indulge in all that downtown Indy has to offer. With so many dinner choices – Capital Grille, Mesh, Harry and Izzy’s, Barcelona Tapas…just to name a few – and so much nightlife – Six, Bartini’s, Subterra, Hue, Nicky Blaine’s, Howl at the Moon- you are sure to have a great night. Or try my favorite place for dinner and partying – Sensu. All of their food is DELICIOUS. My favorites are the Kobe beef, lobster tacos, any of their sushi, and their macadamia nut cookie dessert (freshly baked, but still a little cookie dough-y on a hot skillet with ice cream). Then, just hop on downstairs and dance the night away!
Of course, you will need a healthy glow for your party, so don’t forget to come see us at Air-Tan! We have a Buy 4, Get 1 Free package that can be shared with your friends. It drops the price of a tan from $30 to just $24. We also do mobile at-home parties.
Happy Party Planning!