Austin Bachelorette Party Guide!

HELLOOO ATX and visitors!

When you think Texas you think horses in the middle of nowhere, I know, but I swear it’s not like that…all the way! LOL! We have beautiful hill countries, gorgeous sunsets year round, cool swimming holes and lakes, and hip cities like Austin! As you may know, I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and call this city my hometown! It’s all I’ve ever known, I’ve never lived in another state or even city! So you’re getting this blog post written by a true Austinite, or unicorn as they call us ;) There are many food/drink spots I wish were still around to add to the list of amazing places to go, but that is a result of lots of growth in a big city! Anyways, click through below to check out some unique ATX ideas and places to go for an awesome Austin bachelorette party or weekend getaway!

While you are here with your gal pals, be sure to book a mini portrait session to remember your Texas trip forever! Included in this blog are portraits from my latest ATX Bachelorette girls photo session! These cute girls came all the way from New Jersey and the New England area! They even went out the night before and came downtown at 9 am the next morning for the session. I always say you might not like me in the morning because you have to wake up so early Butttt after shooting/hanging out together and getting the gallery back you will be back in love with me, I swear!

Morning light is my all time fav! Plus when you are in town on vacay, an early start to the day is always nice, in my opinion! Once you’re done with the shoot you will already be dress up looking fabulous, hair and makeup done, and ready to take on the busy Austin streets!

I have compiled up a list of my favorite Austin spots that I think would be awesome for a girls trip here! Now, remember I am born and raised here so it’s not as touristy as other blog post, but it is a more authentic Austin list :) Disclaimer: I am a super picky eater, as is my fiance, so we pretty much eat mexican food, tex-mex, and pizza year round! I asked some friends on the good ol Facebook their input, so it is a more well rounded list!

Places to stay:

  • W Hotel: 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

  • The Line Hotel: 111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

  • South Congress Hotel: 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 - near South Congress shops and looks really cool at night with all the stores neon lights nearby!

  • Hotel San Jose: 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

  • Austin Motel: 1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

PLACES TO EAT:

  • Homeslice pizza on South Congress, or if you are drunk downtown on 6th street, Roppollo’s pizza is next best!

  • The Grove Wine bar and kitchen, will have you feelin’ like your in Napa

  • Fixe Austin, for a little bit southern fried everything

  • Jacoby’s, near the east side with awesome patio

  • Josephine House, light dishes with the most instagrammable views

  • Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, great food, drinks and people watching

  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar, best burgers in town!

  • Lucy’s Fried Chicken, you have to try the jalapeno cornbread oh myyy

  • Fonda San Miguel, delicious mexican food and a really colorful and vibrant vibe

  • more continued below

Places with the best drinks and vibes:

Mex/Tex Mex

  • Polvos- Margaritas, enough said!

  • Chuys, the best homemade tortillas and queso around, and the happy hour is amazinggg

  • Baby A’s, so many yummy ( and strong) margaritas to choose from! beware of the purple margarita!

  • Maria’s Taco Express, go on a Sunday for “hippie church” to see what brunch in Austin is all about

  • Z Tejas, arboretum area

Little Bit of Everything

  • Shady Grove

  • Kerbey Lane Cafe, serves awesome brunch and the menu has a little bit of everything, even for your vegetarian and vegan friends!

  • Baker Street Pub

  • Rudy’s Texas BBQ

  • Culinary Dropout

  • Phil’s Ice House

  • Doc’s Backyard

Non-Alcoholic Drink Spots:

  • The Yard Milkshake Bar, milkshakes in pints, quarts with a variety of toppings, ice creams, and cookie dough scoops!

  • Sweet Ritual- my alll time favorite ice cream spot! All dairy free options, but seriously soo soo good!

  • Sans Bar, a non-alcoholic bar for those who don’t drink alcohol but still want a yummy drink

  • Hayley’s Cookie and Cakes, the funniest and delicious sugar cookies, and sweet treats around town with lots of coffee and drink options too

places with COOL city views:

  • Grizelda’s

  • Yeti Bar

  • Iron Cactus, on 6th street with rooftop seating

  • Azul rooftop bar and lounge

  • Gloria’s Mexican cuisine

Places near the LakE:

  • If you are willing to driving about 30min-an hour away you get see some great lakes! Oasis bar and grill! Best lake views and yummy mexican food and margaritas!

  • Hula Hut, with loads of palms trees, right on the water and a killer sunset view!

  • Lucy Fried Chicken on the lake- 620 location

  • County Line, near bull creek best bbq and homemade bread with scenic views

  • Abel’s on the lake, good vibes all around

  • Mozart’s coffee on the lake, a must see during winter time with all the crazy singing Christmas lights

Best Photo Op places:

  • South Congress

  • Domain area

  • The Welcome to Austin Mural on S 1ST street

  • The “you’re my butter half” mural

  • The graffiti walls at castle hill

  • The Texas Capitol building

  • Butler Park ( pictured below )

Rest and Recovery:

  • IVitamin

  • Milk and Honey downtown spa

Hope you enjoyed this blog post and have fun in Austin!!

Andrea Reesing