We all know that the big party BEFORE the wedding is the bachelorette / bachelor parties. If you’re looking for some amazing Milwaukee bachelorette party ideas you’ve come to the right place! From tours to kayaks to boudoir photo shoots, there’s lots of amazing things you can do for your bachelor / bachelorette party!
So copy this link and send it over to your maid of honor or best man and come up with an epic Milwaukee party for you and your friends. Just try not to do it the night before the wedding – a hung over wedding party is never a good thing!
1. Milwaukee Food Tours
From food tours visiting Milwaukee’s most tasty restaurants, bakeries and bars, Milwaukee Food Tours are the perfect way to start your Milwaukee bachelor / bachelorette party. We recommend the Bloody Mary Brunch Tour (thank GOD that’s a thing), Tacos and Tequila Tour, or Pizza Tours!
Also check them out for all ages tours for your bridal shower. They have quite a few options! Side note, you can also rent their buses for wedding transportation options. Photo from Milwaukee Food Tours Facebook.
2. Drink & Ink at Bay View Printing Co.
Bay View Printing Co. is a pretty amazing place. Their Drink & Ink classes allow you to use badass antique letter press machines to make some awesome art and drink while you do it! And this, my dear #MKEBrides & #MKEGrooms, is what we call winning and a great Milwaukee bachelorette party idea! Photo from Bay View Printing Co.’s Facebook
3. Floral Designing Workshop
Belle Fiori offers a fun floral designing class call “Flowers After Hours.” Bring drinks and snacks of your choice to get your creative juices flowing! This is a fantastic option for a more intimate, chill time for all ages. Photo from Belle Fiori’s Facebook
Also check out Wood Violet, who offers floral / wreath designing workshops at her location in Milwaukee’s up and coming Midtown neighborhood.
4. Take a Brewery Tour
So many brewery tours, so little time! From larger craft brewery tours like Lakefront Brewery Tour and Milwaukee Brewing Co., to smaller, more intimate tours like Brenner Brewing, to large, mass production beer facilities like the Miller Tour or even the historic Pabst Brewery tour at Pabst Best Place… the options are endless in Brew City! Photo by Boutique Photographer.
5. Bierklasse at Lowlands Group
Lowlands Group Bierklasse… or beer class in English… is a jolly good time! Sample beers with your wedding party and learn a few things about beer while you catch a nice little buzz – a great Milwaukee bachelorette party idea! Photo from Lowlands Group Facebook
6. Indulgence Chocolatiers Pairing Classes
Pairing chocolate, in particular locally made and amazingly delicious Indulgence Chocolatiers chocolate with everything from craft beer, wine, bourbon and even tequila, sounds too good to be true!
Take one of their pairing classes and you’ll challenge your taste buds and learn a few things about two of the world’s best things… chocolate and alcohol. Photo from Indulgence Chocolatiers’ Facebook
7. Ping Pong at Evolution Milwaukee
Ping Pong!!! Always a great idea for a bachelor / bachelorette party and Evolution Milwaukee is located in the perfect spot on Old World Third Street‘s entertainment district.
8. Mani / Pedi Party at Nail Bar Milwaukee
There is no better excuse to get a Mani / Pedi with your squad than to celebrate your getting married! Be sure to ask about Nail Bar Milwaukee’s private party options! Photo from Nail Bar Milwaukee’s Instagram
9. Group Boudoir Photoshoot
Badass women wanted! Both Lottie Lillian Photography (under her brand Cheeky Boudoir as featured in the image above) and Happy Gnome Photography offer super fun boudoir parties for you and your ladies!
Bonus — after your photo shoot, your hair and makeup will be looking fabulous — perfect for a night out on the town!
10. Plan a Trip!
Planning a trip with your closest friends is always a fun idea! Want help planning the trip? Then reach out to LaMacchia Travel for some help! Photo from LaMacchia’s Facebook
11. Visit a Beer Garden
Milwaukee has scores of beer gardens happening throughout the summer and early fall at many of our beloved Milwaukee County Parks. There also is a traveling beer garden schedule so be sure to check out Milwaukee County Parks beer garden listings for more info. Photo from Married In Milwaukee’s Instagram
12. Milwaukee Kayak Company
Oh Milwaukee Kayak Company — we love you so!!! Explore our amazing city in ways you haven’t experienced before.
Paddle right through Downtown via the Milwaukee River or explore less traveled canals in the Menomonee River, such as the one that goes by the Harley-Davidson Museum’s peninsula. This is one of our favorite bachelorette party ideas! Photo from Milwaukee Kayak Company’s Instagram
13. Take a Haunted Tour of Milwaukee
Yup — Milwaukee has a haunted tour!! Check out Gothic Milwaukee for a guided tour of Milwaukee’s historical attractions as they share folklore, legends and macabre tales that lurk on nearly every block of the city. Photo from Gothic Milwaukee’s Instagram
14. Take a Distillery Tour
We all know Milwaukee’s brewery scene has been blowing up lately, but we also have some great options in the Milwaukee craft spirits scene. Start off your Milwaukee bachelor / bachelorette party with a visit to Central Standard (featured in the image above), Great Lakes, Twisted Path… just to name a few. Photo from Central Standard’s Instagram
15. Bounce Milwaukee
This is THE place to go for the kid in all of us! Bounce Milwaukee turns adults only on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm – 1:30am.
Their Bay View location has bouncy houses, lazer tag, video game room, amazing local craft beer, free old school video game machines, really tasty food, rock climbing wall, sumo wrestling…. seriously… it’s hard to believe how much fun they have under one roof! Photo from Bounce Milwaukee’s Facebook page – and fun fact, that’s me in that sumo suit!
16. Comedy Sports
The Comedy Sports improv group is amazingly funny and a great way to get your night started. They have private show options too depending on the size of your group. Photo from Comedy Sport’s Facebook
17. Pedal Tavern
The Pedal Tavern has been a favorite for Milwaukee bachelorette and bachelor parties for years now. And good news… you can bring your own brews on board! Plus, they have 25+ bars with drink specials throughout the Third Ward and Walker’s Point to plan your pedal route. Photo from Pedal Tavern’s Facebook
18. Paddle Tavern
We are so super stoked about the Paddle Tavern coming this summer to Milwaukee! Opened by the Pedal Tavern crew, this paddle-boat-meet-bar has you pedaling your way along the Milwaukee River, enjoying drinks and enjoying the amazing views of Downtown Milwaukee. Photo from Paddle Tavern’s Facebook
19. Rent a Pontoon
Looking to lazy it up along the Milwaukee River? Then rent some pontoon boats for your bachelor or bachelorette party. The Milwaukee River is definitely one of the best spots to enjoy an amazing Milwaukee summer! Photo from Milwaukee Riverwalk Boat Tours & Rentals Facebook
20. Milwaukee’s Comedy Cafe
Starting off with a good laugh is ALWAYS a good idea for bachelorette / bachelor parties. Comedy Cafe is located just down the street from Evolution Ping Pong on Old World Third Street, so there’s a lot to do within walking distance.
21. Take a “Fun” Beer Tour
Beer, breweries and history, sounds like a winning combination to us! Check out Fun Beer Tours Milwaukee for a shuttle or walking tour that combines multiple craft breweries (or even a distillery). Be sure to ask them about their game themed pub crawl! Photo from Fun Beer Tours MKE Instagram
22. Group Painting Session
Painting + Drinks + No Clean Up = the perfect party spot! Appealing to all ages and skill levels, group painting studios are perfect for combined bachelorette / bachelor parties and even wedding showers.
The picture featured above is Splash Studio located in the Third Ward which includes a session led by a local Milwaukee artist and they have a fantastic private room for parties! Photo from Splash Studio’s Instagram
Also check out Arte Wine & Paint in the Tosa Village for a cute private room and ample tasty drinks.
23. Build Your Own Mini Golf
From the owners of Splash Studio, Nine Below offers a unique spin on mini golf. Located indoors, this spot is perfect for winter bachelorette / bachelor parties and its East Side location makes it walking distance to a ton of great Milwaukee bars. Photo from Nine Below’s Instagram
24. Group Boat Cruise
Some fondly refer to this cruise as a “Booze Cruise” and we couldn’t agree more! With options including a margarita cruise, happy hour cruise or late night cruise, jump on the Edelweiss for a great time! Most tours are about 1.5 hours with loading happening just off Old World Third Street’s entertainment district so there is plenty to do before and after. Photo from Edelweiss Website
25. Wood Sign Painting Studio
Handcrafted woodworking projects have been a trending fun and creative thing to do. Craftspot in Wauwatosa and Board & Brush in Elm Grove are two spots in the area that offer you the ability to pound your way to a one of a kind sign to treasure for years to come. Photo from CraftSpot’s Facebook
Are we missing any amazing Milwaukee bachelorette party ideas? We’d love to hear them and so would our audience! Please post them in the comments section below!
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