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. Shuffle Board and Axe Throwing at NorthSouth Club
If you haven’t seen the NorthSouth Club then you’re in for a treat. The space is huge, with a full bar, axe throwing and deck shuffleboard experiences for 2-299 people. Seriously one of our favorite ideas for bachelorette / bachelor parties in Milwaukee!!
2. Build Your Own Mini Golf at Nine Below
From the Bars and Recreation crew, 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
3. Take a Milwaukee Food Tour
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. Photos via Milwaukee Food Tours.
4. Throw An Axe at AXE MKE
We’ve done this and it’s a blast – perfect for your bachelorette and/or bachelor party! Experience #beerandblades at AXE MKE, you and your friends will LOVE it!! Photos via AXE MKE.
5. Group Painting Session at Splash Studio
Painting + Drinks + No Clean Up = the perfect party spot at Splash Studios! Appealing to all ages and skill levels, group painting studios are perfect for combined bachelorette / bachelor parties and even wedding showers. Photos via Splash Studio
6. 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
7. 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! Bonus – they’ve added a few other classes that look super fun too! Photo from Bay View Printing Co.’s Facebook
8. Group Boudoir Photoshoot
Badass women wanted! Check out Buxom Boudoir, Lottie Lillian Photography (under her brand Cheeky Boudoir as featured in the image above) and Happy Gnome Photography for super fun boudoir parties for you and your ladies! Make sure to check out our Milwaukee Boudoir Photography listings too.
Bonus — after your photo shoot, your hair and makeup will be looking fabulous — perfect for a night out on the town!
9. Get Blowouts at Drybar MKE
Ohhh, we love this idea!! Drybar MKE is located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward neighborhood, so go get your blowouts then stop by some of the Third Ward’s bars and restaurants – you could even hop over to the NorthSouth Club after! Photos via Drybar MKE Instagram.
10. 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
11. Paddle Tavern
The Paddle Tavern is a super fun bachelorette party idea!! 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
12. 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
13. 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
The ComedySportz 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
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. Koz’s Mini Bowl
17. 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 boat for a great time! Check out The Edelweiss, Riverwalk Boat Tours and Milwaukee Boat Line for tours. Photo from Edelweiss Website
18. 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
19. Take a Brewery Tour
So many brewery tours, so little time! From local craft brewery tours like the Lakefront Brewery Tour, Milwaukee Brewing Co. and Good City Brewing to the historic Pabst Brewery tour at Pabst Best Place, to large, mass production beer facilities like the Miller Tour…the options are endless in Brew City! Photos by Roost Photography.
20. 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’s new space, Great Lakes Distillery or Twisted Path Distillery… just to name a few. Photo by Happy Gnome Photography
Side note, Central Standard is opening a new distillery with a second floor venue space in July 2021!! Learn more and see the renderings here.
21. 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
22. Live Performances
Heading out for live music, plays or comedy shows is always a great way to start off your bachelorette party. Check the event listings at the Pabst Theater Group, The Cooperage or the Marcus Performing Arts Center to see if any events line up with your party date. Photo of Widespread Panic at the Riverside Theater by Josh Timmermans.
23. 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
24. City Tours MKE
These things are seriously cool and totally perfect for bachelorette parties. Karaoke tours, dive bar tours and brewery tours are just some of the fun tours Citytours MKE offer.
25. 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
26. Wood Sign Painting Studio
Handcrafted woodworking projects have been a trending fun and creative thing to do. Board & Brush, Farmhouse Paint & Sip, The Grey House, and Splash Studio (listed above) are examples in the area that offer you the ability to create a one of a kind sign to treasure for years to come. Photo from Farmhouse Paint & Sip’s Instagram
27. Football Bowling at 1st and Bowl
Football bowling?!? Yep, it’s a thing at 1st and Bowl in Wauwatosa and we think it’s a great bachelor / bachelorette party idea! Photo via Google.
28. Brewers or Bucks Game
If the Brewers or the Bucks are in town, it’s a great addition to your bachelorette / bachelor party! If you’d like to make it a little more special, check into renting a suite, table or one of the “group areas” available at each venue. Photo by McNeil Photography.
29. Rent an Amazing AirBnB
Milwaukee has some amazing AirBnB’s for rent, and it’s a great idea to keep you group all in one place. It also can be great if you’re planning a full weekend bachelorette party. This AirBnB is right off Brady Street and sleeps 16!! Photos via AirBnB.
30. Hit The Bars
Doing a little bachelorette party bar hopping is a time honored tradition and fun AF. Milwaukee has several entertainment districts packed with bars, restaurants and hotels for your bachelorette party. A few to check out are the Third Ward, Brady Street, Water Street, The Deer District and Walker’s Point. Photo by Leah Kasper Photography.