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 private karaoke suites, 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. Book a Private Karaoke Suite at AMPED
From the Bars & Rec Crew behind NorthSouth Club & Axe Milwaukee, AMPED is a private suite karaoke & party spot located in the hopping Brewery District. Private suites for intimate groups of 6, slightly larger suites for up to 16 people, or two larger rooms for up to 50 or 125 allows you to sing your heart out with with your closest (or not so close) friends cheering you on! Photos from AMPED MKE Facebook Page.
6. Hit the River with 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. Catch a Drag Show at Hamburger Mary’s
Oh Drag shows we love you so! Definitely a way to loosen up your crew, the Queens of Hamburger Mary’s are sure to entertain and get your day & night started right. Located in Walkers Point, close to Milwaukee’s gay district & hopping nightlife spots, it’s perfect for bachelor(ette) parties. Photo from Hamburger Mary’s Instagram
9. X-Golf at American Family Field
A hidden gem for bachelor & bachelorette parties, the X-Golf suites at American Family Field are perfect for golfers & non-golfers alike. With ample spaces and multiple cozy areas with panoramic views of American Family Field, these spaces can be be enjoyed both game days and non-game days alike. A great place to overlook green grass during the gray of winter. Photos via @xgolfamfamfield Instagram.
10. Plan a Group Boat Cruise
Some fondly refer to this cruise as a “Booze Cruise” and we couldn’t agree more! With options including a fiesta cruise, rock the boat cruise or Sippin’ Saturday cruise, jump on the boat for a great time! Check out Edelweiss Cruises (MIM Family Member) and Milwaukee Boat Line for tours. Photo from Edelweiss Website
11. Book a Private Boat w/ Captain
MIM Family Member Edelweiss Cruises have an awesome private 19 person pontoon — The PonTiki — available to rent, complete with Captain driver so your entire group can have a good time. A win-win! Photo from Edelweiss Website
12. Boozy Slushies for Everyone at S’Lush Daquiri Lounge
Boozy slushies in the cutest environment possible? Yes please! With locations on MLK / Old World Third entertainment district in Milwaukee and a location in Kenosha, we are obsessed with Slush’d Daquiri Lounge’s aesthetic and their drinks. Great for bachelorette & bachelor parties ’cause guys like tasty boozy drinks too! Photos from S’lush Daquiri Lounge’s Instagram page.
13. Learn Pole Dancing at Miss Pole
Miss Pole is a private pole dancing studio and perfect for the crew that wants to feel empowered & sexy. Having locations in both Kenosha & Brookfield, you’ll get a work out and leave feeling like a badass. Photos from Miss Pole Instagram.
14. 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.
15. Hop on the 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
16. Hit the River on the 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
17. 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
18. Enjoy Some ComedySportz
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
19. Hit the Lanes at Koz’s Mini Bowl
20. Live Music at Nashville North
Nashville North has live music every day of the week making it a great spot for music lovers. Plus it’s located in one of our favorite Milwaukee neighborhoods — Brady Street — making it great stop while barhopping this iconic Milwaukee street. Locally owned and fashioned after Nashville Honkey Tonks, Nashville North caters mostly to country & rock fans, with a great vibe that transitions to dancing with DJs spinning later in the evening. Photos from Nashville North’s Instagram.
21. Third Street Market Food Hall & Tavern
Third Street Market Hall has transformed the once struggling Grand Avenue Mall in downtown Milwaukee into an amazing destination & gathering place. From their long list of local & delicious food vendors, to an expansive bar & space complete with free shuffleboard, indoor bags, rentable virtual golf bays, among many other things — the Third Street Market Hall is a perfect meet up spot for bach party crews. Photo from Third Street Market Hall Instagram
22. 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
23. Take a Brewery Tour
So many brewery tours, so little time! From local craft brewery tours like the Lakefront Brewery Tour, Good City Brewing, historic Pabst Brewery tour and Mobcraft, to to large, mass production beer facilities like the Miller Tour…the options are endless in Brew City! Photos by from Lakefront Brewery Instagram
24. 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 (definitely check out their rooftop patio!), Great Lakes Distillery or Twisted Path Distillery… just to name a few. Photo by Happy Gnome Photography
25. 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
26. Enjoy 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.
27. 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
28. 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.
29. Visit The Safehouse
Milwaukee’s spy themed bar & restaurant — The Safehouse — has been in existence since 1966! Taken over by The Marcus Group a few years, this locally owned gem elevated their food game and is great for bachelor(ette) parties with custom packages available for your group. Don’t know the password to get in? Be prepared for some fun shenanigans to earn your entrance. Photo from Safe House Instagram
30. See a Comedy Show
Always a good idea to incorporate laughter into your bachelor & bachelorette parties. Check The Milwaukee Improv (located in Brookfield) which showcases national comedy acts or The Laughing Tap located in Milwaukee’s ultra hip Walker’s Point neighborhood which showcases up-and-coming local & regional acts. Photos from Laughing Tap & Milwaukee Improv Instagram pages.
31. Create a Painting at Arte Bar and Painting Lounge
Located in the super cute & hip Wauwatosa Village, Arte Bar and Painting Lounge is perfect way to start your bachelorette party evening to get your creative juices flowing. We suggest bar hopping in Tosa before or after to visit spots like Draft & Vessel, Lucky Joe’s, Cafe Hollander and Jose’s Blue Sombrero or Leff’s Lucky Town while you’re at it. Photo from Arte Bar and Painting Lounge Instagram
32. Visit WhirlyBall Brookfield
WhirlyBall is an entertainment destination with bowling, “hyperbowling”, laser tag, ping pong, giant jenga & whirlyball — which combines lacrosse, hockey, basketball, and bumper cars — is perfect for the fun loving bachelor & bachelorette in your life! Photos from WhirlyBall’s Instagram page.
33. 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
34. Get Creative at a Wood Sign Painting Studio
Handcrafted woodworking projects have been a trending fun and creative thing to do. Board & Brush, Farmhouse Paint & Sip and The Grey House 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
35. Do Some 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.
36. Hit a 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.
37. 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.
38. 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. Photo by Leah Kasper Photography.
Here’s a few Milwaukee entertainment districts to check out: