Enjoy a Spa Day
Treat the bride to a relaxing spa day with the girls before her big day. Aire Spa is a tranquil escape in downtown Athens that offers massage, facials, body treatments, and more. You can book services for your whole bachelorette crew, like massages and facials, and enjoy the eucalyptus steam rooms and hot tubs after your treatments.
250 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30601
Make a day of pampering and relaxation with breakfast at the spa’s on-site restaurant, lunch downtown, and a ride in your party bus between destinations. Top it off with champagne toasts as you cruise around town.
For a bachelorette party with a twist, go glamping! Glamping combines the experience of camping with the comforts and amenities of a luxury hotel. Rather than roughing it in tents, you’ll stay in decked-out cabins with electricity, bathrooms, and cozy beds.
Lake Oconee is less than an hour’s drive from Athens and home to several glamping destinations. Reynolds Lake Oconee has well-appointed cottages and yurts overlooking the lake, with options ranging from rustic to lavish. Or check out the Sandy Creek Barn, a charming restored barn transformed into a glamping oasis.
You can spend your days lounging by the lake, hiking forest trails, or taking the party bus to nearby wineries. At night, cozy up around a fire pit to roast marshmallows and share stories under the stars.
Bar Crawl on Clayton Street
No bachelorette party would be complete without a bar crawl! Downtown Athens is packed with bars, restaurants, and live music venues, many located on the iconic Clayton Street. Some top spots to hit up include:
- The Globe: Speakeasy vibes with craft cocktails and small plates
- Hi-Lo: Laidback bar with arcade games, ping pong, and karaoke
- 100 Proof: Specialty bourbon cocktails in a chic atmosphere
- Allgood Lounge: Patio hangout with margarita pitchers
- Magnolia’s: Down-home cooking and boozy milkshakes
- Live Wire Athens: Local bands and Athens music history
Bar crawl with ease aboard your own private party bus! Your designated driver will shuttle your crew safely between bars so you can focus on having fun.
Little Kings Shuffle Club – Athens’ Hottest Dance Spot
Little Kings Shuffle Club is one of the most popular bars and dance clubs for bachelorette parties in Athens. Located right in the heart of downtown Athens, Little Kings boasts two floors, five bars, billiards, shuffleboard, and a spacious dance floor where you can dance the night away. The bar has a retro yet upscale vibe, but you can still expect a lively atmosphere, especially on weekends. With affordable drink prices and a central location, it’s the perfect first or last stop on your Athens bachelorette bash. Address: 223 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601 Phone: (706) 543-1911
The Melting Point – Athens’ Premiere Live Music Venue
For a unique bachelorette experience, check out a show at The Melting Point in downtown Athens. This intimate live music venue hosts local and touring bands playing everything from rock to bluegrass. With a capacity around 225 people, you’ll get up close and personal with some amazing talent. Before the show, enjoy southern-inspired tapas plates and craft cocktails in the listening room. Just make sure to reserve tickets in advance, as shows often sell out. Address: 295 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601 Phone: (706) 549-8542
Terrapin Brewery Tour – Tap into Athens’ Craft Beer Scene
You can’t visit Athens without stopping into Terrapin Beer Company, the beloved local brewery. Take a brewery tour to learn about Terrapin’s brewing process and sample some of their hoppiest IPAs and seasonal selections. The taproom is family- and pet-friendly by day and 21+ only at night, so plan your visit accordingly. Play some cornhole in the courtyard or enjoy live music on weekends. Terrapin is a must-do Athens experience for beer lovers! Address: 265 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30607 Phone: (706) 549-3377
Bear Hollow Zoo – Cute and Quirky Animal Encounters
For some outdoor adventure between your bar and restaurant stops, make a pit stop at Bear Hollow Zoo. This small family-owned zoo about 10 minutes from downtown Athens houses an eclectic mix of animals like bears, tigers, monkeys, parrots, and more. Feed the friendly goats in the petting zoo or take a safari ride throughout the property. It’s not your typical zoo, but makes for lots of laughs and Instagram-worthy moments. Address: 2232 Smithonia Rd, Athens, GA 30605 Phone: (706) 769-2251
Graduate Athens – Swanky Hotel for Bachelorette Groups
When it’s time to retire after a long night out, check in to the Graduate Athens hotel. Conveniently located adjacent to UGA’s Sanford Stadium, this stylish hotel has rooms to fit groups of all sizes. Larger suites come with multiple beds and plenty of space to get ready before heading out at night. You can walk to downtown Athens hotspots from the hotel or take your charter bus. With funky decor and top-notch service, the Graduate Athens is a hip home base for your bachelorette bash. Address: 295 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601 Phone: (706) 549-7020
The Grit – Athens’ Vegetarian Favorite
After one too many drinks the night before, your group will appreciate The Grit’s fresh, filling vegetarian fare. This Athens institution utilizes local ingredients in creative dishes like their BBQ seitan plate and fried avocado tacos. From hearty breakfast plates to healthy salads and bowls to craft beer and fresh juice, The Grit nourishes your body and soul. The rustic downtown space is casual and cozy – perfect for gathering your group and recapping your adventures. Address: 199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601 Phone: (706) 543-6592
Normal Bar – Athens’ Quintessential College Bar
You can’t come to Athens, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, without visiting a true college bar. Normal Bar, located right near UGA’s campus, offers the full college town experience with cheap drinks, wings, and bar games galore. The laid-back, dive bar atmosphere makes it easy to chat with friends new and old over a pitcher. Get there early on weekends to secure a table. Whether you’re reliving your glory days or experiencing Athens nightlife for the first time, Normal Bar is a must for a fun bachelorette bash! Address: 1365 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605 Phone: (706) 546-6838
The Pinewood Tippling Room – Athens’ Speakeasy for Craft Cocktails
Tucked away in downtown Athens, the Pinewood Tippling Room is like an intimate, modern speakeasy meets lounge. Specializing in craft cocktails with local and homemade ingredients, it’s the ideal spot for a touch of refinement during your rowdy bachelorette weekend. Sip thoughtfully crafted drinks in the cozy indoor space or out on the patio. With a chill vibe and talented mixologists, consider the Pinewood Tippling Room the cherry on top of your Athens itinerary. Address: 197 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601 Phone: (706) 549-3377
Book Your Bus With Us
As you can see, Athens offers so many amazing options for an unforgettable bachelorette party weekend! Avoid the hassle of coordinating different rideshares and routes by renting a party bus or charter bus for your group’s adventures. Our drivers know Athens like the back of their hand and can expertly shuttle your crew around this classic college town. Plus, a charter bus allows you to stay together as a group and keep the fun going from location to location! Contact Charter Bus Company Athens at (706) 583-6708 to get a personalized quote for your bachelorette transportation. Our representatives are available 24/7 to answer your questions and help plan the perfect Athens bus rental. From bars to boutiques, we’ll get you there!