Throwing the bride-to-be a bachelorette party is a wedding tradition that allows the bride and her best girl friends a girls night out to celebrate her last hurrah as a single girl before walking down the aisle. Below we’ve listed a variety of ways to get your bachelorette to let loose or relax before her big day in New York City, depending on how she wants to celebrate.
You can enjoy a fabulous drag revue at Lucky Cheng’s, a New York City favorite for bachelorette parties, with Asian food and an outrageous cabaret performance. If stripping or erotic dancing is more your style, take in a male strip revue at Club Duvet where they host Hunkmania nights on Fridays and Saturdays, or learn how to work a pole at an EDC Dance Studio workshop class. Pamper the bachelorette at Allure Day Spa and Hair Design with massages, manicures and pedicures, or enjoy a martini and music while your nails are manicured at Beauty Bar. Belt out your favorite songs for your girls night out at DUET 48 or share communal pots of melted cheese and chocolate for some fondue at Dip Bar and Lounge. Laugh your butt off at a customized comedy show at Laugh Lounge NYC. Or take a tour that any Sex and The City fan is sure to love, with the Sex and The City Hotspots Tour, to visit locations throughout New York City where scenes were filmed for the TV show.
Located in 48th street adjacent to the West Side Highway, Lucky Cheng’s is a hot spot for bachelorette parties in New York City. A bachelorette party package is available that includes a three-course Asian cuisine dinner and an outrageous drag queen cabaret performance. Gag gift bags are available, which include a garter and veil, a Lucky Cheng’s souvenir shot glass, and an assortment of naughty paraphernalia. And your girls night out won’t be complete without purchasing erotic desserts and lap dances from drag queens.
Hunkmania at Club Duvet
(45 West 21st Street, 212-989-2121)
To take the stereotypical bachelorette party route, get a lap dance or two by Hunkmania male strippers for your girls night out at Club Duvet in the Flatiron District on Friday and Saturday nights. The strippers perform strip shows and can also give you massages. Club Duvet has an aquarium containing exotic jellyfish and there are satin banquette “dining beds,” private VIP bedrooms, and glass bars.
Pole Dancing Lessons at EDC Dance Studio Inc.
(12 East 32nd Street, 212-679-2540)
Book a private bachelorette party at Exotic Dance Central Dance Studio for a workshop on the art of exotic dance and pole dance. The studio is 3,000 square feet, with three dance studios and 12 steel poles. Private parties must have a minimum of 10 guests and a maximum of 25. The instructor will teach sexy striptease dance moves, pole tricks, how to give a lap dance, and other fun moves.
Allure Day Spa and Hair Design
(139 East 55th Street, 212-644-5500)
Not into having a wild girls night out? Try a relaxing girls day in by unwinding with friends to celebrate the bachelorette’s upcoming nuptials at Allure Day Spa & Hair Design. Escape the noise of New York City with a bridal party package that includes a champagne toast and chocolate, body massages, pedicures, and manicures. Other services at Allure Day Spa are facials, waxing, make-up application, body wraps and scrubs, as well as haircuts, styles, and extensions.
Sex and The City Hotspots Tour
Gather a group and relive TV magic with a bus tour to visit locations in New York City where scenes were filmed for the hit HBO TV show Sex and The City. The host touches on more than 40 locations on the tour, such as the gallery in SoHo where Charlotte worked and bars where Carrie and the girls drank and gossiped. The bus stops at certain locations so you can sample what the characters ate and drank, like the cupcakes Miranda stuffed into her mouth at a bakery. There are TVs on the bus so clips from the show can be viewed to remind passengers of the locations they’re visiting.
Laugh Lounge NYC
(151 Essex Street, 212-614-2500)
Bring the bachelorette for a girls night out at Laugh Lounge NYC in the Lower East Side. Stand up comedy shows can be customized just for the bachelorette party, the right comics can be specially picked, and the lounge space can be decorated if need be. The lounge can hold as many as 150, and there is a full bar, food, and a dance party room downstairs.
Sing Karaoke at DUET 48
(304 East 48th Street, 212-753-0030)
Host a bachelorette party at DUET 48 by reserving a private room for a group of girl friends to belt out favorite tunes and have a blast. The largest room available can fit as many as 28 people. Rooms have a 50-inch TV, speakers, dancing space, and disco lights. There is also a large drink menu and huge selection of songs to choose from.
(231 East 14th Street, 212-539-1389)
A winning combination of salon and saloon, throw a martini and manicure party for your bachelorette at Beauty Bar, a one-of-a-kind retro venue near Union Square. There is a DJ spinning tunes and affordable drinks named after funky 1960s hairdos. Reservations for your girls night out can only be made for groups of six or more.
Dip Bar and Lounge
(416 3rd Avenue, 212-481-1712)
Indulge with a girls night out at Dip Bar & Lounge, a hip fondue restaurant in Murray Hill. The menu offers a cheese fondue, with vegetables, bread, chicken, and shrimp for dipping, and dessert fondue, with a choice of milk chocolate, peanut buttercup, or vanilla fondue, with fresh fruit, brownie bites, cookies, marshmallows, and peanuts for dipping. There are appetizers and small plates available, a full bar with plenty of wines and cocktails, a projection screen, TVs, and a DJ playing music. In the warmer months, an outdoor garden patio opens for al fresco drinking and dipping.