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How did we actually say that? 🍕is always part of the picture ((and deep dish is next-level delish)). No, but today, we’re just talking up some of the coolest spots in Chicago where brides and their squads can go if they’re celebrating an end to singlehood and a beginning to life-long bonding with bae. Most have to do with day drinking, but that’s the best part of any bachelorette. Isn’t it??! Especially if you have flamingo drink floats to sip from, #groupgoals bathing suits to rock poolside, and festive fanny packs to flaunt - the most basic bachelorette must-haves.
We’ve rounded up 8 of our favorite haunts sure to guarantee your girls have a helluva time! From sunbed reservations at the Shore Club Oasis, to a show or shopping in NEWCITY, skee ball and craft sips at Replay Lincoln Park, and punch bowl cocktails at Raised, there is seriously no shortage of fun to be had in the Windy City.
And let’s be honest, if these outings don’t get you excited, we know something that will - hands down - stalking Grocery Store Joe? We have nooo idea where he works, but if there is anyone who can blow the lid off his mystery whereabouts, it’s a tipsy bride and her boozed-up tribe. He obvi has the hookup 🍌🥨🧀🍔🍪🥑 and what foodie-obsessed girl group could say no to that?!?!! Kendall, we feel you, girl!!!https://media.giphy.com/media/fxIgvBMD80HqanBACe/giphy.gif
Pack your bags, ladies!! It’s time for chis chis up in Chi-Townhttps://media.giphy.com/media/3osBLuKWqqldBafwhq/giphy.gif
Located at 1603 N. Lakeshore Drive, the Shore Club offers an exclusive bachelorette party package that has everything you’d need for the ultimate day-long celebration. With a sun bed reservation at the luxurious Oasis, a Yeti cooler packed full with the girls’ favorite drinks, two bottles of champagne and a shared cocktail served in a rose gold 🍍, there will be tons of opportunities to toast your favorite bride-to-be. Drinks aside, the unparalleled views of Lake Michigan make for the perfect girl squad photo-op that will def be getting all the ❤️❤️❤️ on Instagram. So, get your bach hashtag ready!!
Located at 201 N. State Street, ROOF on theWit has plenty of options for the party. With adorably-named packages such as “Pop. Fizz. Clink,” “I Do Crew,” and “Last Fling Before the Ring” that promise bottles of Grey Goose Vodka, Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne and house-made French macarons, the girls will be heart eyes all night long atop one of the hottest rooftops in Chicago. Don’t forget your dress code, either. Black for the bridesmaids, white for the bride! Tiaras and sashes are welcome, as well!
Located at 100 W. Monroe Street, AIRE is a fabulous new rooftop bar featuring a 360-degree view of the city at Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago. The cozy setup complete with lounge seating and toasty fire pits is perfect for some girl talk with your bride-to-be. Everyone can bond over small plates, craft cocktails and an extensive wine list. Only a few weeks left of rosé season, right? Gotta take advantage!
Located at 2577 N. Clark Street, HopCat is a dream destination for the beer-loving bridal party. With 130 craft beers on tap, over 200 bottles from around the world, and 30 Illinois-made, home-brewed beers served at any given time, there’s something for every bride and bridesmaid. There’s also a private event space and a full food menu, so there are plenty of reasons to have brews before she says I do!
Located at 1457 N. Halsted Street, NEWCITY is a great spot to spend quality time with the squad. With plenty of dining options, entertainment and shopping, NEWCITY has everything you’d need to fill up your day. Plus a serious outdoor concert series that can’t be missed these last few weeks of summer.
Located at 2833 N. Sheffield Avenue, Replay Lincoln Park features an extensive collection of vintage arcade games and pinball machines as well as skee ball, bubble hockey and air hockey. For the bridal party that appreciates a good throwback, healthy competition, and some great craft beer, Replay Lincoln Park is everywhere you wanna be.
Located at 200 N. Columbus Drive, the Fairmont Chicago is home to MySpa, a destination that none of your girls will want to miss out on. From mani-pedis and massages, to an “Oxygen Inhalation” add-on that is a natural remedy for headaches, hangovers and jet lag, all that wedding planning stress will just melt away. You had us at 👋 headaches and hangovers.
Located at 1 W. Wacker Drive, Raised is one of the coolest hangouts on the Chicago River. This rooftop bar features indoor and outdoor space and serves up ultra-yummy American eats – all crafted using local ingredients - wonder if Grocery Store Joe had a hand in that?! The cocktail list isn’t too shabby, either. The punch bowl cocktails are perfect for the girl gang that loves to share!
And if your crew will be Chicago-bound the first week of October, you best be checking out Wedtoberfest! We have it on good authority that this bash will be epic!!!