Are you ready to say sayonara to the single life? Gather your girlfriends for one last hurrah at one of these unique, celebration-worthy Chicago hot-spots. Why settle for a boring bachelorette bash when you can transform into mermaids, capture your retro charm on camera or enjoy a little apres-ski indulgence minus the mountains? Here are our picks for the best spots in Chicago to host a one-of-a-kind bachelorette bash.
Never mind the fact that we have zero mountaintops here in Chicago: ACME Hotel, the lifestyle boutique in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is busting out the water wings with its new SPLASH & CRASH Package, a perfect pick for a bachelorette bash.
Book an stay with your best gal pals at ACME Hotel and you'll receive a built-in lift ticket for your very own private hot tub party—complete with your own bartender! The hotel's steamy new hot-tub bar, Bunny Slope, comes complete with stylish ski lodge décor, upbeat tunes and an innovative cocktail menu.
After a night of sipping and splashing in the tub, guests can settle in for a long snooze in a king-sized room or continue the fun with fully stocked mini bars and in-room Amazon Echoes for Bluetooth music playlists.
The SPLASH & CRASH package starts at $1,200 and includes $250 worth of drinks, and is available for groups from 2 to 18 people. When it's not rented for private groups, all guests of ACME are welcome to utilize the Bunny Slope hot tub at their leisure.
ACME Hotel | 15 E. Ohio Street | 312-894-0800
There are few better ways to bond with your besties than painting a masterpiece inspired by the nude (!) male model standing before your canvases. Bottle and Bottega will give you all the supplies you need to paint a group mural or individual canvases, including a carefree, cool, hands-on art instructor.
Choose from an in-studio event (Bottle and Bottega has locations all around Chicagoland) or plan a pop-up party at your own venue. A wide selections of add-ons, including decorations, wine tastings, live models and more are also available, making party planning all the easier.
Bottle and Bottega | 2900 N Lincoln Avenue | 773-313-9133
Mani/pedis and martinis . . . does girl time get any better? Polish and Pour, a charming spa space located in Old Town, is also a full-service bar: Sit back and relax as you pamper yourselves with spa manicures and pedicures over drinks. The granite bar, plush pedicure chairs and an abundance of natural light make this salon the perfect spot to celebrate friendship with the bride-to-be. As an added bonus, Sex and the City and romantic comedies play back to back on ten 55-inch HD TVs. You might also want to book the private party room with its separate bar and outdoor patio.
Polish and Pour | 1244 N. Wells Street | 312-274-9935
Vavoom Pinups is a time machine that will introduce your glam squad to your more glamorous, pinup alter egos. This full service photography studio will transform you from modern day gals to vintage bombshells and then capture the moment in a sassy, sexy photoshoot: You'll trade your 21st-century duds for a sexy, silk robes, settle into the in-house salon and Vavoom's team of hair and make up stylists will bring out your retro best. Then choose new outfits, shoes and accessories from the endless closet of vintage finery. Your pinup adventure will be captured in both group and individual shots.
Vavoom Pinups | 724 W Hubbard Street | 773-726-1109
Vaudezilla, a Chicago academy of all things burlesque, challenges all brides and bachelorettes to conquer inners fears and hit the stage with a sexy new group act. Your intensive group workshop promises to immerse you in the day-to-day creative process of a modern burlesque performer, and you'll be ready to perform onstage for the very first time, in your new, burlesque personas, by the end of the experience.
Vaudezilla | 3614 W. Belmont Avenue | 773-558-0081
If the bride-to-be loves the sea, you'll want to host a bachelorette bash at Chicago’s very own AquaMermaid academy: This is the only spot in Chicago that gives you the opportunity to transform into mermaids. You’ll slip into a snazzy spandex mermaid tail that will have you all feeling like Ariels in no time. Your special mono-fin will make it easier and speedier than ever to glide through the water.
Packages include one hour of private mermaid swimming lessons, mermaid tail rentals and extra pool time for free swim. You’ll feel so glam in your mermaid gear you’re going to want to capture the look on camera. Thankfully the last ten minutes of class are reserved for photo opps. Even better, outfit your smartphone with a waterproof case so you can document all the underwater action!
AquaMermaid | Locations vary | 866-279-2767
Did you have a fabulous Chicago bachelorette party? We'd love to hear what you did and what your favorite highlights were—tell us in the comments!