This is one of my favorite places in Seattle, and located at the top of The Smith Tower, Seattle’s first skyscraper with a 360 view of the city. It’s only $19 to walk their museum and ride the elevator to the 35th floor to have this incredible experience. Open Wednesday to Sunday after 3pm, this is a must go for classy drinks and a dining experience the bride will never stop raving about!
* tip: if you go in the fall, try the Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini, you won’t regret it *
How do you expect to have any kind of bachelorette weekend without a trip to the spa? This is my recommendation for the best refresh, moisturize, wax, mani-pedi, and plump before the big day — for all the ladies! A women owned and operated premier spa in the heart of downtown Seattle. Modern and classy decor mixed with a 3 step process to healing has me raving left and right abut this spa for bachelorette parties (and also any other time come on now)!
If you didn’t know, now you know, Seattle’s Drag Queen community is FAMOUS. There’s no better place to catch a slice of the action than at Julia’s on Broadway (& Le Faux Productions). They have the longest running and most iconic throwback drag brunch in Seattle, a couple of their performers having competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race! Head to their restaurant theatre every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm, but make sure to arrive early and get tickets beforehand!
Two companies, one lake, one idea, and family business. Other than this sounding like a bad modern Romeo + Juliet spin off, there are two companies that run Hot Tub Boats in the Seattle area! Whoever came first doesn’t matter, but the warmth on your body and chill of air, coupled with the feeling of being on the water — now that’s something you NEED to experience. Operating rain or shine (which seems different but still we’re for it) in 2 hour time slots for up to 6 people per boat! Head to their websites to check reservations and to purchase, and make sure you take lots of photos!
I know, I probably had you at wine right? Before moving here I had no idea that this was even a valid industry in the PNW, I was naive to the 7 boutique wineries located just a 35-minute ferry ride away from the city. The wineries on Bainbridge produce limited quantities of their bottles made from grapes grown locally and throughout Eastern Washington. Make a day to visit all the wineries separately or attend their Wine on the Rock event in February and indulge in wine and chocolates at each of the seven vineyards on the Island. It even comes with the ability to purchase a Designated Driver for the day — drink up and enjoy it, this Seattle bachelorette weekend is going to be one for the ages!
Need a little practice before the wedding? Want to counteract all the calories you’ll be intaking this weekend, but in a classy way? Then dine and dance your way through an evening at the Century Ballroom! Located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood next to their restaurant, The Tin Table, they have several classes from waltz to bachata that are all covid friendly with online sign ups! Yay introverts! You can out-dance all the other bridesmaids or look like a fool together!
The name itself should have you intrigued. Along with a drag show of their own on Sundays at brunch, The Unicorn & Narwhal (two bars, two floors) is Seattle’s eclectic carnival themed bar(s). Toting on-brand food and drinks, a Photo Booth, and a phallic claw machine you won’t want to miss; this is the fun spot to throw back to your wild days and take loads of jello shots with way too much sugar in them. Find me on instagram (@mackenzieramans) and ill be the first to contribute to the get-the-bride-a-dildo fund!!!
Yes the last 2 options (and the first one kinda, oh well) have been bars but they all have a MUST SEE ATMOSPHERE! What’s one more to round out the list?! Plus, it’s a view I haven’t shown you of Seattle yet — the top of the city from the U District at bar located on the rooftop of The Graduate (a favorite hotel staycation of mine in the city). The Graduate’s string of hotels in monumental university towns around the country play on our collective nostalgia. The Mountaineering Club feels as though you’re transported back to a grand library or your grandfather’s study, all while taking in the beauty of the Puget Sound 16 stories up. Brunch on Sunday would be the perfect last stop before heading back to your respective homes to share stories of this Seattle bachelorette weekend for years to come.
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BOOK A LADIES BRIDAL PARTY PHOTOSHOOT!!!
Think: Self-love, confidence, a little party vibe, the hint of sparkles, a disco ball here or there, FUN OUTFITS, a colorful concept, and (lots of) champagne!!