Nashville Bachelor Must Do: Guys Getaway Guide

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You did it. You found the woman of your dreams. Congratulations! You get to spend the rest of your life with someone awesome. And JUST as exciting, you get to have a blowout weekend with the dudes in your life that got you here. There’s no place better to celebrate your dudes than Nashville Tennessee - land of whiskey, live music & beautiful nature. Here at River Queen Voyages Kayak Outfitters we want to make sure the kings that have found their queens get to celebrate properly in Music City with the ideal Guys Getaway Guide.

Backyard Axe Throwing League

Are you a dude? Do you wanna make sure people know that you’re a dude? What better way is there to express your dudeness than throwing an axe in front of your friends. BATL brings outdoor axe throwing into Urban environments - including Nashville. They take weekend walk-ins, or you can reserve a lane for your party ahead of time. Drink a beer as you throw an axe, and have some Castrillo’s Pizza to compensate your hard work.

Tennessee Whiskey Tours

Get picked up in Downtown Nashville and travel to three Tennessee Whiskey Distilleries and taste your way through Tennessee for the rest of the afternoon. You can book a group tour that’s preplanned, or a private tour and customize which three distilleries to hit. Distilleries include - GEORGE DICKEL, SHORT MOUNTAIN, CORSAIR DISTILLERY and more! You can drink your whiskey on the bus if you feel inspired to make a purchase, and are back downtown before dinner to carb up on BBQ and hit Broadway by 10.

Top Golf

Top Golf is great for many reasons. There’s food, there’s booze, there’s golf, AND you get to choose how you and your friends compete (or not so compete). You can play a came of Quick 9 for speed and accuracy, Top Shot for target practice, Top Drive to see who can hit furthest or choose from many other games appropriate for all golfers from beginners to experts.

Pedal Tavern

Nashville Pedal Tavern is literally a traveling bar, driven by you and your friends. Bring whatever booze you want and Pedal through Downtown or Music Row while taking breaks for shots, flip cup, & hanging on the Cumberland. The drivers are entertaining, the energy is endless, & the ride always feels over too soon.

Midtown Bars

Let’s cut to the chase. You’re here to have a time you will likely forget. Midtown is the perfect strip to make and destroy those Bachelor Party memories! I find midtown great for Bachelor Parties because of the plethora of activities you can do while you get slossed. You can catch classic Nashville Country music at Winners Bar and Losers Bar - both with fantastic beer and shots specials. You can play massive Jenga, Connect 4, or ski ball next door at Kung Fu Saloon. You can just chill and watch the game at dive-Chicago-Style bar, Red Door Saloon. Or, have the perfect drunk snack at Two Boots Pizza, where they serve pizza by the slice until 3am.

River Queen Voyages

Nashville is known for the live music and the partying, but something truly special about this city is the phenomenal nature found right within the city. River Queen Voyages is a great way to get some distance from downtown and enjoy the scenic views while kayaking down the Cumberland River. The great news is, you can start your journey in the woodsy Shelby Bottoms, and end your journey back downtown and pick up where you left off!

We’re so glad you chose Nashville for your Bachelor Party destination.

Eat well, party hard, and come back soon!

Nashville Bachelorette Must Do: Girls Getaway Guide

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Congratulations! You’ve chosen the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with. And just as exciting, you’ve chosen Nashville as your destination to celebrate that with the other loves of your life - your girlfriends! I know you didn’t just come here for the music. You came here to celebrate the queens in your life. Here at River Queen Voyages Kayaking Outfitters, we want to make sure you accomplish that with the ultimate Girls Getaway Guide.

12th Avenue South

12th Ave South (known by the locals as “12 south”) is a strip of local Nashville coffee shops, boutiques, and BBQ. Reese Witherspoon’s boutique, Draper James, is “steeped in Southern charm, designed for real life, and unapologetically pretty.” Portland Brew brings coffee of the PNW to the South and frequently has creative locals working there all day. Edley’s BBQ is a local favorite with phenomenal BBQ sauces as well as a plethora of satisfying sides.

Nashville Pedal Tavern

Wanna get smashed with your friends but still make sure you fit into your custom made wedding/bridesmaid dress? This is the perfect experience for you! Nashville Pedal Tavern combines drinking games, gorgeous downtown views & exercise (kind of)! You and your friends drink as you pedal down Broadway or historic Music Row while taking breaks for a round of flip cup, or pictures on the Cumberland to commemorate the ride you’ll never remember!

Lonnie’s Karaoke Bar

Nashville is a great place to catch some amazing performers. But this weekend is about YOU and your friends, so you deserve the stage! Lonnie’s is a great place to take that stage with songs you’ve always loved to hate like Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Smash Mouth and basically anything you remember grinding to in high school. The place is always filled with patrons excited to scream along, making you feel like the celebrity you truly are.

Skull’s Rainbow Room

Are strippers cool? Sure. But what about strippers with tasteful music and custom made boas? Skull’s Rainbow Room is the premiere speakeasy-style bar with late night Burlesque shows several nights a week, to bring some culture and class to your Bachelorette Party classics. Along with a phenomenal show, they have some of the best craft cocktails in the city.

River Queen Voyages Kayaking

Do you need a break from drinking and want to remember what fresh, alcohol-free air smells like? You can kayak the toxins out of you with River Queen Voyages, Nashville’s local kayaking outfitter. River Queen is a fantastic way to see the nature that Nashville has to offer and take a break to really connect with your friends. You can paddle down the Cumberland River from the woodsy and tranquil Shelby Bottoms, all the way to the scenic Downtown strip. It’s a great way to burn off that Hot Chicken so that you can eat some more.

We’re so happy you decided to bring your Bachelorette Party to Nashville.

Eat well, stay safe, and come back soon!

4 Reasons We're Already Loving 2019 (Even Though We Can't Kayak in Nashville Right Now)

4 Reasons We're Already Loving 2019 (Even Though We Can't Kayak in Nashville Right Now)

We might still be accidentally writing “2018” on everything, but we are, in fact, a few weeks into 2019…and we must say, we’re already digging it. Though we miss being out kayaking on the good ol’ Cumberland River, and soaking in the Nashville sun, the off-season has been good to us!