Pop the champagne, it's time for a bachelorette celebration in Eau Claire! Pack your bags and hit the road for a bachelorette experience filled with wining & dining, shopping & dancing, and even outdoor adventure in Eau Claire. We know how stressful it can be to create an unforgettable bachelorette extravaganza, so we're here to help! We've pulled out some of the best places to eat, shop, relax, move your body, and party for one last hurrah as a bachelorette. Check out how to plan the perfect bachelorette party in Eau Claire!
Photo: River Bend Winery & Distillery
Go on a Beer and Wine Crawl
Start your beer crawl at one of Eau Claire's favorites, The Brewing Projekt. This brewery is located in downtown Eau Claire along the Chippewa River and offers rotating tap beer flavors that you won't find anywhere else. Milkshake beers, fruity flavors, and the famous Puff Tart and Smoofee Sour?! That's the name of the game at The Brewing Projekt!
Take a crew to the countryside of Wheaton, WI, and indulge in the tasty wine flavors at River Bend Winery & Distillery. In the warmer months, sip on seasonal flavors in the vineyards and enjoy live music on the lawn. If you're looking to switch it up, head into the distillery to try River Bend's incredible cocktails!
It wouldn't be a wine crawl in Eau Claire without a stop at Infinity Winery & Beverages! Order from a huge drink menu featuring specialty, seasonal cocktails crafted with in-house spirits, or sip on Infinity's properly-aged wine selection.
Hit the road and head to Osseo, WI to further your beer adventure in Eau Claire! Northwoods Brewpub offers a wide range of beer formulas that are designed with themes centered around the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Pair your beer with tasty pizza and cheese curds at Northwoods Brewpub, or click here to see more places to eat and explore in Osseo.
Get a European brewery experience at Lazy Monk Brewing in downtown Eau Claire with a cozy, traditional, and inviting Bier Hall. Order from more than 14 rotating tap beer flavors, play games inside, and take photos outside on the patio in the stunning, flower-filled Bier Garden!
Try out the beer scene in Altoona, WI at Ombibulous Brewing Company for more rotating beer flavors throughout the season. Not only do they have a beer or seltzer that everyone will love, but their handmade pizzas make Ombibulous a top-notch brewery in the area.
Photo: Hello Adorn
Shop 'Til You Drop
Round up the bridal party for endless bracelets at Hello Adorn! This shop is located in downtown Eau Claire, and they offer a wide range of goods from handmade jewelry to candles to kitchenware to plant accessories and so much more. Learn more about Hello Adorn here.
Shop for stunning handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more jewelry at Token Jewelry in Eau Claire. Here, you can get matching or solo forever bracelets so that you'll be accessorized every day! Maybe even pick up a sentimental jewelry piece for the big day at Token?!
Tangled Up In Hue has a little something for everyone to take a piece of Eau Claire with them! Shop for art prints, jewelry, clothing, stationery, candles, and more. Check out a little bit about their downtown shop here.
Music lovers: unite at Revival Records in Eau Claire! This vinyl shop not only has music selections curated for everyone, but you can shop for albums with music that will always bring you back to this special, celebratory time.
Find all of your Eau Claire-themed souvenirs and special pieces at the one-and-only Local Store! This shop should be on everyone's itinerary when visiting Eau Claire, especially for groups that love to find unique goods from local creators. Find the perfect Eau Claire-themed art prints, shirts, games, decor, candles, kitchenware, and so much more!
Check out the new Eau Claire Vintage storefront and find unbelievable treasures from the past! Shop through name-brand pieces in good condition, and even shop for collector hats, shows, jerseys, and more.
Photo: The Nucleus Cafe
Munch on Brunch
Start the day out right with a hearty, or sweet, brunch at the local's favorite brunch spot in town, The Nucleus Cafe. Not only is this cafe cute, charming, and the perfect place to snap some cute breakfast photos, but the dessert crepes on the menu will change your life! You can't go wrong with any of the menu options including breakfast sandwiches, omelets, skillets, and more.
If your party is staying at The Lismore Hotel for your bachelorette party (excellent choice), you're in luck to have a coffee and brunch shop right in your hotel lobby. Get caffeinated for the day with a specialty coffee, chai, or matcha drink at ECDC, and pair it with a fresh breakfast or lunch sandwich, soup, or pastry!
Just take out word for it; your party will love the coffee and pastry selection at The Nostalgic Bean in Altoona, WI. This little cafe was voted as Volume One's best bakery in the Chippewa Valley, and with one bite of their croissants, cookies, brownies, quiches, tarts, or macarons, you'll totally understand why. Add The Nostalgic Bean to your bachelorette itinerary for cozy, French cafe vibes in the Eau Claire area!
Go for a more funky brunch at an eclectic restaurant in Eau Claire at The Good Wives. On the weekends, order some of the most high-quality, tasty breakfast options including omelets, trout scrambles, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, waffles, and even vegan options. Pair your brunch with a mimosa, snap a cute photo inside the restaurant, and viola, a brunch success in Eau Claire!
For the farmhouse, cottage-core breakfast vibes, The French Press is your go-to. The menu has everything from stuffed French toast to breakfast wraps to oatmeal to scrambles, and they also have fresh pastries served daily with gluten-free options. Elevate your brunch with a coffee flight perfectly schemed to the seasons, and you'll get the full French Press experience!
Photo: Tubing on the Chippewa River to Loopy's
Relax & Reset
Make your bachelorette experience a relaxing spa experience at Lotus Spa in Eau Claire. Book massages, facials, or pedicures for your crew, and start the trip off by resetting and getting pampered at a luxury spa experience!
Bachelorette parties don't have to be all glitz and glam; they can include outdoor adventure too! One thing we love around here is tubing on the Chippewa River in the summers, and Loopy's has the perfect setup for big groups. Rent your tubes or kayaks at Loopy's, take the shuttle to the boat landing in Chippewa Falls, and float back to Loopy's in the sunshine! The tiki bar at Loopy's will be waiting for you after you've returned from your float.
Get your steps in with the whole crew, and hike to the top of Mt. Simon for stunning views of the Chippewa Valley! This hike is short and beginner-friendly, so you'll be able to carry on with the rest of your itinerary early in the day. If you're feeling extra adventurous, maybe dare the bride to go cliff jumping at Mt. Simon? (This area is not supervised by lifeguards, so swim at your own risk.)
Plan a group run, walk, or bike ride on the trail systems throughout Eau Claire! Hop on the Chippewa River State Trail, and take on the challenge of biking to Leinie Lodge in Chippewa Falls for a cold, craft beer. Otherwise, just take in the nature of the Red Cedar State Trail or various other small trails within Eau Claire!
Photo: The Informalist
Dine in Style
The Informalist is conveniently located at The Lismore Hotel in downtown Eau Claire and is the perfect vibe for a delicious dinner in a unique, modern dining space. The pizza is a hot menu item as well as the salmon, steak dishes, salads, pasta, and various gluten-free options. Plus, they have a weekend brunch that will set the tone for a perfect day in Eau Claire!
Looking to dine on a patio? Cowboy Jack's in River Prairie has one of the best (and biggest)! Find a menu full of American food options including wings, pizza, wraps & sandwiches, pasta, steak & seafood, burgers, and so much more. Also, explore Cowboy Jack's exquisite cocktail and mocktail menu!
Step into the Cajun-American dining scene in Eau Claire at Stella Blues for unbeatable dinner and drink options! Find a menu with Cajun classics like Gumbo, Jambalaya, Bourbon Street Scallops, Southern Fried Chicken, and more. Check out their full menu here!
Experience Mona Lisa's in Eau Claire for a charming, cozy dinner date with your crew, and order from a frequently changing, seasonal menu. Each menu item is made to order and all ingredients are created in-house. Try devine pasta, seafood, meats & poultry, and pizza dishes at Mona Lisa's!
Take your bachelorette adventures to Osseo, WI, and stop at Foster's Fireside along the way! Foster's serves some of the best wood-fired pizzas in the area with multiple unique flavors and topping combinations. Click here to see more ways to experience Osseo, WI on your day trip!
Houligans is located on Barstow Street in downtown Eau Claire and serves some of the most notable steak and seafood in the area. Step into the supper club scene of Eau Claire, and experience the premium cut steaks and fresh seafood favorites.
Photo: Blue Ox Music Festival
Dance at a Music Festival
See some of country music's hottest artists at Country Jam in Eau Claire! Plan your bachelorette parties around July 18-20, 2024, and see headliners including HARDY, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, and many other country artists. Check out the glamping experiences available at Country Jam for the ultimate bachelorette experience!
If you're booking your party around June 27-29, 2024, consider adding Country Fest to your itinerary! This year, Jake Owen, Keith Urban, and Eric Church will take the main stage, as well as other famous artists including Scotty McCreery, Ashley McBryde, and more! Click here to secure your campsites and tickets for Country Fest 2024.
Blue Ox Music Festival is for crews looking for bluegrass music, dancing, delicious beer, funky vendors, and all-around good vibes. The 2024 Blue Ox Music Festival is taking place on June 27-29, 2024, at The Pines Music Park in Eau Claire, and it's expected to be another unforgettable year with acts including Pert Near Sandstone, Band of Horses, Sierra Ferrel, Watchhouse, and more.
Get ready to rock, because there's no way around it at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin. Bring your crew to the grounds on July 18-20, 2024, for a weekend full of iconic music artists, festival camping, cold drinks, and more! Click here to purchase your 2024 Rock Fest tickets.
Experience the Nightlife Scene in Eau Claire
Your girl gang is going to love the rooftop scene at Dive! This bar is located on the second floor of The Lismore Hotel and is the perfect place to start the night with cocktails. The views, the vibe, the flavors– it's everything your bachelorette party needs!
Another cocktail and wine lounge bar that perfectly sets the tone for a night out on the town is Helix in River Prairie. Drink specialty cocktails, mocktails, wine, or beer on the patio in the warmer months, or get cozy by the fireplace inside. Make a note– this is a great place to take photos with the bridal party in River Prairie!
Try handcrafted cocktails, appetizers, and the famous Koldtbord at The Lakely at The Oxbow Hotel. Enjoy the ambiance of jazz music, flowing drinks, live entertainment, and special events like Drag brunch, bingo, and trivia. See more reasons to check out The Lakely here!
Located in the heart of downtown Eau Claire, The Fire House offers more than 30 tap beer options, live entertainment, themed parties, and more. No matter what day of the week you pop into The Fire House, you're sure to walk into a good time!
The entire Water Street district is full of bars that bachelorette parties can't skip out on. Bars like Dooley's Pub, Brother's, and more will be your destination for affordable drinks, dancing music, and the total party scene. Plus, there are plenty of places on Water Street to grab a late-night bite including the famous El Patio burritos!