Celebrate your final days as a single lady or man by hitting the town with your friends. From delicious dining to adventurous outings, these bachelorette and bachelor party ideas will keep your entire crew entertained.
By Allison Jacobs
Are you envisioning a weekend of bachelor or bachelorette party fun in Metro Detroit? From interactive shows featuring local stars, to kayaking and zip-lining, SEEN’s 2019 lineup is guaranteed to keep your crew entertained all weekend long!
Detroit Shipping Company
474 Peterboro St., Detroit
21 refurbished shipping containers are the foundation for this epic food hall and beer garden in the Cass Corridor. This 10,000-square-foot, two-story space offers both indoor and outdoor seating, two art galleries, a T-shirt printshop and podcast studio. Deciding which restaurant stall to hit first will be your biggest challenge.
Several dining options include Coop, a Caribbean-fusion restaurant, Thai street eats at Bangkok 96, and tacos and tapas at Brujo. For a sweet treat, stop at -320° Coffee & Creamery for a shot of espresso with a side of liquid nitrogen ice cream.
325 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham
Experience eclectic Japanese cuisine at downtown Birmingham’s latest hot spot. Located in the classic Ford-Peabody Mansion, diners can expect a thrill for the taste buds thanks to renowned restaurateur Michael Schlow and leading chef Lloyd Roberts, who has a strong resume in Asian-style cuisine.
Indulge in maki rolls, sashimi and nigiri, along with the Kobe sliders and yakitori served four ways. The cocktail and sake list feature tempting options for clinking glasses in celebration. Reservations are available by phone or on reserve.com.
The Creative Arts Studio
114 4th St., Royal Oak
Creative types will love the vibe at the Creative Arts Studio. Professional staff are available to guide you while wheel-throwing, beading, canvas painting and more. Pick a project and get crafting in the main studio, or reserve a private room for just $35 — outside drinks and snacks are highly encouraged.
Rochester, Ferndale, Northville, Milford, Macomb and Woodhaven
Co-founders Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff began as Etsy shop creators and bloggers, eventually creating their own DIY hub, Anders Ruff (AR) Workshop. Professionals will assist you while creating Pinterest-worthy wood signs, centerpiece boxes, photo frames, tote bags and beyond. Contact your nearest location for pricing information for private parties, or sign up for a public workshop.
Willis Show Bar
4156 3rd Ave., Detroit
Take a trip back in time at Willis Show Bar, a famous jazz bar that flourished from 1949 to 1978. The space still holds its charm from the past, recently reopening as an upscale venue specializing in cocktails and cabaret. The stage remains in the exact spot where it stood back in the day and hosts the city’s finest musicians, burlesque dancers and DJs. Willis Show Bar is also known for its impressive cocktail program, and its vintage punch bowls are perfect for sharing. Be sure to dress to impress, and call in advance to reserve a booth for the big bash.
Drag Queen Bingo
600 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
Five15 is more than a gift shop and cafe — Thursday through Sunday, laughs fill the room as Royal Oak’s best entertainers host rounds of bingo sprinkled with plenty of adult humor. Grab your pals and head to an evening show before heading out on the town, or enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch at 10:30 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. show. Tickets are $20 Thursday through Saturday and $30 on Sundays.
The Problem Solver
Decode Detroit Escape Room
4072 Packard Road, Ann Arbor
16 N. Washington, Ypsilanti
Calling all puzzle geeks and problem solvers — this is the activity for you! Created by University of Michigan graduates, Decode Detroit offers a thrilling 60-minute challenge where you’ll crack codes and work together to escape. Meet an outspoken artificial intelligence personality, Minerva, or solve clues to save a secret magical society. Reserve a private game for six or more, or call to host a private party for your team.
The Murder Mystery Co.
Burton Manor, 27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia
If you consider yourself an amateur sleuth, spend your evening with the Murder Mystery Company. Along with professional actors, you too will play a role as a detective or suspect. Ideal for at least eight participants, actors can perform at a location that suits you. Or, attend a thrilling public show at Burton Manor in Livonia or Pietro’s Italian Restaurant in Grand Rapids where you’re in for a fun three-course dinner while eliminating suspects.
Detroit River Sports at Fisherman’s Marina
14601 Riverside Blvd., Detroit
Discover Detroit’s canals and uncover new sights while kayaking along the Detroit River. Popular options include the sunset canal tour, full moon tour and the Belle Isle daytime tour. For a truly unforgettable evening, reserve a private Paddle to Table excursion that includes breathtaking sunset views and dinner prepared by Coriander Kitchen & Farm, a local farm-to-table culinary group.
TreeRunner Adventure Park
6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield Township
Eliminate those pre-wedding jitters while climbing, belaying and zip-lining through the trees during the spring and summer months. Explorers can choose from over 165 obstacle courses that will get those hearts pumping. Once you master the basics of the beginner courses, your group can explore intermediate or expert-level obstacles. Staff are present all at times to provide instruction and guidance as you master each challenge.