Philly bachelorette ideas needed!
October 31, 2008 11:08 AM   Subscribe

Philly Philter: I am looking for a pre-dinner activity for a very low key bachelorette party.

If this were happening in NYC, we'd likely hit up Beauty Bar for martinis and manicures before dinner. But I'm striking out when it comes to finding something like this in Philly.

Any ideas would be appreciated -- even a wine tasting or something like that would be cool.

For what it's worth, it will be happening on an upcoming Saturday and dinner is at Cuba Libre around 8 p.m. So if the activity was in the Old City (or at least Center City) vicinity, that would be ideal. We will be meeting at a bridesmaid's apartment before going out, so even an activity there could be fun. I just lack inspiration.

Thanks -- all ideas welcome!

PS: No strippers or anything like that. It's just not that type of crowd.
posted by als129 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total)
This seems like a no-brainwer. Even before I read your details, I was thinking, "Wine tasting to help the bride pick the wine for the reception". A wine tasting can take on any character you want, from a genteel and raised-pinky kind of thing to raucous and giggly (for girls, anyway). Have a great time.
posted by dinger at 11:57 AM on October 31, 2008

Fermentation school at Tria Cafe?
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto at 11:57 AM on October 31, 2008

Rats…"no brainer".
posted by dinger at 11:58 AM on October 31, 2008

If wine tasting is the route you want to go, The Wine School has private event options, osme in center city or even at a home location.

As for other options...does it have to be girly? What about bowling? It can be goofy and a drinky good time. Lucky Strikes is in center City and seems pretty classy as far as alleys go.
posted by piratebowling at 12:16 PM on October 31, 2008

From Google: With its Roman-style columns and marble floors, there's more of an old-world feel at Pierre and Carlo European Salon & Spa inside Philadelphia's Park Hyatt hotel. Along with the usual array of services such as facials and massages, the spa offers manis and pedis that include a free cocktail. Customers receive free mimosas on Fridays and Saturdays. They can also be arranged for groups upon request on other days of the week (200 S. Broad St., 215/790-9910,

This place (Mint Julep Salon) is in Old City and does special events. I haven't been there personally, but Yelp has good reviews.
posted by jrichards at 1:35 PM on October 31, 2008

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