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An Unconventional Gowanus Night for the Blushing Brooklyn Bride-to-Be

How to ensure the bride-to-be says buh-bye to singledom in the most Brooklyn way possible.

Photo courtesy of Lucy Schaeffer

Be honest here: How many bachelorette parties have you been to that involved drinking and crying in matching T-shirts? Most of them? Maybe it’s time to take matters into your own hands and instead plan an unconventional night out in one of Brooklyn’s most vibe-y nabes. It will not only be special for the blushing bride, but your fellow bridesmaids will kiss your feet for taking on the challenge of planning the…Best. Night. Ever.

GO: Climb Rocks at Brooklyn Boulders

Start your night on top of the rock—and we’re not talking about the one in midtown. Learn the ropes (literally) during a 101 class or freestyle your way around 22,000 square feet of climbing surface in this converted warehouse. 575 Degraw Street

DRINK: Wild Ales (for a Wilder Crew!) at Threes Brewing

After working your muscles on the rock walls, head to this lively brewpub to kick back a few drafts and unwind with your equally sweaty fellow bridesmaids. You might even stumble upon a burlesque show or boozy bingo if you swing by on the right night! 333 Douglass Street

PLAY: Shuffleboard at Royal Palms

Dress up in your finest florals for this urban tropical escape. You’ll experience hours of faux summer among the food trucks, board games, and shuffleboard courts—without feeling like you’re part of a retirement home. We also recommend giving into temptation and having a group photo shoot inside its flamingo-themed bathrooms514 Union Street

EAT (AND SING!): Barbecue and Ballads at Insa

What’s better than marinated short ribs and vegetable bibimbap? How about noshing away on even more authentic Korean cuisine while enjoying some karaoke? Head to a private room for a round of food and applause—because you’ll be working those pipes with epic covers of Céline and Cher. 328 Douglass Street

DESSERT: Ice Cream That’s Worth the Brain Freeze at Ample Hills Creamery

Send off your fave bride-to-be with some stacked scoops at Brooklyn’s fave ice cream joint. We’re sure your squad wouldn’t judge if you said “I do” to your ice cream cone by the end of the night. 305 Nevins Street

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