When many bachelorettes think of Nashville, they think of one thing: the fun, rowdy, loud party bus rides that weave in and out of downtown Nashville traffic. These buses often aren’t even busses, there’s an extra-large tractor, pedal taverns and even a boat cruise available.
Renting a party bus was one of the most popular things you could do in Nashville, until last fall. In October 2021, the Nashville City Council enacted an ordinance that forbid alcohol on open air vehicles. This means that some of the most popular party busses, many operating since before 2019, have had to adjust their operations.
But don’t worry, there are still many great party bus and tour options available in Nashville, despite the new regulations. This guide includes the best party vehicle options in Nashville.
The best party busses and transportation in Nashville
There are many different options for touring Nashville in style. You aren’t just limited to a rental car! The Nashville tourism industry provides many competitive options, including classy booze cruises, pedal taverns, boats, bikes and more!
While there are many more transportation options than the ones listed in this post, the Nash Bach team limited the list to transportation options that are safe in the summer. Some of the party bus options have used plexiglass to insulate the vehicles once the new ordinance was enacted. While this makes them eligible to continue business – it also makes the experience very hot and humid in the warmer months.
All vehicles listed in this post will provide an amazing and comfortable experience for you and your bachelorette party.
The best Nashville bachelorette party transportation to book for your booze cruise
The best Nashville bachelorette party transportation options are The Pontoon Saloon, Nashville Pedal Tavern, The Big Drag Bus and Mint Julep Experiences VIP transportation services.
The Pontoon Saloon takes “booze cruise” to a whole new levels when you book with them. Spend a morning, afternoon or sunset cruise on the water while you take in the beautiful views of the Nashville skyline. Pontoon Saloon offers private and public tours, making this a great option for groups of any size.
If you love a great drag brunch, you’ll love the Big Drag Bus. This tour option is one of the best in Nashville, offering an epic 90-minute tour of Nashville. Party with drag queens, lip sync to your favorite song and have an amazing time.
Pedal your way through the city with your best friends while you sip on your favorite beverages. This is a great option if you’re looking for a COVID-safe party bus option, because the whole experience is open-air.
Mint Julep Experiences VIP Transportation
Mint Julep Experiences is a highly respected tourism company offering a variety of great tours. (Do you love mimosas? Check out our activities guide to read about one of our favorite tour options).
But in addition to tours, they also offer a VIP transportation service. The transportation service is a great option if you want to tour the city without worrying about Uber fares or someone having to be the designated driver.
Party bus frequently asked questions
Can you drink on a party bus in Nashville?
Yes, you can drink on a party bus in Nashville.
Most party busses have limits to the type of alcohol you can bring, so check ahead before bringing your alcohol on board.
How much does it cost to rent a party bus in Nashville?
You can expect to pay between $300 and $800 for a private party bus in Nashville. But the cost of the party bus will vary depending on which service you book.
Is there an age limit for party busses in Nashville?
Yes, most party busses require that all riders be over the age of 21 years old.