November 8, 2017
Cupcakes. Chocolate. Chocolate martinis. Champage. Wine. Dessert. Drooling yet? We are! Why not skip dinner and have a dessert bachelorette party celebration instead! The iconic spots below specialize in all things sweet, so no matter which one you pick for your bride tribe, you can’t go wrong. If the way to the bride’s heart is through her sweet tooth, then read on. Hint: These spots also lend themselves to a girl’s night out, birthday spot or even a February 13 “Galentine’s Day” treat!
Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
St. Louis, MI
Doesn’t the name just sound decadent? For St. Louis bachelorette parties, there is no better place to channel your inner chocolate lover. The interior is gorgeous, refined and the perfect place to sip chocolate martinis, adult hot chocolates, wine, champagne and just about anything that we as women, love and adore. Ready to drool? Try the ever-popular “Chocolate Bar Signature Martini” ($11), or the “Double Dipped” Martini ($10) that includes dark chocolate, peanut butter and candied peanuts. For those looking for something non-chocolatey yet yummy, the “Flower Power” cocktail features rose petal gin, cucumber and orange blossom. Prefer grapes, beer or bubbles? Don’t despair. Bailey’s Chocolate Bar features a full list of wines, bubbles and beer. Now, let’s talk dessert. While you and your closest gal pals indulge in sweet liquid libations, order a few desserts like the Chocolate Inebriation ($9), a chocolate stout cake with chocolate ganache glaze and cinnamon ice cream, the signature Tiramisu ($10), or the Double Chocolate S’more ($10) brownie with house made marshmallow, graham crackers and ice cream. Depending on the size of your bachelorette party, there is a private lounge that can be booked. Otherwise, reach out and inquire about your group stopping in on your desired date. Visit the website for more details.
Mindy’s Hot Chocolate
This popular restaurant, dessert bar and bar is headed by Mindy Segal, a James Beard Award-Winning Pastry Chef who has authored a best-selling book called “Cookie Love,” and been featured on The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and The Food Network. SO YOU KNOW SHE’S GOOD. Mindy’s Hot Chocolate offers a variety of foods, desserts and beverages sure to delight your lady friends, in a cozy yet modern setting. Now to the best part – dessert! Select from an array of sorbets and ice cream ($12 for 3 flavors), or the famous milk shakes ($8). We highly recommend trying the dessert creations like homemade donuts ($13) and a “frozen candy bar,” a concoction of milk chocolate malted frozen hot chocolate with banana sherbet, smoked almond candy, brownie and milk chocolate stout hot fudge. With a name like “Mindy’s Hot Chocolate” you may wonder, “where’s the signature hot beverage?” We saved the best for last – the signature hot chocolate served with a house-made marshmallow ($8, shown below) can be served non-alcoholic or spiked with your favorite brandy, cognac or liquor. Choose from flavors like – “Black and Tan” hot chocolate (1/3 hot fudge, 2/3 medium hot chocolate), “Old Fashioned” milk chocolate, touch of dark chocolate, caramel and milk chocolate cacao nib whipped ganache with marshmallow ($10) or “Dark” which includes 72% French chocolate. For coffee and tea enthusiasts, there is a great selection of homemade coffees, lattes, espresso and Rare Tea Cellars blends. Reservations are recommended, although walk-ins are accommodated. Your bride tribe can make reservations for dessert only, just note that there is a per person minimum of $15. Visit the website for more details.
Dylan’s Candy Bar
New York, New York
Candy lovers will delight in the seemingly-endless supply of sugary sweets at the flagship Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City. No matter your favorite candy, there is a pretty “sweet” chance you’ll find it there because the store carries everything from nostalgic, classic candies to modern day favorites. Shopping is only the beginning. Rent the colorful party room for your NYC bachelorette party – it comes complete with a lollipop chandelier, peppermint stools and gumboil tables! Candy bar cocktail anyone? For the 21 and up crowd, Dylan’s Candy Bar also offers some of the most creative, candy-inspired martinis and drinks in the Big Apple! Cheers! Visit the website for more details.
Lulu’s Chocolate Bar
If you are not craving chocolate by this point in the article, then this venue will send you running for the sweetest thing in your kitchen! As if we even need to sell you on hosting a bachelorette party in Savannah, Georgia..with it’s historic appeal, gorgeous park squares and southern charm. Just when you think it cannot get anymore perfect as an ideal bachelorette party destination, it does! Enter Lulu’s Chocolate Bar. And before we go any further…THEY HAVE HAPPY HOUR. So channel your inner Southern Belle, put on a classic dress and grab your girls! According to the website, “Think of Lulu’s as a dessert restaurant with an array of specialty drinks and martinis for your enjoyment.” Like what you hear? The menu changes seasonally, but here are some examples of the types of sweets you will find – “White Chocolate Chip Cheesecake,” “Triple Chocolate Mousse Tower,” “Chocolate Fondue For Two,” and “Frozen Mousse.” We recommend going big with the “Rapture Sundae” – the PERFECT dessert to share (serves 2-3 people). This decadent sundae consists of 3 scoops of Frozen Mousse or ice cream in a hand-made chocolate bowl, covered in fresh berries, and accompanied by pitchers of dark, white chocolate and caramel sauces. Served on the side are Chambord, Amarula and Meletti Cioccolato liqueur for. Now, onto the drinks. You cannot go wrong with the signature “Lulutini,” a sweet mixture of chocolate vodka, Dorda Chocolate Liqueur, Crème de Cacao, and sipping chocolate. Other yummy “tinis” include – “Salted Caramel,” the “Chocolate Covered Orange,” and the “Mona Lisa” (those are just a few of their many martinis). For champagne aficionados, there is a full bar featuring bubbles and champagne cocktails, in addition to beer and wine. Perhaps our FAVORITE part about Lulu’ Chocolate Bar is the fact that they offer happy hour every day until 7pm, which means $2 off every martini. Tip: Lulu’s does not take reservations, so they recommend groups head in prior to 6:30pm. Visit the website for more details.
This top-rated dessert bar in Denver is the brainchild of Food Network Celebrity Chef Keegan Gerhard. Expect to have your palettes pampered with seasonally-inspired upscale comfort food and desserts. By the way, the “D” in “D Bar” stands for “drinks, dining and dessert.” You had us at the first “D!” This spot also has a great happy hour, so bonus points! From “Dessertinis” like the “Chili Chile Chocolate” and the “Express Yourself,” to craft cocktails, wine, champagne and beer, D Bar has it all. For the refined bride-to-be, book the afternoon tea which is $30 per person. We know, you want to know about the desserts. Without further adieu (drumroll please)…The “Milk & Cookies” is one of the most popular choices, as the cookies are served warm (yum). Try the “Cake and Shake,” (shown below), the “Root Beer Float,” Ch Ch Churros” or a special seasonal dessert offering. The hardest part will be deciding which dessert(s) you and the girls want. Happy Hour is held on Mondays and Tuesdays and features sips and bites at a discounted price. Visit the website for more details.
Not having a bachelorette party in one of these sweet spots? Don’t despair! Try your hand at hosting a dessert or candy bar themed bachelorette party at home! Here are some bachelorette party ideas that fit any budget!
What are your go-to sweet spots for bachelorette parties and girl’s night out? Tell us in the comments below.