Bachelorette Party Ideas in New Brunswick, NJ

by Kent Page McGroarty

Located in central New Jersey, New Brunswick is more than just home to Rutgers University. A city of 50,000 residents, New Brunswick offers much in the way of arts and culture, allowing for a more sophisticated bachelorette celebration. It also features a variety of nightclubs and restaurants for parties who want to drink and dance the night away.

Theater

Make your bachelorette party a night at the theater. New Brunswick is home to numerous theater companies including The Cabaret Theater (cabaret-theatre.org), a student-run theater company within Rutgers University that offers professional-quality shows at low prices; the Crossroads Theater Company (crossroadstheatrecompany.org), "the nation's premiere African American theater," according to New Brunswick.com; and the George Street Playhouse (georgestplayhouse.org), which offers musicals in addition to non-singing shows. New Brunswick's State Theatre (statetheatrenj.org) offers shows featuring national and international performing artists. The city is also home to the American Repertory Ballet (arballet.org), another theater option.

Music

If taking in an evening of music is more your style, check out what New Brunswick has to offer in terms of live tunes. The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra (newbrunswickchamberorchestra.org) is the only orchestra of its kind in the city should you enjoy classical selections. The New Brunswick Jazz Project (nbjp.org) combines internationally known jazz musicians with local performers in local venues if you prefer an evening of jazz.

Nightlife

New Brunswick has much in the way of bars and clubs should a night on the town be your ideal for your bachelorette party. Engage in a bar crawl featuring stops at the Glo Ultra Lounge and Tequila Bar (glonj.com), which offers private event space rentals in addition to its extensive tequila bar. The Court Tavern (thecourttavern.com) offers cheap drinks and live music while the Perle Nightclub (perlenj.com) features art-inspired interior design as well as blended cocktails and live music.

Museums

Museums are another option for a quieter bachelorette party. The Zimmerli Art Museum (zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu) within Rutgers University offers more than 60,000 works including French and American 19th century art, American 20th century art as well as Russian and Soviet art collections. The museum is also home to a rare book library. The Hungarian Heritage Center (hstrial-pfazekaz.homestead.com) is another option that features collections documenting American Hungarian stories and culture.