Where to Go for a Girls’ Night Out with Your Bridesmaids

Ban the boring bar night at these fun locations around Boston.

Photo courtesy of Kings

Photo courtesy of Kings Bowl America

When it comes to celebrating your upcoming nuptials with your bridesmaids, a basic bar just won’t do. Instead, hit the town in style as you and your friends learn that there’s more to a girls’ night out than what meets the eye. Some of these are (literally) cheesy, which makes them perfect for a GNO.

Kings Bowl America

Bring your bridesmaids to this high-energy bowling arena for a strike in the fun column. Packages include appetizers and pizzas—go all out with their Bacon Chicken Ranch. And no worries on the fit factor. You’ll all work off those chicken wings, mango salsa, and pizza by hitting the lanes.

Photo courtesy of The Melting Pot

Photo courtesy of the Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

As the Boston area’s only fondue-only restaurant, this place is the ultimate in all things dippable. Tables are set up with one, two or more burners depending on your party size. Choose the Back Bay location for a la carte fondue, or the Bedford and Framingham restaurants for their girls night out events, held on Wednesdays and Thursdays respectively. The special menu includes cheese fondue, salad, petite entree, a chocolate fondue choice, and a specialty cocktail. They sometimes even have psychic readers, if you dare.

Photo courtesy of Q Restaurant.

Photo courtesy of Q Restaurant.

Q Restaurant

Get another type of fondue fix, East-meets-West style, at this Chinatown eatery. The restaurant specializes in Mongolian hot pot. Sit up to 10 people at a table with piping hot bowls of broth in the center. Pick your pleasure—meat, veggie, seafood, etc.—and dip the pieces into the hot broth to cook. Warning: They don’t take reservations, so call ahead before you get there to shorten the wait time.

The Paint Bar

Consider this a brush with greatness. At the Paint Bar, you and your friends can learn step-by-step from an instructor how to paint your own masterpiece. Check out the event calendar to pick a painting that piques your interest, maybe it’s a Newbury brownstone, cutesy ducks or a café scene. Be sure to BYOB (food too), or buy wine and beer at the studio.

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