Gather your girl tribe—it’s time for a girls’ night out! You’ve worked hard tackling your to-do list at work and satisfying your responsibilities at home. Enjoy a break from the routine with a little girl time! Leave the drama at home and follow our steps for the perfect GNO in one of Gwinnett’s liveliest cities, downtown Lawrenceville.
1: GATHER YOUR TRIBE AND MAKE A RESERVATION
Go for industrial-chic at Local Republic or chips and margs at La Cazuela. With a host of fun places to eat in downtown Lawrenceville, you really can’t go wrong. And let’s be honest, anything that gives you a break from weeknight meal prep is a treat!
2: PICK A SIGNATURE DRINK
The Darling Vikki at Local Republic oozes “girls’ night out.” Not only is it pretty with its purple hue and curled lemon peel garnish, it’s also bubbly and delicious! And at La Cazuela, nothing goes together better with a girls’ night out than margaritas…that is, except for sangria. No need to double fist your drinks ladies, La Cazuela keeps it classy by combining both in their Swirl Sangria Margarita. And yes, it’s pretty too, just like you and your girl tribe!
3: LEAVE YOUR SPOUSE AND CHILDREN AT HOME
Sorry hubby and kiddos, this is a GNO. If we have to spell it out for you, this means girls’ night out. AKA, ladies only. Trust us, we’ve earned it!
4: MAKE IT AN ADVENTURE
Don’t just stop at dinner when you can make the night an adventure. It’s time to live it up, ladies! Get crafty at AR Workshop or channel your inner artist (with wine, of course!) at Painting with a Twist. If a more pampered night out is what you are looking for, Avoir Spa & Salon offers the perfect way to relax and unwind. Or if entertainment is what you seek, head to downtown Lawrenceville’s award-winning Aurora Theatre.
5: TAKE A SELFIE OR TWO
You have to document the night to prove that it happened, right? Downtown Lawrenceville offers the perfect backdrop for a fun selfie or two. Just be sure to tag downtown Lawrenceville’s new tourism moniker on social media, @The_DTL and #TheDTL, to let everyone know how fun “The DTL” really is!
6: GO CELL-PHONE FREE
After you’ve documented the night, may we suggest going sans cell phone? There’s lots to catch up on and celebrate—a promotion, marriage, kids… or better yet the latest reality tv shows! Wherever the conversation leads, don’t let your phones be the life of the party
7: ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION
Savor your cocktails and concoctions, but don’t forget to arrange for safe travels. Uber and Lyft are just a click away.
8: SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT
Do as a wise 18th century queen once advised and “let them eat cake!” Stop by Lawrenceville’s famed Blue Rooster Bake Shop and Eatery to satisfy your sweet tooth. Try a slice of the old-fashioned strawberry cake or the caramel cake with optional sea salt. If a pick-me-up is what you need, pay a visit to Boulder Creek Coffee for a cup of joe and maybe a pastry or two. Bon appétit, y’all!
9: RELISH THE NIGHT AND TIP WELL
Revel the moment and enjoy your friendships! Just be sure to tip your server and bartender well for keeping your glasses full!!
10: AND REMEMBER, CARBS AND CALORIES DON’T COUNT!
There’s no such thing as carbs on a GNO. And counting calories is a definite no-no. It’s your night, ladies! Enjoy!