Hen parties are an essential part of any woman’s journey towards married life. What once was an evening spent in the local pub has now become an institution that sees groups of women travelling further afield to celebrate the Hen’s last night of freedom. In this post, we present some alternatives to the customary cocktail bars in London and feature some of the best bars across Europe to celebrate your Hen Night.
The motorbike themed Thunder Road Café in Temple Bar, Dublin has all of the ingredients for the perfect Hen Night. As well as an award winning cocktail menu, delicious food, incredible décor it also has live DJs playing the best in party music every weekend. Offering great food, a party atmosphere and being slap bang in the heart of Dublin’s lively nightlife area makes this restaurant and bar a perfect choice for a lively Hen Party.
This popular gothic style cellar bar and club is a firm favourite for both stag and hen parties, Double Trouble Bar and Club offers all night dancing and drinking in a beautiful and historic venue. DJs play a mixture of dance tunes every single night and with drinks offered at reasonable prices, there is no better place to hold your Hen Night.
For those that prefer to stay a little closer to home, Brighton is a favourite Hen Party destination and it’s not hard to see why, packed with sea front bars and clubs and only an hour by train from London. Near the beautiful and famous Brighton Pavillion, Al Duomo is the perfect place to start your Hen Night, both a bar and a pizzeria, this venue actively welcomes both Hen and Stag parties.
Its size and location are just two of the reasons that Rain in Amsterdam makes for the perfect Hen Party destination. A vast space located smack bang in the centre of the city’s party district, Rain offers it all for partying hens. Usually more quiet at the start of the evening but getting slowly more full as revelers flock here to dance the night away. With a delicious menu, this is a venue that you can start your evening in with a meal and few drinks before the venue becomes more club-like as the hours pass.
This beautiful city has an abundance of great bars to choose from, not as obvious or as cheesy a destination as some of the cities we’ve already featured, Barcelona’s Sor Rita Cocktail bar offers something for the more sophisticated Hen. This kitsch and quirky bar has a range of interesting features including an impressive collection of Barbie dolls that can be found in compromising positions. But most important of all is the array of cocktails on offer and the lively atmosphere that can be found here.