Bratislava Hen Do Ideas
Fiery Bratislava has proved pretty popular with hen parties in recent years, and we can definitely see why.
This unbelievably stunning party destination comes complete with awe-worthy architecture, street art to gawk at and a nightlife scene that is pretty hard to beat in Europe. They may not rant and rave about all they have to offer, but take it from us that this hidden gem is the perfect place to celebrate a last night of freedom in style. On top of all this, the capital of Slovakia won’t break your bank, so you can fill up your Bratislava hen weekends without having to count your euros and get stingy.
The Slovak capital is known for being warm and friendly, and with English speakers all around the city centre you don’t have to worry about learning the traditional lingo – although “vodka prosím” (vodka please) is a good one to have under your belt! You can enjoy this city throughout the year, if you want a summer holiday in the sun the weather peaks at around 21 degrees in July. However, if you’re looking for a cosy winter Bratislava hen party then January is the time to visit.
- Country: Slovakia
- Language: Slovak
- Currency: Euros
- Cost of cocktail: €5-€7
- Airport: Bratislava Airport (BTS)
- Flight duration: 2 1/2 hours
Banquets & Booze
The main event for most (this includes us), food and drink is of upmost importance when it comes to a girl’s weekend away. Your Bratislava hen do should be packed with delicious eating experiences, and traditional Slovakian cuisine does not disappoint. This country cuts out any of the mega weird ingredients and sticks to home comforts and the basics, making it easy for you to cure your hangovers with a hearty plate of food. While they’re get your hands on some Lokse – baked potato toppings served with kapustnica, aka a soup made with sausage.
As for drinks, Bratislava keeps it clean with all the alcohol you know and love, without choosing a favourite. However, every beverage you’ll buy is cheaper than the UK and half the cities in Europe, so you can sip on your vodka cranberry knowing you’ve bagged a killer deal for the night. Cocktails are about 5 euros a pop, so be prepared for the ultimate hen weekend to remember filled with fruity, boozy goodness!
Top Bars in Bratislava
We are sure some of your Bratislava hen party ideas will include alcohol. And good news for you, after dark, Bratislava really comes alive and you can see another side to this fascinating party destination. The atmosphere throughout the city centre and Ventúrska street is buzzing with energy, and basically everyone you meet will become your new best friend. For a night to take your breath away, climb the UFO Tower and feast your eyes on a restaurant and nightclub combination, complete with an open-air observation desk that’s sure to leave a lasting impression as you head on into married life.
Everywhere in Bratislava houses a resident DJ, and all the venues offer different kinds of music to suit any bride to be on her last night of freedom. Want to throw it back to the 80s and 90s for a night? Indulge in the Music Bar Priatelia – a venue inspired by the famous TV show “Friends”. Most of the popular nightlife stays within the centre of the city, making it super easy to hop from one venue to another and make the most of your stay in this stunning overseas city.
Bratislava doesn’t fall short of day time activities, even ones that will be kind to the worst of hangovers. The Blue Church is an epic attraction in the Old Town part of the city, with a paint job that matches the sky on a sunny day – a really good Instagram opportunity. If you want to make the most of being away from the UK (don’t we all), grab yourself a boat trip to either Devin Castle or Vienna. Both trips show you the best sights of city along the way, and are a totally relaxing way to spend the day with your girls.
If you’d prefer to keep your feet on land, the man-made beach of Magio is a laid-back area of the city centre. This beach is for sunbathing, giggling and chatting only – no swimming in the Danube River allowed. It’s also a popular spot for converts and shows, giving the whole place a contagious atmosphere which will truly make your Bratislava hen weekend special.