Dublin Hen Do Ideas
Dublin is a small capital with a big reputation. It’s mix of culture and heritage won’t disappoint you on your hen weekend.
Dublin is a diverse, modern and vibrant city and has become home to businesses like Google, whilst many unique bars and restaurants have recently come about. This gorgeous cosmopolitan city has a rich history with stunning architecture to feast your eyes on whilst on your hen weekend. Although this city has been transformed over the years there’s no doubt everywhere you go you will find innovative bars and restaurants along with some lively nightlife.
The central hub in Dublin has various major areas perfect for any hen weekend. First off is the legendary party land that needs no introduction – Temple Bar. Here you will find pubs, clubs and anything in-between. There’s everything from traditional pubs to cocktail bars. Before you head to the Temple Bar though there’s an amazing Italian Quarter where hen parties can enjoy a sophisticated meal and a drink before heading out to make memories in the Temple Bar.
- Country: Ireland
- Language: English & Gaelic
- Currency: Euros
- Cost of vodka & mixer: €7-9
- Airport: Dublin Airport
- Flight duration: 1 - 1/2 hours
Booze & Bites
Dublin is known for its food and has become a vibrant city of food over the last decade, it has been a must-stop on any proper European trip for this reason. You definitely won’t find it difficult to find some delicious dishes whilst in Dublin – these might even cure a hangover from the night before. Dublin dining has also extended beyond the traditional Irish fare, with first-rate Indian, Italian and Chinese restaurants taking their rightful place at the top.
If you’re looking for some restaurant inspiration then a popular hotspot in the city is a Mexican restaurant called 777 but if you’re after more of an Irish based restaurant then Boxty House is a good one to experience. Be sure to try the Barmbrack this is what the city is famous for, which is a bread that contains sultanas and raisins. And of course all of this can be washed down with a pint of the famously made Guinness, apparently it tastes better in Ireland.
Nightlife in Dublin
Dublin has a mind boggling number of bars in fact there is over 600 licensed boozers in Dublin so you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to go for a drink on your hen weekend. Dublin has one of the youngest populations with 50% of the population averaging around 25 years old you’ll be certain you can let your hair down in this party city without a care in the world apart from how your head will be in the morning.
You and your girls will have the time of your lives in all the pubs and clubs of Temple Bar. One you have to try is Krystle, this LED light-filled, multi-floored venue is the club of choice for many locals and we think it’s because you can have a sophisticated glass of wine to start off the night in the stylish penthouse bar before heading downstairs to dance the night away with the locals. Another place hen parties must try is the new pop up cocktail speakeasy known as The Blind Pig, although there is a secret entrance and password to get in so we will leave that down to you to figure out.
Dreamin' of Dublin
In the Summer season Dublin is usually really busy, along with expensive accommodation and queues expected wherever you’d like to visit, however this is when most events take place. Whereas Winter is a lot cheaper to stay in Dublin, however the temperatures are very low so make sure you pack your favourite coat. Spring and Autumn are said to be the best time for hen parties to visit the city as it’s not too cold or warm which is ideal for having an adventure on an open top tour bus or a day for shopping till you drop, also it’s a lot quieter and relatively cheap to stay in the City.
You’re bound to fall in love with the charm of Dublin and how friendly all the locals are (they’re meant to be some of the friendliest people in the world!). no matter what your plans are for your hen do Dublin offers plenty to choose from. Whether you want to hang out in the popular tourist attractions or wander through the old cobbled streets Dublin with not disappoint.