Wexford / Harcourt / Camden Street Hen Do Guide - Dublin

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Hen Nightlife Guide to Wexford/Harcourt/Camden Street

Top Reasons to Visit Wexford/Harcourt/Camden Street
A black illustration of a stein of beerBars - Historical haunts, quirky bars and enough booze flowing to sink a battleship, Wexford, Harcourt and Camden Street – we’re coming for you
A black illustration of a knife and forkRestaurants - The ‘Camden Mile’ is littered with the sort of hangover curing restaurants that dreams are made of
A black illustration of a musical noteMusic - We don’t like to name drop, *cough* Ed Sheeran, *cough* Arctic Monkeys, but some of the very biggest artists have performed here
A black illustration of a shopping trolleyShopping - Shopping around for the cheapest trebles is about the peak of the shopping you’ll do in this area
A black illustration of a paint brushArt - Buskers line the streets, showcasing their art for your entertainment. Keep your eyes peeled, you might be clapping eyes on the next big artist. You saw it here first…

Another of the most popular hen party haunts in The Fair Isle is the Wexford / Harcourt / Camden Street intersection. The edgy, hipster and alternative, music-heavy scene is kicked off by Wexford Street’s Whelan’s – you’ll remember it from P.S. I Love You – and just continues to get better and better. Bursting with huge clubs and unique bars, this area is a perfect alternative to the tourist-heavy Temple Bar.

Geared more towards locals than tourists, this area is packed with music-mad students and young professionals most nights of the week – with 50% of the area being made up for 18-25 year olds. Wexford is the area with the largest population of hipsters (expect bearded men wearing check shirts and thick-rimmed glasses in their masses), where you’ll find everything from buskers and singers, to up-and-coming bands and pre-established artists showcasing their finest work

There’s also Camden, set down the road from Wexford, where no less than two dozen bars make up the world-renowned strip often referred to as the ‘Camden Mile’. Finally, there’s Harcourt Street, where one of our favourite hotels in the whole city lies; could it be our favourite because it’s got its own in-house nightclub? Maybe…

Top 10 Hen Party Pubs, Bars and Clubs in Wexford/Harcourt/Camden Street

Wexford, Harcourt and Camden are the cooler and less tourist-heavy cousins of Temple Bar. If you love your music, you’re in the right place.

Black numbered points of bars on a grey map of Wexford/Harcourt/Camden Street in Dublin

01. Whelan's


25 Wexford St, Dublin 2

A band performing on stage at Whelan's

One of Dublin’s biggest venues (in stature, but smallest in physical size) is Whelan’s. Attracting all ages – seriously, we’re talking 20-somethings to 60-somethings and beyond – it’s the Wexford Street watering hole that’s had everybody talking for decades. The multiple stages have seen Ed Sheeran, Bloc Party and even Arctic Monkeys perform, as well as friendly local bands and travelling buskers. Whilst music is at its heart, the bar-come-club also has all of the necessary prerequisites for a Dublin space – free flowing booze and charming Irish men.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: Live music and DJs
  • Fancy Dress: Yes, but tasteful
  • Happy Hours: Yes
  • Opening Times: Fri - Sat: 17:00 – 03:00, Sun: 17:00 – 02:00

02. Dtwo


60 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2

The empty beer garden Dtwo

Join hundreds of like-minded party animals for a drink, or Dsix or Dseven… This whole-heartedly Irish venue has green blood running through its veins, attracting every sort of tourist you could imagine. The two-floor club has DJs performing each night, the biggest and best beer garden-come-outdoor drinking terrace in the whole of Dublin and it even serves food. In the summer months, the 500 capacity of the beer garden is regularly met, and we’ll put next month’s wages on you not being able to resist the ‘Backyard BBQ’ - serving burgers, kebabs and all the carbs you need for the perfect night. If you’re staying on Harcourt Street’s Harcourt Hotel, you have no excuse for missing out on this one, as it’s located within the hotel.

  • No. of Bars: Three
  • Beer Garden: the very best in Dublin
  • Live Music: DJs
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Happy Hours: Drinks offers
  • Opening Times: Fri - Sat: 17:00 – 03:00, Sun: 17:00 – 00:00

03. Flannery's Bar


6 Camden Street Lower, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2

Exterior of Flannery's

The inviting, typically Irish and vivid red frontage of Flannery’s is part of Dublin folklore. Although it may be bright, Flannery’s facade is relatively unassuming, but step through the doors and you’ll be amazed at what you can find. The pub itself has multiple rooms, each with their own loud and brash character. The venue also hosts one of the largest gardens in Dublin (a hidden gem, to those not in the know), as well as a Whiskey and a Vintage bar, with a huge selection of famous Irish brands and lesser known labels to boot.

  • No. of Bars: Three
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Fri: 11:00 – 02:30, Sat - Sun: 15:00 – 02:30

04. Dicey's Garden


21-25 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2

The beer garden of Dicey's Garden, at night

With three exciting venues all under one Russell Court Hotel roof, you can pick and choose which spot to party in as the night wears on (variety is the dice of life and all that…). Bond and Krystle nightclubs rub shoulders with each other under this party roof, but the gem in its crown is Dicey’s Garden – the ultimate all-weather beer garden. The two floor terrace has its own bar, talented DJs and even BBQ nights (because everyone knows going out on an empty stomach is dicey) and vibrant, varied club nights to please everyone in the group.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: Yes, but tasteful
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Mon – Sun: 16:00 – 04:00

05. Chelsea Drugstore


25 South Great George's Street, Dublin 2

Chelsea Drugstore

Well known for its long and illustrious history, George Street’s Arcade in the ‘Creative Quarter’ was opened in 1876, and has been the site of much Dublin debauchery over the years. The building where the Chelsea Drugstore currently resides was a pharmacy at the turn of the 1900s, where the healing power of cocoa was discovered and sold for its medicinal uses. Nowadays, the bohemian Drugstore is used for a different kind of medicine – glorious alcohol. The massive range of creative, awe-inspiring cocktails will have you picking your jaws (and fellow hens) up off the floor.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: Yes, but tasteful
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Thurs – Sat: 16:00 – 03:00

06. Copper Face Jacks


29-30 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2

Exterior of Copper Face Jacks

If you’re partying in the Harcourt area of Dublin, your hen party will end up in Copper Face Jacks – it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion, and you won’t regret a minute of it. Coppers, as it’s affectionately known, is a real crowd pleaser – with a main bar and whopping dance floor to strut your stuff on, an edgy basement bar and a mews bar to boot. There’s also a fully covered and heated (even for those brisk summer evenings, we are in the UK after all) beer garden, where locals and tourists alike pile in and enjoy limitless craic.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: DJs
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Happy Hours: Yes
  • Opening Times: Fri – Sun: 11:00 – 03:30

07. Odeon


Old Railway Station 2, 57 Harcourt St, Dublin 2

The main bar at Odeon

Located in the former Harcourt Street Railway Station, this charming, Grade I listed, historical building is the perfect backdrop for your hen party celebrations in the area, not to mention a seriously pretty background for those hen party selfies. There’s the spacious main bar where you can dance the night away or relax in the plush seating areas dotted about, and an iconic outdoor beer garden and terrace, for times when you need to spill outside to continue the party.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Fri: 12:00 – 03:00, Sat: 16:00 – 03:00

08. The Jar


31 Wexford St, Dublin 2

The Jar

The Wexford Street alternative bar has a fancy menu with lots of craft beers and real ales (pleasing those bearded hipster boys), and plenty of The Jar signature and classic cocktails to choose from. But don’t worry, if your favourite drink isn’t on the menu, just ask one of the expert bar tenders and they’ll mix one up for you, right in front of your eyes. This one’s slightly on more pricey side, but so worth it in our opinion, for the unique surroundings and premium drinks passing your lips. Go on, splash that hen party kitty in style in The Jar. We personally recommend the Rose Tonic, with Tanqueray gin, rose syrup and other delicious twists, served on the rocks. Take us there now, please?

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Mon - Thurs: 16:00 – Late, Fri - Sun: 15:00 – Late

09. The Bernard Shaw


11-12 Richmond St S, Dublin 2

People sat in the beer garden of The Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw is a quiet, unassuming Irish laddie, but scratch the surface and you’ll unearth a hipster paradise round at his place. Widely regarded as the original hipster, this club gives a European vibe, so much so, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Amsterdam or Berlin when drinking here. Bernard hosts monthly flea markets, where you can indulge in a spot of vintage retail therapy before all the boozing commences. There’s also an iconic double decker bus in the huge beer garden, where you can treat yourself to a delicious feast on the top deck. All aboard.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden: Yes, with an iconic double decker bus
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Fri: 07:30 – 00:30, Sat: 10:00 – 00:30, Sun: 13:00 – 23:00

10. Camden Exchange


72-73 Camden Street Lower, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2

Exterior of the Camden Exchange

Dublin’s version of North London is summed up in these four walls. This place has been a bank, the set of a TV show, a watchmaker’s studio, and now a cool and confident drinking den. This quirky addition to Camden’s strip is very in-keeping with the hipster vibe of the area. The former premises of the old National Bank has been projected from formal to quirky and eclectic in recent years – with the venue offering a wide range of cocktails, street food and even an artisan food market. But, the ultimate USP of this bar has to be that it’s so unique, it has its own currency. The currency can be redeemed for offers which run on a weekly basis – check out their social media for more info.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: Yes
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: Own Camden Currency
  • Opening Times: Fri - Sat: 12:00 – 01:00, Sun: 12:00 – 00:00

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*We take pride in our work and all of the information in the guide was correct at the time of publication - 01/01/2020. Probably.
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