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A candy Store and dessert bar in Bethesda, MD.


Henry's Sweet Retreat - Bethesda MD

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A candy Store and dessert bar in Bethesda, MD.


Henry's Sweet Retreat - Bethesda MD

Henry's Sweet Retreat is a
modern version of a traditional candy store

Candy stores should be for kids from 1 to 100.

Henry's Sweet Retreat candy store and dessert bar in Bethesda, MD

 

we do specialty bakery orders - call today!

 


Henry's Sweet Retreat candy store in Bethesda, MD

Henry’s is an Experience

Capture the sights, sounds and smells so rich it’ll activate your tastebuds.  

Host an important celebration, enjoy your treat on our comfortable mezzanine or under our outdoor canopy or, if you dare, share a favorite song or two on karaoke.

Henry's Sweet Retreat candy store selection in Bethesda, MD

Henry’s is Sweet

Hundred’s of candies and sweets, including sugar and gluten free, to satisfy a sudden urge or regular fix. 

Fresh fudge, your favorite hard or chewy candy, hand-scooped ice cream floats and shakes & very much more!

Henry's Sweet Retreat candy store #itsoktocrave in Bethesda, MD

Henry’s is for You

Whether you have 4 quarters burning a hole in your pocket or are entertaining 250 people and want a memorable sweet, Henry’s has a special treat that will satisfy and make you smile. 

Go ahead, #itsoktocrave


Henry's Sweet Retreat is a candy market and dessert bar in Bethesda, MD.
Parties, Bulk Candy, Ice Cream and more...

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Our Menu


We cater to anyone
and everyone's sweet tooth!

Our Menu


We cater to anyone
and everyone's sweet tooth!

Henry's Sweet Retreat Menu

Henry's Sweet Retreat Menu - Candy

Candy

Candy by the pound
Chocolate Bars
Nostalgic
Grab & Go

Henry's Sweet Retreat Menu - Chocolate

CHOCOLATE

Fine Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Clusters
Chocolate/Caramel Dipped Fruit
Dipped Pretzels+
Store-made Fudge: 12+ flavors

Henry's Sweet Retreat Menu - Bakery

Bakery

Signature Desserts
Scones, Cookies & Poptarts
Cupcakes
Cinnamon Rolls (weekends)
Much more!

View Our Bakery Menu


Henry's Sweet Retreat Menu - Ice Cream

Ice Cream

12+ Premium Flavors
Ice-Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Milk Shakes/Malts
Ice-Cream Floats
Ice-Cream Sundaes

Henry's Sweet Retreat Menu - Other

Other

Kettle/Popcorn
Store-made Fruitsicle’s
Select Nuts
Jerky

Coffee/Tea

Espresso drinks
Drip, Hot/Cold
Hot Tea

 


Henry's Sweet Retreat Menu - Drinks

Drinks

Sodas: Over 30 fun flavors!
Water
Iced Tea
Lemonade
Cold Milk
 

Henry's Sweet Retreat Menu - Gifts

Gifts

Birthday Gifts
Party Favors
Customer Appreciation

Birthday Parties at Henry's Sweet Retreat

Fun

In-store Parties
Candy Buffets @ your party
Karaoke

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Parties


A great space to host parties & birthdays for all ages.

Parties


A great space to host parties & birthdays for all ages.

A great space to host parties
& birthdays for all ages

Whether your sports team wants to celebrate a big win, or the end of a season,
or your work group wants to meet with a sweet, we have the perfect space!  

Henry's mezzanine seats 24 and is available for private events.  Call for availability and details.

Birthday Parties in Bethesda, MD at Henry's Sweet Retreat
Birthday Parties in Bethesda, MD at Henry's Sweet Retreat

Birthday Party Information

Birthday Parties include:

  • Cookie decorating  (see right for details)
  • 90 minute party
  •  “Happy Birthday”  sign in party room
  • Gold crown for birthday child
  • 3 activities/games/crafts (unless serving pizza and cake, then there is only time for 2)
  • 1 or 2 staff members, depending on size of party
  • Photo booth props – mom and dad’s feel free to snap away with our props!
  • Plates, napkins, utensils

Pizza and water option:
We are happy to provide pizza (Domino’s or Corner Slice) for an additional fee.   Personalized cakes and cupcakes available from Henry's pastry chef.

$25 cutting fee for bringing  your own cake/cupcakes

 

 

Activities to choose from:

Cookie decorating party includes each child shaping cookies from a ball of dough with cookie cutters, playing 2-3 games/activities while we bake them off and cool them down, and then decorating their cookies with frosting and candy/decorations - each child takes their cookies home in a personal box.

Other activities/games/crafts (choose 3):

  • M & M game – first to transfer 10-20 m&m’s from one cup to another using only a straw, wins!
  • Guess the Jelly Belly flavor – four flavors
  • Soda Flight – each child will receive four different soda flavors, blindly (or not), and will try to guess the flavor. (We're talking flavors like PB&J, Butterbeer, Bacon, Dog Drool Orange, Red Velvet Cupcake - 30+ flavors to choose from!)
  • Elephant and party blower art craft (younger ages)
  • Decorate your own cupcake  – we provide cupcake, icing and fun toppings (this can replace the cookies mentioned above).  Each child gets two cupcakes to decorate.
  • Candy memory game – recommended for ages 8 and up.  Kids are presented with a tray and many types of candy and they memorize and write down as many as they can.
  • Paper flowers craft – every child will get to make a beautiful, two color paper flower to take home
  • Pin the Tail on the Donkey – a classic favorite!
  • Tattoo art – each child will get a tattoo

Contact Us about Your Party!

Name *
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Phone
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Date
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If inquiring about a birthday party please choose the date and time below.
Birthday Time
Saturday/Sunday starting at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. / Weekdays available 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Saturday/Sunday starting at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. 
Weekdays available 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

$300 for up to 10 kids, $25 additional per child, maximum 16 kids

$150 deposit at time of booking – refundable up to 14 days before party


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Hours & Location


A modern version of a traditional candy store in the heart of Bethesda, MD.

Hours & Location


A modern version of a traditional candy store in the heart of Bethesda, MD.

 

Location

Henry's Sweet Retreat
4823 St. Elmo Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone:
240-483-0485

CURRENT Hours

Monday - Thursday 11am - 8pm
Friday 11am - 10 pm
Saturday   9am - 10 pm   Sunday 9am - 8pm



 

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Photo Gallery


A special treat that will satisfy and make you smile.

Photo Gallery


A special treat that will satisfy and make you smile.

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Who's Henry?


Our inspiration Tom's grandfather Henry Wagner.

Who's Henry?


Our inspiration Tom's grandfather Henry Wagner.

Our Inspiration
Tom's grandfather Henry Wagner


Henry's Sweet Retreat owners Tom and Patty craver

Tom's grandparents, Henry and Martha, raised their family in middle Ohio in a different era when grandmas baked homemade pies with cherries from Mr Starkey’s tree next door while grandpas smoked cigars in the living room while reading the evening newspaper.

A big Friday night included a bucket of Colonel Sanders chicken and on the 4th of July, a town parade.  When the grandkids were in town, Henry gave each a dollar to spend in town.  Past the town fountain (sometimes filled with bubbles) they walked unsupervised across a busy road, where drivers stopped and waved, to what seemed like heaven on earth: the local five & dime.

Henry’s Sweet Retreat was inspired in this vision.

We hope you enjoy our modern take on a traditional candy store. Come try our store soon.

Patty Craver, Owner