If there was ever an excuse to celebrate with the boys, this is it. While some go all out with a Hangover-style trip to Vegas, others use a break in Prague as the stomping ground for fancy dress antics. As for the UK? DesignMyNight has rounded up the cream of the homeland crop for stag do ideas.
12 Unforgettable Stag Do Ideas and Experience
From award-winning whisky bars and BBQ boats to go-karting and escape rooms these are the best stag do experiences across the country. Here are 10 truly unforgettable stag do ideas to inspire your plans for the ultimate weekend to remember.
Stag Do Ideas in London
Located in the heart of the City of London, Merchant House is a one-stop-shop for all things whisky. Don’t miss their masterclass which sees their award-winning bartenders taking you through the extensive collection. Taste four handpicked blends; whether you’ve got a thing for Irish, Japanese or a dram of something rare.
Thought thousand-pound bar tabs and missed flights were scary? Then this escape room is sure to shock. One of London’s most intense experiences, Trapped in a Room with a Zombie does exactly what it says on the tin. You’ll have 60 minutes to crack clues, solve puzzles and unlock the door before the undead strike.
Got room in your party for one more? Join Captain Jack Cassidy and keep those pesky groomsmen in check with a visit to this immersive drinking destination. Located along the Thames, The Hidden Spirit is not your average ship, as it takes you on a booze-fuelled journey of mischief with three cocktails and costumed shenanigans.
If there’s one thing that we can always count on, it’s a barbecue. There’s nothing better than sizzling steaks, juicy burgers and marinated cuts washed down with ice-cold beers… well, almost. Skuna Boats are bringing you DIY BBQs aboard an electric boat. Set sail around West India Quay Dock, with the option to make your own food, BYOB and grab a few slices from Pizza Pilgrims.
Calling all craft beer lovers: Hackney’s Crate has got a brew-fuelled treat in store. Combine your beer tasting with a tour of the East London gem and slurp your way through the range with sharing platters to soak it all up. With options for different diets and new dates released each month, this is one for even the fussiest of stag parties.
It’s time to tee off as Pitch welcome you to their three-floor space in Bishopsgate. One for the sporty guys, this indoor golfing haven features simulated driving range courses. Spin a roulette wheel for coins, hit the targets to progress and play as a team for the chance to win free drinks. Whether you’re more Tiger Woods or Happy Madison, this is guaranteed to be a fun day out.
Whether you’re thinking of stag do ideas or some pre-wedding bonding with the in-laws, interactive sports activities are really having a moment, and the newest kid on the block is TOCA Social. The UK’s first football-themed social entertainment and dining experience, TOCA officially opens on Thursday 12th August at The O2 in London. After a gripping summer following England to the Euro 2020 semi-finals, players have the chance to put their own penalty taking skills to the test in a virtual (and physical) experience. You and up to 11 of your pals will be able to kick-up a storm in a personal booth, choosing from games enabled by innovative ball delivery and tracking technology. For those with real stamina, take on your groom-squad in a virtual knock out tournament before tucking in to some well-earned half time refreshments and football-themed cocktails.
With venues in Fulham and Fitzrovia (and soon launching in Manchester) another social entertainment experience for the sports-mad, or those who just like mixing the occasional swing of a bat with flowing drinks and delicious food, Sixes is an interactive cricket experience. Inspired by the age old game and all its ceremony, Sixes Cricket Club invites challengers to virtually test their batting skills against some of the worlds finest bowlers, all recorded on a global leaderboard. The Batting Nets are accessible for all ages and abilities, welcoming beginners, amateurs, club regulars or professionals to test their skills against a cutting-edge Batfast technology. After a hard slog of hitting sixes left, right and centre, the Sixes restaurant offers all-day dining, with a menu inspired by the greatest elements of British Gastro Pub culture.
Stag Do Ideas in Manchester
One of the most iconic comedy clubs in the country, The Comedy Store is a hub for live performances in Manchester. Head to one of their regular nights for local and national acts or check out a one-off gig from some of the world’s biggest names. You can even add a two-course meal to your ticket from as little as £11. That’s no joke.
If you’re out for a stag do in Manchester, a stop at Whiskey Down is a must. Located in Spinningfields, this city centre favourite is home to cabaret, live entertainment and over 100 different whiskeys from around the world. Not only can you choose from private tables and luxury booths, but there’s also a Gotham-inspired games den, a hidden dungeon and other risqué rooms.
Stag Do Ideas in Brighton
Unleash your competitive side with a trip to Tribe’s residency at The North Laine Pub and Brewery. Led by professional coaches, groups will have 90 minutes to sling some steel before soaking up craft brews at one of Brighton’s best watering holes. This is one for those after something a little different. Will you be crowned Chief Axe Thrower?
Stag Do Ideas in Birmingham
Feel the need for speed with go-karting at the longest elevated track in the UK. Whether you’re in a small group or large party, there’s tailored packages that’ll have you battling it out before tucking into food and drinks. As Birmingham’s biggest and fastest indoor circuit, Teamsport is a no-brainer if you’re looking to burn some rubber.