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Newcastle needs no introduction: this is the party capital of the North East. Simply put, you can't go wrong with a Newcastle stag do!
A buzzing, fun-packed nightlife scene full of atmosphere
A chance to taste the famous Newcastle Brown Ale - called Broon, Newcy or 'Dog' by the locals
Loads of great outdoorsy stag activities for something out-of-the-ordinary
Newcastle blends an outrageously good nightlife with epic daytime favourites such as paintballing, beer bikes, and clay pigeon shooting. And the evenings promise Jägerbomb-fuelled bar crawls, working your way towards VIP nightclub entry at some of the city’s hottest clubs. One thing’s for sure, you definitely won't be stuck for stag do ideas while you’re in this top destination!
Without a doubt, a stag weekend in Newcastle is one you’ll never forget! We’ve got many decades of experience organising them, so trust us when we say we’ve got this down to a fine art! So what are you waiting for? Round up the lads, pack your bags, and get set for the stag do to end all stag do’s!
Most stag groups choose to travel to Newcastle either by train or by car, although Newcastle Airport is just 20 minutes away from the city centre by rail. Newcastle’s main train station, Central Station, is just a 10-minute stroll from all the action of the centre, which itself is compact and very walkable, with plenty of pedestrianised areas.
If you’re driving, then it’s good to know that it’s easy to park here, with eight central multi-storey car parks and many Newcastle stag hotels offering secure on-site parking (though sometimes for a supplementary fee). 24 hour-parking can be found at many car parks in the city, including the NCP on John Dobson Street. If you have a bunch of guys coming from one part of the country, it definitely makes sense to car share and split the petrol and parking costs. As mentioned before, the city is pretty compact, but If you’re looking to go a little further afield or don’t fancy walking, then there’s various transport options on offer.
The city’s buses are a great option for making your way around the city. Whether it’s a short hop to a pub or you’re heading slightly further afield, then you can rely on Newcastle’s affordable and efficient bus network. There’s various bus companies that service the city, including Arriva Bus, Go North East and Stagecoach, all of which offer a variety of tickets. If you’re going to be jumping on and off the buses during your day of stag do activities, then we’d recommend getting a day saver ticket - please refer to each operator’s website for full details and pricing.
If buses aren’t your thing, then you’ve got the Nexus, The Tyne & Wear Metro service. Serving 60 stations, we’d say that this is one of the cheapest and quickest ways of zipping around the city and getting from A to B. Connecting Newcastle with Gateshead, Sunderland, the coast and the airport, the Nexus has several stops in the city centre including Central Station, Haymarket and Monument - which is ideal for the buzzing atmosphere of Grey Street. Just look for the big yellow and black 'M' logo! You can buy tickets for one zone, two zones, or get an unlimited all zones day ticket, which will provide you with unlimited travel for one day on the Metro, Shield’s Ferry and local rail service from Newcastle to Sunderland. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines at any Metro station.
Besides the bus network and Metro, there’s also plenty of taxis available in Newcastle. You’ll find taxi ranks situated close to all the main locations that you're likely to end up in, such as Quayside, Bigg Market, Central Station and Dean Street. Ride sharing service Uber also operates 24/7 across the city, making it handy if you already have an account. Taxis are perfect after a massive night out in the Toon and will whisk you back to your accommodation, where you can get some well-deserved beauty sleep. Friendly bit of advice - if you’re hopping into a cab, just ensure that the driver has got the meter running so there’s no surprises when it comes to payment. Also check that they accept cash and cards (most should, but always good to check these things).
It’s no surprise that Newcastle is one of the UK’s most popular stag do destinations. This city is absolutely brimming with fantastic stag activities for you and the group to enjoy. If you’re an energetic bunch who would love a weekend full of adrenaline-fuelled experiences, then you’ll feel right at home here in the Toon. If you’re more about the nightlife, then there’s plenty on offer here for you. We’ve rounded up some of our top stag do ideas in Newcastle, so have a read for some serious stag inspo.
Fancy pedalling your way around Newcastle and guzzling some bevvies at the same time? Then this boozy beer bike in Newcastle is just the thing! Originating in Eastern Europe, these brilliant bike tours have now arrived in the Toon and is a must-do stag experience. Hop on board and get set for unlimited beer as you soak up the city. Want to provide the soundtrack to your experience? No worries, because this portable bar on wheels also comes with an integrated sound system, where you’ll be able to blast out your favourite tracks as you pedal like maniacs. If pedalling, sightseeing and a whole lot of booze sounds like your idea of a good time, look no further than this awesome beer bike!
Take the beautiful game to new heights with a bubble football session in Newcastle. With this one, you and your mates will slide into giant, inflatable zorbs, where arm use is a no-go. Reckon tackling and attempting to score a goal will be easy? Think again! You'll all be bouncing around as you crash into one another, with legs flailing around in the air. Hosted by a fun and friendly activity coordinator, your group will get stuck into a variety of games, such as capture the flag and zorb shootout. If you’re looking for a football themed activity that’s both hilarious and incredibly challenging in equal measures, you’ve found it with bubble football!
Get ready for the ultimate Geordie bar crawl, where you’ll discover the city's hottest watering holes and party bars - look forward to an lively and electric atmosphere with a fun loving crowd. Best of all, you won’t have to spend an age researching the top bars, as all the hard work is left to the experts! Enjoy a great mix of 3-4 bars, all topped off with a visit to one of Newcastle’s finest clubs, where you’ll throw shapes and party your way into the wee hours.
Gear up for a fast and furious session of indoor go-karting in Newcastle, which will be nothing short of legendary! Go karting is always a winner for a daytime stag do activity, where you'll experience high speed thrills as you go head to head against your mates. Look forward to a wicked track, where you'll feel the adrenaline surge through your body with every twist and turn. This is the perfect way to see who the best driver is amongst your group, with bragging rights up for grabs for the winner. Slowest track time gets in the first round on the big night out!
There's so much more to Newcastle then just a quality night out – it's also home to a paintballing experience of epic proportions! You and your mates will head to a brilliant woodland site which boasts six different zones where you’ll be able to test your sharpshooter skills. There’s some pretty special features at this site, including an iconic red, double decker London bus, along with an imposing two storey castle that’s hidden deep in the forest. Prepare to duck and dive, keep cover in secret hideaways and run for your lives after splattering your pals with colourful balls!
Newcastle's "It's a Knockout" experience is brilliant fun and great for those stag groups that just want a laugh. Expect a whole load of hilarious, inflatable games and ridiculous, inflatable courses that are just downright daft. And what’s extra special about this one in Newcastle, is that it’s completely Geordie themed. From Brown Ale Skittles and The Blaydon Races, to everything else in between, you and your mates are guaranteed to love every ludicrous and side-splitting moment of this activity!
Big fan of the hit show Squid Game from 2021? Well now, you and your mates can take part in a series of Squid Game inspired challenges, right here in Newcastle. Losers will be eliminated, but with a water pistol! Expect some friendly competition between your mates as you try your hand at Red Light, Green Light, Tug of War and that infamous honeycomb candy game. So what are you waiting for? Tracksuits and trainers at the ready, and let the games begin!
When it's time to stitch up the stag in Newcastle, look no further than a stunning stripper - it’s the perfect surprise for the groom-to-be! Just imagine you're on a night out, enjoying a bevvie and suddenly a scorching hot woman barges in and starts performing a sexy striptease routine. She'll remove her clothes bit by bit, leaving the groom-to-be completely and utterly speechless. Your stripper will know exactly how to turn up the heat and keep your crowd entertained, putting on one seriously good show. Give your mate the send off into married life he deserves with a lovely bit of eye candy - go on, he deserves it!
Newcastle is jam packed with brilliant nightclubs, but if you’re not from these parts, then you won’t know where the best places are to head. So why not leave all the hard work to us? We’ll sort you and the boys out with entry to one of the city’s hottest clubs, where you’ll be able to keep the good times going well into the early hours. Whatever your music tastes are, there’ll be something for everyone in lively Newcastle.
Live it up like a true VIP with one of these classy booth packages in Newcastle! This city really knows how to party, and we say what better way to soak up the fun and banter than with your very own reserved booth and drink package? With booth packages, you're the VIPs of the evening, and you’re in for one hell of a good night out!
Looking for stag do ideas that combine cheap booze with lively venues and a fantastic clubbing scene? Newcastle is the jewel in the UK's nightlife crown. The city is famed for its love of social drinking and friendly locals. As far as areas to check out, we recommend you visit the Diamond Strip, Bigg Market or the Quayside for your stag do entertainment.
If it’s a wild night out that you’re after, then the city’s Diamond strip is the place to go. This part of the city is all about the good times and there’s a massive choice of great venues here, where you’ll be able to knock back the drinks and party with like minded revellers. Make sure you check out Howlers, a must-visit stag do bar in Newcastle. Open ‘til 3am, it has everything from crowd karaoke sessions to giant pizzas and supersize cocktails. But the highlight is...a massive ball pit. Yep that’s right, a huge colourful ball pit for adults. We’re as bemused as you, but it sounds pretty fun, right? Other top nightspots in the Diamond Strip include the stylishly high-end Cha Cha Buchi.
Our pick of the best stag do venues around Bigg Market in Newcastle must include the Bierkeller, whose simple but effective tagline is: 'We want to bring Bavaria to the people!' This cavernous, underground pub certainly delivers a touch of Germany to Newcastle, with huge steins full of foaming lager being loudly clunked together as the night unfolds. Filthy’s meanwhile, is not a strip joint as you might think from the name, but instead Newcastle’s premier live music venue for up-and-coming local talent, with DJs playing indie and rock classics on weekends.
When it comes to Newcastle’s legendary Quayside, there’s no shortage of stag-do-friendly bars around here. Look forward to some of the liveliest venues in the city, along with a warm welcome for the most unforgettable time. If you’re after a great meal out before the rest of the night kicks off, then you’ll be pleased to know that Quayside is an absolute haven for foodies. There’s all kinds of restaurants here, serving up food from around the world, offering plenty of choice for everyone.
Is Newcastle good for stag weekends?
We’ve been helping bewildered best men to organise stag weekends since 2004, so we like to think we know what we’re doing. And we think that Newcastle is the ultimate stag do destination in Northern England, for the atmosphere alone. We're confident that your group will love it here!
What activities are there to book for Newcastle stag dos?
What we love about organising stag dos in Newcastle is that not only have you got a full slate of your classic stag activities - like Bubble Football, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Quad Biking etc - but you also have some really thrilling, action-packed activities that your group may love, which you can’t do everywhere else. Think Whitewater Tubing and Gorge Walking to name but a couple.
What's the nightlife like in Newcastle for stag weekends?
In one word: INCREDIBLE. You’ve got dozens of stag-friendly bars and pubs around areas such as the Quayside, Bigg Market and Central Station, with drink promotions and an all-round party atmosphere. Newcastle is a city that loves to get on it in the evenings - if you’ve seen Geordie Shore, you know roughly what to expect!
Are stag do hotels expensive in Newcastle?
No more so than anywhere else in the UK. And anyway, we’re used to helping stag groups find suitable accommodation whatever their budget, from the cheap and cheerful to the more luxurious. Plus, if you like the idea of a fry-up waiting for you in the mornings to cure the hangover, just say and we’ll do our best to arrange it.
Is it easy to get around Newcastle on a stag do?
Super-easy. You’ve got the Metro, which runs ‘til midnight-ish, lots of central taxi ranks, and the whole city centre is very walkable anyway. Base your night around key stag locales like Quayside, Bigg Market and Central Station, and you won’t go wrong.
What about stag do packages in Newcastle?
We’ve got you covered. Organising a stag weekend can be a headache, especially if you’re not familiar with the city. That’s why we have a selection of great Newcastle stag packages ready and waiting for you to choose from, featuring classic activities and amazing nightlife. Make it easy on yourself by relying on our expertly put-together stag deals.
Excellent service and very accommodating. Had a great weekend in Newcastle & the activities went smoothly and were soo much fun.
Hotel was great pacing was great Newcastle was awesome (revolution bar was terrible) but I will use stag company again if I need to!!!
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Sophie’s top tip for organising a killer weekend:
Get the stag a great fancy dress outfit. It's always funny for the pictures and if you've ever wanted to get your own back on your mate for something, now's the time!
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21 definitely. For the uninitiated, it’s basically a game where you take it in turns to say numbers-you can say up to four numbers each and add in words instead of numbers to confuse people (EG instead of saying four you could say elephant) and whoever lands on number 21 has to down their drink. The more beers you have the harder it gets!
In Newcastle, I’d suggest saving your cash for activities and the nightlife. It’s much cheaper up North so you do get a lot for your money, but a night out on the town is so good I guarantee you’ll be out for the long haul. Accommodation wise, you’ll just need somewhere you can leave your stuff and hang your hungover head in shame come the morning-oh and it’s worth checking if they do a good fry up as you’ll definitely need it! We have loads of options in the city for stags on a budget, so you know you’ll have a decent place to rest your sore heads in the morning.
Activity wise, there’s so much to do in Newcastle that a weekend is almost not enough! Personally having tried a number stag of activities, I’d still recommend a classic bubble or binocular football experience. It doesn’t matter how big the age range is in your group or however many different personalities you’ve got, you’ll be hard pushed to find someone who won’t enjoy the activity!
Talking of football, Newcastle also offers human table football - it’s great if you have a large group as it’s also hilarious to watch when your team aren’t on the pitch. The game basically has giant inflatables and is a really unique activity exclusive to Newcastle. If your mates are really in to football we also have football tickets, so you can get close to the action - and trust me, no one celebrates after a game quite like the Geordies!
If you want something different, Newcastle also has a great rock climbing session. They throw in lunch and transport too so it’s a completely hassle free way to spend your time up North.
In the evening, there isn’t much point doing anything other than partying when you’re in the city, as I’d go as far as to say it has one of the best nightlife experiences of any stag destination. The bar crawl is really worth doing - some of the popular bars are in different locations so it’s worth getting someone who knows the city to show you where to grab a pint.
We also have entrance to some of the bars seen on Geordie Shore which are well worth a visit if you want to be at the centre of the city’s vibrant nightlife. I’d also say a boat party is a worthwhile way to start pre drinking. There are themed nights so it can be a really fun way to start off your night with other like-minded revellers. If you’re staying in the UK, you really can’t beat it - it’s arguably the party capital of Britain!
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