There’s no doubt about it, organising astag docan seem pretty daunting. But never fear, our list of the top European stag destinations is here to help. So grab a beer, sit back and get ready to start planning. Whatever you’re looking for, we’re sure to have some tips - from sunny Benidorm to the clubbing-madness of Krakow.
Budapestis a stag do favourite and it’s easy to see why. It’s a lively and affordable city, notorious for its buzzing ruin bars, thermal baths and friendly locals. It’s a city with two personalities, split by the impressive River Danube. On one side is Buda, an area with a laidback local feel, and on the other Pest, the lively area where you’ll find all the famous strip clubs, ruin bars and restaurants. Budapest has everything: great nightlife, exciting activities and seriously cheap beer, making it a perfect place for a great stag weekend.
Pragueis jam-packed with bohemian bars, exclusive strip clubs and impressive clubs. Divided by the scenic Vltava river, the capital of the Czech Republic is home to a lively nightlife scene and boasts some of the biggest and best clubs in Europe. In the summer, there are loads of rooftop bars so you can soak up the sun while enjoying a cold beer. In the winter things get a bit nippier but never fear, there are ice bars aplenty. It's super popular for stag weekends and, with a pint of beer often costing under a quid, you can see why!
With sandy beaches, cheap flights and more bars than you could dream of, it’s no surprise that this seaside resort is a British stag do favourite. Once a small Spanish fishing village,Benidormhas since become one of the liveliest and most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean - packed with bars, nightclubs and theme parks. Famed for its wild nightlife, Benidorm is the perfect low-budget holiday destination for groups, packed with banter, booze and beaches.
With the highest density of bars and clubs anywhere in the world,Krakowis a stag do weekend dream. Stunning architecture and historical landmarks like the Royal Castle atop Wawel Hill make it a top sightseeing destination. It’s also home to a buzzing nightlife, world cuisines and, of course, Polish vodka - with a massive range of different flavours worth trying. It’s a small city, easily explored on foot, meaning you’ll never have to travel far for your stag do shenanigans.
Amsterdamis a city famed for its canals, red light district and super smoky coffee shops, but, it’s also a place full of history and culture, making it one of the top destinations in Europe for stag weekend breaks. It can get a little cramped in these narrow streets but it all helps create a lively atmosphere. First time visitors may be a little alarmed at the amount of bicycle traffic, with two-wheelers far outnumbering cars in the city.
Ireland’s vibrant capital is an age-old city with a youthful soul. The home of Guinness,Dublinhas a diverse mix of traditional Irish pubs and newly opened establishments, offering late nights, live music and lively locals. A night out in Temple Bar is certainly not to be missed and the city is packed with electric clubs and swanky gentleman’s clubs. It’s a compact city located on the banks of the River Liffey, making it perfect for big groups to explore on foot.
Barcelonais a vibrant city, ideally situated between the mountains and the sea. The Catalan capital is one of the most popular European stag do destinations, filled with thousands of restaurants, tons of culture and, of course, home to Barcelona FC’s Nou Camp. Be sure to check out Las Ramblas’ nightlife scene with trendy bars, late-night clubs and massive venues that are perfect for big groups. Get a taste of the chilled-out Mediterranean lifestyle and drink, dance and dine yourself happy in this fantastic city.
A spirited city,Hamburgis full of green space, an alternative music culture, local brews and a buzzing nightlife. With its young and dynamic St. Pauli District, packed full of clubs, restaurants and lavish strip clubs, it’s no surprise that Germany’s second largest city is a top choice for a stag do weekend. Renowned for their beer, it’s a great place to sink a few steins after a day of sightseeing or, combine the two and travel the city on a portable beer bike!
Rigais the undisputed nightlife capital of the Baltics and is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for stag weekends in all of Europe. With everything from bobsledding to bowling, bar crawls to go karting, it’s got an activity for everyone - not to mention the hundreds of clubs, bars and restaurants. It’s also cheaper than some of the other destinations but be aware, the winters get pretty cold here, with averages of just 1°C during December.
Over 25 years since The Wall came down,Berlinis now a truly buzzing hotspot, overflowing with cool clubs and cultural highs. Berlin is a thriving, vibrant, cosmopolitan international capital. It’s a city with an open-minded attitude, reflected in its bohemian atmosphere and decadent nightlife scene. With mega-clubs like Berghain and Beer Steins for days, it’s a great city for big groups looking to celebrate in style.
A European stag weekend guarantees sunshine, new experiences and never-ending memories. Even better, it doesn’t have to break the bank as there’s a whole host of drinks, food, activities and accommodation deals to be had. For some more inspiration, why not take a look at ourstag do destinations.
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