The World's First Dog Stag Do

They are man's best friend – and probably your best friend too. So it only seems fair for your dog to join your stag do. Last Night of Freedom is proud to offer the first dog stag party package on Earth. You will experience the paw-fect Geordie stag do experience in Newcastle – that’s booze, activities, and a nice hotel – with your pooch by your side the entire time. If you’re a dog lover, you’d be barking mad not to book this.

Dog Friendly Activities in Newcastle

A proper stag do is more than just a big booze up– it needs some hilarious activities. How can you truly say you had a proper stag weekend unless you crashed a go-kart or blasted the best man with paintballs? Thankfully we have tons of dog friendly activities that are paw-sitively perfect for you and your pooch. And we even have some exclusive activities that you can ONLY do if you have a dog – and we can confirm they are the mutt's nuts!

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Dog Friendly Pubs in Newcastle

There's no better wingman than your canine companion. And as you play the role of Maverick on your stag weekend, your dog can be Goose as you both hit the town in style. The pair of you can embark on a ‘pup craw’ around the city's best boozers. From craft ale houses to funky late-night haunts, there are well over a dozen dog friendly watering holes. And if you need proof as to how much Geordies love man’s best friend, their nickname for Newcastle Brown Ale is a bottle of dog! We've painstakingly crafted the definitive pub crawl guide featuring Newcastle’s most dog friendly boozers.

The Ultimutt Doggy Pub Crawl

The Central Bar

Half Moon Ln, Gateshead, NE8 2AN

Central Bar, Gateshead. Image montage featuring dog stag do. Bar crawl pub #1

Overlooking the Tyne Bridge, there can’t be many better spots than The Central Bar for that first beer on Tyneside. Nestled a stone's throw from the bridge on the Gateshead side, this pub might be narrow in shape, but it has a wide range of delicious craft beers and the staff there adore dogs. It also has live music, a whisky bar, a terrace and a pinball machine - what more could you possibly want from a pub!? Plus it is the perfect launching spot for your bar crawl as you symbolically march across the river into Newcastle City Centre.

dAt bAr

11 Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JN

dAt bAr, Newcastle. Image montage featuring dog stag do. Bar crawl pub #2

One of the first dog friendly venues you'll find across the River Tyne is Dat Bar. A solid second spot, it is probably not the sort of place you'd expect to see a dog. This is a pretty funky, urban hangout that does banging bait and craft beer. You and your furry friend will be welcomed to the Toon in style here.

Lola Jeans

1-3 Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JE

Lola Jean, Newcastle. Image montage featuring dog stag do. Bar crawl pub #3

It is also ideally placed for the next stop – Lola Jeans – which is also on Market Street. And whilst they love dogs, it is burgers that brings most punters here. They are the stuff of legend and frequently crowned the best in Newcastle. Given we like our food up here, then that’s high praise indeed. Cocktails and craft beers are also on tap, but if you haven’t already, it might be wise to line your stomach with one of their juicy patties.


Neighbourhood in Newcastle

Ouseburn, Newcastle. Montage of pubs suitable for dogs…even those on a stag do

If this is a day session, then it makes sense to pop down the Ouseburn. Arguably Tyneside's trendiest postcode, it is also a top contender for the best day session destination in the North East (sod it, the world). On a summer’s day, there’s nowhere better for a pint as you gauze over Ouseburn Valley. The Ouseburn yourself is slightly out of the city centre – you can definitely walk there but we’d recommend getting a (dog friendly) Metro to Byker before enjoying a fast descent down the bank (trust us, getting there is much easier on the lungs than getting back!) Plus remember, your dog still needs exercising even when you’re on the lash, so this ticks that box too. And if your dog is single, this is probably where puppy love will strike as it is THE place for fellow dog walkers. Pubs are usually packed with people and their pups.

The Cumberland Arms

James Pl St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LD

The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. Image montage featuring dog stag do. Bar crawl pub #4

The Cumberland Arms is one spot that you’re bound to bump into another dog, especially in the summer. Known for a wide range of ales and a scenic beer garden, this is a very chilled boozer popular with the likes of musicians and artists. It has always welcomed dogs and there’s a good chance someone will be strumming a guitar inside when you order.

The Cluny

36 Lime St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

The Cluny, Newcastle. Image montage featuring dog stag do. Bar crawl pub #5

And nearby, there’s another legendary local dog friendly venue, The Cluny. Primarily a live music venue, it has hosted gigs from megastars such as Mumford and Sons, Solange Knowles and Arctic Monkeys while frequently being named among the top 100 beer bars on Earth. Staff won't bark if you bring in your pet, nor will you if you then hope along the road to the equally as beloved Tyne Bar.

Tyne Bar

1 Maling St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LP

Tyne Bar, Newcastle. Image montage featuring dog stag do. Bar crawl pub #6

While it doesn't get the big names like the Cluny, this still gets the crowds – especially on a Sunday – as hundreds stand near the River Tyne to watch local live acts. The place to sample some of the North East's best independent brewers (Almasty, Wylam and Anarchy Brew Co are all regularly poured here), this is one of our favourite dog-friendly pubs. It is chilled, they do cracking food and tucked just along from the busy party of the Quayside it is magnificent for a spot of people watching. And as your crawl starts to slow as the booze hits home, you probably have one of two routes from here.

By The River & Jesmond Beach Box

Hillgate Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2FD

Jesmond Three Sixty, Jesmond, NE2 1DQ

By The River & Jesmond Beach Box, Newcastle. Image montage featuring dog stag do. Bar crawl pub #7 & #8

We'd recommend heading either to By The River and making a night of it, or heading up to Jesmond Beach Box – although from the Quayside that is quite the hike, so consider this as an alternative first bar.

Both are all-in-one complexes that have everything you and your furry friend need to finish off the day with a bang. Good beer? Check. Street food to soak it up? Check.

These are also two of the busiest drinking spots in the city, both regularly packed at the weekend and great for a bit of dancing and sunshine.

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Dog Friendly Accommodation in Newcastle

It isn't unheard of for someone to end up in the dog house after a stag weekend. But you don't have to worry about being in one during it, as there are a range of popular hotel chains willing to look after you and your pet. There's something for every price range – and they all beat a basket for the night.

Travelodge Quayside, Newcastle. Dog friendly accommodation

Travelodge Quayside

Cheap, comfortable and dog friendly. What more could you possibly want for you and your pooch? Located on Newcastle's booming Quayside on the bank of the River Tyne, this is a short walk from the stunning Millennium Bridge and other landmarks such as the Sage and the Baltic. The Quayside itself is also perfect for walkies, while you aren’t far from the Ouseburn – where many of the city’s dog friendly pubs are based. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar while rooms come with a king-sized bed – perfect for that morning snuggle with Fido when you are feeling a bit husky from all that partying.

Travelodge Central, Newcastle. Dog friendly accommodation

Travelodge Central

Located closer to Newcastle City Centre, this is nestled just behind Central Station. With on-site parking, this is perfect if you and your dog are driving up (finding a city centre space at the weekend can be a nightmare) and this affordable branch offers everything you'd expect from a Travelodge – king sized beds, clean rooms, plump pillows and a warm welcome. And best of all, you’ll be right in the heart of the Toon!

Motel One, Newcastle. Dog friendly accommodation

Motel One

This chic hotel is located on the historic cobbled streets of High Bridge, which links Grey Street and the Bigg Market – for those fancying a bevvy, you couldn’t find a better location. Centrally located with smart, stylish interiors, this modern hotel has rain showers, flat screen TVs and on-site bar. However, given you are no more than a five-minute walk away from almost every major Newcastle nightspot, you may not need it for your nightcap.

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Last Updated - 23/10/2023

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