We may be biased because it’s our hometown, but Newcastle really is one of the best stag do cities around. We’ve had enough nights out on the toon to get know all the best watering holes and hidden Geordie gems like the back of our hand, so our Newcastle Stag Guides are guaranteed to be the best around.
You can’t have a weekend in Newcastle without soaking in the iconic views of the Tyne. The stunning Quayside is lined with some great bars and restaurants, from the swanky glass-fronted Pitcher and Piano, to the huge rooftop terrace of the Vermont Hotel. With the photogenic backdrop of the Tyne Bridge and the Sage, a few bevs on the Quayside is a guaranteed good time. At night the city centre comes alive with great music and flowing booze, with clubs to fit anyone’s tastes. On the Diamond Strip you’ll find a very trendy, upmarket vibe – with the holy trinity that is Madam Koos, Floritas and House of Smith. Or if trainers, cheap drinks and cheesy tunes is more your style, you’ll want to get yourself down to the Bigg Market.
When in toon, do as the Geordies do. Once you’ve taken a look at Newcastle’s Best Kept Secrets, you’ll want to get a tip-off on the best local pubs and bars too. If you’re on the Quayside it’s worth walking a bit farther down the river to the local legend that is Tyne Bar, with its regular live music and great drinks. This is only a stone’s throw away from Ouseburn – settled under the red brick arches of Byker Bridge, the district is home to local favourites the Ship Inn and the Cluny. Special mention to the Trent House Pub next to Leazes Park and Spot White snooker bar in China Town – the only place you can have pizza and pool until 6am.
We’ve learned a thing or two about our stag destinations over the years. Our Best Kept Secrets Guides contain all best local knowledge so that you don’t miss a thing on your weekend.
Visiting spooky spots for example is always a fun way to get to know a city. Visit the ghost of Charles I himself in Newcastle’s Old George Pub; but will you dare sit in the chair that people claim to have spotted him in? Or take a guided tour Edinburgh’s Mary King’s Close – the underground street dates back hundreds of years and is said to be the most haunted location in the UK. Or perhaps you’d prefer to explore by going where your beer nose takes you. There are so many hidden gems across Europe for real ale lovers that we don’t know where to begin. ‘The Pub’ self-service bar in Prague will keep you going all night with drinks ordered at your fingertips. And then of course there’s the scran, because we all know that the best kept secrets involve great food. Budapest’s KonyV Bar and Restaurant is bound to be an Instagram favourite, with menus based on famous novels and changing every week.
It’s easy to Google ‘bars and clubs near me’ but we all know that it’s hard to tell the difference between what the locals genuinely love and what’s just another cookie-cutter chain. With our nightlife guides, you can cut corners when it comes to research and get yourself straight to the best bars and clubs in the city. Our Newcastle Nightlife Guide shows you all the essential drinking spots in the city. You can trust us to know – we’re Geordies, after all. From the Diamond Strip to the swanky streets of Jesmond, we’re sure there’s a night out for everyone. Or if you’re travelling further afield then you have to take a look at our Prague Nightlife Guide. We’ve been sending stags to the Czeck capital for years, and have become well versed with the streets ourselves (it’s a hard life in this business) so we’ve got all the best stag-friendly options already lined up for you. And if neither of these tickle your fancy then don’t worry because there’s lots more stag do nightlife guides on offer, so take a look!