The Ultimate Newcastle Stag Do Guide


Newcastle - The UK's Stag Do Capital

We’re proud Geordies of Newcastle – our no.1 stag do location. The undisputed ‘party capital of the north’ constantly blows every other city out of the running, with no shortage of nightlife options, attractions, lovely northern lasses, Newcastle Brown Ale and activities that pump every bit of blood you’ve got.

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Explore Newcastle Nightlife by Area

Newcastle’s nightlife is legendary, and even immortalised on TV. No self-respecting Geordie goes out for a few and, as honorary Geordies on your stag do, you’ll be oot until the morning. The nightlife is split into several districts, all within walking distance of each other, and we’ve broken them all down for you, pet.

People stood outside the Pitcher and Piano during the day Quayside

The Quayside is Newcastle’s centre for arts, music, trendy bars… and bridges. It comes alive at night, with decadent bars set along the banks of The Tyne. The city’s bright, young things descend on the Quayside at the weekend, celebrating to the backdrop of the Millennium Bridge.

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Livello Grey/Dean Street

Grey Street and Dean Street are the classier older brothers of the Bigg Market, running from Newcastle’s famous Monument to the Quayside. Grey Street is modern and stylish (the lasses still have nee coats on), and is filled with wine and cocktail bars. Moving further down the road, you’ve got Dean Street – housing real ale bars for your stag do - and a club where it’s not unusual to see a fleet of supercars, parked right outside.

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A line of people outside Perdu at night Diamond Strip

You may recognise this area from the tele… and it’s just like that, and more. Famous as the background of Geordie Shore, the Diamond Strip is Newcastle’s most exclusive street – and your top stag do destination. The girls are gorgeous, the bars are swanky and champagne is served by the magnum. Play on playas.

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People on the dance floor at Filthy Bigg Market

This area is infamous in the city – with a belta of a reputation preceding it. The Bigg Market is Newcastle’s loudest, rowdiest and proudest drinking district – the original home of a Newcastle stag do. You’ve got clubs where you can dance on the tables, bars packed with live music and the craziest crowd this side of the river.

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The exterior of Spy Bar, Jesmond Jesmond

Jesmond’s nightlife can easily be condensed to Osborne Road. This leafy suburb is the home of Newcastle’s students, and the best Happy Hours in the north. The bars, within 100 yards of each other, spill out into the street at all times – but it comes into its own in the summer. It’s the most popular place to start a weekend in The Toon – and your stag do is no different.

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Pubs, Clubs and Bar Crawls in Newcastle

Newcastle’s nightlife has such a belta reputation, we’ve had to round up the finest watering holes into our epic bar crawls. From the likes of traditional pubs to Geordie Shore clubs – these are the best places for your unforgettable stag do.

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Top 10 Newcastle Stag Do Activities

Our Newcastle stag do activities are unrivalled. We’ve got over 230 to choose from; footy and rugby tickets, bar crawls, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, 4x4 driving and a whole load more. You'll pump every bit of blood, and then some. We’ve even rounded up our top ones to make it all the more easier for you… it's going to be an unforgettable stag do.

A view over the pitch and stands at St James' Park Newcastle United Football Tickets

Join the Geordies and cheer on The Magpies with footy tickets to one of the games, at the legendary St James’ Park.

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Collage of old football stickers Play with a Legend

Get to grips with the glory days of the beautiful game with a football legend. You'll get to play against and enjoy a pint with 'em. Sorted.

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A man in a paintball mask standing and aiming a paintball gun at another man slumped in a red chair Indoor Paint-Free Paintball

Get ready for the paintball revolution and shoot high-speed rubber bullets at the stag, at this epic venue. It’s, basically, a real-life Call of Duty scenario, with epic obstacles - including a petrol station.

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A view over the pitch and stands at Kingston Park at night Newcastle Falcons Rugby Tickets - West Stand Seated

Cheer on the greatest Rugby Union team in the whole of the North of England, at the mighty Kingston Park. We've even sorted you top seats.

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A man with great hair wearing a paintball mask and aiming a battlezone archery bow and arrow Battle Zone Archery

Prepare for the ultimate combination of dodgeball and archery, in the seriously action-packed Battle Zone Archery. You'll need to hone that aim sharpish...

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Two men falling over in inflatable zorbs Bubble Football

It's the ultimate classic on a stag do - bouncing around in a bubble and knocking the Groom out (not literally...). You'll attempt a game of footy and experience the craze.

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An inflated bungee run with a black and white 'Geordie Games' logo over the top Geordie Games

Attempt the likes of ‘Kebab Shop Duel’, ‘Geet Massive Sumo Marras’ and ‘Mortal Pitch and Toss’ on your Newcastle stag do.

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Actors dressed up as scary characters including zombies and evil scientists Zombie Experience

Save the world (run like a bat out of Hell) and shoot to kill to escape the horde of zombies in this terrifying activity. The apocalypse is nigh…

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Two women in LNOF-branded vest tops holding steins of beer LNOF Party Bar Crawl

Gan out on The Toon with one of our lovely (ladies) guides and get into the best bars this side of the water on your stag weekend.

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A man bowling a ball down a lane at Lane7 Lane7 - Bowling, Buffet & Drink

Forget regular bowling and get to Lane7 – Newcastle’s American-diner bowling venue – featuring beer pong, ping pong, pool, karaoke and bowling. They even sell Hooch by the bottle...

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Best Stag Do Hotels in Newcastle

Newcastle’s stag weekend accommodation options even impress the likes of us – with over 20 hotels, apartments and hostels dotted around the busy Toon centre.

A spacious double room in Ramada Encore Gateshead Quays, with wood paneling and wooden floorboards Ramada Encore Gateshead Quays
3 Star Rating

Based on the Quayside

Sleep overlooking the iconic Millennium Bridge (we love our bridges), slap-bang on the Quayside, at this exceptional 3-star hotel.

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The bar area with an illuminated blue star on the wall Sandman Signature
4 Star Rating

Adjacent to St James' Park

The 4-star Sandman stands proud over wor beloved St James’ Park, and is an American-style hotel right in the city centre.

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Two red sofas around a coffee table, with a kitchenette in the background Premier Suites Newcastle
4 Star Rating

Eight minute walk to Central Station

Get the freedom of apartments at the 4-star Premier Suites, on the doorstep of pubs, bars and clubs.

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Tables and chairs and bar stools in front of the bar at Jurys Inn. Newcastle, to a blue backdrop Jurys Inn Newcastle
3 Star Rating

Six minute walk to Central Station

The 3-star Jurys is just under a 10 minute walk from Central Station, with a hugely popular reputation preceding it.

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The exterior of Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express City
3 Star Rating

10 mins to the buzzing Diamond Strip

This 3-star hotel is bang-on for location - a couple of minutes from Central Station and just a few more for some of the best bars.

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Exterior of the Euro Hostel, Newcastle, at night Euro Hostel Newcastle

Four minute stroll to Grey Street

This city centre hostel is smart and modern, and close to the belta nightlife of the legendary Grey and Dean Street.

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A double bed in front of a black and white mural on the wall, topped with a throw, with black chairs in the foreground Hotel Indigo
4 Star Rating

Five minute stroll to the Diamond Strip

This 4-star hotel is located in the buzzing Grainger Town area, only two minutes from Central station and five from the nearest bars.

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The grand entrance hall of The County Hotel in Newcastle The County Hotel
3 Star Rating

Opposite Central Station

You don't get better for location than here, a minute from Central Station. You can also rest and recoup in a Grade II listed building...

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Exteriof of the Hansen Hotel sign and door Hansen Hotel
2 Star Rating

Four minutes from Mr Lynch

Sleep and recover in Newcastle's cool suburb, Jesmond, at this hotel. You're only 10 minutes from the centre, should you want to stretch your legs.

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A balcony with two seats looking over the River Tyne Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
4 Star Rating

Overlooks the River Tyne

Enjoy a stay right on the side of the River Tyne, in this hotel that also features a gym, swimming pool, top bar and even room service.

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Newcastle in Action

As such expert stag do planners – and proud Geordies - we insist on testing our activities (for research). You can find out exactly what went on with our spectacular (if we do say so ourselves) video gallery.

Getting to Newcastle

Newcastle Airport to City Centre

Newcastle Airport is set five miles north-west of the city centre. In simple terms, it’s easy to travel into the city. There’s a metro connection, taking you to Monument in 25 minutes, as well as taxi rank outside the terminal - just a 20 minute drive from the centre.

Service Approx. Travel Time Price
Metro The metro takes around 25 minutes to the centre (Haymarket, Monument or Central). Trains leave every 12 minutes, from 5:37am (Mon-Sat), and 6:26 on a Sunday.

£4.70 - Single Ticket

£5.00 - Daysaver

Bus You can get on the X7E Stagecoach bus, to the city centre. You can also purchase a Network One Day Rover, for metro, bus and ferry, for £7.

£4.70 - Day Ticket

£5.00 - Network One Day Rover

Taxi Taxis to Newcastle city centre take, roughly, 20-25 minutes. The airport has a booking desk, located near Domestic Arrivals, and there is a taxi rank just outside the entrance of the airport.

£12 - £15 - Approx.

Getting Around Newcastle

Getting to Newcastle may be easy, but getting around is a walk in the park. You’ve got the Metro, the bus, taxis and your feet (haway) to explore this city on your stag weekend.

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The Tyne and Wear metro is a source of pride around these parts, and Newcastle’s answer to the New York subway… It’s the second largest metro system in the entire UK, behind the London Underground, connecting Newcastle to Sunderland, the coast and the outskirts of the North East. The metro starts at 05:37 every Mon-Fri and finishes at 00:01, with trains every 12 minutes. Sunday metro begins at 06:26, finishing at 00:01, with trains every 15 minutes. It’s also cheap with an all zone DaySaver costing as little as £5.

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The extensive bus system in The Toon covers all areas in the North East. The airport has fantastic connections to Haymarket – the city centre bus station and slap-bang on the doorstep of most nightlife districts – taking around 25 minutes. You can get a day pass for the bus, or a Network One Day Rover costing just £7 and covering the buses, metro, Northern Rail’s Sunderland-Blaydon Rail Service and even the ferry.

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Taxi ranks are dotted all over the city, just outside Central Station and the Monument Metro, and it costs around £5 to get around the city centre. There are several taxi services in the city, and we recommend Blueline on 0191 262 6666, LA Taxis on 0191 287 7777 and ABC Taxis on 0191 232 3636. Alternatively, if you are touching down at the airport – there is a booking desk next to the Domestic Arrivals gate, and a taxi rank just outside of the terminal.

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Nothing clears a stag do hangover quite like a walk, and almost every attraction and bar is within easy walking distance. The nightlife districts are all connected – Newcastle’s Bigg Market and Quayside are the furthest away from each other, and you can walk it in 10 minutes (even after a skinful) – and the city’s best sights are discovered on foot.

Newcastle Weather

We’re not going to beat around the bush – your stag do is in the north, and it gets baltic up here in winter. However, we can reach a massive average of 14°C in August – our hottest month of the year.

January 2018

There's not much point of that Lynx set from your gran, as this is our coldest month, with average daily temperatures of 2°C. It can exceed 6°C one day in ten, but it can get as low as -3°C. Southerners, get your coats.


Random Toon Facts

Celebs in Newcastle

It’s not just you lot coming to Newcastle for your stag weekend. The Toon has seen some big name celebs celebrating from all over the world, and we’ve also got wor Cheryl Cole.

An image of Kanye West Kanye West

When he’s not running for President, Yeezy drinks (and gets in trouble with the Old Bill…) at the legendary Tup Tup Palace. Gan on, son.

Close up of Snoop Dogg's face to a blue backdrop Snoop Dogg

It’s not just Kanye that celebrates in Tup Tup, the King of Rap has also made an appearance, alongside 50 Cent.

Close up of a man in camouflage and a helmet, aiming with a paintball gun Sam Warburton

Welsh rugby player and giant, Big Sam, had an epic paintball session in Newcastle. The action-packed venue is massive, and has also seen the likes of Steven Taylor cause carnage with a paintball gun.

Floyd Mayweather posing with his arm around Jermaine Defoe Floyd Mayweather

Boxing legend and all-round top guy was blown away by Newcastle, particularly the Quayside. After eating in Aveika, he went onto Livello’s VIP suite. He even described wor city as a ‘mini Vegas’.

An image of Jack Whitehall Jack Whitehall

The comedian went ‘large’ on his mates stag do in The Toon, playing rugby against a local team at Kingston Park, the home of the mighty Newcastle Falcons. After all of that, they went down the legendary Diamond Strip.

Close up of Professor Green rapping Professor Green

We’ve got another one that loves the offerings of Tup Tup Palace – the most popular club in the city.

LNOF in Newcastle

LNOF HQ is based in Newcastle, in sleek offices right on the Quayside, and we take our top location seriously. Being such knowledgeable experts on The Toon – and stag weekends in general – we are always out testing out our activities. It’s all in the name of research…

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*We take pride in our work and all of the information in the guide was correct at the time of publication - 07/06/2017. Probably.

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