Ah, the Stag do; the last hurrah for the groom. This is the stag's final chance to celebrate on a night out with the lads; a grand tradition requiring manly stag activities and stag events. There are plenty of alternative stag do ideas out there, and certainly lots of stag do bars in London. This top 10 guide to a stag night in London includes whisky bars, steak restaurants, sports bars, nightclubs, bars where you are likely to pull, and of course, strip bars and gentlemen’s clubs.
Tags: Weddings, Hen's & Stag's
West End / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: British
For the ultimate stag night event in London, look no further than Peter Stringfellows' strip bar in Covent Garden. There are so hot girls to choose from, you won't believe your eyes. Plus there's meaty food in the restaurant, two spectacular levels of decadence, live dance stages, and private areas so the stag can get intimate. This is a night that you and your stag party will never forget. The Stringfellows staff will take care of every aspect of the event - all you need to do is turn up with your party of guests and enjoy those perfect 10 naked bodies.
Westminster / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Eclectic
City Cruises is a great choice for alternative stag do ideas in London, not least because your stag party will see so many top London attractions - such as Big Ben and the London Eye - along the river. From the Elvis dinner cruise, to a delicious dinner and dancing on the London Showboat, these guys have the right cruise to fit whatever your stag event needs. Why not add in an exhilarating ride on a Thamesjet speedboat, followed by cocktails on Restaurant Ship Hispaniola (part of the City Cruises group)? For more bespoke stag packages, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 77 400 400
The Colony Club Casino, Bar & Restaurant
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: International
For the high-rolling stag party, there's 24-hour tables available where you can win big at American roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker. Plus, there's solo action at the slots. Private members club and casino, The Colony Club in Mayfair, offers unbridled glamour and sophistication. The restaurant's menu has a variety of cuisines to suit the tastes of all stag party chaps - European, Oriental, Middle Eastern, Asian - and for those who especially like the theatre of Japanese food, check out the Teppanyaki bar. There's also DJs on Friday and Saturday in the bar until 4am. Dress appropriately, lads.
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern European
Kick off the party with some live football! This is the Shoreditch bar where you should start your stag night in London. Not only is there a happy hour from 4-7pm each day (huge range of worldly beers to sample), but you can watch live football games on the 80 inch screen (or 3D screen in the basement). Table football is a religion at this bar too so your stag party gets to join in at half time. And when the beers start to kick in and raucous behaviors begins, there are lots of Shoreditch clubs, strip bars, and tattoo parlours nearby. You can also buy souvenir t-shirts at the bar to jog your memory the next morning.
The Tasting Rooms at the Meantime Brewery
Greenwich / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
This is a good daytime stag activity for your party of lads. At Meantime - who you'll know because they make London beers - you have the chance to tour the company's main brewery. You'll see the tanks, the lab, and master kegging robot called Hoptimus Prime. Obviously, there will be some beer tasting involved as well. The complex comprises of a bar and visitor centre which has views across the brewery, bridging the gap between the consumer and the brewing process. There's also a shop so you can stock up on much more than just beer. A walk-in Cold Store room is accessible if you wish to take home ready-chilled beer!
Mac & Wild City
City of London / Restaurant /
Mac & Wild is also a great place to start a stag weekend in London. The life-sized stag at the door is a fitting welcome for a group of men looking for meat and mayhem. The Wild Brunch Club Scottish breakfast will help put an end to any hearty hangover, and the 7% oatmeal stout beer will help to begin the next one. There are more than 100 whiskies available to sample, plus a range of venison and beef chateaubriands to share. You can also get your game on with a some ping or fussball out on the terrace, or a spot of shooting down in the Gun Room whilst all wearing requisite tweed jackets. And then, off to Shoreditch....
All Star Lanes
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: American
Bowling is America's national sport. OK, it's not quite America's national sport, but they do like it an awful lot. As will your stag party when you take to the 50s-themed bowling alley, ready to bowl your way to glory. When the strikes, spares, and gutter ball jokes have worn off, herd your stag crew into the restaurant where you can load up on American classics like burgers and ribs. Organise stag activities with a competitive edge and the groom will remain a friend for life. And best of all, the shoes aren't even that naff.
City of London / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
Don't get too excited! The name 'Swingers' derives from the game of golf; here in the crazy golf format. Book a food and drinks package on the Gin Terrace, the Clubhouse or the President's Committee Room and caddies will bring food and drink to your stag party's table. Play 9 holes or the full 18 holes, sink a few holes in one (high-fives all round), and then tuck into Patty & Bun burgers, DF/Mexico burritos, or you know what from Pizza Pilgrims (all onsite residents). From here it's a short stroll to Shoreditch for further fun.
Salt Whisky Bar & Dining Room
Marylebone / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Mediterranean
Stag do activities can be educational as well, you know. Book your merry band of men in for a whisky tasting tour at Salt Bar near Marble Arch. There are nearly 200 whiskies to choose from and the range of whisky tours starts from £30pp. Recommended is the Salt International Tour which takes in Scottish Malt, Irish, Japanese, Indian and American whiskies. You get to drink whisky, learn about whisky and then, hey, you've got some great whisky facts to pull out at the wedding when you want to chat up the chief bride's maid. The restaurant also serves Indian food if you're took tanked to venture into nearby Soho, Mayfair or Fitzrovia.
Borough & Southwark / Restaurant / Cuisine: Steak House
Aside from alcohol and occasional nudity, meat is one of the cornerstones of any memorable stag event. A luxury stag do in London should involve a good steak, but why not learn all about the meat before you pair it with a satisfying red wine. This hidden gem Italian restaurant serves the kind of steak that cows would be happy to die for, while also having two fantastic wine lists filled with unusual finds. Book a class for your stag activity and the master of the butchery theatre will sit you either side of the catwalk to add a bit of pizazz to the evening. Combine with a cultural excursion to the nearby Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, or Southbank Centre for a refined stag evening
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