Ah, the Stag Night. The last hurrah for the groom about to be shackled to his bride. This is the stag's last chance to celebrate with the lads. A grand tradition that requires all things manly. We're talking whisky bars, real ale pubs, the best steak restaurants, sports bars, and of course, strip bar and gentleman's clubs. Below is the ultimate guide to a Stag Weekend in London.
Tags: Weddings, Hen's & Stag's
West End / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: British
For the ultimate stag party in London, you should look no further than Stringfellows in Covent Garden. There are plenty of stunning girls to choose from plus the finest food in the fine dining restaurant, two spectacular levels of breathtaking decadence, live dance stages, private areas and much more - you can expect a night 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 the night.
Westminster / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Eclectic
City Cruises is a great choice for stag parties in London, not least because you get to see so many top London attractions 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 the bill. Add in an exhilarating ride on a Thamesjet speedboat, followed by cocktails on Restaurant Ship Hispaniola (both part of the City Cruises group). Looking for a more bespoke stag package? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 77 400 400
The Colony Club Casino, Bar & Restaurant
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: International
The Colony Club is a superb contemporary space that sparkles in its glamorous Park Lane setting, offering its members unbridled luxury at one of Mayfair's premium private members clubs and casinos. Oozing glamour, style and sophistication, its restaurant boasts an extensive menu featuring European, Oriental, Middle Eastern, Japanese and Asian cuisines. Fans of Japanese food theatre can also experience the Tappanyaki bar. Patrons can also enjoy the Colony Club Bar which is renowned for mouth-watering cocktails and stocks a tempting range of premium wines and spirits. This is a truly individual and distinctive venue of international standing.
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern European
Stag party for football fans - If you're planning a stag night to please the boy within, this gaming hotspot fits perfectly. Table Football is a religion at this bar, taken very seriously in spirit, yet only 80p per play. A great place to kick off the night with some sporting excitement and testosterone fuelled competition, plus TV screens showing footie from across the globe, and 3D matches screened in the basement. Happy hour bottles (4-7pm) are only £2, there's a huge range of worldly beers to sample, plus, there's a tattoo parlour AND a nudey bar only 2 minutes away if the stag party gets really raucous. 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
Meantime Brewing have opened the doors to The Tasting Rooms, a multi-purpose venue that offers the chance to tour, drink and shop in the company's main brewery. 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 like never before. The Tasting Rooms also includes a fully merchandised shop open to the public seven days a week, which stocks much more than just beer and branded clothing. A walk-in Cold Store room is accessible to consumers wishing 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 you in this 50s-themed bowling alley and restaurant. Load up on American classics like burgers and ribs in the diner before you hit the lanes for an evening of competitive fun. Grab your pointy bras and bobby socks and get down there. Best of all, the shoes aren't even that naff.
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange
City of London / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange bar near Bank captures the excitement of the money markets. The bar has three floors of music, food and dance combined with new technology to bring the venue to life. It is the City's first real time stock market for drinks with prices that change in line with their popularity throughout the evening. Alongside a live market price board at the heart of the space, a smartphone app allows guests to check out the latest risers and fallers and order their cocktails from the comfort of their own seat.
Salt Whisky Bar & Dining Room
Marylebone / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Mediterranean
Want to create a stag party with the essential of drinking heavily but also education? Of course you do. Well then, whisky tasting is the stag for you. 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. Salt Bar near Marble Arch offer a range of whisky tasting from £25 to £45 and can serve you a curry if the whisky starts going to your head.
Borough & Southwark / Restaurant / Cuisine: Steak House
Is there a better way to start a luxury stag night in London than with a really good steak on a plate? It seems unlikely. This hidden gem of an Italian restaurant serves the kind of steak that cows would be happy to die for, while also having not one, but two fantastic Italian wine lists filled with unusual finds. There's also a butchery theatre and catwalk to add a bit of pizazz to the evening. Great when combining with a cultural excursion to to the nearby Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, New Vic Theatre, Old Vic Theatre, or Southbank Centre.
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