You may think Newcastle is only famous for its industrial heritage, brown ale, and Geordie Shore, but what you might not know is, Newcastle was crowned the best city in the UK for a night out 2023. In fact, Newcastle is notorious for playing host to legendary stag dos all year round, anything from a memorable and classy night out with your closest friends, to a boozy action-packed party weekend that you may or may not remember.

Three men in stag do t-shirts standing in front of the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle

With multiple drinking quarters spread around the city, you are sure to be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on where to take your group. Newcastle is famous for cheap drinks and great offers, with people coming from all over the UK just to experience how affordable a proper Geordie night out is. Yep, Newcastle has it all, and we can provide an unforgettable stag do, without breaking the bank.

Collage of three images of bars in Newcastle, Tomahawk, Pitcher and Piano and The Hooch

The city offers an array of drinking hotspots that will suit even the fussiest members of your group. If you are after a more relaxed and stylish weekend, then Newcastle’s quayside would be a great choice to kick off your evening. From delicious meals to fab drinks deals, the quayside offers everything for a sophisticated night out with gorgeous views of the River Tyne and the iconic bridges that connect Newcastle and Gateshead. Relax and kick back with a drink whilst taking in the sights of the Tyne, High level, and Millennium bridge, which spectacularly lights up the river each night. The Quayside is a gem the locals hold dear, offering both a relaxed and stylish evening, accompanied by those striking views. You can find venues such as The Hooch and Pitcher & Piano along the stretch of river that offers both a lively and relaxed atmosphere for drinks. The Quayside also has a great number of restaurants, with a diverse range of mouth-watering cuisines to choose from, perfect for lining your stomach before the alcohol hits. Head on over to Tomahawk, Gusto or Dobson and Parnell for an unforgettable meal in a stylish and modern venue.

Collage of three images of bars in Newcastle's Bigg Market, Popworld, Bierkeller and Cosy Joes

If your group are livelier and looking for a fun alcohol infused weekend, then the Bigg Market is the place for you. Home to a varied selection of bars and clubs with a fun twist, you can enjoy karaoke, dancing on tables, exclusive drinks offers and much more. The Bigg Market is one of Newcastle’s most popular areas for a night out, and with Popworld, Bierkeller and Cosy Joes on offer, it’s not hard to see why. The Bigg Market is the best place to be if you are after a diverse range of bars and clubs to attend, with each venue offering you something different, you’ll never be bored. It also offers a great selection of modern and affordable accommodation, such as Honeypot House. So, if you’re making it a real weekend to remember, why not book in a hotel or apartment right on the market’s doorstep? This way you can enjoy an incredible night, and easily fall into bed within minutes when you’ve had one too many.

Collage of three images of bars on Newcastle's Diamond Strip, Bohemia, Howlers and Soho Rooms

It would also be a shame if you took a trip to Newcastle and didn’t experience the bustling and lively atmosphere of the city’s busiest street, or as we like to call it “The Diamond Strip”. The strip is often booming with bright young faces dressed to the nines, hitting up the exclusive bars and clubs that offer an exceptional night out. The strip is also a popular spot for local legends and celebs and has been the go-to destination for the Geordie Shore crowd over the years. So, if you are interested in a boujee and vibrant weekend, then clubs such as Bohemia, Howlers and Soho Rooms will open their doors to you. Don’t be surprised if you run into a familiar face in these venues, as they are famous for their iconic guestlists.

Here’s a handy guide for more stag-friendly nightlife options in Newcastle.

The city offers everything you need to make your weekend legendary, and the locals are cool and friendly, and won’t hesitate to welcome you.

Collage of three images of stag do activities in Newcastle, Go Karting, Squid Games and Beer Bike

That’s not to mention the hundreds of epic stag do activities you can do in Newcastle from your stag do classics such as go karting and paintballing, as well as crazy golf and the legendary beer bike that will see you pedalling around Newcastle’s city centre whilst drinking beer and blasting tunes. You can even do cool and unique things such as taking part in your very own Squid Games, based on the Netflix hit. The best thing with Newcastle’s stag do activities is that many of them can be found in the centre of Newcastle, meaning you can do something such as axe throwing then be having a couple of bevs in The Bigg Market just minutes later.

If you do decide to appoint our toon as your ultimate stag party destination, we can promise that all your wants and wishes will be met, and that you’ll be heading home with a sore head and a weekends worth of class memories to look back on, guaranteeing your return.

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