why a Manchester stag do?
Two words to start you off - “curry mile”. It’s more than worth a visit for any stags looking for a pint and a great curry, plus it’s near all the city’s great bars, clubs and nightlife. A Manchester stag do has everything a stag group could want - unforgettable activities and an electric nightlife plus quality accommodation, all at great value. With the weekend starting on Thursday in the city you’re guaranteed a good few days of fun-packed partying - there are at least 5 different areas in the city centre for nightlife and the bars follow in quick succession. Each area has a different vibe - if you want live music and up-and-coming DJ’s then the Northern Quarter is where you should head, and for footballer-spotting make your way to Deansgate.
Manchester offers up a terrific range of activities. With two world class football teams in the city you can bet there are a lot of options for sporty stags: think 5 a side football, cricket, dodgeball, skiing, golfing, hovercrafting, kayaking, laser clay shooting, mountain boarding, paintball and loads more. For something more relaxing you can go fishing, horse racing, rugby spectating, a stadium tour and vodka tasting. And for the all important evening activities? There’s a huge range in Manchester, from excellent lap dancing clubs to top casinos, comedy clubs and nightclubs. Fill up with a quality stag supper then jump in your limousine and cruise to the club for a night guestlist nightclubbing.
If you’re food lovers then look no further - Manchester caters for nearly every cuisine. From Armenian and African, Mongolian BBQ’s, Vietnamese, Kosher, Portuguese, Vegetarian, Halal to Chinese, Indian, Italian and English. Finally, nod along to some Oasis hits in the hometown of Liam and Noel Gallagher; look out for locals Michelle Keegan, Brian Kidd, Nick Grimshaw and Lee Dixon.
Manchester is a growing city, with a huge £4.9 billion due to be spent on construction in the next 10 years. Manchester is the city where Rolls met Royce, where the first computer was invited, where the first atom was split and where over twenty of the Nobel Prize winners have come from. There are over 100,000 students meaning a buzzing nightlife, and with over 50,000 journeys made on the cities metro every day the transport’s excellent.
when to go to Manchester for your stag weekend
Food lovers will be happy once again as September sees the Manchester Food and Drink Festival take to the streets with delicious food and enticing drinks. October sees the Greater Manchester Film Festival light up the silver screens with local and international independent film makers and in December the large Manchester Christmas Market lights up the streets. January brings the exciting National Winter Ales Festival where you can find a selection of over 200 brews and winter warmers.
The Comedy Store in Manchester has shows all year round and is a great place to grab a few drinks, and The Bay Horse has loads of live events going on all year. In summer you can watch the cricket at Old Trafford, sit in the sun with a pint in Heaton Park, visit a popular canal-side drinking hole in Castlefield or head for the outdoor seating of loads of restaurants in Spinningfields. In July there’s the Manchester International Festival and the Manchester Jazz Festival, which features around 50 bands in indoor and outdoor venues.
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