In Lisbon you really are spoilt for choice with some of the best activities in Europe on offer. An incredible 1,270 metre Go Kart track, if you like your driving with even more laughs then we can recommend the curiously bonkers Go Cars. However two things Portugal is famed for are the Golf courses and Surfing, and both are quite simply epic! See more...
Best Bars in Lisbon
K Urban Beach - If you want to surprise the lads with a venue with real Wow! Factor the K Urban Beach in. The whole bar is just uber-cool. Good sounds, good vibe, good times!
British Bar - Having got lost somewhere in the 1930’s this retro bar is a taste of ‘Cool Britannia’. Close to Cais do Sodre train station, dark wood panelling and English beers give it a real taste of home.
Cinco Lounge - The team behind the ultra-trendy bar have worked on Michelin star eateries so the attention to detail really is faultless. Loved by the more fashionable locals you’ll find great cocktail, snacks and sushi.
June - Santo Antonio Festival - A street festival with great food, drinks and plenty of local flavour.
July - Superbock - Lisbon's largest musical festival.
August - Jazz em Agosto - Literally translating as Jazz in August this is a festival of Jazz. In August.
Where to Head...
The oldest part of the city and well worth a visit is the Alfama, however the big nightlife and best bars and clubs can all be found close to our stag accommodation options in the Bairro Alto (Upper Town).
Parque Das Nacoes - If you're looking for somewhere to rest your wearing hangovers then this 21st century park is a great place to hang out. Alternatively a quick skip up all 145 metres of the Vasco da Gama Tower should sort the lads’ heads out.
In 1755 a massive earthquake assumed to have hit 8.9 on the Richter Scale virtually destroyed the city, killing 40,000 people, The quake could be felt as far away as Norway and Scotland.
One thing that did survive the quake is a hidden Roman underworld with chambers, bridges, rooms, corridors and is incredibly complete condition. The remains lie beneath the modern city but are only open two days a year due to safety issues.
Portugal is one of the few European nations who played no official part in World War II.
A Taste of Lisbon
Eats - Cafe De Sao Bento Meat-eaters will have plenty to sink their teeth into at one of Lisbon’s 10 best restaurants and without doubt the finest steakhouse in the city, with top class meat imported from Argentina.
Drinks - If you’re looking for a traditional Portuguese drink a Poncha is an interesting tipple. It is the origin of Brazilian Caipirinhas made from sugar cane, honey and lemon but does taste a little like a cold cure (you have been warned). For lager lovers Super Bock is the local brew and can be found in most bars.
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Lisbon
When you're staying right in the centre, walking is your best bet. Everything you’ll want to see is just a short wander away.
Why not use pedal power to get around when you visit Lisbon? Cycle hire is a really popular business here in the city and it’s a nippy way to get about, as well as a great opportunity to see plenty of your stag destination.
The underground metro system here is really effective and even though the announcements are all in Portuguese, the map is simple to use and the billing machines bilingual, so you should all be able to work it out - even if some of you do struggle with the local bus network…
Ola - Hello
Por favour – Please
Obrigada - Thank you
A cerveja, por favour? - A beer please?
Duas cervejas por favour? - Two beers please?
Centenas de cervejas por favour? - Lots of beers please?
…e um grande bife! - …and a very large steak!
Este senhor vai pagar tudo. - This gentleman will pay for everything.
O meu hovercraft está cheio de enguias - My hovercraft is full of eels.
Eu sou um campeão de dança. - I am a dance champion.
The Portuguese coast is one of the world's top surf destinations.
A guide to your Lisbon stag weekend
If you and the boys are looking for that untouched stag destination and fancy some sun, sea, sand & golfing action then a Lisbon stag do is right up your “rua” (that's Portuguese for street... you're welcome). Jam packed with adventure and with an amazing reputation as a great party city, legendary Lisbon offers something different than the rest. With world class golf courses, hilarious Go Cars and some motorsport go karting action, there's plenty on offer and the clubs are among the best in Europe! Like the Algarve one of the main reasons for heading to Lisbon for a stag do is the sensational golf courses, if you have golfers among your group then they'll love you for this one! You're less than a 2 hour flight away from some of the best courses in Europe... So what are you waiting for? Take a look at our ready-made packages or build your own Lisbon stag do here.
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Estoril Casino is the largest in Europe.
Lisbon's a terrific place for golf lovers with world-class golf courses featuring some of the most spectacular settings you'll ever enjoy while playing a round, there's something for golfers whether you're playing off scratch or hacking out your first ever 18 holes. Alongside excellent golf is the sun, sea and sand that will make your Lisbon stag do go with a swing, as well as excellent shark fishing (yes, shark fishing!) to be done. With traditional Lisbon trams ferrying people around day and night, the atmosphere's alive, the setting's striking and the city's a top stag do destination.
Lisbon Stag Facts
- As recently as 2006 Benfica Football Club Held the Guinness Records for being the most widely supported football club, with around 14 million worldwide fans and over 160,000 registered paying supporters.
- The Largest Human Logo was also made in Lisbon of 34,000 people, forming part of Portugal's successful bid to host the Euro 2004 soccer championships.
Lisbon's Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest bridge in Europe and the world record for the largest dining table was set when 15,000 people were served lunch on the bridge!
On top of all of that there are plenty of activities to do on your Lisbon stag weekend. Begin Saturday with paintball at the best venue in the city, and follow it up with some go karting to keep the adrenaline pumping. Fill the afternoon with a high ropes course and start the evening like Jose Mourinho with some fine port tasting.
Any truly epic Lisbon stag weekend should feature a trip to Europe's largest casino where all your party can dance with lady luck before watching the dancing girls take to the stage. If you really want to get a taste of the city then during your Lisbon stag weekend we can organise a guided pub crawl around the best bars in the city complete with your own interpreter. Having your own interpreter will make your Lisbon stag do feel just like a fancy summit meeting except with a lot more alcohol and the possible inclusion of lap dancers. Then it's on to guestlist nightclubbing - VIP entry and queue jump to the best clubs in Lisbon. On Sunday make the most of your last few hours with a round of golf.
No matter what you decide to do, if you're celebrating a stag weekend in Lisbon, you're guaranteed a quality time.
When to go to Lisbon
Benfica is the world's most supported club.
You all have a chance to top up your tans during your Lisbon stag weekend as the city has a fantastic climate, especially during the summer months.
In November there's the International Automobile Show for any petrol heads, then in December there's the annual Lisbon Marathon. Also in December is the Musidancas Festival and New Year celebrations. In January there's the Winter Festival with art and music, as well as the International Travel Show. May sees the Rock in Rio Festival starting, with international bands playing on three stages.
The Lisbon Half Marathon in March is one of the most attended events of its kind in the world. In April the 'Lisbon Fish and Flavours’ festival takes to the streets with delicious gourmet seafood and August until May is the Sporting Lisbon Liga Sagres Football Season.
Every Tuesday and Thursday in the city there's the huge Thieves' Market, selling a bit of everything. Although we should probably point out that you do have to pay for stuff just to avoid any confusion or awkward incidents with Senor Plod.
If you've never had the pleasure of the Portuguese capital then we really cannot recommend it highly enough. As a pound for pound stag party option a Lisbon stag party really does tick so many boxes; great climate, great golf courses, incredible nightlife, epic stag activities and challenges to keep the lads going between hangovers superb food. It's a city that was born to party. The only thing that's missing is you, so ask today how to get a great price on a Lisbon stag party.
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