A Guide To Your Liverpool Stag Weekend
You and the lads can head up a certain creek with paddles in hand on our White Water Rafting. A huge adrenalin rush tackling grade 4 rapids to suitably wet the groom’s head before his big day.
Best Bars in Liverpool
Circo - A fantastic showbar featuring pole dancers, angle grinders, aerial artists, acrobats and a host of great acts. Not to mention the fine food and great atmosphere. A must for any Liverpool weekend.
Modo - One of Liverpool’s most popular bars and with good reason. Good food, good drinks, good times! Check their website for upcoming events.
Walkabout - Showing the best sports action in a cool relaxed atmosphere, all washed down with great Aussie food and beer (just don’t mention the ashes).
April - The Grand National - The UK's biggest horse racing event.
June - Liverpool Beer Expo - The city pays homage to the amber nectar.
August - International Beatleweek - A celebration of Liverpool’s most famous sons.
August - Liverpool Music Festival - Liverpool’s biggest annual music event.
"If Everton were playing at the bottom of the garden, I'd pull the curtains."
- Bill Shankly
Where to Head...
The Ropewalks or China Town are great areas to start a night out, good food, relaxed vibe great tunes to get you into a party mood. Once you're up and running Waterfront is where the next big parties at with Albert Dock and Pier Head full of trendy bars and buzzing clubs.
"This is Anfield" One of the most iconic signs in English football hangs in the player's tunnel. See it up close on the Anfield Stadium Tour, a great activity for any true fan of the beautiful game. Utd fans and Toffees are also welcome.
Between them, Liverpool and Everton have won 27 League championships, four European Cups, three Uefa Cups, one Cup Winners cup, 11 FA Cups, and six League Cups making Liverpool England's most successful football city.
A Taste of Liverpool
Eats - The Quarter in Falkner Street is a great place to start your evening pre-pub or pop in for a spot of lunch. One of Liverpool's best restaurants, fantastic locally sourced food with a good atmosphere.
Drinks - The Liverpool Craft Beer Co have been producing ruddy fine ales since 2010. If you’re heading to the fair city you really should treat yourself to a bottle of White Fox which is even smoother than Raheem Sterling in full flow.
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Liverpool
If it's your first time in Liverpool you really should take the famous ferry across the Mersey. If you’re feeling active and don’t fancy the buses (there are no trams or underground in ‘the Pool’) then you can hire City Bikes for just £3 per day.
"Go’ed la, get the pints in. Nice one!" - Why I do believe I'll have a pint, thank you Sir.
"This Scouse scran is poper boss!" - This local delicacy is jolly tasty.
"Stop being such a divvy and gis a bifter!" - I say, could you spare me a cigarette?
"Dey do dat dere doh don’t dey doh." - They do that there you know.
40 Reasons Why Liverpool Rocks!
Almost Famous - This bar should really be famous by now, if not for their epic cocktails then for their hunger-conquering, man-sized burgers that make for the perfect fuel on any action-packed Liverpool stag do. See more...
Scouse Knockout - Take the lads on the maddest activity in Merseyside as you battle it out for stag supremacy in several supersized games where only the winner walks away with the bragging rights! Read more...
The Beatles - The biggest and arguably most important band in music history. You'll find the city rife with amazing Beatle's sites real fans will love.
Zombie Outbreak - The city has been invaded by an army of the undead. We'll give you some semi-automatic weapons to kick ass! See more...
Scouse - It's what the locals are known as, but 'scouse' is actually a type of stew. It contains lamb or beef, cabbage, carrot, potatoes, onion and the essence of Steven Gerard.
Liverpool FC - Having won more European trophies than any other English team, Liverpool haven't been shy of silverware in their 123 year history. The team are desperate to regain the winning ways of their 80's domination. Bring back John Barnes!
Steven Gerrard - The man is synonymous with Liverpool and England. Having spent his entire career with the reds (despite being chased by clubs like Real Madrid) he's rated as one of the best ever by the like of Zidane, Messi and Savage (?).
Everton FC - The other half of the Merseyside derby, they might not be as successful as their larger rivals, but they've some top talent over the years; Rooney, Linekar, Gazza, Ginola, Distin, et al.
Stadium Tours - Whether your colours are red or blue, a stadium tour during your Liverpool stag weekend is the perfect way to get a behind-the-scenes of your boyhood club. Find out more...
Bubble Football - Luis Suarez was silky smooth with the feet during his time at Liverpool but we reckon he might have struggled to score if he had to play in a giant inflatable ball like this! Find out more...
Abbey Clancy - Without doubt the best thing to come out of Liverpool since Stevie G scored for England. The city has a habbit of producing stunning women as the packed clubs prove.
Bumper - This bar is indie to the extreme and believe us, that's a good thing. You and the boys can either chill out in the Polaroid-covered corner or get up on the dance floor and throw shapes until the early hours.
Liverpool on Film - The city has a thriving film industry with movies like The Hunt for Red October, The 51st State, The Parole Officer and Letter to Brezhnev having been shot here.
Pop Culture - Liverpool has produced more number one artists than anywhere else in the world, the city's even been recognised as the 'Capital of Pop' by the Guinness Book of Records.
The Liver Birds - Local legend has it that if the 6 metre-tall stone birds on the top of the Liver Building face each other then the city will crumble - one bird apparently looks out at the city and its people whereas the other watches over sailors coming into the famous port.
El Bandito - We could imagine Tuco from Breaking Bad taking shots of tequila in this seriously cool bar. The dimly-lit walls are lined with old movie posters and the cocktails are really something, Jungle Juice is an alcoholic mixture worth seeking. Salud! Find out more...
Mansion - This exclusive club is the perfect place to party on your big weekend. The décor is futuristic, the drinks game is strong and the girls are stunning. Epic! See more...
The Port - Liverpool's port was once one of the greatest on the planet, with 40% of the world's entire shipping cargo passing through the Scouse city.
Imperial Liverpool - Liverpool was one the 'Second City of Empire' in Britain, managing to eclipse even London at times when it came to commerce.
The Cavern Club - A site of vital musical heritage, it's where the Beatles shot to fame during their early career. “Yeah yeah yeah yeaahhhhhhh!”
58,000,000 - That's how many people flock to this city every year - meaning the clubs and bars are always packed out with party-loving people looking for a great time!
City of Firsts - Liverpool is sometimes known as a city of firsts, largely because it was the first city in the world to have a lending library, a school of tropical medicine and a school for the blind.
Slim's Pork Chop Express - This is the perfect place to help yourself to man-sized bites to cure you of a stubborn hangover or to line stomachs for stag-sized evening of madness and mayhem. Read more...
Culture Capital - In 2008 the city had the honour of becoming the European Capital for Culture - beating Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Newcastle and Oxford to the title.
The Krazyhouse - Heavy metal stags will love this rocking bar that claims to be the biggest alternative venue in the north. With plenty of shots, tunes and beautiful babes, nights spent here are truly Krazy!
The Accent - Most lads will be familiar with the Liverpudlian accent, having heard the likes of Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Wayne Rooney's scouse tones on the telly week in week out during footy season. 'Alright, lad? 'Ow's your auld sconner?'
China Town - Believe it or not, Liverpool has the second largest China Town in the world. Only San Francisco's is bigger!
Wrestling School - Liverpool's wrestling school is the perfect place to settle any stag party rivalries and give the groom a face full of canvas. See more...
Alma de Cuba - Far from a kind of drinking Alamo, this Latin-American themed bar and restaurant should be your first choice on any big night out. Set in the atmospheric surroundings of an Old Catholic church, there's no better spot in town to enjoy a round of Tequila shots while partying with some lovely senoritas. See more...
Keith Chegwin - 'Wahey!' Cheggers is a born and bred Liverpudlian and you can invite him along to join your Liverpool stag do! Find out more...
Celebrities - Liverpool has its fair share of TV personalities with the likes of Ian Broudie, Elvis Costello, Ricky Tomlinson and Mel C all heralding from Merseyside.
Mike Myers - The star of Wayne's World, Shrek and Austin Powers is actually a born Liverpudlian! His parents emigrated to Canada before he was born, but he's still got dual citizenship because of his scouse heritage...'Groovy baby!'
John Bishop - One of the UK's top stand-ups, he didn't even start a career in comedy until in his thirties. Who knows, get your best man's speech right and you could be next!
Cilla Black - The late great Cilla Black (formerly Priscilla White) was a major star in her day who kept her roots. Even marrying her teen sweetheart she is still adored in the city.
The Shipping Forecast - This brilliant boozer is perfect for an afternoon pint or a chilled out lunch after a heavy night of stag antics. Enjoy unconventional pub grub like fried chicken as well as the classic (and extraordinarily meaty) burgers while getting stuck into the old school Nintendo 64 in the corner. Game of Goldeneye anybody? Find out more...
Tate Liverpool - Commonly known as the home of modern art in the North, the Tate is well worth a visit if you're feeling artistic. See more...
Wayne Rooney - “Wazza” became England's all time highest goal scorer as he put a penalty past Switzerland at Wembley in 2015 to put Bobby Charlton's record into the history books.
The Grand National - Hedge your bets gents, this is the biggest event in the British racing calendar and it's right on Liverpool's doorstep. Fancy enjoying a day of the 'sport of Kings' on your big weekend? Our Horse Racing packages are perfect for you!
Aloha - Liverpool's premiere tiki-bar is funky as hell and a great laugh to drink in. Whether you're enjoying the rum-based Missionary's Downfall or the deadly Frodo's Revenge, you'll have a great time in this fantastic watering hole.
Liverpool FC 360 - The best account to follow for all things Liverpool FC!
Life in Liverpool - Get tips, news and latest events on what's happening in 'the pooool'.
Liverpool Leader - More local news to help you plan your visit.
Sound City - A great page that will keep you up to date with the best upcoming gigs and DJ's.
More artists from Liverpool have had No1's than any other global location.
Why should we celebrate a Liverpool stag do?
Already leading the field as one of the UK’s great cities, the last decade has seen Liverpool develop into one of the country’s major party capitals. But not content with just being the ‘go to’ spot for entertainment it also took the much coveted ‘European City of Culture’ title in 2008. So it really is a city that has it all covered. Its sporting history and musical pedigree are nothing short of extraordinary and the superb selection of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs add up to some pretty fine nightlife. So take your pick from over 20 of our top destination activities, let us pull everything together with some great accommodation and you’re on for a Liverpool stag weekend to remember.
When’s the best time to visit Liverpool?
You won’t be surprised to hear that the city means business when the mighty home teams are in town. A prolific footballing calendar and key premiership fixtures can mean much of the city’s accommodation is booked out, or at least at premium rates during the season. But home fixtures don’t play every weekend so with some flexibility on timing and early planning you should be fine. There’s always a great buzz around Liverpool when the football’s on, so if you’re a fan it’s a terrific time to experience the city and if you can get tickets then you’re on for a truly memorable trip.
The beautiful game aside, the city also plays host to a calendar of other hit events throughout the year, with music festivals, cultural celebrations and a stream of great entertainment any time is perfect for a Liverpool stag do. And of course, we can’t mark dates in the calendar without mentioning one of Britain’s biggest sporting and social events, The Grand National, a guaranteed sell out that sees over 150,000 visitors descend on Aintree every year.
The term "Scouse" comes from a type of stew.
How to get to Liverpool
You can get to your Liverpool stag weekend by road, rail or air. The M6 feeds into the region’s motorway network making driving an easy option. Lime Street station has fantastic links to the UK’s major cities, with Virgin Trains getting you from London (Euston) to Liverpool in a couple of hours and John Lennon airport is less than 10 miles from the city centre, with regular bus services between the two. See our flights page for the best current deals in air travel.
Where are the hottest spots in Liverpool?
Liverpool is a dynamic city that likes to mix it up, with fine culture and a huge musical presence coming together to kick-start your weekend in style. Make your way to the ‘Bohemian’ Ropewalks, where funky bars and top notch restaurants can be found alongside great live music in some of the city’s oldest venues. Take in the buzz of nearby China Town, allegedly the oldest in Europe, or head to the trendy Waterfront, where the fantastic Albert Dock and Pier Head offer an unbeatable mix of chic bars, traditional pubs and a vibrant quayside atmosphere. You and the boys are sure to have a great night out in the Cavern Quarter, home to the world’s most famous club, and a host of great venues can be found in the nearby St George’s Quarter, Hope Street and Baltic Triangle.
What does Liverpool have to offer?
A Liverpool stag do won’t just impress with its superb vibrant nightlife, it’s also a solid base for a whole range of active daytime activities. Looking for some fast and furious action? Hit the rapids for some white water rafting and kayaking, or take to the dirt track for an afternoon on the quad bikes. The ultra-competitive can battle it out with some go-karting and clay shooting, or take aim and fire at the rifle range. Or for an altogether more leisurely weekend jump into the city’s music scene with an afternoon in the recording studio, or take a tour of the legendary Anfield Stadium, a sure fire winner all round.
"I love tackling, it's better than sex!" Paul Ince
How much should we budget?
If you’re looking for a top value stag do, Liverpool is the city to beat. Yes it’s a massively popular tourist destination, so prices can certainly rise at peak times, but pound for pound it's probably one of the UK's best value stag destinations. So whether you want us to build you a unique bespoke stag weekend in Liverpool, or you’d like to take advantage of one of our proven ready-made packages, with prices starting at £35 per person we have a programme to suit every budget.
If a stag do in Liverpool seems to tick all the boxes and you'd like more ideas, have a browse of our website and view the kind of packages available. If you’re still unsure or would just like a bit more information send us a brief or request a call-back and one of our friendly team of experts will start building you the best stag weekend experience to suit your needs and budget. StagWeb provide full financial protection and offers no risk, no obligation quotes. So why not get in touch today.
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