Seaside action is always going to be on top form in Southampton! Set the boys up with anything from Wind Surfing to a Powerboating Grand Prix to choose from you can guarantee the stag some wet and wild action on the South Coast. On dry land you've still got more choice than you can wrap your heads around, whether it's down and dirty Quadbike Trekking or hilarious Binocular Football, Southampton's got it all!
Best Bars in Southampton
Rumba - Why a bar that honours the pre and post revolutionary days of Cuba in Southampton you ask? We have no idea, but with a huge host of Cuban drinks, we don't really need to know!
The Hobbit Pub - A pub with some very heavy Lord of the Rings references, this atmospheric, hilarious fan-favourite pub serves up a brilliant range of Tolkien inspired pint mixers; try a Smaug, Aragorn or Gollum at your own peril!
Orange Rooms - Kitsch 1970s style and a range of epic club nights, Orange Rooms is a cocktail lounge first and an unforgettable night out second.
May - Common People - Based in Southampton Common (no, they're not calling their guests common) this bank holiday weekend festival features some top quality music acts.
June - Southampton Beer Festival -
Beer. And lots of it. That's the aim of the Southampton Beer Festival and with over 90 real ales, a range of real ciders and craft perries we'd say they hit their target.
July - Let's Rock Southampton - A trip back in time awaits attendees of this old school rock festival.
"The Gateway to the World"
- Southampton city motto.
Where to Head...
Bedford Place by day is a throwback to a bygone era, by night however, it's host to some of Southampton's best bars and pubs, her liveliest crowds and the epic Junk club. Southampton's nightlife is brilliant, but it's at its best and brightest in Bedford Place.
With their return to the Premier League, a trip to Southampton's Saint Mary Stadium is essential for any football mad stag. Whether there's a game on or you want a tour of the stadium, this new ground is one of the best in the top flight.
Jane Austen's Southampton family home of two years is now a pub.
The Titanic's maiden and final voyage set off from Southampton.
Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gareth Bale were Saints youth players.
A Taste of Southampton
Eats - When you're in Britain by the seaside there's only one type of food you should be thinking of. Chippies might be everywhere but Southampton's got the best; like J Henry's world class offerings.
Drinks - If you're in Southampton on a stag do it's be criminal not to try the city's namesake cocktail. 3 parts cognac, 1 parts cherry liqueur, 1 dash bitter and a dash of lemon juice; it's a classic.
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Southampton
With a city centre that's fairly spread out, walking Southampton is not always the best option depending on where you need to go. The city boasts a decent bus service with a number of affordable lines running every ten minutes that make getting around easy, saving your feet for the nightclubs in the process.
The Titanic set sail from Southampton on its maiden/final voyage.
There's no two ways about it when it comes to Southampton stag do's this is a city that knows how to party. Everything seems to have been built on a mighty footprint, mighty adventures, huge activities and epic nights out.
From its earliest dawn the nation's premier naval city has seen nights out on a legendary scale, pirates, sailors, soldiers and showgirls have all shaped this city over the years.
What makes a Southampton stag the stuff of legend?
Alan Shearer, Kevin Keegan & Peter Shilton all played for Saints.
“Ahoy there mateys… there be booty ashore.” Okay so maybe you're not all salty sea dogs but historically speaking Southampton has been the haunt of party boys since Captain Blackbeard was strapping his victims to the front of canons before giving them a far flung burial at sea. Pirates and smugglers once used Southampton's pubs to make plans and conduct their dubious business. Later it was the merchant seamen and sailors who tested their land legs on the cobbled streets and castle archways. More recently it's the dancing girls and staff from visiting cruise ships that can be found hitting the clubs and bars.
Craig David, Coldplay, Howard Jones, Foxes all have their roots firmly planted in Southampton's music scene which forms a large part of the Southampton nightlife. Great clubs, bars, pubs and some top notch restaurants means you and the boys will be spoilt for choice.
As you'd expect from a city so steeped in naval history there's plenty of marine adventure on offer for a Southampton stag weekend; deep sea fishing, parasailing, kayaking, sailing, ribbing and a powerboating grand prix make up just a small selection of some of the great activities.
How to arrange your weekend...
Organising a stag party can be a time consuming and thankless task. Trying to marry the perfect events and arrangements to suit your party to create an unforgettable Southampton stag do is no easy feat. That's where StagWeb can help.
If you want to find out about rates or build your perfect stag party then send us a quick enquiry and let us do the running around for you.
Why use StagWeb for your Southampton stag weekend?
You can see for yourself how previous parties have faired on their stag. Read reviews, but we're happy with our hit rate, 96% of stags and hens say they would book with us again.
Okay so you're good, but can you save us money?
Well we're glad you asked, yes we can. We've been arranging Southampton stag weekends for over 11 years, during that time we've built up an unparalleled network of the best stag hotels, activities and have access to the hottest clubs in town.
Our longevity in the area means we get exclusive rates we can pass on to you.
Here comes the maths bit…
Southampton is the home of the Spitfire Aircraft.
If a stag group books their own accommodation they will be booking as a single party and so will pay the normal rates. They've also got to find a hotel that caters to stag groups. Because we've sent so many stag groups to Southampton over the years we are very much preferred customers for the hotels and activities, we get priority preference so not only can we be assured of finding you availability but also the preferential rates we get we can pass on to you.
Why do you pass the savings on?
Ok so maybe on the front of it mathematically that doesn't look like it makes financial sense. We could take the exclusive rates we get offered and pocket the difference. But that's no good in the long game. If we give you the best Southampton stag do, helping you stretch your budget for maximum fun and madness then the next time you book a stag party you'll think of StagWeb.
We're proud of our 97% who'd come back, we're even prouder of the great number of stags and hens that use StagWeb & GoHen do book with us again and again.
Interesting (?!?) Southampton Facts
The Titanic started her ill-fated first and final sailing from Southampton harbour. Most of the crew came from Southampton.
Southampton FC might not currently be one of the leading lights of English football but is has had some great English players over the years including; Peter Shilton, Kevin Keegan, Alan Shearer, Matthew Le Tissier, Paul Gascoigne.
They've also produced some great young talent, and their youth development system is one of the healthiest in the UK and in recent years has produced, Theo Walcott, Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez, Darren “Sick-note” Anderton and Gareth Bale (whatever happened to him?).
The Great Plague reached Britain through ships docking at Southampton.
The world's oldest bowling green is in Southampton… Snore… Zzzzzz
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