Barcelona stag weekends are the best mix of epic challenges, huge sports,
craziest nights out and stunning weather. Footballs, beach balls, golf balls, paintballs it's got it all!
If the groom harbours footballing dreams but is never likely to appear at the Camp Nou then a game of Bubble Football could be the next best thing. Alternatively, you might rub shoulders with the Barca player's who, surprisingly, are massive fans of the local Go Kart track (One of the best in Europe) and have hired it out on several occasions. See more activities...
Bollocks - This aptly named stag friendly bar really is the dogs. It even has an arm wrestling table for competitive lads to settle things once and for all.
Chupitos - With over 500 different shots to choose from this is a bar with a difference. We recommend you order the groom a "Monica Lewinsky".
Flaherty's - When in Rome... Go Irish! This great sports bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a game with the locals and serves a damn good pint. We liked it so much we had several.
March - Barcelona Beer Festival - Sample some of the city's finest cervezas. Live music, good food and great beers from across Spain and Europe.
May - Primavera Sound - Barcelona's biggest festival gig. The best ticket by far with a superb line-up.
June - Sonar - Outdoor concert featuring the biggest names on the dance scene such as The Chemical Brothers.
July - Monegros Desert Festival - Barca's party crowd head out to the desert for a huge techno, dance rave.
September - Festa de la Merce - A slightly mad but utterly brilliant street carnival that continues long into the night.
Las Ramblas - By day street artists and tourists flock here to head into the narrow shopping streets on either side of the main route. By night it's party central as this is the main thoroughfare to some of the best bars, clubs and restaurants.
Gothic Quarter - While the tourists stop on Las Ramblas, locals and those in the know are merely passing through on route to the labyrinthine alleys of the Gothic Quarter where you'll find the cream of Barca's bars and clubs. You'll also find a good smattering of the ubiquitous Irish and British pubs.
Port Olimpic - If you're looking for a touch of class and want to rub shoulders with Barca's elite then the city's most famous superclubs are based in the port. Prices can be a little higher so our tip is to eat in the city before partying in the port.
Fake Beaches - Despite the fact they're not real (built purely for the 92 Olympic Games) Barcelona's beaches are stunning. The perfect place for a game of footie, chilling with a beer or three, heading out into the waves or just taking a hangover clearing stroll the morning after the stag before.
Despite being "the best beach city in the world" by National Geographic, all Barcelona's beaches are fake! They were built when the city hosted the 1992 Olympics.
The most visited museum in Barcelona is the FC Barcelona museum.
Camp Nou is the biggest privately owned stadium in the world and holds over 100,000 fans.
Spain remained a neutral nation and didn't participate in either WWI or WWII.
Eats - Tapas is a great choice for hungry lads as there is something for everyone. Don't expect anything fancy here, Bar Celta offers traditional tapas at fantastic prices where you'll find mostly locals.
Another definite hit with the lads is Bacoa, this is a burger bar with a difference and should be on any stag do hit list.
Drinks - This isn't even up for discussion, when in Barcelona get yourselves around a bottle from the Barcelona Beer Company. It's like they've taken the Spanish party-loving lifestyle and packaged it in one handy bottle. Brewing genius!
"Goals are only important if they win games." - Lionel Messi
Barcelona is a big city, while the centre is easy enough to navigate on foot, to save time we recommend getting Hola BCN travelcards that offer unlimited travel for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days and work out far cheaper than cabs. The cards give you access to buses, trains and the Metro system.
"Hola!" - Hello
"Un cerveza por favour?" - A beer please
"Dos cerveza por favour?" - Two beers, please
"Triena y cuatro cervezas por favour" - Thirty-four beers, please
"El novio va a pagar por todo." - The groom will pay for everything.
"Hay un mono en mi ducha." - There is a monkey in my shower.
"No le he tocado, arbitro!" - I never touched him, ref!
"Lo siento por mi amigo, no se le permite mormalmente fura de Inglaterra." - I'm sorry about my friend, he's not normally allowed out of England.
"Ha sido emocional." - It's been emotional.
Barcelona, one of the world's greatest party cities, but if you're a Barca virgin, where should you start your adventure? 'No problem!' Here's a complete guide to the best areas to party, sights to see, photos to take, plus cool Barcelona stag weekend pub trivia to earn extra stag respect.
No, it's not where teenage girls with two much eye make-up got to get depressed, the Gothic Quarter is the party hotspot. A maze of narrow streets, historic buildings, tree lined squares, this is the city at its charming, vibrant, party pant wearing best. Great little bars, outdoor seating, great beats, craft beers, cold drinks, hot Latino babes, if you want Barcelona at night, this is it!
Location; Running parallel and to the north east of Las Ramblas, stretching down to the port
It's not possible to go to Barcelona and not end up on Las Ramblas at some point. But our advice is to avoid it at eh peak times (mid-morning, lunchtime) when it's packed with tourists, slow walkers and those really annoying 'living statues' who expect you to pay them for sitting/standing still. At night it's a totally different vibe on the city's most famous thoroughfare. At night it's a great place to sit and watch the world go buy as a taster to your night ahead.
Location; Starting at the beach and port, Las Ramblas stretches up to an open square, Placa de Catalunya, and the Hard Rock Café.
Packed with some of the coolest nightclubs (by day the clubs are pretty special too) for many locals and tourists alike this is the last port of call on a great voyage of partying. Clubs in the port have hosted parties for the likes of Elton John, Lady Gaga, Madge. If you do fancy heading down earlier in the night you'll find some amazing restaurants (some of which can be a bit pricey so check the menu outside before entering) and even an ice bar.
Location; Further east along the coast than the larger, working Port Vell Barcelona.
This trendy district is nestled around narrow streets and open squares such as Placa de Sol. Not overrun by tourists, you're far more likely to be mixing with locals in a good selection of authentic bars and tapas restaurants that are the real deal.
Location; Towards the north of the city, close to Parc Guell.
Situated between the Gothic Quarter and Ciutadella Park, the Born area has a stripped back, boho feel and arty edge. By night the city's bright young things come out to play in the trendy bistros, bars and tapas restaurants before heading on to the bigger clubs. Day or night, Born is cool.
Location, Close to the port, between the Gothic Quarter and City Park.
QI - At 84.65 km² Barcelona’s Parc de Collserola is 22 times larger than New York’s Central park.
Not so long ago Raval was a no-go area for tourists but the smart money has moved in and the area is gradually being gentrified. If you're looking for stag grub you'll find everything from one of the best known traditional Catalan restaurants to a Michelin Starred eatery.
Location; South West of Las Ramblas, close to the port.
Life's a beach and then you go to Barcelona and... well, everyone's lovely. The food's great, the drinks are cold and at night the beach front area comes alive with great bars and restaurants. It's the beach so naturally the bars make the most of the sea air and hot climate with many bars spilling out onto the pavements.
Location; East of Port Olympic, easy walking distance of the Gothic Quarter.
QI - Smoking cannabis is legal and can be done in clubs called, ‘Asociaciones Cannabicos’. However you must be a member.
Las Ramblas - Everything spills out from Las ramblas, it's the busiest place to visit by day but for a true taste of the city it shouldn't be missed.
Nou Camp - It's one of the great footballing cathedrals and home to arguably some of the greatest teams ever to tie their laces. Unmissable (read more tour info).
Bar Hop - Areas like Born are alive with wine shops and bodegas, you can tour the area, visiting a great selection of drinking spots and grab some tapas to keep your energy up.
Get Arty - Barcelona has been home to some of the greatest artists of all time; Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro... Visit one of the many museums or galleries and get cultured (like wot we is).
Go Ghost Fighting - El Fossar de les Moreres graveyard is the final resting place of soldiers from both sides of the Franco Spanish War. At night it is said you can hear the clicking of the bones as they carry on fighting.
Find Brothels - During the medieval period Papamosques (masks and carvings on buildings) were situated to indicate where brothels were. The knocking shops are long gone but you can still see many of the carvings.
Sagrada Familia - Having taken over a century to build (longer then the Pyramids!), the project, started in 1882 is still not finished and the architect (Gaudi) didn't leave any complete plans!
QI - The city has 68 parks in total. Handy if they won’t let you have a kickabout at the Nou Camp.
The Beach - Hey hey we're the Monkeys! You can't go to Barca and not get some shots chilling on the beach.
Playing Football - It's Barcelona and while the groom isn't exactly Messi, this is as close as he's likely to get to playing at the Nou Camp so get a shot of him in action (fkw?).
Park Guell - Totally bonkers, originally planned as a housing project, this huge art instillation is one of the maddest parks ever.
Basilica Sagrada Familia - Regardless of your religious leanings, this is an impressive architecture where even novice snappers can get cool shots.
Gothic Quarter - As well as being the best place to party, you can also get great Barcelona stag do team photos. None of the boring, all sitting at a bar nonsense, there's some cool backdrops and really amazing buildings to get your next album cover shot.
There are so many reasons to love Barcelona, the weather, the food, the culture, way of life, music... But one at the very top of our list is the range of activities. Epic!
Our Barcelona Destination Specialists and Event managers take regular scouting trips to find the latest, greatest Barcelona stag activities, get the best deals on prices and also ensure our existing hotels and activities live up to our high standards. That means when you head into action you can be sure you're getting the best.
QI - The Eiffel Tower was originally designed for Barcelona but the architect’s plans were rejected.
Freddie sang about it, National Geographic declared it “the No1 beach city in the world” and it's home to one of the best football teams in the world, Barcelona is nothing short of legendary. With more top drawer activities than you can shake a hungover groom at and famed for its party lifestyle it’s no wonder Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. And let’s not forget those sun-kissed senoritas that add to the scenery.
If you’re not thinking of a Barcelona stag do then quite frankly you’re not thinking hard enough.
As partying close shaves go, Barcelona really is the best a man can get and if you plan ahead and book wise you can make your weekend the stuff of legend. Like the Spanish knights of old, your friends will be singing tales of your epic exploits upon your heroic return (okay maybe that’s a bit much but it’ll certainly be remembered for years to come).
Ok chaps, let’s look at the basics. There are certain criteria that should be taken into account when booking your ‘do’ and if your stag destination doesn’t tick enough of these boxes, well then step away from the maps and let someone else navigate before you lead your mates somewhere like Skegness (sorry Skegness, we love you, we’re just not in love with you). Does your destination have...
And if your venue doesn’t give you enough yeses then basically we’re not sure you’re getting it right (sorry Cleethorpes, we love you we’re just not in love with you.
In short... Nothing. Whatever time, whatever the mood of your stag do, Barcelona has a relaxed attitude and party lifestyle to give you everything you need. Plus a tan. The nights when you want to party and can’t decide what kind of music you all want? Don’t worry, you’ll find great open air venues that have a mix of live music as well as club beats. And for the morning after when your head hurts so bad you can actually hear colour, the soft sandy beaches or quite shade of Las Ramblas really are a great breakfast tonic for scrambled heads.
It’s Barcelona we’re talking about so there certainly isn’t a bad time to visit, Barcelona parties all year round and the climate means even in the bleak mid winter it isn’t particularly bleak. While you might not be lying on the beach all year round you'll find it a darn site warmer than Blighty. But it can get busy during the peak school holidays as UK visitors flood in for family package deals so try to book off season if you can.
Pound for pound a stag weekend in Barcelona offers great value for money and if you want to make savings to suit your budget then you’ve come to the right place.
Getting there... You can actually get budget flights to Barca for less than the price of a tank of petrol.
Book smart... At StagWeb we’ve been planning epic stag weekends since 2002 and in that time we have built up strong relationships with hotels and activity providers. Because of the number of stag groups we’ve sent, we get preferential deals that we can pass on to you. While some travel companies might look to pocket the savings we believe in passing great deals on to our stags. The maths is simple;
If we offer you great value for money and a brilliant weekend, not only will you tell people about it (and us) but then the next time you’re booking a stag party you’ll use StagWeb. But don’t take our word for it; see for yourself what others had to say.
We’re not going to try and brainwash you or give you a hard sell. Barcelona is herself a seductive temptress who is always happy to greet new friends and lovers. And we’re happy to make that introduction for you. If you’re still not too sure about numbers or want to know more about pricing without having to commit then you can send a quick enquiry and we’ll crunch the numbers on your behalf and help build a tailor made package to suit both your party and your pockets.
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