A Guide To Your Tallinn Stag Weekend
Target Shooting - Get your itchy trigger fingers on some serious heavy metal! Competitive shooting action and the worst hangover cure ever!
Motor Paintball - If that isn't bad ass enough for you how about shooting at each other from moving vehicles. Hilarious, bonkers and utterly brilliant!
Stag Arrest - It's one of the greatest stag pranks ever! After getting arrested by fake cops, the groom will come face to pelvis with a red hot stripper!
Best Bars in Tallinn
Klubi Teater – Quite possibly one of the best clubs on the planet! Fusing live music, hot burlesque dancers, DJ's and more. It's like your weirdest ever sexy dream. With beats!
Vabaduse väljak 5, Old Town
Brewery – If you want to test the theory that Tallinn is full of the world's hottest women then head to this bar. "Hello!" Plus they do great beer, good food and show big screen live football.
Pikk Street 1, Old Town
Hell Hunt – Lays claim to being Estonia's oldest pub and it is a proper pub, over 60 beers, wooden floors & friendly locals. Open until 2am, no trip to Tallinn is complete without a visit.
39 Pikk St, Old Town
May - Tallinn Day. Hot food, cold drinks and great music across the city to celebrate its birthday.
June - Old Town Days. The city finds yet another reason to finish work early and drink neat vodka. Well, when in Rome…
June - Tallinn Guitar Festival. If you consider yourself an "ax man" then this is a great place to see some of the best guitarists and styles from around the world.
July - Ollesummer. This literally translates as "Beer Summer", and is the perfect day of live music, food, rides and attractions as the whole city parties.
Where to Head...
Tallinn is brilliantly simple, just head to the medieval old town where you'll find all the best bars, clubs, restaurants and general madness. StagWeb have hotels available right in the city putting the best of the party action on your doorstep.
Kiek in de Kok - It's worth visiting this old tower purely for the comedy value you'll get out of the name.
Toompea - Looking for a hangover busting walk to clear those heads? Take a wander up this hill in the centre of the city (don't worry, there's cafes and bars along the way).
The locals - Per capita Estonia produces more supermodels than any other nation and Tallinn is packed with stunning women. It's like being backstage at London fashion week (minus the weird clothes and hysteria).
Estonian women are stunning! Estonia produces more supermodels (per capita) than any other nation.
The local vodka is 98% proof!
Estonia has a population of just 1.3 million (which is gradually decreasing!).
The country gained independence by forming a bloody big choir. The ‘Singing Revolution’ was a turning point and marked the beginning of the end of communist rule across Europe.
Did you know Tallinn is a beach city? It has 2km of pristine sandy beaches.
A Taste of Tallinn
You might not expect to see an American diner in Tallinn but there it is. A great place to start a night out, the burgers are as big as the beers are cold. Proper stag party food, they even do a 'Hangover Burger', breakfast in a bun!
Website | Vabaduse Puiestee 39
You simply can't go to Tallinn and not try Vana Tallinn. This local brew is what happens when you mix the bottles at the back of the Devil's drinks cabinet. The taste is quite sweet but if you can get past that, the second glass will start a party in your brain.
"Who takes care of a widow's hole will inherit the heavenly kingdom."
- Estonian Proverb
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Tallinn
Tallinn is really easy to navigate, even the airport is just a 15 minute bus ride from the heart of the Medieval city. Public transport is inexpensive and easy, Smartcards and E-tickets are available at R-kiosks and shops and give you unlimited transport over a set period. But once in the city everything you could possibly need for the big weekend can be found within easy walking distance.
"Tervist" - Hello
"Õlu palun?" - A beer please?
"Kaks õlut palun?" - Two more beers please?
"Kakskümmend õlut palun?" - Twenty beers please?
"Kas te soovite tantsida?" - Would you like to dance with me?
"Ei" - No
"Vabandame, ta tavaliselt ei võimaldanud viia riigi." - Sorry, he's not normally allowed out the country.
"Mu hõljuk on angerjaid täis" - My hovercraft is full of eels.
33 Reasons Why Tallinn Rocks!
Secret Service - Tallinn is home to NATO's main research centre for cyber defence, and during the Soviet era, the KGB used the spire of St. Olav's Church to send top secret messages. "The name's Man... Best Man."
Smart Guys - The city's boffins are responsible for a huge number of web-smarts. Both Skype and Hotmail were created in Tallinn.
Ladies! - Estonia has produced more supermodels per capita than any other nation. We can state unequivocally that Tallinn has some of the hottest looking bar maids of anywhere we're ever been!
Medieval Banquet - Thanks to the city's incredible medieval history, there's no better place to stage your own epic Game of Thrones style stag feast, with less murder! See more...
The Devil's Stag Do - A legend surrounding one Tallinn hotel claims the Devil got married in secret in one of its rooms, to this day the room remains bricked up. Reports that James Blunt played at the wedding reception are unconfirmed but we bet the stag do was legendary!
Panorama - The views from the top of the TV Tower (the tallest building in the country) are so good that on a clear day, you can see Finland. "Whasssup, Helsinki?!?"
Must Puudel – This great bar feels like a 'locals' sort of pub. It serves really healthy food, dirty great drinks and top tunes. Oh and the name means Black Poodle. Perfect place to stop for a healthy lunch. Website | Müürivahe 20, 10140 Tallinn
FC Flora - One of Estonia's most successful football clubs, FC Flora is a genuine force to be reckoned with in the Meistriliiga and is often thought of as the flagship of national football thanks to the club's policy of promoting young Estonian talent through the ranks.
Noku - Find the secret door (No5 Pikk St), head upstairs and you'll find the funky arts bar. Backed with great food, Estonian beers and good music. Great place to try local food. Website | 5 Pikk Street, Old Town
Segway Tour - 'They see me rollin, they hatin...' Skip the tourist-traps and see the city's best sights from the back of your own quirky segway. Read more...
Presidential Seal - The nation even got the nod from Barack Obama who said "This nation of 1.3 million people truly punches above its weight". And it's true, the city really is packed with surprises including some of the best stag challenges in Europe.
Patarei Prison - The city has its own Alcatraz, the grim-looking sea-fortress Patarei Prison which has been a home to some of Europe's most dangerous and deranged criminals. Seems kind of apt for a stag party really.
Late Nights - In late June, don't be surprised if the sun's still shining high in the sky until 11pm. These are Estonia's infamous 'White Nights' and it's one of the only times you can go clubbing and still consider it all as 'day drinking'.
FRANK - Estonia has seen a real boom in microbrewing and Tallinn is now packed with hipster bars serving even hipper beers. One great venue is Frank where they also do an amazing Puller Pork Burger. Website | Sauna TN. 2
St. Catherine's Passage - St. Catherine's Passage might sound like the start of a cheap joke but is one of the oldest streets in all of Europe. It's packed with trendy independent shops and bizarre giant tombstones hanging on the walls.
Target Shooting - It's the harshest hangover cure ever invented but perfect for stags. You even get to fire AK-47s! Yippee-kay-aye mother-hugger! Read more...
Local liqueur - Tallinn's signature drink is known as 'Vana Tallinn', a sweet liqueur that's either taken straight or added to coffee. It really is sickly sweet and also kicks like an Estonian mule, don't say we didn't warn you.
Kadriorg Park - When it comes to wide open green spaces perfect for seeing away that killer hangover, they don't get much better than Kadriorg Park. Shirts versus skins anybody?
The Devil's Wedding - A 15th century servant once claimed to have seen the devil himself having a wedding party in one Tallinn residence. Or was it just a 'horny' stag?
Club Studio - If you're looking for somewhere to let the groom off the leash to throw some shapes then this is a great spot. One of the city's hottest clubs with guest DJ's, great sound system and a door that doesn't close until 6am so you can join the Breakfast Club (all night session, straight to breakfast). Website | Sauna 1, Tallinn
Cavemen - In 2003 a system of 17th century defensive tunnels was discovered just outside the old city wall. And it's more effective than Tallinn's current defence, although to be fair England's forwards aren't much better.
Secret Sights - It's actually possible to see all five medieval church spires at once from a very specific stone on Town Hall Square. There's even a hole in a particular roof to make all this possible; there's got to be a National Treasure movie in this somewhere?!?
Fortress Tallinn - The city's awesome medieval fort is so well preserved today that the only thing that feels like its missing are the hordes of armour-clad attackers. Instead you can bring your own gallant style "No Sir Stag-a-lot, after you..."
Life's a Beach - It's a little known fact that Tallinn is actually a beach town. In the Pirita district, a 2km stretch of sand borders the city bay. Beers and bikini-clad babes? Yes please!
Toompea Hill - By far the most historically bloody area of the city, Toompea Hill is also rumored to be the burial ground of Mythical Estonian hero Kalev, making Tallinn the perfect place to cement your stag legend.
To the Patcave! - OK, so our No1 reason for visiting was just so we could say that. But actually it turns out to be a superb venue with a great energy and cool boho vibe. It's also got some pretty cool man-cocktails if you're in the mood. Lai 10, 10133 Tallinn
Estonian Burger Factory – THIS is how you 'do' burgers. The amazing flavours they pack into their smokey ground beef burgers is awesome. But that's not all, line up some of the sides (the Jalapeno poppers are great), all served up with local beer. Website | Pärnu Maantee 41a, 10119 Tallinn
Well, well, well... - 'Cat's Well' got its name from the Medieval practice of throwing stray cats into it to appease what the locals believed was angry spirit that threatened to flood the town.
Don't fear the reaper - In Medieval times, bumping into the town executioner was considered to bring extreme bad luck. So what did they do? They made him wear a bright, red cloak so that everybody could see where he was at all times. It's like giving the groom hi-viz to wear during paintball. Hmmmm...
Tallinn Zoo - If you're looking for somewhere to rest your hangover on your Tallinn stag weekend, Tallinn Zoo is well worth a visit. The star attraction of which is the Amur Leopard, which is so rare that it's thought that only 30-35 of them exist worldwide today.
Old Town Days - A lot of cities have an annual festival, but in Tallinn they go one step further, the Estonian locals let their hair down for a whole week and dress up in Medieval garb to celebrate the city's historic past. "Pint of mead?"
Motor Paintball - A mad mash-up of paintball and Top Gear and Mad Max as you drive fast cars while shooting at the opposing teams. Awesome! See more...
Kohtu Viewplatform - This epic viewing platform has amazing views of the city, and nobody is going to revoke your man card for initiating a group photo with the stunning cityscape lying in the background. Any mention of the world 'selfie' will however be punished with a stag forfeit, you have been warned!
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Where stag legends are born
Local Rakvere vodka is 98% proof!
A guide to your Tallinn stag doIf you were to do a virtual tour of the world, digitally surfing the inter-web in search of the perfect stag location Tallinn would probably come No1. As stag party playgrounds go the Estonian capital punches well above its weight and really does have it all.
- Cold Beer – Tallinn has a massive microbrewery scene with some great local brews to sample.
- Hot Babes – Per capita Estonia has produced more supermodels than any other nation.
- Pecs on the Beach – You and the lads can lap up the sun, believe it or not Tallinn has 2km of pristine beach.
- Madness – Tallinn has some of the best and most bonkers stag activities on the planet. You can shoot AK-47s, try extreme canoeing, get the groom arrested or try Motor Paintball, yes, that's paintball in cars. Awesome! Read more...
What makes a Tallinn stag weekend the stuff of legend?
You mean apart from the stunning women, great beer and crazy activities?
It's so budget friendly. These days you can get flights to Tallinn for far less than the price of a tank of petrol and a fraction of the cost of a train ticket from London to Manchester. And once in the city, beer, food & hotels are all well priced, even better if you use StagWeb's best deals.
It's a great city to party in. The Old Town is really compact so everything you need for a big night out is all within easy walking distance (all our hotels are located in the city centre) so the best action will be virtually on your doorstep. Good on the way out, even better on the way back after a few drinks.
In Estonia it is considered poor manners for a woman to pour her own drink.
It's not just the beer, Estonia loves a drink or two, the stronger the better. Their own national drink, Vana comes in different varieties including Vana 50% which is 100 proof!!). Always drink responsibly, hell this stuff is so harsh we recommend that you only drink it sitting down!
Yes we know we said it before but the local girls are just so stunning it's worth mentioning again. Any single stags will think they are in some kind of stag party heaven while the married men among you can watch and remember what it used to be like, back when you were allowed to enjoy yourself.
When to book a Tallinn stag?
Estonia is one of the Baltic states so come the winter it does tend to get a little... well Baltic. So we would certainly recommend planning your visit for the summer months when because of the high latitude the nights are really long, making the city square a great place to be on Friday nights.
The Tallinn stag weekend - All things to all men
When it comes to activities, Tallinn is crazier than a Cossack dancer in a kilt. They simply don't believe in doing things by halves and stag adventures and challenges tend to offer adrenaline pumping action, loads of stag banter and plenty of room for creating new sporting rivalries (or settling old scores).
Estonia produces more top models than any other nation.
If you want somewhere a bit different from the norm then again a Tallinn stag weekend has loads to offer, a rich and interesting history in a city that staged what has gone down in history as The Singing Revolution (a bit like The X-factor but instead of a future Big Brother contestant, what it produced was freedom for millions of people. Yeah, take that Simon Cowell!) so if you like a bit of culture the city really does reflect it’s nation’s past. There are some interesting museums but the best place to be is outside exploring the medieval architecture that George Clarke would love. But Tallinn has gone digital and these days the old castle walls host numerous high digital studios and agencies that have created some globally game changing software and websites (Skype and Hotmail to name just two).
Music really has been at the heart of the nation for a long time. While they have yet to produce any real major international artists, although they did manage a Eurovision song contest win in 2001 (although the main singer/songwriter Dave Benton was actually American), live music is still a major part of their culture. In particular dance and metal are massive but you'll find plenty of live music in the bars of the old city.
Great drinks, thrilling adventures, beautiful women, rich culture, a warm welcome and Eurovision Song Contest victories (?!?). All in all as a top destination Tallinn has so much to offer you and the guys.