Manchester Stag Weekends
A stag do in Manchester is a truly wild and unforgettable experience. This loveable Northern city is filled to the brim with heart-racing activities, an plethora of sporting and musical experiences, and more nightlife than you can comprehend or fit into an entire month. Plus, one of favourite reasons to have Manchester stag weekend is the fact it's one of the most affordable big cities in the UK, making it a superb choice for a budget friendly stag without compromising fun.
Manchester Stag Do Accommodation
When it comes to stag do accommodation in Manchester, it benefits from fantastic self catering apartments in awesome central locations, as well as large houses with great social spaces for eating together and playing a few games before a big night out in the city. For groups that don't want accommodation in central Manchester, there's a large rural part of Manchester with miles upon miles of countryside. As you travel further outside the city your stag accommodation is more likely to include large garden's and hot tubs to soak in after a busy day of activities.
Why have a stag weekend in Manchester?
Manchester has established itself as one of the most popular destinations for a stag do with it's renowned reputation for it's electric football and sports scene, versatile event spaces and music line ups, as well as a myriad of activities and evening night spots. Combined with its northern charm and attractive prices it's no wonder the city is a sought after choice for stag weekend in Manchester.
If the groom and the rest of the stags are footie fans then Manchester is an awesome choice for your bachelor party. With Manchester United and Manchester City - two of the biggest clubs in England and in world-football, it would be a missed opportunity not to watch one of the club's elite matches. Whether that's at Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium, or soaking up the hometown atmosphere in one of Manchester's pubs or sport bars. It's not just football that Mancunians love though, there's also top cricket, rugby and ice-hockey games available throughout the year.
There are simply far too many wicked stag do ideas in Manchester for just one weekend away. Between all of the activities in all of the different districts, you're going to have to make some tough decisions about what to do with the time that you have.
When night time hits and you want to party the night away, we recommend heading over to Deansgate Locks. There are rows and rows of bars located on the canal and it's DJ galore making it perfect for an end destination for your Manchester stag party. Alternatively, the Northern Quarter is another popular area full of packed pubs and quirky bars to crawl around, but also home to some of the tastiest restaurants you'll find in the city.
Top Stag Do Activities in Manchester
Team up or take out your fellow stags in our wacky Northern games. Dip, duck, slip and slide around the mini-games and compete for 1st place!
Tear up some dirt on the quads or try to hit the targets in one of our shooting activities.
Jump into our zorbs and start scoring some bangers. You'll compete in a number of mini-games, some will be about football but most will include wiping out your fellow stags!
BEST PUBS FOR A STAG DO IN MANCHESTER
1) The Crafty Pig
Located in the Northern Quarter lies The Crafty Pig. Juicy craft beers and juicy stacked burgers, with TVs showing all the sporting action. What more could you want on your Manchester stag do?
2) Flight Club - King Street
Flight Club has reinvented darts and brings together amazing beer and bespoke cocktails, with a social, exciting multiplayer darts experience. You don't need to be a pro for these dart games, they're designed for everyone of all abilities. Manchester's Flight Club is a top tier drinking and activity spot before ending up in a club.
3) Manchester Bierkeller
For fans of Oktoberfest and Bavarian themed nights, head on down to the legendary Printworks where you'll find Manchester Bierkeller. A hugely popular sports bar with a German twist and if you're lucky enough to have your stag do on a weekend, you'll see the famous Oompah show live. Expect delicious food, awesome live music, and the best beer.
What's the best way to travel around Manchester?
Manchester is like a smaller and more northern version of London. Traveling around can seem overwhelming but we're here to tell you it's super easy. Manchester benefits from a tram network and buying one of their travelcards is a pretty good option for when you know you'll be jumping on and off going from your activities, back to your house, and then out for nightlife. Speaking of getting back to your stag accommodation after a boozy night out, night buses run and Ubers are going to be your best bets for getting back home.
Manchester also has a "rent a bike" system, so as long as you're sober enough to ride, this can be a great, fun way to not just get around the city but also explore all the nooks and crannys. They're located across the city and you'll just need to download an app, sign up, you will pay per minute you ride and then you're away - cheap and simple!
A Quick step by step guide to a stag do in Manchester
Stag Day One - You've arrived at your Manchester stag accommodation, now crack open a drink and toast the stag weekend ahead. Because of the afternoon check-in, you likely won't have time for an activity today. Instead, unpack, get your bearings, and start with some games in your stag pad. Then, head out for a big meal at The Printworks - Manchester's urban entertainment venue full of eateries and bars. You can then stay here for the duration, or venture outside and see what other drinking holes are in the Northern Quarter. Don't party too hard on night one though, you've got a big weekend ahead.
Stag Day Two - Rise and shine, time to shake off those day one hangovers. Start with a big fry up at your house or wander to a local café. Now the real fun begins - in the late morning or early afternoon it's time for your big stag activity in Manchester. This should be something competitive and exhilarating such as indoor karting or a hilarious team activity like It's a Knockout. You want to choose something that gets every single person involved, and also an idea where you can stich up the stag in a stupid outfit. Whatever you choose, give yourself enough time to get back home, relax and freshen up before it's back out on the booze and boogie train.
Head back into the city for another stodgy meal and perhaps a mini-activity with some drinking involved; Junkyard Golf or Flight Club is a great shout. Then we'd recommend going over to Deansgate Lock for the rest of the evening. The whole area is one large party with loads of canal bars, DJs, and a top finisher for a Manchester stag do.