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Barcelona stag do guide
Barcelona is one of Europe’s most-visited cities, and in recent years it has also become one of our most sought-after stag do destinations. Why? Well, if you’ve never been to Barcelona then let us fill you in.
You’ve got incredible beaches that rival those of Rio de Janeiro. Spectacular architecture, such as Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Hundreds of tapas bars where you can get a bite to eat with every beer. And a nightlife scene to rival any other European city, that gets going around midnight and doesn’t stop until the early hours of the morning. The Catalan capital has got it all.
Read on for our comprehensive stag do guide to Barcelona, so that you know how to get around, some of the highlights of the nightlife, and a few of our favourite Barcelona stag do activities from Nou Camp tours to party cruises.
Great if you are looking for
- A seaside destination stuffed full of arty and cultural sights
- A tour of Barcelona FC's majestic Nou Camp Stadium
- Bar crawls, mouth watering tapas and epic party boat cruises
Barcelona is served by many budget airlines from the UK, so you should have no trouble getting a cheap flight if you book early enough. The airport is a 40-minute journey from the city centre, so there are two ways of getting into town which we’d recommend. The first is the easiest: allow us to arrange door-to-door transfers from the airport direct to your Barcelona stag hotel. Convenient, and great value.
Alternatively, pick up a Hola BCN Card, which gives you unlimited public transport on the metro, buses, funicular and trams, and includes free transfers from the airport via bus, train or metro. You can purchase them in the airport terminals, and you can expect to pay about 25 Euros each for a three-day card.
Getting around Barcelona while you’re there is very easy, and most places can be walked. If you want to use public transport though then the metro and the tram are considered to be the quickest and most convenient methods. If you need taxis, they can be pre-booked, or flagged down in the street. They will usually accept payment by card.
Remember also that if you’re booking stag activities that require transport, we can always arrange your transfers to save you waiting around on trains or buses, or having to negotiate fares with taxi drivers. It also means everyone can just relax knowing the transport will definitely turn up on time, where it’s supposed to be.
Tips and ideas
Our expert stag do planners have got stacks of ideas and recommendations to help you plan your days (and nights) in Barcelona. We can tailor your trip to your group’s exact interests. But below we’ve put together some of the unmissable highlights of the Catalan capital, as well as some of our most-requested stag activities in Barcelona.
First off, if your group are footie fans, then we’d recommend a quick trip on the metro for a tour of the Nou Camp Stadium, home to Barcelona FC, and the museum there. If you’d like to actually catch a match while you’re there, just let us know, as we’ll be happy to arrange your tickets for you. The atmosphere in the Nou Camp on match day is absolutely electric.
You may have heard of Las Ramblas, as it’s the most famous street in Barcelona. Lined with bars, shops and stalls lined with trinket-sellers, it’s very touristy, and very crowded especially in summer. Pickpockets and scam artists do operate around here so if you’re having a ramble down Las Ramblas, keep an eye on your valuables, and your mates.
Barcelona’s beaches are renowned, and if you’re there for a summer stag, you’ll no doubt be thinking about a day on the sands. Barceloneta is the easiest beach to get to - it’s along the yellow metro line, or a 20-minute walk from the end of Las Ramblas.
Another of the most popular things to do in Barcelona for stag groups is making the journey up to the top of Montjuic, a wooded hill which is home to a number of interesting attractions. Here you’ll find the Joan Miro art gallery, the botanic gardens and the impressive Olympic stadium. You can get up there either by funicular or cable car.
For some sightseeing at ground level, we like the Go Car city tour, where you’ll climb into zippy little electric cars for a GPS-guided wander around the city. Each of these bright yellow cars seats just the driver and a passenger, and you can either follow a set route, or freestyle it, just so long as you have it back in time.
The architecture of Barcelona, specifically that of Antonio Gaudi, cannot be missed. You don’t need to take a guided tour of his incredible Sagrada Familia to be blown away by its scale or detail. Even from the pavement it’s impressive. Parc Guell is another interesting Gaudi piece, where you can see his signature wavy lines and patterned mosaics, as well as some superb views of the city.
We also have a wide range of other Barcelona stag activities that we know from long experience our groups enjoy, including the ludicrously fun Bubble Football, BBQ boat parties, and Beer Bike tours. Our expert stag planners know exactly what’s available in Barcelona for you to do, and can help you create an itinerary that will work for your group’s interests.
The first thing to note with our stag do guide to Barcelona nightlife is that things don’t even start getting busy until midnight, and the party goes on until the early hours of the morning. So you and the boys are going to need stamina, and you’re going to need to pace yourselves. If you’re racking up the shots at 7pm, then by the time the locals are heading out, you’re probably going to be crashing out.
There are several neighbourhoods in Barcelona worth checking out, including Las Ramblas, which is touristy but has lots of decent takeaways, the Gothic Quarter, and our most-recommended, El Born, which is central and also conveniently close to the beach.
Unsure of how to start your evening in Barcelona? We’ve got a couple of reliable suggestions. Firstly, take things nice and easy with our Complete Barcelona Stag Night, including a slap-up three course dinner, washed down with unlimited sangria, and followed by entry to one of the city’s best nightclubs. Alternatively, allow us to show you around the city in style with a Guided Pub Crawl, led by an attractive young lady who will see you into the finest nightspots on a route tailored to your interests. We can also sort you out with VIP entry to one of Barcelona’s liveliest nightclubs, many of which don’t close until the sun comes up.
Our most popular stag do bars in Barcelona include the Ice Bar, where you can expect a frosty welcome, but in a good way. Sub zero style is the name of the game here, with furniture and sculptures carved out of blocks of ice, and warm coats handed out on arrival. You won’t need ice in your drinks either, as they’re all served at room temperature. Not somewhere to stay all night, definitely, but very unique and refreshing too if you’re planning a Spain stag in July or August when it gets crazy hot.
L’Ovella Negra, on Las Ramblas, is a great place to start your evening, with tapas, beer hall-style seating, and a bustling ambience. 10 minutes walk north is the George Payne, an Irish pub. Sure, you’re in Barcelona, you want some continental culture and to drink where the locals drink, we get it. But also, your team might be in action over the weekend, and the George Payne is one of the best sports bars in Barcelona.
Another stag do friendly place in Barcelona where you can catch the Premier League is the Cocovail Beer Hall, serving a wide range of craft beers, delicious (and very cheap) chicken wings, and plenty of fun table games like Jenga to get stuck into while you drink.
Now, we know we said to pace yourselves on a Barcelona stag night, but later in the evening if you’re starting to feel a bit the worse for wear, make your way to Espit Chupitos. There are more than 600 types of shots available here: spicy, dry, creamy, set on fire - as well as a full slate of jugs and pitchers. It’s the ultimate pick-me-up and obviously a big favourite with both stag and hen groups.
Lastly - for the stag group that likes its burgers greasy, its music loud, and its floors sticky, introducing Bollocks Bar. Rock ‘n’ roll heaven, with cocktails, pinball, loaded nachos and happy hour from 7pm ‘til 10pm. Bollocks Bar - it’s a swinging place.
Is Barcelona good for a stag do?
Barcelona is a legendary stag do destination and one that we’re seeing more and more groups request. The reasons are very simple: sun, sand and superb nightlife. Here you can chill on the beach in the morning, take a party cruise aboard a catamaran in the afternoon, then hit the bars and clubs until the early hours of the morning. There are loads of brilliant stag do activities in Barcelona, and at just two hours flight time from London, it’s a no-brainer for the sophisticated stag.
Can we play bubble football in Barcelona?
Bubble Football is one of our most popular Barcelona stag do activities. The concept is as simple. You’re strapped into bulky plastic bubbles, so that just your legs and feet are poking out, then you have a kickabout, or take part in a range of silly football challenges. As you bounce into and off each other, you’ll be sent sprawling but completely unhurt as the bubble protects you. The hard bit? Getting back up again. Ludicrous fun.
Whereabouts is your Barcelona stag accommodation?
We have a wide range of superb Barcelona stag hotels to suit every budget around the city, and we aim to accommodate all of our groups within a 10-20 minute walk of the main nightlife areas. Because no-one wants a long walk back in the early hours of the morning, and sometimes there’s just never a taxi when you need one.
Where do your Barcelona stag do reviews come from?
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Where to go for the best Barcelona nightlife on a stag do?
There are several good areas for stag groups in Barcelona, but our personal favourite is the El Born neighbourhood. Conveniently close to the beach, it boasts some of the best stag-friendly bars in Barcelona. Another area definitely worth checking out is the Gothic Quarter. Cool nightspots are found throughout its medieval, twisty-turny streets, as well as many good places to sample some excellent Catalan cuisine.
Can you arrange a BBQ boat party in Barcelona?
One of our most-requested Barcelona stag activities is a party cruise aboard a stylish catamaran. Some cruises can hold up to 150 revellers making for an awesome atmosphere. Bring your swim trunks because during a three-hour cruise under the Mediterranean sun, as well as a delicious barbecue feast you’ll also get to play on the floating trampoline.
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Barcelona Stag Do - Weekend Activities & Ideas | The Stag Company? ›
Barcelona is renowned for its amazing nightlife. From the trendy bars of El Born to the sports bars of Las Ramblas, there's something for every stag in Spain's second city and plenty of places to visit for one legendary last night of freedom.Is Barcelona good for stag dos? ›
Barcelona is renowned for its amazing nightlife. From the trendy bars of El Born to the sports bars of Las Ramblas, there's something for every stag in Spain's second city and plenty of places to visit for one legendary last night of freedom.Who Organises a stag night? ›
Traditionally it will fall on the best man to organise the stags last night of freedom. The best man is usually the best friend or a family member. It is a sensible choice as they will know the stag the best out of everyone, and it will also provide someone to blame if it all goes wrong!Do Stags pay for their stag do? ›
We do see more often than not nowadays that the groom doesn't pay for their own stag weekend, but they may cover their costs while over there, such as for food. The drinks will normally be covered by the group as well.How do you make a stag do special? ›
- Fake Kidnap. All you need is a vehicle and a pair of cuffs to get this stag party prank down to a T. ...
- The Wrong Stripper. ...
- UV Paint. ...
- The Bungee Jump. ...
- The Mankini. ...
- Break a Leg! ...
- An Airport Surprise. ...
- Shavin' Too Close.
For example in Jamboree, a popular Jazz and Dance club or Hyde nightclub any casual outfits are allowed. For their parties can choose comfortable, informal clothing, as for example jeans or other pants and appropriate tops.
Drinking in public is illegal in Barcelona? However you generally won't be fined by police but bear in mind that you could be. Beware of the many street vendors of beers and the vendors of drinks on the beach because they use sewers and garbage containers to store their goods, so you might pick up a nasty infection.Who should pay for stag? ›
We did a survey and found out that 58% of best men thought the stag should not pay for his own stag do. So to conclude, unfortunately there is no hard or fast rule as to whether the stag/hen should pay for their weekend. It's down to the person organising the stag or hen do to make this decision. Good luck.How long should a stag party last? ›
How long should it be? While many people think of bachelor parties only lasting one night, it's increasingly common for bachelor parties to take place over a weekend or a few days, even if the budget isn't large.What are stag rules? ›
- The Golden Rule – What happens on the stag party stays on the stag party!
- Everyone has to call each other by their full name (first and last), not by any short or nickname.
- Everyone must drink with their bad hand.
- Everyone must hug a stranger before they can leave each pub.
- No swearing.
- No photos allowed.
How many is too many on a stag do? ›
The average stag do normally has between 12 and 16 people in attendance. If the number goes higher than 16 then it can be very hard to manage.What does the best man pay for? ›
Traditionally, the best man purchases a gift from the couple's wedding registry or gives cash. However, if the best man would prefer to give a more creative or sentimental gift that' s not on the registry that he feels the couple would love, that's okay, too.Do you bring a gift to a stag? ›
Should you bring a gift to a bachelor party? Gifts for bachelor parties are a lot like engagement gifts, acceptable but not necessary. The bride and groom will be receiving gifts at the bridal shower and the wedding. So it is not tradition, nor is it required to give a gift at the bachelor party.What not to do on a stag? ›
- DON'T have the Stag the night before.
- DON'T go too expensive.
- DON'T put the groom in a spot.
- DON'T be disrespectful.
- DON'T get too drunk.
Case in point: Americans call it a bachelor or bachelorette party, while in the U.K., it's a stag party or a hen do.How many prizes should you have at a stag? ›
There are typically around a dozen regular prizes. Regular prize tickets are often sold as sheets of 25 penny-sale tickets. Grand prizes are larger and more expensive then regular prizes, and an event will typically have only a few. Common grand prizes are beer fridges, patio sets, TVs, or sports tickets or jerseys.What shoes to wear clubbing in Barcelona? ›
The dress code here is pretty laid back, but you should still be relatively smart. That means no flip flops or beach wear. Guys should go for dark shoes rather than light ones and avoid trainers like the plague. For women, heels aren't common at most of Barcelona's clubs, except the fanciest ones.What shoes to wear clubbing in Spain? ›
One thing to keep in mind is packing shoes for the nightlife! The Spain dress code for a night involves dressing up! You'll see heels, nice sandals, dress shoes, loafers, leather shoes or nice sneakers. Whether you're visiting a club or bar you can't go wrong dressing up.What time do bars shut in Barcelona? ›
Nightlife in Barcelona: Basic tips
Bars don't get busy until around midnight on weekends and close around 3 a.m. Clubs are almost never busy any time before the bars shut, and they're open until 6 a.m. That means you might want to have a nap before you head out for the evening!
A question often asked by foreign visitors when they come to Spain is “Is it okay to drink the tap water here?” The simple answer is yes, you can! Spanish tap water is considered to be 99.5% safe to drink, although the taste may vary somewhat according to the region.
What time is alcohol sold in Spain? ›
Shops are required to ask for ID if they believe you might be under age, and they are rather strict about it, so make sure that you have a valid ID on you. Also, if you try purchasing alcohol at a store after 10pm in Spain you are going to be turned away. Selling alcohol after 10pm is illegal in Spain.Can you have tap water in Barcelona? ›
What is the best water filter for Barcelona? The short answer is yes, the tap water in Barcelona is generally safe to drink. The typical reaction by locals and visitors is: “Have you tasted and smelled it? It can't be good.”Do you bring anything to a stag and doe? ›
Stag & Doe/Jack & Jills can function as both a joint party for the couple or double as a way for them to raise a little money for the wedding. If guests are being charged for admission then there should be no expectation for a gift.What happens at a stag party? ›
In the present day, the term stag or bachelor party essentially means going on a weekend away with your friends, doing some activities like rifle shooting, a brewery tour or bubble football during the day, meal in the evening, followed by going out to pubs, bars, and clubs.Do you dress up for a stag? ›
Clothes - you should pack boxers, socks, shorts (if hot where you're going), jeans, t-shirts, shirts, vests (if hot) and a jacket. You may even want to pack a suit if you're all doing a formal evening. Shoes - Make sure to pack some smart shoes, as some clubs won't let you in if you look to casual.What's the difference between a stag and bachelor party? ›
While the bachelor party is a chance for close friends to celebrate the groom, a stag party is a chance for a wider net of friends (and friends of friends) to come together to celebrate—and to raise funds for the couple getting married.Who pays for a bachelor party? ›
The groom usually doesn't pay for his bachelor party. The main exception is when the event involves travel and separate hotel lodging. Then, it's common for the groom to cover his expenses. Otherwise, the best man and groomsmen pay for all of his activities, meals, drinks, etc.Can you be invited to stag and not wedding? ›
But one rule that should never be broken is: if you attend the stag or hen do, you are obligated to an invite to the wedding. It's a subject that was put to Reddit by one user, who was asked to attend a friend's hen party but was told that she would not be invited to the wedding.Why is it called a stag? ›
Firstly, in the past, 'stag' was a term used to denote the male of any species. Therefore, 'stag party' would be used to describe an event which only men attended. Secondly, the following connotations of stags and bucks simply add to this reference further: a leader of the pack or herd.What is the most extreme stag do? ›
If you're looking for an extreme stag do activity, then you don't get more extreme than throwing yourself out of a plane. This is the ultimate rush and a once in a lifetime opportunity (unless you're in the habit of jumping out of planes on the regular).
Do dads go on stag dos? ›
Having the dad on the stag is a great chance for the groom and his old man to strengthen their bond. Whether you're taking on some legendary stag activities or just raising a few glasses to the main man, it's a great moment for them to share.How long before the wedding should the stag do be set up? ›
It is recommended that this should be no closer than two weeks before the wedding although this is flexible. Planning a stag do any later and things can start to go wrong – like the groom doesn't make it to the wedding!!What is a female best man called? ›
When the groom wishes to give this honor to a woman, she may be termed the best woman or best person, or may still be referred to as the 'best man'. The bride's equivalent of the best man is the maid or matron of honour.Does a best man have to buy anything? ›
It's not required for the best man to buy the groom a gift, although it's nice for him to treat the newlyweds to a wedding present.What is a married best man called? ›
Maid, Matron, or Man of Honor
Also known as the bride's honor attendant, this role is usually taken by a sibling or best friend. The role of matron is designated if the person in this role is married. It's the highest honor in the wedding party and comes with a fair share of responsibilities.
M ore than a third of men have cheated on their partner while on a stag do, according to a survey. The study by website IllicitEncounters.com said 36 per cent of men cheated, compared to 16 per cent of women who did the same while on a hen-do.What drinks are good for a stag do? ›
A Dry Martini will be served with a higher ratio of gin to vermouth and a dirty martini will be served with a twist of olive or lemon! If your stag party is going to Mexico, then Margarita cocktails will be flowing! Tequila, triple sec and lemon juice make up a tasty cocktail that will contribute to a great stag night!How do you survive a stag weekend? ›
- Set some boundaries with 'the wife' Sure, she's not your wife yet but she's going to be very soon! ...
- Prepare for lots of booze consumption on stag weekends. ...
- Know that you're going to get bullied! ...
- Fully expect strippers. ...
- Play dress up.
Toonie toss / Loonie toss
Put a prize on the floor and tape a line at seven, ten, or perhaps even twenty feet from the prize. Guests stand behind the line and toss, slide, or roll toonies towards it. The guest with the coin closest to the prize at the end of the night wins.
A male red deer is called a stag or hart, and a female is called a hind.
What is a female stag party called? ›
A bachelorette party (United States and Canada) or hen night (UK, Ireland and Australia) is a party held for a woman (the bride or bride-to-be) who will soon be married.Is Barcelona good for partying? ›
Barcelona is one of Spain's best cities for nightlife. From iconic beach clubs and cosy bars to uber fancy uptown clubs and boat parties, Barcelona's got something for every party goer. And as with everything in Spanish culture, even nightlife begins late into the night.Does Barcelona have a good party scene? ›
Does Barcelona have a good nightlife? Barcelona is one of the world's best party cities, with jam-packed bars, late night beach clubs, sexy boat parties and regular street fiestas and music festivals, especially during summer.Is Barcelona good for a lads holiday? ›
The vibrant capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a popular destination for lad's holidays for its beaches and daytime leisure activities, as much as it is for its women and nightlife. Barcelona has seemingly endless beautiful beaches, world-class museums, and some of the best food in Europe.What alcoholic drink is Barcelona known for? ›
Cava. Also known as Spanish wine, Cava is often the drink of choice for locals in Barcelona. You'll find all kinds of establishments selling Cava, and you can even get it relatively cheap. But don't worry, it's still often a very high-quality beverage.What is the dress code for Barcelona nightlife? ›
Dress code for Barcelona clubs
Guys should go for dark shoes rather than light ones and avoid trainers like the plague. For women, heels aren't common at most of Barcelona's clubs, except the fanciest ones. The beachfront clubs generally have much smart dress codes, with dresses for women and collared shirts for guys.
Barcelona parties gives you information about items to be avoid and the accurate outfit for almost all the club in Barcelona. Try to avoid anything that may be classified as sporty. Especially sport running shoes or too inappropriate ones. Avoid shorts, too many face piercings or tattoos.Can you drink alcohol on the street in Barcelona? ›
Drinking alcohol in the streets? No, that's illegal. One of the favoured habits of young people in Barcelona used to be – and still is – congregating in public squares with six-packs of Estrella Damm, the local beer, and happily drinking and smoking the balmy Mediterranean nights away till the early-late hours.What is the best month to party in Barcelona? ›
The best months for nightlife in Barcelona are typically mid-June through late August, as this is when many people take their summer vacations. However, weekends and holidays can also be quite busy, so it's best to plan your trip accordingly.What do you wear to a nightclub in Spain? ›
One thing to keep in mind is packing shoes for the nightlife! The Spain dress code for a night involves dressing up! You'll see heels, nice sandals, dress shoes, loafers, leather shoes or nice sneakers. Whether you're visiting a club or bar you can't go wrong dressing up.
Is Barcelona or Madrid better for clubbing? ›
If you're a fan of large venues or like to be able to move around the city, then it may be the case that Madrid will be more your place. The diversity of neighborhoods means you can experience very different nights out on different evenings depending on your mood.What are the best days for nightlife in Barcelona? ›
In Barcelona, there are parties from Monday to Sunday, although they're not always the same. The 3 best nights to go out are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In these nights, all the clubs of Barcelona open their doors to the public.Is Barcelona expensive for clubbing? ›
The party scene will run up quite the bill because Barcelona nightlife prices can be around $20 just for the entrance. Plus you'd need to load up on alcohol, and beer will cost around $7 inside. We recommend pre-drinking and getting the party started first at home.What is the coolest area to stay Barcelona? ›
El Born is our pick for the best neighborhood in Barcelona.
While it can be touristy, El Born is one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. You're close to the city center, with easy access to most of the main attractions, so it's a great place to stay for first-time visitors to the city.
Often known as digestifs (or aperitifs in France) it is very common in Spain to drink a shot of liqueur after a large meal. The most common ones are licor de hierba (an herbal liqueur) and licor de limón (lemon liqueur).