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Birmingham Stag Do Guide

Known as the “Second City” due to having the largest city population outside of London—Birmingham is a city brimming with possibilities. Based in the West Midlands and standing on the river Rea, this historic city has a wealth of stag do endeavours to get you excited about. As a major footballing city, you can catch a game during your weekend away, or if you like other manly things like shooting guns—an outdoor activity centre awaits.

As far as nightlife in the city goes, there are a number of options. With amazing pubs that offer real ales and have arcades and beer gardens, who knew a stag night could be so fun! Finally, accommodation in the city is both modern and centrally located, meaning you can save on travel times be getting a place close to all the activities you have planned.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg though, as this guide will illuminate some other opportunities that are afforded to stags that choose a Birmingham stag do!

Birmingham Stag Do Activities

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For thrilling outdoor activities, take a 35 minute trip outside of the city to nearby Leicester—where you’ll find Field Sport UK. The award winning activity centre specialises in exhilarating shooting activities, from archery to air rifle shooting! Archery is utterly thrilling and a great skill to learn, as it requires immense concentration in order to hit targets. You will be shown the ropes of how to correctly knock and loose arrows from the bow, sparking some healthy competition among your friends as to who can hit the bullseye.

The second activity you can try is the olympic sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting, where you will combine concentration and timing in order to shoot discs out of the air as they come into your crosshairs. Although, if you’d prefer the Police Academy experience, you can have a crack at Air Pistol shooting. Using a high calibre pistol, you will take to the indoor range and pop a few shots on the targets, seeing how you’d fair if MI5 ever called.

However, if you’d prefer to get to grips with rifles that pack a wallop, you can try Air Rifle shooting. Using high-powered rifles, you will attempt to hit challenging but achievable targets—all the while making sure you can handle the kickback!

Football fans will really love Birmingham, as it was in this very city that the football league was formed. The major clubs in the city are Aston Villa and Birmingham City, the former having an extensive wealth of accolades from past achievements. Today, both clubs play in the second tier of English football, with their meetings at Villa Park and St Andrews every year being explosive encounters. Aside from the “second city derby” are West Bromwich Albion, a top flight club located 20 mins from the city. So whenever football fever hits on your stag weekend, you’ll have loads of options to choose from.

Birmingham Stag Night Ideas

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Birmingham have a whole host of nightlife venues that will build your anticipation for your stag weekend. Before you head to one of these destinations though, you’ll have to line the stomachs. Thankfully, you can line them in the city with some fantastic cuisine, most notably Purnells—the restaurant owned by celebrity chef Glyn Purnell. With an innovative British menu and in-house bar, there’s plenty to keep you here until late. Another option is the Original Patty Men, specialists of american food. With the amazing combo of american burgers and wine on sale, this establishment is worthy of consideration.

Once your fuelled for the night ahead you and the lads can ball out of control by hiring a limo to pick you up! Home James Limos have 4 luxury limos to choose from, including a Bentley and a Hummer! All are fitted with terrific sound systems and laser lighting, meaning you can kick off the celebrations before you even get to the nightclub.

Afterwards, when choosing where to top at for your stag night, know that there are a wide range of options open to you. The first is The Flapper, a venue that regularly hosts live gigs, with pool tables, an arcade and a beer garden being a huge draw to this lively hangout.

For a more auspicious option, The Old Crown Pub is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Birmingham, dating as far back as 1368! Serving great pints from the draught in this historic setting, The Old Crown Pub is a great venue for a night of story sharing and laughs.

Lastly, the Prince Of Wales is a pub that might pique your interest. With a classic front bar for real ales, not to mention a garden with cigar and wine sheds—this venue is perfect for only the most sophisticated of stags.

Moving from pubs onto clubs, PRYZM Birmingham is the largest nightlife venue in the city. With both home-grown and international DJs playing trance, RnB, hip hop and mash up across 4 vast rooms, this massive club is designed to cater to all tastes.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer a night of laughter over loud music, the Birmingham Hippodrome attracts the best stand-up comedians each year, including Dara O’Briain and Jon Richarson! You’ll need to book well in advance for these, and if we know most lads—this rarely happens. If you happen to land in Birmingham with no tickets booked, you cab still get your laughs in at The Glee. This small comedy & music venue is on every Thursday to Saturday night, and has hosted the best in world comedy like Michael McIntyre and Jimmy Carr—as well as global megastars like Adele and Mumford & Sons!

Birmingham Stag Do Accommodation

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When staying in Birmingham, there are a couple of swanky hotels that will let you live the life of luxury. The first is the Hyatt Regency Birmingham, a modern hotel offering lavish guestrooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemaking facilities. What’s more, they also have in-house Spa and pool facilities, a British bistro and a cosy pub—all that will keep you entertained during your stay.

If your on a budget however, you may wish to opt for self catering accommodation. In this instance Staying Cool Serviced Apartments is a fantastic option. Housed in the high-rise Rotunda, they offer contemporary apartments in the heart of Birmingham city. With open-plan living spaces, full kitchens and washer/dryers, plus free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs—Staying Cool Serviced Apartments have all the amenities you could possible need on your weekend away.

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With Birmingham bringing you fantastic nightlife venues, intriguing accommodation options and adrenaline pumping activities—we can confidently assert that your stag do will be one to remember!