Gdansk Stag Weekend Away
Sometimes, your usual European destination just isn’t enough for a last night of freedom with a difference.
If you fancy exploring somewhere new for your stag do, why not take a trip to the hidden gem known as Gdansk. This Polish city is as humble as it is fun, and that’s what makes it such a unique experience to visit. Avoid the bustling tourist and huge groups in this awesome destination, where you’ll get the chance to try new foods, drinks and experiences before you get hitched.
Poland trades the generic ‘fun in the sun’ stag party for something a little more authentic, giving you experiences that you won’t forget for a long time. Choosing a quieter city for your last blow out also means you miss the crazy tourist influx, and the Polish residents will treat you like their own in local pubs and bars alike. No tourist influx means no rising prices, so this city keeps a consistent cheap and cheerful element.
- Country: Poland
- Language: Polish
- Currency: Zloty
- Cost of a pint: 7-10 zloty
- Airport: Gdansk Lech Wałęsa
- Flight duration: 4 hours
Booze & Bites
One of the best things to explore while you’re enjoying your Gdansk stag do is the cuisine on offer. Walk the cobbled streets of Warszawa town centre to find some of the prime eateries in the city, all with a contagiously friendly atmosphere that will draw you in undeniably. For the savoury lovers and anyone with a killer hangover, you have to get your hands on a Packi Ziemniaczane. This delicious dish is a combination of veg and meats in a greasy potato pancake for the ultimate hangover cure.
For the sweeter side of Poland, try their traditional Makowiec dessert, a poppy seed pastry cake that will leave you wanting more. When it comes to the booze, Gdansk is a go hard or go home kind of city – making it well suited to a crazy stag night! The city is known for its love of absinthe, and with the hard stuff coming in cheap it’s a hard liquor to avoid if you’re out late at night.
The Gdansk Nightlife
No stag party in Gdansk is complete without at least one night out. Although quiet about it, Gdansk is a hub of nightlife adventures and an adult playground that I’m sure you and the lads can get behind. After dark, areas like Olejarna street come alive with pubs, bars and clubs just waiting for you to enjoy, no matter what your group size (or attire)! The city’s biggest surprise is the underground network of pubs and bars, built straight into the ancient city catacombs for a night out like no other.
For a classic stag night experience, head over to Klub Parlament. A three-storey nightclub that’s smack bang in the city centre. This venue is a hit with tourists and locals alike, and will be the place to find most other groups like you if you fancy making a few new friends. For a venue that literally has it all, we suggest you try out Bunkier Klubogaleria (known as Club Bunkier). This venue is an expansive 6 storey’s high building, and stays open til’ late so you can make the most of your last night of freedom.
The Unique Gdansk Stag Do
A perk to a Gdansk stag do is how little money you need to spend to get a lot in this city. Everything comes cheap, from the quirky little trains (SKM kolejka) to the food and drink no matter how fancy the restaurant is. This means you can seriously pack your stag weekend with experiences, like taking a chilled out tour of Oliwa Park or take advantage of Stogi Beach – as long as the weather isn’t too nippy. The city is full of life and colour, from early morning til’ late and night and there’s always something to see and do here.
For events, Gdansk holds its very own boat parties, including a private boat for your party with a guide and all glassware for any alcohol you fancy. Or, opt for a donut boat and ride the waves in a smaller boat full of laughs and alcohol with mates. Wherever you go during the day, you know your head will land somewhere comfy with the vast choice of accommodation offered in the city centre – fancy hostels are a hit in Poland!