What’s a Malaga Stag Do Like?
Probably one of the most popular party locations in Europe, you’re guaranteed to be in good hands on a stag weekend in Malaga. This port city in Costa del Sol has been a nightlife hub for decades, and more recently enriched its historic past too. As a tourist hub, you’ll find plenty of stag party accommodation, great restaurant and stag do activities to fill your days and evenings. Better still, Malaga is known for being as cheap as chips! That means an awesome stag do in Malaga is on the cards for every budget.
Malaga has done an excellent job in turning the city into a fully functioning resort with high rise buildings, yellow-sand beaches and a massive adult playground for nightlife. As well as the obvious side of parties, events and night time foolery, there’s a more surprising cultural side that can fill your days with one of a kind experiences. In between the modern skyscrapers you’ll find Malaga’s shiny port and Teatre Romano colosseum for bullring fighting and other yearly events.
The main reason Malaga is so popular for stag groups is because of the sheer amount of nightlife on offer. Pubs and bars, clubs and taverns, sports bars and beach clubs – you’ve got the pick of the bunch! It’s Malaga custom to kick the night off with some cheeky tapas, not starting on the booze until past midnight and staying up until the sun breaks. And with everything so accessible, you can always find a full English to cure your throbbing head in the morning.
- Country: Spain
- Language: Spanish
- Currency: Euros
- Cost of a pint: €2-3
- Airport: Malaga Airport – Costa del Sol
- Flight duration: 3 hours
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A stag weekend staple, party on top of the water on this public boat complete with on board DJ, cash bar and a swim stop to cool off!
Test your aim on the battlefield with the classic paintballing experience. Includes all the gear and paintballs you need for some friendly competition.
Feel like a VIP for a couple of hours with this exclusive cruise complete with professional crew to keep you safe as you explore the coastline.
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Get a true taste for Malaga with the help of your own English-speaking guide. Try several different tapas restaurants with tasters in each.
Make the most of the Spanish sun with tickets to the adrenaline-pumping water park for the day, including full access to all the rides, pools and attractions.
Don’t miss out of the best of Malaga’s nightlife! Let an English-speaking guide show you around some of the best bars and pubs in the port city, with nightclub entry passes to end the stag night.
Perfect for a stag party prank, see the look on your groom to be’s face when a dwarf is their to entertain the group for 15-20 minutes of hilarious fun.
See the sights like never before on speedy little Segways, complete with a guide to show you the hidden gems of Malaga.
Stick to the classics and put a smile on your groom to be’s face with a sexy striptease in your accommodation or venue of choice.
Places to Eat in Malaga
Food is something that brings people together in Malaga, and the port city puts a massive emphasise on places to eat. Before you jet off for your trip to the south of Spain, it’s wise to get a rough idea of the best places to eat in Malaga so you don’t miss out! Tapas is an art form all over Spain, and if you’re looking for some of the best tapas in Mala then head over to El Pimpi right in the heart of the municipality. High reviewed for serving top quality tapas dishes, this tapas bar will give you a true glimpse into traditional tapas. Likewise, La Tranca is a smaller tapas bar presenting stained glass features and simple yet mind-blowing tapas.
You don’t need to stick to tapas if you’re not a fan of the Spanish flavour, Malaga is used to having tourists visit from all over the world. This has opened up a huge variety of different restaurants, including the popular Restaurante Vino Mío for Mediterranean eats and creative cuisine. For carb comforts and juicy burgers, you won’t have to go far to find some tasty dishes and sides during your stag do in Malaga. Burger & Grill Napolitan BBQ is the place to be for a casual bite to eat that will really fuel the guys for all the stag party antics you have planned. And for something completely off the cuff, indulge in some slightly more expensive sushi at Óleo Restaurante!
Traditional food in Malaga might not be as weird and wonderful as you might think, with familiar faces like olives, almonds and grapes popping up all over this Southern region. If you’re looking for a full dish that will give you a taste of authentic Malaga then try El Palo, a fishermen’s favourite. This soup-like food is made with fish and potatoes, flavoured with salt, mayonnaise and wine vinegar for a simplistic flavour. For something a bit more filling, find a traditional taverna and order Plato de los Monte de Malaga, or “Dish of the Mountains of Malaga”.
Guide to Malaga Nightlife for Stag Weekends
The most important thing you need to know about Malaga nightlife is that the city starts late! Don’t go out at 8pm and expect great atmosphere and crowds of people, because the locals don’t start partying until after midnight. It’s tradition to begin your evening with some indulgent tapas before drinking, and the bars and nightclubs stay open well after the sun goes up! With that golden nugget of info under your belt, where are the best places to go in Malaga after dark?
If you’re in a new location, the best bet for bars is always in the centre of the city. Malaga is no different, with plenty of pubs and bars to dip into around the centre of the Southern Spanish port city. If your groom to be is an avid Guinness drinker and likes a classic pub, add La Tribu Málaga into your pub crawl closely followed by the Morrissey’s Irish pub – you might even feel like you’re at home! Both are right in the heart of Malaga, meaning they’re easy to access when you arrive and stumble into a nightclub or taxi when you’re ready to leave.
As the port city is the central hub of all the hustle and bustle, you can find a variety of unique bars to make the stag weekend one to remember. A perfect example of this is TresSesenta Bar, a full white venue with fake grass flooring and unusual drinks to suit everyone’s taste buds. If that doesn’t sound fitting for your groom to be, go to the other end of the spectrum with The Shakespeare pub just across the road on the Guadalmedina River.
The central area is, unsurprisingly, where a lot of the popular clubs, known as ‘discotheques of Malaga’ are situated. Sometimes it’s best to follow the sheep, and Sala Gold is the top-reviewed nightclub in this port city, with hundreds of thousands of people visiting every year. Inside the décor is sleek, the lights are blinding and the dancefloor is open until 7am on Saturdays. For a smaller venue with a range of music genre’s, head to Theatro Club in Malaga and you won’t be disappointed.
The most modern section of the port city, La Malagueta is where you’ll find an abundance of modern pubs and bars serving strong cocktails and a stylish atmosphere. Right next to the beach, you can look forward to drinking with a view and the fresh sea air filling your lungs while you celebrate! To begin the last night of freedom with some tasty grub, fresh fish and local beers make sure you visit Chiringuito Mami Beach bar right on the sand. Known for friendly staff, this place is a relaxed way to kick off the stag night. Just over the street you’ll find Atlantis bar, a popular place for drinks that are a little sweeter and a lot stronger!
Although it’s slightly more modern, La Malagueta has it’s fair share of traditional pubs and tavernas as well. Bar Emily is a popular choice with the locals and plasters it’s history on the walls with hundreds of photos and nick knacks to keep you entertained while you gulp through a few pints. Just around the corner you’ll also find Camden Town Pub, an Irish-themed watering hole that will make you feel right at home.
For late night partying and a celebration with a view, there’s no place quite like Pedregalejo. There’s a good mix of pubs and cocktail bars on offer with terrific views, and you can stay for a few and tapas or go the whole hog and stay out past dawn – the choice is yours! For cocktails with a kick that will have you tipsy in no time, try Vox Coctelería bar and enjoy homely, wooden surroundings while guzzling your drinks. If you want to sit, sip and watch the sun go down next to an open fire cooking set-up, try The Turtle and you won’t be disappointed.
Reasons to Visit
La Malagueta Bullring
A hugely popular sport in Spain, bullfighting has been an age-old tradition and the La Malagueta Bullring from the 1800s is still in working condition.
Rich, Tangible History
Sites like the Teatro Romano are impressive examples of the rich history in Malaga, and get be enjoyed a day trip for the guys.
Malaga boasts the best of both worlds for a stag weekend away. Right by the sea, it also has an inner-city atmosphere, a port and mountainous surroundings for epic views.
Choice of Nightlife
Malaga is used to many faces visiting all year round, and the nightlife caters to all. Try local beers in taverns, drink yourself silly in cocktail bars or party until 7am in nightclubs like Sala Gold!
Easy to Access
The port city of Malaga has made a huge effort to be mostly pedestrianised so you can explore everything on foot – no worries about drinking in the day.
The beaches around Malaga are pretty extraordinary, especially La Malagueta beach that’s just 10-minutes from the centre featuring dark sand and even an open-air cinema.
Getting the Most from Your Malaga Stag Weekend
If you’re even looked into Malaga a little bit you’ll know that there’s too much to do in just one short stag weekend. Daytime, afternoon and early evening stag party activities come in all shapes and sizes depending on what your groom to be likes. For example, the not so large port city is actually home to 36 different museums – so history buffs will be in their element! Some of the more impressive museums include the Picasso Museum (as Malaga is the home of the famous artist), Mala Museum and Pompidou Museum.
For thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, there isn’t just relaxing beaches to be enjoyed in Malaga! A little further afield you’ll find plenty of thrilling exploration experiences to fit into the stag do in Malaga too. One worth mentioning is hiking the river Chillar right to the Nerja cave. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this trek is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
How to Get Around Malaga?
Malaga is known for many things, and being a walkable city is on the top of their list of achievements! Over the last few decades the port city has become mostly pedestrianised, meaning tourists can get to know every inch of this rich, historic history from the modern districts, Roman theatre and more traditional parts of the destination. Pair this with the always sunny weather and you’re on to a winning last night of freedom! Similar to walking, you can also hire a city bike and explore a little faster on two wheels. The city has 29km of cycling lanes, so take your pick.
If you’re suffering in the heat, have a hefty hangover or just don’t fancy walking about, there’s always the ‘hop on hop off’ sightseeing buses that patrol the city centre. The tickets are just 15 euros, and buses are bright red so you can’t miss them. Unfortunately, trains in and out of Malaga aren’t common, but with so much to explore here it’s likely you won’t have time to venture far into Spain anyway.
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