If you are looking for an epic stag do activity, there are so many things to choose from in Budapest. You can have an awesome stag weekend on a budget, or splash the cash on a bespoke trip with transfers, accommodation and activities. Food and accommodation are especially cheap by European standards; leaving you plenty of cash to hit the clubs for round after round after round for the perfect Budapest stag do that no one will remember but everyone will cherish!
This city is a gorgeous mix of East and West, historical and contemporary. We say city, but Budapest is, in fact, two-in-one, Buda and Pest, on the western and eastern sides of the Danube. They were only unified in the 19th century but the division is worth noting as most of the bars that you will want to visit on your stag weekend are in Pest in the east and most of the tourist destinations and beautiful sights are over in Buda.
It's an easy city to hop over to, since EasyJet, Wizz Air and Ryanair run services from Manchester, London, and Birmingham. Book well in advance and you'll find flights for as little as £35 and smart apartments and hostels for large groups for about the same amount. The flight only takes 2.5 hours and before you know it, you'll be getting down to business making a memorable stag weekend in Budapest happen! Once in town, finding your way around is a piece of cake; most of the beautiful places that you'll want to be on your stag do are best explored on foot, there are also convenient trams, trolleys, and an efficient metro system to get you around inexpensively. Taxis are cheap and reliable, but use one of the recommended companies on your stag weekend in Budapest and call ahead, you're more likely to have issues with a cab that you just hail down. You can of course book a limousine if you want to really travel in style on your weekend here.
Guided tours of the city can give you an idea of the amazing landmarks like the Castle, Royal Palace, the old Nazi headquarters, and Andrassy Avenue where you'll find relaxed cafes and restaurants to enjoy a dinner in which to chill out with an afternoon beer or even get wild and book a Dinner and Strip Show. They really do take beer seriously in Budapest. You're likely to turn up and find some kind of festival taking place devoted to the amber nectar. In June it's the Buda Castle Beer Festival, then there's the Belgian Beer Festival, Beer Tasting sessions and the Czech and the Oktoberfest celebrations. That means there are tons of quality Hungarian, Czech, German, and Belgian brews going round. And the best thing is a pint of a quality local beer like Soproni or Dreher will cost you no more than a pound.
When night falls and it's time to party, head out to the ruin pubs that make Budapest nightlife utterly unique in Europe. They've only emerged in the last decade or so but are an international phenomenon and ideal for stag parties. Essentially they're huge bars in what used to be industrial buildings. and there are 20 of them now on the east bank of the Danube. Some are themed and slightly mad: Szimpla Kert has tables made from old Trabants (an East German rattlebox of a car), and the Grandio has a ground-floor covered in overgrown vegetation a first-floor dedicated to partying. Some have live bands jamming and others have art exhibitions, get a guided tour to be sure you get to the ruin pubs that will please your party's personalities. What unites all the ruin pubs is that they're THE places to be for a wild stag night in Budapest. But if you fancy something more intimate there are options like the Mambo Cafe Strip Club where VIP entry can be arranged or head out on the Danube for a cruise with beers and strippers included…