Getting Off The Beaten Track On A Brighton Stag Weekend

‘London by the sea’, otherwise known as Brighton, has long been a popular destination not just for stag weekends but for a weekend away in general. Its close proximity to the capital and relaxed seaside vibe make it the ideal getaway for busy Londoners in need of some fresh air. Overflowing with amazing bars, restaurants, clubs and live music venues, it is a cultural hotspot and boasts an unbeatable nightlife for a city of its size.

The famous Brighton Pier

Unfortunately, a lot of stag groups miss out on what Brighton really has to offer, heading straight down Queens Road from the train station to the chain bars of West Street, food coming courtesy of a kebab later on in the evening. Whilst the drinks deals here are certainly attractive to stag parties, there are ways to have a much more fulfilling stag trip by the sea.
Turn left out of the station and head down through the eclectic and happening North Laine area, arriving at Pavilion Gardens. Here there are two or three great pubs (try Fitzherbert’s) that are packed out on sunny days and offer great outdoor seating, perfect for people watching. Across the road is Pinocchio’s, a great Italian restaurant once again offering outside tables and one that is kind on the wallet. From here you can head through the gardens towards Kemp Town, where a great pub crawl presents itself.

Start at the St.James tavern (home to 80 different rums) and head towards the Sidewinder and its massive beer garden and buzzing vibe. The clubs of Kingsway Arches, right by the sea, provide a much more cultured late night experience than those on West Street.
In terms of organised daytime activities to get involved with whilst on a Brighton stag party, many companies offer paintball shooting, afternoons at the greyhound racing track, golf and even fishing! It is pretty hard to top cruising across the waves, beer in hand, attempting to lure fresh fish. You can even have a barbecue on the beach with your catch!
There are several good casinos in Brighton, a favourite of stag groups. Try the Grosvenor on the seafront opposite the pier, or alternatively head over to Preston Street in Hove where the casino there is surrounded by every worldly cuisine you can think of, not to mention another set of excellent bars.
So, for a Brighton stag do with a difference, get off the beaten West Street track and find what this city truly has to offer.
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