When you’re heading out on a stag do in Newcastle, you’re doing so in the knowledge that you’ll end up feeling rough in the morning. Dread it, run from it, the hangover arrives all the same. Some may accept this, wearing their ill-feeling like a badge of honour, a monument to a night well lived, but those of you who’ve chosen to read this article are likely looking for a more palatable solution than that.
As providers or premier stag do experiences across the UK, we’ve picked up a thing or two about managing the misery of the morning after, and in this article, we share our advice on managing your Newcastle stag do hangover.
Drinking Activities For Your Newcastle Stag Do
The cure cannot come before the poison. Sure, the standard line repeated by doctors and know-it-alls is that “the best way to avoid a hangover is not to drink at all”. Sure, they might be right. The same way that it’s correct to say that you’ll be financially better off if you work 100 hours a week. It’s accurate advice, but only those who aren’t up for a proper stag do celebration are going to bother following it.
So, before we dive into how to go about nursing your hangover after a Newcastle stag do, it’s good to find out the best way to cause one. Here are our favourite drinking activities for your stag do in Newcastle.
Stag Do Bavarian Beerhouse In Newcastle
Our stag do Bavarian beerhouse in Newcastle activity is always a winner if you’re looking to get a few drinks down you. This will give you priority entry to the Stein Beerkeller in Newcastle with guaranteed seating, where you’ll have the chance to guzzle down stein cocktails, world biers, and uber frankfurters (the jokes write themselves don’t they?) while surrounded by authentic Bavarian decor.
While you try the food and drink Stein Beerkeller has to offer, you’ll be entertained by live Oompah bands, which is certain to give your stag party the energy it needs to take everything to the next level.
Stag Do Gin/Whisky Tasting In Newcastle
For those who enjoy the illusion of sophistication for their stag do drinking, our Newcastle stag do Gin & Whisky tasting activity is certain to delight all group members. Here, you’ll enjoy 90 minutes of botanical fun at a gin making masterclass after being welcomed in with a G&T on arrival to help get the creative juices flowing.
Throughout the activity, you’ll be served tasters of three high-quality gins, as well as shots of the very first form of gin. After all, who said drinking couldn’t be educational? Once the tasting is complete, you’ll be given the opportunity to create three different gin cocktails as a group and be rewarded with a mini bottle of beefeater gin and fever tree tonic to take away with you as a reward for your efforts. Did we mention it also includes a two course meal? For a full package drinking activity, this is a top choice for your stag do in Newcastle.
Stag Do Bar Crawl Babes In Newcastle
Our Newcastle stag do bar crawl babes activity is the perfect way to get to know the city! With this one you’ll get two expert babe party hosts for three hours to guide you on Newcastle’s ultimate bar crawl. They know all the best bars and clubs in the city, so you’ll be certain to have an absolutely raucous night of fun.
With your hosts in tow, you’ll get exclusive drink deals at all the chosen bars and clubs, free entry, access to VIP areas, and even be able to skip the lengthy night club cues; that’s to say nothing of the drinking games you’ll play once you’re inside. For a night you won’t forget (but certainly won’t remember all of), this is definitely a great pick for your Newcastle stag do.
Our Advice For Managing A Newcastle Stag Do Hangover
Once the big night is over and you roll out of bed in the morning feeling like shattered glass, at least a small part of you is going to regret the fun you had the evening before. At Essential Adventure, we can’t allow that for even a moment - a stag do in Newcastle is supposed to be a highlight for years to come after all. So, here are our top tips for managing that early morning misery:
Don’t Take Painkillers
This is more safety advice than anything else, but despite the fact that many will hold this up as a tried and true method of taking the edge off a hangover, it’s not a good idea for your health. While taking one or two paracetamol after some light drinking is unlikely to kill you, a stag do in Newcastle is more likely than not to involve a lot more than that, and your liver is going to need all the help it can get while it flushes all that alcohol out of your system. Paracetamol also puts a strain on your liver, so taking it in the morning while it’s still trying to undo all the harm from the night before is courting danger.
Drink Plenty Of Water
No, I’m not your mother, but despite the nagging, you’ll no doubt have heard often as a child it is actually good advice. In broad terms, alcohol is a diuretic, meaning that it’ll increase the amount of urine you pass. This rapidly leads to dehydration and an imbalance of electrolytes in your body. Ever wonder why your mouth always feels like cotton wool after a night of drinking?
Not only will rehydrating as quickly as possible in the morning help ease the hangover symptoms, taking it one step further and drinking water regularly throughout the night and mitigate a good portion of ill morning feeling entirely.
Eat Easy To Process Carbs & Foods To Stimulate Glutathione Production
Look, before we say this, it’s important to remind you that throughout history shooting the messenger has been considered a pretty rotten thing to do.
One of the best things you can do for your hangover is to skip the full English breakfast. I know, blasphemous as it is to even think, a large, greasy meal is about the last thing your body needs to start feeling better. If you actually want to soothe your nauseous belly, simple, fast-digesting carbs such as cereals, toast and porridge are going to do a lot more good. This will be a lot easier on your ailing stomach than a high-fat meal, I promise.
As an addition, there’s a compound called glutathione that your body uses to detoxify alcohol. Naturally, after a heavy Newcastle stag night, your body is going to be running pretty low on this precious resource, so eating glutathione-stimulating foods can be a great way to help your hangover along. Great breakfast foods that can help your body replenish glutathione are:
- Eggs: Contains proteins that our bodies use for glutathione production
- Lentils: Another great protein source that’s even easier on the stomach
- Red Pepper: Full of vitamin C, another key element for maintaining proper glutathione levels
- Mango: Again, another good source of vitamin C, and easy enough to eat on it’s own
That list is of course non-exhaustive, but any of the above can easily be worked into a nutritious breakfast meal that will actually have you feeling a little better rather than like your stomach is a crypt of evenings past.
Book An Activity For The Next Day
It may feel like the last thing you want to do in the morning, but a good bit of exercise can make all the difference for how long your hangover lasts, and the endorphins will help get your mental state back on track as well.
Kill Time By Taking In The Sights
The only absolute method to get rid of a hangover is simply to wait it out, but how you choose to do that can make all the difference. Lying in bed staring at the ceiling is just going to make you focus on your symptoms prolonging and exacerbating your misery much more than is necessary. If you truly don’t feel up to any sort of activity, then killing some time by taking in the sights Newcastle has to offer will at least mean you get some fresh air and have something to do other than moping. Our favourite sites in the city are:
- Walk Along The Tyne Bridge: A bridge so iconic that it pretty much symbolises the city all by itself, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by missing out on taking in the river by walking across the bridge when you’re visiting Newcastle.
- Check Out The Life Centre: A little bit museum, a little bit science, the life centre is always good to pop into to see what exhibitions they have going on.
- Visit The Angel Of The North: Another famous landmark, this is another site that shouldn’t be missed when visiting the city of Newcastle, and doing so will more than allow you to fill your fresh air quota. The only catch is you’ll need to take a tour bus up there, unless a member of your party is miraculously sober enough to drive.
Newcastle Stag Dos With Essential Adventure
Regardless of what your perfect stag do looks like, you’ll be able to put it together with the help of Essential Adventure. If you’d like to learn more about our stag do activities and packages in Newcastle. If you’re interested in booking one of our epic weekends, or would like to learn more about what we have to offer, contact us on 01752 418038 or email us at [email protected], we’d be happy to start getting your dream stag do in Newcastle put together.
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