The Best Stag Do Bars in Nottingham
Nottingham stag do bars and clubs
As with most stag dos, there will usually be at least one occasion whereby you will participate in the consumption of perhaps a few cold bev-er-ages. This has become such a frequent part of so many stag dos that we thought we'd help you on your worthy quest to finding the perfect stag do bars in Nottingham. We're not looking for any credit here, just tell everyone that you spent many, MANY hours laboriously trawling Google and ringing up various places to see what they are all about. Obviously, all you'll actually need to do to get your plans together for the group, is to have a look through this list of 23 Nottingham stag do bars and clubs and decide which will be most suited to your tastes. If you are looking for any activities, then have a look at some ideas on our Budget Nottingham stag do ideas page and get in touch with with any questions.
Let's begin shall we?
We'll start with something familiar as a nice little warm up act. Wetherspoons offer great value drinks and food, perfect for any stag do. With three different Nottingham pubs to choose from, you'll easily be able to find the best one based on where you're staying or doing any activities. Wetherspoons have a great atmosphere, ample space and usually a great selection of ales, lagers, spirits, wines and well... pretty much everything a good pub should have really. Whether it's a quick pint or bite to eat between activities, to keep your throat effectively lubricated and motor running or getting the evening off to a solid start, then you can't really go too far wrong by heading to 'Spoons'.
The Gooseberry Bush, 5 Peel St, Nottingham NG1 4GL
8am - 12am every day
The Joseph Else, 11-12 S Parade, Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2JS
7am - 12am every day
The Roebuck Inn, 9-11 St James's St, Nottingham NG1 6FH
8am - 12am every day
Like Wetherspoons, Revolution is a national chain, which is familiar to many people already. Offering a huge selection of draught lagers, spirits and cocktails, there's something for everyone and 2-for-1 cocktails are on offer until 9pm from Sunday to Friday. With amazing food on offer as well, Revolution is a great Nottingham stag do bar option and it is entirely possible that you may not want to go anywhere else, even if you've planned to. With 2 different options in the centre of Nottingham, you can choose the one which suits your plans the best.
The corner house, Forman St, Nottingham NG1 4DB
11am - 3am every day
7 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AJ
11:30am - 1am every day
Pit and Pendulum
Now on to something a little different. The thing we like the most about this pub is the titles of the sections on their drinks menu, so we will introduce you into the dark world of Pit and Pendulum for a brief while, if you could take a moment to look at their drinks menu. Skull mugs are a frequent receptacle, adding to the vibe of the pub. All of this is combined into a 'dungeon-esque' venue, complete with plenty of chains and a selection of furniture that would look completely at home at the Adams Family household. A great bar and worth popping in just to see it, although we think you'd be missing a trick if you didn't stay.
Tuesday to Saturday 12pm–12am | Sunday and Monday 12–11pm
17 Victoria St, Nottingham NG1 2EW
Gin is a very popular drink and Gincident caters to gin lovers of any kind. With a massive 150 gins to choose from (have a look at their complete 'ginventory' here), you are spoilt for choice. The likelihood is that with so many gins, even if you're not a massive fan upon entry, you have 150 chances of finding one that you do like. It's not the biggest venue by any means, so if you're a big group then you might have to take it in turns, but if you're gin-lovers or keen to see if 150 gins actually exist, then it's definitely one to have a look at.
Monday to Thursday 4.30pm - 10.30pm | Friday and Saturday 12pm - 11pm | Sunday 1pm - 9pm
46 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ
A bar based mostly on Aztec classics like Tequila and Mezcal (both always made from 100% Agave). With just under 200 different tipples and ranging from £4-£18 (you read correctly, but £18 that will almost certainly change your view of Tequila) the only way to have a better selection of Agave-based drinks would probably be a trip to Mexico. 400 Rabbits also have happy hour cocktails between 5pm-8pm every day and a great selection of beers, so there is truly something to suit everyone at this place.
Sunday to Thursday 5-1am | Friday 5-2am | Saturday 12-2am15-16 Hurts Yard, Nottingham NG1 6JD
~ 1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, Mezcal. Agave (the plant on the right) produces both ~
A 'speakeasy' bar with a 'less beer, more spirits' attitude. Hosting a huge selection of bourbons, whiskeys, vodkas, cocktails and much more, the Boilermaker makes for an entertaining visit. They offer an exclusively table-service-only approach, meaning that you can all just sit back, relax and 'waste time efficiently'. We absolutely love their cocktail descriptions too, of which there are also plenty to choose from. Their sister shop 'The Junkyard' also stocks all manner of craft drinks to purchase if you find one that you like whilst on your night out.
Monday to Friday 5pm-1am (door closes at 12.30am) | Open from 2pm on Saturday | Sunday 7-1am (door closes 12.30am)
36 Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NN
As the name suggests, The Alchemist features a great selection of drinks, combining chemistry and theatre for a large amount of them. Their 'Conjurer' app also adds something a little bit different by making 6 chosen cocktails come to life through augmented reality. You can also earn yourself a mystery prize if you have all 6 (might be an idea for different people to order them if you want to continue on to anywhere else). They also do great food, so you may decide that you don't need to go anywhere else.
Monday to Wednesday 10am–12am | Thursday 11am-1am | Friday 11am-2am | Saturday 10am–2am | Sunday 10am–11pm
11 King Street, Nottingham, NG1 2AY
Table tennis, Pizza, unlimited brunch. That sounds like a winning combination to us and Das Kino serves them all up. Everything you could really want from a bar; drinks, food, great music and everything in between. Whether it's a starting or end point for a night out is up to you (maybe even both). Whatever you're doing and wherever you choose to go, we think that Das Kino should find a place in your plans.
Sunday to Thursday 12pm - 12am | Friday 12pm - 2am | Saturday 12pm - 2am
22 Fletcher gate, Nottingham NG1 2FZ
A Room With a Brew
Micro-brewery 'Scribbler's Ales' was founded in 2014 and two years later 'A Room With A Brew' opened its doors to serve craft beverages, created in Nottingham. The fact that it's still as popular as ever must show us something about what is offered up, so go and get a taste for one of Nottingham's own breweries (one of two on our list). Again, not a huge venue, but with another great selection of drinks to try, it's worth adding to your list of bars to visit on your night (or day) out.
Monday and Tuesday CLOSED | Wednesday and Thursday 4pm–11pm | Friday and Saturday 12pm–11pm | Sunday 3pm–10pm
78 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG1 5FD
One of the more 'traditional' bars on our list. The Organ Grinder is our second Nottingam-based brewery bar. Supplying most of it's 9 cask ales from it's very own 'Blue Monkey' brewery, based in Nottingham, you can have more samples of what Nottingham has to offer. Staying on the local theme, they also serve great pork pies which come from a local butcher. It is much roomier than 'A Room With A Brew' but a tiny bit more of a walk from the centre, so you'll have to plan this one in if you're on a bit of a bar crawl.
Monday to Wednesday 12pm–11pm | Thursday and Sunday 12pm–11:30pm | Friday and Saturday 12pm–12am
21 Alfreton Rd, Nottingham NG7 3JE
Another German-themed bar in Nottingham. Whilst Das Kino has a German theme, visit the Bierkeller for the ultimate Bavarian experience. You'll easily be able to fill up an entire evening with traditional Oompah bands performing on Fridays and Saturdays. They also offer packages including food and drink, to suit all group sizes and requirements. With traditional German steins, food and entertainment, we don't think you can go far wrong by booking in for a visit to the Bierkeller.
Monday to Friday 5pm – late | Saturday to Sunday 1pm - late
15-17 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DA
~ There are plenty of opportunities to experience 'Die Deutsche Lebensstil' on your Nottingham stag do ~
You've probably heard of Hooters, but if not, let us introduce you. An all-American bar serving reasonable food and drink. Oh also, Hooters girls (see their Instagram page for what this means) provide table service so you don't have to move a muscle. With this being the only Hooters venue in the UK, you'll be missing out if you're in Nottingham and you don't pay Hooters a visit on the stag do. Great food, great drink, great service... add it to your Nottingham stag do bar list.
Tuesday to Saturday 11am–12am | Sunday 11am–10:30pm | Monday 11am–12am
Hicking Building, London Rd, Nottingham NG2 3AS
Another craft brewery for your consideration. You may recognise the name as this Scottish brewery is the biggest craft brewery on our list of Nottingham stag do bars. Serving an amazing array of craft drinks from the UK and some of their international brewery friends, along with exceptional fresh food made in their kitchen, Brewdog is a great place to put on your list of bars to visit whilst on the stag do. You can have a look at their 'tap' list at any time here: Android / Apple to get a 'taste' of what's on offer.
Monday to Thursday 12pm–12am | Friday and Saturday 12pm–1am
20-22 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AL
A sports bar with pool, darts, a PS4 and live music regularly on offer, which adds another element to our list of Nottingham stag do bars. Great ranges of food and drink accompany the great range of entertainment. If there's a sporting event on that you fancy watching whilst on the stag do then this is place to go. Hosting huge screens and showing pretty much any sport you could possible want to watch, head over to Southbank to quench your sporting needs and whilst there, you may as well have a drink and bite to eat.
Monday to Thursday 11am to 12pm | Friday and Saturday 11am - 2am | Sunday 11am - 11pm
Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ
The Pelican Club
A great little bar/restaurant serving the best selection of Umbrian food (don't worry we had to look this up too). In our eyes, Italian food is hard to beat and if you're in agreement and like Jazz, you'll need to visit the Pelican Club. Jazz acts perform on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, so if a relaxing Jazz session with delicious Italian food sounds like a good combination (if not a little unorthodox) then plan a trip to the Pelican Club for your Nottingham stag do.
Tuesday to Thursday 5pm – 11pm | Friday to Saturday 5pm – 2am
55 St Mary’s Pl, Nottingham NG1 1PH
The Lacehouse is, unsurprisingly, set in an old lace factory in the Lace Market part of town. Two floors of the old factory are laced with RnB, Hip Hop & House, helping to create an awesome party atmosphere. Somewhere between a bar and club and serving loads of great drinks, The Lacehouse is an extremely popular Nottingham stag do bar/club and certainly one to consider as part of your stag do.
Sunday to Wednseday 12pm-11pm | Thursday 12pm-12am | Friday and Saturday 12pm-3am
Broadway, Nottingham NG1 1PS
~ There are plenty of Nottingham stag do bars and clubs to choose from ~
With 6 themed rooms, as many bars as you can handle and able to hold 2500 people, this is Nottingham's largest club venue. With cheap entry and drink offers always available, Pryzm is going to be a great night out. It is also open until 4am, which is later than anywhere else, so if the bar you're in closes, Pryzm will be ready to welcome you with open arms. With various VIP booths and drinks packages on offer as well, you can make sure you'll have a great time.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10pm–4am | Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday Closed
Lower Parliament St, Nottingham NG1 3BB
Ink boasts some of the best sound systems in the UK, 5 themed rooms, lots of neon lighting and 9 metre long video walls, making for an awesome night out. Great music and drink offers make sure that Club Ink has everything you need for a night out in Nottingham. Just like Pryzm, you can hire VIP booths and purchase drinks packages to have the group treated like bosses. It's also bang-smack in the centre of Nottingham, which can only be useful.
Sunday to Wednesday Closed | Thursday 10:30pm–12am | Friday 12am–12pm / 10:30pm–3:30am | Saturday 10:30pm–3:30am
The Elite Bldg, 2 Queen St, Nottingham NG1 2BL
Bodega and Rescue Rooms
Both Bodega and Rescue Rooms are big, well-renowned venues for bands and have hosted some of the most famous UK and international acts between them. As well as this, they both offer 'club nights' on Fridays and Saturdays so you can add either (or both) of these to your list of venues to visit for your Nottingham stag do.
The Bodega, 23 Pelham Street, Nottingham. NG1 2ED
Monday 4pm–1am | Tuesday to Thursday 4pm–1am | Friday 4pm–3am | Saturday 2pm–3am | Sunday CLOSED
The Rescue Rooms, Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JT
Monday 4pm-12am | Tuesday to Saturday 4pm–3am | Sunday CLOSED
Nottingham Stag Do Bar summary
Now you've got the best places to go, we feel like we should part with a few more helpful suggestions for the best stag do night out in Nottingham:
- Obviously, these are the best Nottingham stag do bars in our opinion and we think that with the information above then you'll have enough choice to have a great night/weekend in Nottingham. If you like lots of the places above and want to visit them, you could always make up your own Pub golf scorecard.
- If in a large group, you may want to consider guestlist passes which give everyone entry into a select few bars. If you don't do this, it's possibly worth staggering entry in smaller groups.
- Beer babe bar crawls are another way to get into some of the best Nottingham stag do bars and also include some rather pleasant ladies guiding you around and looking after the beer money for the group.
- Ending on a serious note (boo-hiss-boo): although this article is about the best bars, we advise responsible drinking, so please be careful out there kids!
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