As one of the best men, you owe it to your friend and colleague to organise him the perfect stag party (that’s bachelor party for us in the States; bucks night for the Aussies). This day is designed to get him out of his comfort zone, push his limits, and most importantly, give him a feeling of complete freedom before he enters his new life. Luckily, Budapest has plenty of options for you to do just that.
The Hungarian capital has a reputation as a major party destination. It has also become a popular spot for stag and hen parties. In fact, it ranks as the third most popular stag and hen party location in Europe. It’s no wonder as the city is home to 80 geothermal springs. The city’s clubs, bars and ruin pubs are popular among locals and tourists alike. One of the most famous ruin bars is Szimpla Kert which ranked second in the Lonely Planet’s list of world’s best bars. Other popular venues include Instant and Fogas Haz.
If the stag is looking for an adrenaline boost, you can head to the shooting range or try your hand at car shooting. You can also test your skills on a tank driving or escape room experience.
Alternatively, you can hop on a Segway tour of the city or rent a beer bike and take in the sights of the historic district. You can also go to the famous Buda Castle or Fisherman’s Bastion for some fantastic photo opportunities.
When it comes to eating out, you’ll find the usual suspects such as pizza, burgers and sushi but there are some Hungarian specialties that shouldn’t be missed. Goulash is a traditional stew-like dish that’s made with potatoes, carrots and a type of meat. Another must-try is almaval toltott kaposzta which consists of minced pork, rice and spices wrapped in cabbage and served with sour cream.
If you want to save money, there are plenty of hostels in Budapest. They’re great for groups and you can even book stag do activities right from the hostel. You can also go on a 1.5 hour Danube cruise and see the city’s landmarks lit up at night. If you’re a big fan of pranks, there are four of them in Budapest that will definitely put a smile on your mate’s face. The hitchhiker stripper, the stag arrest, the sexy maid wake up and the rolly polly prank are sure to make him laugh. stag party Budapest