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Cute, cheap and compact are three words that you may not associate with past stag parties. However, Bratislava is all three of these things. Impressive architecture, green surroundings, everything within walking distance and pints from under £1…need I say any more?!
Located in the South West of Slovakia, Bratislava is the only national capital that borders two independent countries, Austria and Hungary. Don’t be fooled by the small geographical size of Bratislava, for what it lacks in that department it certainly makes up for in its choice of stag do activities.
The skyline of Bratislava is characterised by medieval towers and flamboyant 20th-century buildings and possess several interesting sites from which you can view these grandiose landmarks. The UFO situated on the city’s newest bridge is a must visit. It houses a stylish restaurant and bar situated 90m above the Danube and offers great panoramic views of the city. Views from the Kamzík TV tower situated in the city’s forest can stretch to Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
A Bratislava stag do offers great value for money and this is epitomised in the cost of getting there. The 2hr 15 minute flight to the Slovakian capital start from as low as £52 return with Ryanair. Although a great city in its own right, Bratislava is brilliantly positioned to also enjoy some of the continent’s larger capital cities. Only an hour drive to Vienna, an additional hour to Budapest and a further hour to Prague, Bratislava provides the excellent base from which you can enjoy an adventurous weekend away with the boys.
Here at Pissup we haven’t nicknamed Bratislava ‘Partyslavia’ for no reason! Whilst us stag lads can appreciate beautiful architecture, what a Bratislava stag do is really about is the partying in the evening. During the Summer months, Bratislava takes the party outdoors to the multiple open air clubs and bars. The banks of the river Danube also provide the venue for some cool artificial beach parties and the talent that lines the river’s banks is said to be some of the most beautiful in the world. Furthermore, if you fancy a break from the more traditional forms of accommodation, the Danube has multiple ‘boatels’ in which you can lay your weary head at the end of a night where you have gotten totally slovakered!
If the sun is not shining then don’t worry, Bratislava still has copious amounts of hotspots situated in some seriously cool venues in which you can don your dancing shoes. Iconic Subclub is situated under the city’s castle, whilst Club Loft is situated in the neighbourhood of the main bus station and has just been refurbished with some chic interior. An additional bonus for the smokers among you, Bratislava allows you to puff in almost every bar, club and pub in the city.
There’s so much crazy fun to be had on your Bratislava stag do. We have all the classic stag do activities from go-karting to AK-47 shooting. UK gun laws being as strict as they are, you’ll never get to try shooting the big beast AK at home – that’s why booking AK-47 shooting session is a must on your stag weekend. You’ll get to find out whether you are a natural shot, and you’ll get to experience the full force of AK-47 (trust us, it kicks like hell!). If guns aren’t your thing then go go-karting and see if you can gain pole position and show your mates your the best driver in the group.
Bratislava also has a lot of crazy stag activities such as Bridge Swinging. If you like the idea of leaping off a bridge in the middle of the night and swinging under it – i.e. if you’re a bit of a nutter, then you’ll enjoy this! Likewise if adrenaline is your thing, try our quad bike activity and race around an awesome dirt track, located just outside Bratislava.
There are plenty of cool things to see in the Slovakian capital, including iconic buildings such as the iconic Bratislava Castle that looms over the city. Or if you’re more a culture-vulture you can check out the beautiful 18th century music hall and palace, the Primate’s Palace, which houses the famous Hall of Mirrors. However if you’re on a stag weekend time is short, so we recommend you book a Sightbeering tour: that way you can get taken on a fun, guided tour with a pitstop at a pub in the middle.
If you want to sample a bit of Slovak culture we suggest you try their wines. Slovak wines have recently won some serious wine-tasting awards, so you’d be mad not to go on a Wine Tasting tour. We’ll take you to a vineyard, not that far outside Bratislava. There you’ll see how the wine is made, and get to sample the stuff at the end…result!
However you choose to chill out (or not chill out) we have plenty of options for you. Just contact us and we can help you organise a Bratislava weekend that will go down in legend.
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