Sophisticated Stag & Hen Parties in Liverpool
by Aisha Farndon on 12/06/2013
So you’ve been tasked with arranging a “classy” or “sophisticated” stag night or hen party in Liverpool – or something a bit different from the rest . Criteria: no inflatable paraphernalia, L-plates and whistles and most definitely no fighting against a tide of large groups of stags and hens staggering into the road drunk – or worse, being sick into the gutter.
Putting aside whether or not the point of the weekend is to get the hen or stag into compromising pictures that are just perfect for sharing on facebook and youtube and in the best man speech, we’re here to help guide you in the right direction as to where to go (and where to avoid for a sophisticated hen or stag night in Liverpool.
In general, head to Water Street, Victoria Street and the Albert Docks for areas which cater for those who want to steer clear of lots of stag and hen parties in Liverpool in fancy dress which you will generally find within Concert Square and the surrounding Rope Walks area .
For the celebrity spotters out there or for a real touch of sophistication, head to Palm Sugar or Newz Bar.
Palm Sugar is situated on the top level of Liverpool 1 and is a regular celebrity hangout. The decor is chic, glam and booths are available to book which accommodate up to 20 people, where you and your group can enjoy bellinis, vodka with mixers and a magnum of Champagne in true celebrity style. And if there are any single ladies or men in your group, we’re sure they won’t be disappointed in this place!
For those looking for a slightly alternative night, why not Moniques or Circo club?
Moniques is situated near the popular Cavern Street area and offers a mix of the VIP treatment and celebrity-hangout you get in Palm Sugar and Newz with a display of burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville acts, all set within Parisian-esque glamour of velvet booths, chandeliers and ornate mirrors. Again, booths are available for the ultimate in luxury experiences.
In the Albert Docks, Circo Club offers a real alternative to the typical stag or hen weekend in Liverpool. The club offers jaw-dropping aerial, silk and trapeze performances in its bar and restaurant and every fortnight it puts on a “Freakshow” display, where you can be left astounded by fire breathers, acrobats, contortionists pole dancers or sword swallowers. A vintage circus theme resonates in the decor and you can even have your photo taken with a grissly bear on the way upstairs! Liverpool hen parties can book a booth for upstairs to watch the show and carry on partying afterwards to the best of R&B music.
No review would be complete without a nod to Alma de Cuba. As you walk into the bar the grandeur of the church is illuminated by the candlelit chandeliers and stained glass windows. Sit in the church pews whilst you sip a cocktail or two and watch the samba Carnival dancers take centre stage at the altar. The dancers encourage participation and will regularly work the top of the room to show you how it’s done – and they have been know to drag the odd wiling hen up onto the stage! In-between performances, the resident DJ plays the best of music from around the globe.
Images courtesy of: www.tripadvisor.co.uk, www.iceapp.co.uk, www.trendyvend.co.uk,www.circoliverpool.co.uk and www.flutterandsparkle.com