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StagCademy Awards 2023: Liverpool’s Best Stag And Hen Venues Crowned At Industry Oscars

The crown jewels in Liverpool’s stag and hen do scene have been named, ahead of what is expected to be one of the city’s busiest ever party seasons.

Everything from Liverpool’s best party bars to the tastiest afternoon tea have been handed awards in the stag and hen industry Oscars.

Dubbed the ‘StagCademy Awards’ the awards are dished out annually by Last Night of Freedom, Britain’s leading stag and hen party providers.

And the party firm has named Peacock Cocktail Bar as the city’s top hen haunt, with the Bavarian-themed Einstein Bier Haus topping the table for stags.

“The quality of Liverpool’s bars is pretty much second to none, so it was a really hard decision – the runners-up would have won in any other city,” said Matt Mavir, Managing Director of Last Night of Freedom.

“However, both our winners tick every box. Peacock’s cocktails are just superb, and the feedback we’ve had from hens has been nothing short of superb. It is the perfect venue for hens to unwind and bond.

“Einstein Bier Haus is a completely different vibe – it is lively and raucous – but it has a great décor, dozens of screens and more beers than your average supermarket, so it isn’t a surprise it came out on top.”

Elsewhere, immersive speakeasy cocktail haunt Alcotraz picked up the gong for the Best Hen Party activity while Hatchett Harry’s – an axe throwing venue – was crowned Best Stag activity.

PINS Social Club, a boutique bowling venue, won the award for Best Bottomless Brunch with Mrs Blodget’s Tipsy Afternoon Tea was crowned Best Afternoon Tea.

The accolades come as Liverpool is once again crowned Europe’s busiest hen party destination.

And across the entire continent, only Newcastle attracts more stags, with bookings to Merseyside rocketing in the past 12 months.

And for both stags and hens, trips to Liverpool increased by a whopping 37 per cent last year – with the booking boom expected to carry on into 2023.

This weekend alone, industry data has revealed that the city is expected to host almost 130 hen parties – roughly one in every eight staged in Europe.

“Demand for stags and hens to Liverpool this year is already sky-high,” added Matt.

“It is now firmly cemented as one of the great party cities, not just in Europe, but in the World.

“On the back of covid rules lifting, last year was Liverpool’s busiest 12 months ever, yet it is such a popular destination, it wouldn’t be a  surprise if 2023 broke that record.

“That’s why these awards are so important. Tens of thousands of stags and hens will visit Liverpool this year, so they help guide groups’ decision making so that they have the best weekend possible.”

The winners in full are:

  • Best Stag Activity – Axe Throwing at Hatchett Harry’s
  • Best Hen Activity – Alcotraz
  • Best Bottomless Brunch – Pins Social Club
  • Best Afternoon Tea – Mrs Blodget’s Tipsy Afternoon Tea
  • Best Burger – Arcains
  • Best Hen Party Bar – Peacock Cocktail Bar
  • Best Stag Party Bar – Einstein Bier Haus

For more information on Liverpool stag and hen trips, please visit Last Night of Freedom.


Founder and Editor, Clare Deane, shares her passion for all the amazing things happening in Liverpool. With a love of the local Liverpool music scene, dining out a couple of times a week and immersing herself in to all things arts and culture she's in a pretty good place to create some Liverpool Noise.

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