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Stag's Head

1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
353 1 671 3701
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Ranked #7 of 243 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: The Stags Head is a historical Dublin pub featured in Dublin Pub tours renowned for it's hospitality and famous pint of Guinness! You truly capture a... more » Owner description: The Stags Head is a historical Dublin pub featured in Dublin Pub tours renowned for it's hospitality and famous pint of Guinness! You truly capture a sense of the hidden Ireland when you accidentally stumble upon The Stag’s Head. Finding it is akin to discovering a rare treasure as it is concealed through a narrow passageway off Dame Street, although access can also be gained through Exchequer Street or Georges Street. When you enter inside this feeling of discovered booty is greatly intensified as a virtual paradise of culture and old world values confronts you. This is probably Dublin’s best preserved Victorian pub - and everything here is of authentic Victorian origin. Take time to look around and savour the sumptuously carved Victorian mahogany fittings, the mosaic marble tiled floors and granite tabletops. Visiting the Stag’s Head is a wondrous experience wether you call when the premises is cosy, warm and glowing at night time, or in early morning when this is old repository of liquid culture is radiantly illuminated by wafts of sunlight filtering through the stained glass windows. The mahogany bar, capped with red Connemara marble, follows the classic Victorian architectural pattern, being long and punctuated by exquisite partitions that divide into private compartments or stalls. « less
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went there for lunch in our day in Dublin, and we absolutely loved it! Friendly service and great food and beers. Highly recommend the Steak and Guinness Casserole.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Always visit pub , during visits to Dublin. Beer is always good, and they have a fantastic selection of Irish Whiskey, and staff are knowledgable about Whiskey. Pub is very old, and has great atmosphere and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend popping in for beers and Great Irish Whiskey. They recently filmed part of Penny Dreadful in this pub ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I called in to the stags head one afternoon. I asked for a glass of water, to which the barman, ruarieyeye told me to 'get the boat' this confused me as I had taken a 'dublin bike' to the establishment. He then went on to hurl abuse at my hair and choice of clothing. I noticed he was wearing a... More

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Boston
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went to this pub several nights during a 5 night stay. Bartender's were friendly and very helpful. On Monday's they have free comedy in the basement starting at 9. Get there early to reserve a seat. Four comedians performed and were all very funny! We didn't eat there but the food looked good as well. I highly recommend going... More

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Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I visited a few pubs while I was in Dublin and the Guinness here was the best that I tried in any of those pubs. I really liked the chowder too. I'm not sure why people think it is overpriced- it was about the same price as every other pub I went to give or take 10 cents. It is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stopped in for a pint just to see the famous landmark. Nothing remarkable, and pricier than other pubs nearby.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have never written a complaint before, but after last night I feel compelled to do so. After an all-nighter finishing off a thesis, and after a full day's work I entered the pub at 11pm with a friend. We were shattered and decided that a shot would wake us up-naming aftershock as it was the first one that I... More

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We ate here while waiting for the comedy crunch in the basement and I can highly recommend it. The seafood chowder was absolutely gorgeous, really creamy and served with good brown bread. The bar staff are very friendly and did not mock my daughter for wanting a lady-like glass of wine instead of guiness. They have a good selection of... More

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Is there any more to be said than what's in the title? Well... Great bar staff - good with the banter. Great atmosphere. Clientele of an age that has a little common sense on board: best way to describe late twenties +?

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Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Pricey pint and not enough bar staff on. Waiting forever to get served. That's the second time in a month so not a once off.

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