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Stag's Head

1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 671 3701
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Fun pub with great food

Stumbled upon this pub while in Dublin during a brief rain-shower. After a pint we decided to have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mark B
Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
The Best Pub

We went to many great pubs while in Dublin, but this was the best. I found out what a real proper... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
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1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 671 3701
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this pub while in Dublin during a brief rain-shower. After a pint we decided to have lunch and we were happy we did. Food is traditional pub fare with a slight twist. The quality of the food was excellent and the pricing was...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to many great pubs while in Dublin, but this was the best. I found out what a real proper pint tastes like. Friendly staff and great crowd. If they still have it when you are reading this, you MUST go to the ukulele...More

Thank seevisions
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stag's Head was one of many pubs we visited while in Dublin. When we arrived it was very crowded and several people waiting to be seated but the line moved quickly and we were seated in less than 10 minutes. Staff was friendly and we...More

Thank pattib22
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very inviting place, came in for a late lunch and a few pints with a group. We had an amazing waitress who even sat down at our table with us to take our orders. We ordered some appetizers, the chips and three dips, and the...More

Thank khodge23
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lively pub to stop and have a pint...or in my case--a gin and tonic. Great, friendly staff and welcoming environment.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a large group of us, but they accepted reservations which was superb. The basement was buzzing once the band kicked off.

Thank Vicky J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here Saturday night with two friends, we had great craic and I would definitely visit again next night out in Dublin.

Thank brianan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely traditional Dublin Pub. Gets busy but crowds spread out on Dame lane in Summer. Good pint of Guinness. Featured in 'Penny Dreadful' if you are a fan of that series. A good place for a day time pint and a read of your paper...More

Thank tbergio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had this pub on our mini-pub crawl, and we had an excellent time there! The service was great, and you can't go wrong with the Irish - fun loving people!!!

Thank mwchase
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a REAL Irish pub Stag Head is one to try. All the flavor of what one thinks an Irish pub should be. There are tons of pubs in Dublin but Stag Head is one that you shouldn't miss.

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Tanya C
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Lawrence T | Reviewed this property |
They are very efficient and manage to get food and drink to people pretty quickly. Dont expect a hostess and a wait list. You go in and find yourself a seat. Someone will find you and take your order.
Janine D
April 25, 2017|
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Response from spartan95 | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend bringing a child to this bar, as it's is primarily a BAR. There is a dining room where it would be ok for a meal but otherwise your child would be terribly bored.
Kyle W
January 12, 2017|
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Response from mikhel | Reviewed this property |
It was 5 euro just before Christmas. A great pint too.