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Stag's Head

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Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Address: 1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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+353 1 671 3701
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The Stags Head is a historical Dublin pub featured in Dublin Pub tours...

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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Dublin pub with fun music

Fun atmosphere with live music downstairs. Highly recommend this pub. Didn't seem too touristy - but I am a tourist so what do I know!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun atmosphere with live music downstairs. Highly recommend this pub. Didn't seem too touristy - but I am a tourist so what do I know!

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Mitlodi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was very good but the service was a trifle haphazard - but friendly. I especially enjoyed the seafood chowder.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic interior decoration, lively atmosphere and decent choice of alcohol, even if you do not drink it is worth to just pop in and have a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and a friend who is a Dublin local went to the stags head on I think was a Tuesday night where they have a free comedy show down stairs. It was a first for me as I had never visited Dublin before and a first for my friend who was local to Dublin. This was by far the best... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great pub with multiple bars ,we were in the little one directly behind the side entrance ,a great place for a cosy pint main bar has a mixed crowd of locals ,tourists, students etc. Saturday afternoons can be busy as can Friday evenings ,Well worth a visit if your thirsty

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cracking pub in the city centre with great Guinness. Always a solid choice. Cool being able to spill out onto Dame Lane with the other pubs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Stag's Head is a definite contender for best pub in Dublin - and that's a damn high standard! I have been taking people here for a number of years and visitors are always impressed with the whole experience. Firstly the interior is remarkable and superbly restored and maintained - gets the place a five star review on its own!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should definitely put this pub on your 'tick list' of Dublin pubs. It is quietly tucked away and has that quintessential Irish pub atmosphere. The Guinness is very tasty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this bar for many years. It is very traditional with great service. We visited at tea time and it was full. Very popular with locals and visitors. The stags head was dressed for Christmas. The food is popular here too. Worth finding.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a drink here over the Christmas holidays. It was really packed downstairs but we were able to squeeze in upstairs. There was a fabulous atmosphere with lots of groups catching up.

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