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Stag's Head

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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: 1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +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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Lovely place and good comedy!

Had a blast at comedy night, very funny and highly entertaining comedians! Definitely going back there ASAP!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a blast at comedy night, very funny and highly entertaining comedians! Definitely going back there ASAP!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a no frills type bar. There are a number of different floors and areas which makes it ideal for group outings or parties. There is a great room on the top floor which can be rented for functions and it has it's own bar. There is no beer garden but there is a smoking area and there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bartenders are great. We had the Fish and Chips and Cream of Vegetable Soup - both were really good. No TVs in this Pub so a good place to escape the Football and Rugby crowds. With plenty if Pubs close by to choose from - you can consider this one a sure value.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 9:30 on a Friday for the ten o'clock band which started at 10:45 instead. We were two feet from the band and rowdy groups of college-aged kids were allowed to stand between our seats and the band. One person spilled half their beer on us while walking across the crowded floor. When the pub was so crowded... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here 'just for one' on a recent trip to Dublin and ended us staying for several. The drinks were crisp and fresh, my partner loved the black stuff and the bar were very friendly, helpful and chatty... such a rarity these days especially in a city... will defo be back next time I take a trip home. Cheers lads!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a lengthy layover in Dublin and stumbled upon this wonderful old Victorian pub. It's a great spot for a quiet Guinness and some tasty fish and chips on a chilly, drizzly afternoon. Look for the stag's head mosaic embedded into the sidewalk to help you find your way to the pub.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this pub by accident as I was exploring Dublin's many lanes and alleyways. It was busy as it was a Friday night but they served a good pint and service was quick & friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old pub! Very cousy and filled with friendly people, tourists and local people. Visit it for a night out for fun => COMMEDY CRUNCH!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stag's Head always seems to have something going on, stop for a pint and stay for the music. Probably Dublin's best Victorian pub, worth seeing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to feek the famous Irish pub atmosphere - this is the place to go. Full of people, loud and very narrow. Has a nice designed interior with a big Stag's Head on the wall, above the bar.

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