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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
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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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Great Pub

A must see pub for any visitor to Dublin, great beer, great atmosphere, always a friendly face to be seen and great conversations to be had. Upstairs they often have events so... read more

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

Good atmosphere and good music. HOWEVER: measures of spirits (at least the vodka for certain) are watered down to such an extent that a double with a small mixture still tastes like watered down mixture. Might sound like a whiney message but for the price of a drink in Dublin one would expect some alcohol in their glass. Will not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see pub for any visitor to Dublin, great beer, great atmosphere, always a friendly face to be seen and great conversations to be had. Upstairs they often have events so keep your eyes open for whats on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 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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