19 reviews of Stags Head in English
I've got some great memories from stag's head. Like the others have said. It's a small old pub but big on personality. To be honest, I liked it more before louis fitzgerald bought it, but it's still aweseome, especially the snug, that most people don't seem to know about
There's so much to say about this pub, where to begin? It's one of those places you can't really describe; it's an experience! There's a reason the Stag's head is such a loved Dublin hotspot, both by tourists and locals. It's one of the oldest pubs in Dublin, dating back to 1770 when it first opened!! Crazy. You definitely get the feel of that when you step inside - though the atmosphere is lively and familiar, you do get the sense that it's also crowded with past generations of our ancestors, still sitting at the bar having a laugh! Not in a creepy, haunted way, but in a comforting, patriotic sort of way. Great for a night out, or even a bite, a pint, and a chat with locals.
Great place for a quite afternoon pint and a read. No FM 104 tunes annyoing you, just the occasional game one TV. Otherwise only the faint murmuring of the other patrons in the background. Also does the place ooze history with it's pannelled walls and the stag's head (!) hanging over the bar - there's a brilliant article written by John Kelly on their website which pretty much sums it all up. I've also been to the upstairs parlour bar on the weekends, there's the occasional accoustic gig going on.
Please visit when it's lashing with rain outside and you want to blank out the world for some time. It's worth it.
Old-fashioned solid pub that's just right for slurping a pint and huddling around tables with friends while eyeing out the posters on the walls. The other clientele seemed friendly and as we were visiting on a Monday night had no problems at all finding seats and service in ample amounts. Sadly by 9pm when we arrived they'd stopped serving food which meant we only stayed for one drink before trucking on, but not a bad traditional boozer to have a pint with friends.
A nice bar to go into. Authentic traditional interior. I often find it’s too packed though. It also seems to attract folk that lack personality. For some strange reason the clientele are male in majority. I’m not sure but I often find that its best to not interact with people in The Stags Head, because they are just not friendly. I find that one must also murmur quietly amongst friends at times in there. Its a bit like a victorian Boarding School. I’m sure the clientele of the Stags Head must be of the very prestigous and important type. I know it often is chosen as the meeting piont. It can fill up to a packed level very quickly. It becomes like a rugby battle staying there. I can never see the sense in it all. I;m sure why but I think its really for uptight prestigous bachelors. Not the Type ya might find in the Bachelors Inn anyway. At least one can get a laugh out of them.
Ok I have no idea what the schizzle is with this but they do swing dancing classes here some nights upstairs. Peeked in and was like I’d walked in on a 1940s british movie.
Other than that, really nice frozen margaritas and great music. A nice place to start an evening.
The Stags Head is small, but big on personality. Great place to go to catch up with mates. Staff are friendly, but not too friendly if you know what I mean. They serve the drink, and serve it asap. Very popular pub in Dublin so its always packed.Well worth a visit. You haven’t been to Dublin unless you visit The Stag’s Head.
Classic Irish pub, full of the same regulars who appear in the painting on the wall! Great service and fantastic, old-fashioned atmosphere. Have a couple of pints whilst waiting for you table in Odessa (next door). Only small criticism - quite pricey for a pub, otherwise highly recommended!
Many happy memories here for me along Dame Court at The Stags Head, always good for a drinking establishment. Nice & traditional, long bar, and a short reach! Lots of marble and mahogany panelling, grand ceiling and stained glass & mirrors, doors at either end of the bar if you want to avoid anyone!
Had some serious conversations in here in the past with new aquaintances, one with a guy who looked like a younger more podgy Samuel Beckett, and we were talking about Margaret Thatcher, and Ollie Cromwell, now there’s a lively pair for an Irish pub! There’s an upstairs area where they have live music too, but I’ve rarely been up there, not that I don’t like the music, just been too busy lifting a glass & chatting down here.
Movie makers seem to go for the Stags wide angles. Neil Jordan filmed a sequence in his 'Michael Collins’ with Liam Neeson here, (the real Mick Collins knew this place too), and the great Albert Finney was here as a bus conducting Oscar Wilde in 'Man of No Importance.’ I’m a bit of sucker for locations of great movies, but the pub is the real star!
The Stags Head is such a beautiful pub. It’s your stereotypical Irish pub and is a real treat for visitors because of its beauty and 'Irishness’. Apparently it was featured in a series of post stamps, so that’s saying something. The atmosphere is warm and cosy making it a lovely place to have a nice cold pint and to really enjoy it!
Ask anyone their favourite Dublin pub and tenner bets the Stag’s gets it.
The no-music policy works a treat - the place is all about conversation, even more so than booze. It’s ever-popular for after-work pints, and upstairs opens on weekends.
Quality is timeless.
Old fashioned style pub in the heart of Dublin. The best thing about it is the wood panelled traditional snug (straight on after the left hand side of the bar) a great place to meet friends for a few drinks. It can get very busy, and at sometimes its difficult to find seats. There are sometimes exhibitions and events on upstairs and the downstairs is interestingly painted!
Proper pub tucked away behind Dame Street. The Stag’s Head doesn’t do anything modern or wacky, but just has that special atmosphere of conviviality and warmth that a pub should have. Great pints in a snug friendly space with friends you didn’t know before you stepped in the door.
This is really good “old” style pub situated slighty off the beaten track and is where you will find locals and a good pint of Guinness. The upstairs is particularly good for chatting as there is no music and it doesn’t tend to too busy until very late on a Friday or Saturday night. The staff are pretty friendly and the seats are comfy.
Nice old style pub in the very centre of Dublin. It’s tucked away in a slightly off the beaten path location and is thus free of the marauding groups of drunkards that plague other pubs in nearby Temple Bar. Serves a good pint of Guinness and its old decoration has been well preserved.
A realy fine example of Victorian drinking houses Dublin, and one of only a few left. The atmosphere isn’t particularly warm, and I don’t imagine it ever was or was mean to be, rather, it feels more stately, like you’ve just done an enormous deal down the road in the Bank of Ireland and now you’re going to get rolickingly trashed in the most gentlemanly way you know how. The food is good value, the guinness good and the location just dandy.
Before the Celtic Tiger and all its snazzy bars came to rest in Ireland, this is what the pubs were all about. I loved this pub for the meer fact that it is still exactly the same as it was in 1890 when it opened (except now you can’t smoke inside). There are beautiful stain glass windows, a warm wooden interior, the original snugs and… a huge stag’s head hanging over the bar! The food and drink in this pub is great quality and a real plus is that this pub attracts more locals than it does tourists, so you are guaranteed some of that famous Irish banter and craic in here. A must-go-to anytime you are in Dublin.
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