The Stag's Head, Dublin

The Stag's Head, Dublin

The Stag’s Head is a classic Dublin drinking establishment renowned for its hospitality, food and famous pint of Guinness. Crossing into this landmark, you will find enough history to occupy a library.

Situated just a stone's throw away from the buzz of Grafton Street, The Stag’s Head is the brainchild of Westmoreland merchant George Tyson who settled in Ireland in the 1870s. He bought the premises in the early 1890s with a view to set up the most advanced and distinctive Victorian pub in Dublin – the first one in the capital to be fitted with electric light. The venue opened its doors to the public in May 1894 with great fanfare and distinguished patronage including the Lord Lieutenant and the most respected members of contemporary Victorian society.

Tyson’s name is still seen on the large clock outside the building. Inside, you will find a long bar with a huge stag’s head hanging over it, marble and mahogany décor, a grand ceiling, stained glass windows and mirrors; no television. Another cute remnant of the Victorian era is the little parlour lounge discreetly tucked behind the main bar, which used to serve as a fashionable smoking room.

The upper floor is dedicated to different social gatherings: private parties, corporate functions and group bookings. Downstairs, the Stag’s Tail, is the place to enjoy a regular craic of traditional Irish music sessions.

Opening Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10:30-23:30; Friday-Saturday: 10:30-00:30; Sunday: 12:00-23:00.

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Sight Location: Dublin, Ireland (See walking tours in Dublin)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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