The Stag's Head, Dublin

The Stag's Head, Dublin

Just a stone's throw from the buzz of Grafton Street, The Stag's Head is a quintessential Dublin drinking spot, renowned for its hospitality, food, and pints of Guinness. Crossing into this landmark feels like entering a living history book, steeped in tales of the past. Its picturesque allure has graced the silver screen and was even featured on a postage-stamps series on Irish bars.

Conceived by George Tyson, a merchant from Westmoreland who settled in Ireland in the 1870s, The Stag's Head was purchased in the early 1890s with a vision to establish the most advanced and distinctive Victorian pub in Dublin – the capital's first to be illuminated by electric light. Amid great anticipation, the establishment opened its doors to the public in May 1894, attracting esteemed patrons such as the Lord Lieutenant and prominent members of Victorian society.

Tyson's legacy endures, as evidenced by his name on the large clock outside the building. Inside, you will find a long bar with a majestic stag's head, alongside opulent marble and mahogany accents, a magnificent ceiling, stained glass windows, and mirrors; no television. Another charming relic of the Victorian era is the cozy parlour lounge discreetly tucked behind the main bar, which once served as a fashionable smoking retreat. Upstairs, the bar hosts a variety of engaging events, from live music gigs to comedy and storytelling events.

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Sight Name: The Stag's Head
Sight Location: Dublin, Ireland (See walking tours in Dublin)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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