The Stag's Head
Enjoy a breath of fresh air when visiting the stag’s Head, just a stone throw from the buzz of Grafton St. Here you will cross into a landmark with enough History it could occupy a library.
Finding The Stag's Head pub 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.
Dating back to 1770, the pub was rebuilt in 1894-95, and was the first pub in Dublin to be lit by electricity. Magnificent stained glass depicts the Stags Head theme throughout eight windows. This was a pub Joyce drank in from time to time. The interior has proved attractive to film makers: scenes from The Treaty, December Bride, and Educating Rita have all been shot here. The bar retains the old barrels in which Jamesons ten-year-old liqueur whiskey was distributed in the last century.