October 18, 2007
The Stag’s Head is one of the well known pubs in Dublin, Ireland. This Victorian pub dates back to 1770, the place has a long, beautiful mahogany bar. Stag’s Head is located in the alley. Just look for this mosaic sign on the side walk of Dame Street (see photo).
The Stags Head was rebuilt in 1895 by the architect, A.J. McLoughlin. He designed the bar with stag-themed stained glass windows, mirrors, wood panels and a large stag’s head over the bar. This Victorian bar was a big success with Dubliners in the 1890s, and a young James Joyce was a frequent client.
Unlike other Irish pubs with a bar and only a few stools, there are many tables and comfortable chairs on the ground floor of the Stag’s Head. They serve pretty good Guinness.