The Stag’s Head | New York, New York
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The Stag’s Head
Exceptional based on 21 ratings
Type: Bar

252 East 51st Street
New York, New York United States 10022 [ print map ]
212 888 2453

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Hours: Open Weekdays 11am-4am; Weekends 12pm-4am


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Beer Available At The Stag’s Head (arranged by most recent)
Bells Special Double Cream Stout 99, Bear Republic Apex 99, Harpoon Bronze King 60, Great South Bay Robert Moses Pale Ale 57, Great South Bay Blonde Ambition 62, Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale 66, Great South Bay Sleigh Ryed 49, Great South Bay Snaggletooth Stout 79, Great South Bay Massive IPA 82, Great South Bay Misfit Toy Black IPA , Harpoon Chocolate Stout 96, Blue Mountain Dark Hollow 98, River Horse Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale 89, Evil Twin Hipster Ale 93, Sixpoint Mad Scientist Series #16: Lichtenhainer , Elysian Oddland Series #02: Spiced Pear Ale 49, Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter with Chipotle and Cocoa 91, Lakefront Pumpkin Lager 55, Ballast Point Thai Ginger Chili Lime Wahoo Wheat 87, Avery Ellies Brown Ale 90
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21 reviews for The Stag’s Head
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  78%
 Selection  72%
 Food  73%
 Value  73%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  83%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns  (27) , Australia | December 31, 2013
Right near my hotel so worked out well having this place close by. Nice small craft beer bar with massive USA focus on tap. About 15 taps to choose from. Great happy hour specials $4 pints. Service was great wasn't really waiting around for my beers as I get inpatient like that. Definitely pop in if in the neighborhood. Not many other options in midtown.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | October 12, 2013
Popped in here for a quick drink with a friend when I was in the neighborhood. Sort of a dark hidey-hole type of vibe with a short bar fronting a cozy divey looking place. A very well-curated tap list and some nice happy hour specials as well. We didn’t eat when we were here but quite enjoyed the pop in. Bartender was efficient - there aren’t a ton of options in this neighborhood but this is a great one.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Pep10  (24) , Sweden | September 18, 2013
I have been here twice when visiting the city and enjoyed both visits. I appreciate the focus on American and local beers on tap and that the website is updated to you can check the selection before you go. Seems to be very popular with the after work crowd so even during the week it has not been easy to find a table. Very good freindly service at the bar. A good bar menu but not a foodie destination. The sliders were very tasty. Definately worth a visit if you are in mid-town.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel  (31) Bergen, Norway | August 29, 2013
Traditional British looking bar, with two quite cozy, smallish floors in wooden décor, as well as a nice patio upstairs. The place cannot compete in the big league when it comes to sheer amount, but the selection seems carefully selected and with a focus on local craft breweries. Also serves good food. Service is good, and the staff is knowledgeable and helpful.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
theisti  (464) Leawood, Kansas | March 15, 2013
Visited late afternoon on a Thursday. Cool split level room, with a bar 1/2 floor down, and another room upstairs. The lower bar had 14 or so beers on tap, with a decent variety of locals and other solid craft options. Good friendly service. I had a beer, and the sliders. Both were solid, and I enjoyed my visit. There is nothing special about this place (craft beer wise), though I enjoyed spending time here.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jrgratz  (11) New York | March 4, 2013
Great midtown beer spot.. awesome happy hour. Good selection.. nice outdoor deck upstairs. Service is slow and undesirable.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
podey  (57) New York, New York | February 7, 2013| Updated February 28, 2013
Always has something a little different and interesting. Had both Goose Island BCS and Elysian Omen here the other day. It can get hammered on a Thurs/Fri/Sat night. I live very close so I try and go at off peak hours and the bartenders are really nice and helpful.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (548) The ’Sham, England | February 3, 2013
Visited around mid day on the last Thursday of Feb ’12. The place never got too busy but there were a few folks in for lunch. Service was attentive and friendly. Beer selection was solid enough with a few out of state/non east coast offerings available. I liked this place and would head back if in the area, although not a destination pub in its own right.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65  (21) Rockaway Park, New York | January 9, 2013
Small but interesting seasonal tap selection. The bartender was knowledgable. Had a nice little corner behind the bar. Decent acoustic music on a weeknight. Expensive, but not too out of line for Midtown.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 29, 2012
Well lit and open feeling for what is not the largest space. Here during the after lunch time on a Tuesday, small crowd. A number of tvs, which when I came were showing the Little League World Series, Sportscenter, and CNN. Nice mix for the lunchtime crowd. Looked like 16 drafts (one was empty, I’d guess in preparation for their Southern Tier event the following night) on while I was here, ranging from the entry level stuff like Abita Turbodog and Lefthand Sawtooth to more interesting offerings like Southern Tier Pumking and Creme Brulee. There were a few harder to come by things, one-offs, generally from local brewers like Barrier, Chelsea, and Kelso. Overall a nice selection and mix of styles including a rauch, a few different stouts, some Belgian styles, and some lighter more accessible fare. Some of these are part of the lunch special (half a pint and a meal for $10). Happy hour seems to run a long time (11A-7P) and features specials on some of those more easily found beers. Credit card minimum is $20 which is good to know if you’re just swinging in for a single pint or so. Service was quick and friendly.

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