The Stagís Head | New York, New York
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The Stagís Head
Good based on 24 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 Stagís Head (arranged by most recent)
Greenport Harbor Cuvaison , Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale 98, Lagunitas New DogTown Pale Ale 96, Other Half Doug Cascadian Dark Ale 82, Evil Twin Freudian Slip 97, Harpoon UFO Gingerland 42, Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout 100, Anderson Valley Highway 128 The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose 92, Perennial Tart Hopfentea 91, Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca 96, Bear Republic Tartare Rouge 94, Ommegang Hop House 96, Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome 81, Two Roads Henryís Farm Double Bock 80, Greenport Harbor NY Common , Oxbow / Coppertail Grizacca 97, Smuttynose Short Batch #18 Durty 96, Bells Special Double Cream Stout 99, Bear Republic Apex 99, Harpoon Bronze King 65
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24 reviews for The Stagís Head
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  79%
 Selection  74%
 Food  76%
 Value  74%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  83%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
thestagsheadnyc  (1) New York, NY, New York | December 10, 2014
Awesome and varied beer selection, great ambiance, amazing, friendly, and interactive service! I highly highly recommend this place!!
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1439) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 22, 2014| Updated August 18, 2014
Visited May 26, 2014.

This is basically an Irish bar but itís got decent beer. During my visit they were doing a Dogfish Head event, or at least they had just finished one and there were still a lot of Dogfish beers on tap. That didnít excite me all that much. They also had some Founders and some more local beers but over all it wasnít an amazing tap list. That said, I did find something to enjoy. I also got a kick out of the Dogfish tap handle that is in sections that can be rotated to make different patterns, even if I didnít want to drink the beer coming from that tap.

It might be worth noting that they have a patio on upstairs that is nice. You can sit outside and eat/drink in a slightly nicer atmosphere than a dingy bar.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond  (210) Manhattan, New York | May 4, 2014
Nice double level bar with lots of seating area and decent for groups. Iíve been here during a Carton event which was great, so not sure how their day-to-day menu is on average. Wish this place was closer.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns  (41) , 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  (510) 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 didnít eat when we were here but quite enjoyed the pop in. Bartender was efficient - there arenít 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  (30) , 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 dťcor, 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  (551) Leawood, Kansas | March 15, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
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.

70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
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.

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