The Stagís Head | New York, New York
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The Stagís Head
Good based on 25 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 84, Evil Twin Freudian Slip 97, Harpoon UFO Gingerland 39, Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout 100, Anderson Valley Highway 128 The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose 91, 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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25 reviews for The Stagís Head
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  78%
 Selection  73%
 Food  76%
 Value  73%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  83%
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72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1448) 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.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (773) The íSham, England | February 3, 2013
Visited around mid day on the last Thursday of Feb í12. 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton  (641) London, England | August 18, 2010
Solid bar and restaurant. They tend to have great stuff on tap and routinely hold brewery events, during which they often put out free munchies. The Stagís Head also occasionally offers great deals on beers. I once got a Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout for $4.00! In 2010! I havenít ordered food before but there seems to be some good things on the menu.
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee  (511) 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
jackl  (455) Charlottesville, Virginia | August 15, 2012| Updated August 21, 2012
Standard wooden bar layout with loads of plasma screen TVs showing sport. I visited during the afternoon, but could imagine that this attracts a pretty íbroí clientele. My bartender was friendly enough. The selection was pretty good, with something like 15 beers available on tap. The list was well curated, and had beers to suit a range of tastes. Prices were fine. Overall, this is a nice place to sit out a rain storm, or visit if youíre in the area. As far as NYC goes, it doesnít seem like a place to travel to get to. Still, nice.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | January 5, 2012
Pleasant little bar in Midtown (East side). Knowledgeable and friendly bar tender. Dimly lit, younger crowd. Good beers on. Seemed pretty decent for the area (but I am an out of towner). Everything from a mild to Oak Aged Pumking. They do serve food, but I didnít try any. Prices were decent. Sampling flight (4x6oz) available as well. Good stop.
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, Iíd 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 youíre just swinging in for a single pint or so. Service was quick and friendly.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd  (213) Brussels, Belgium | July 12, 2011
Very cool bar with great deals next my midtown hotel. Was very surprised and happy to find this. Had a nice Lagunitas Imperial Stout on Cask. Later a Brooklyn Cascade. Well done.
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.

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