The Stag’s Head | New York, New York
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The Stag’s Head
Good based on 27 ratings
Type: Bar

252 East 51st Street
New York, New York United States 10022 [ print map ]
212 888 2453 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

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

Mayor: Jow (18) |

The Stag’s Head

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Beer Available At The Stag’s Head (arranged by most recent)
Captain Lawrence Pilot Batch: Red Rye IPA , Ommegang Joemmegang 87, Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout 99, Cuzett Grisette , Rogue Farms Fresh Roast Ale 94, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #53 - Kettle Cup 2015 Braggot Rights 64, Other Half Not My Jam , Other Half / Oxbow Town + Country , Stillwater The Devil is People 91, Port City Downright Pilsner 71, 21st Amendment Kilt By Wildfire 72, Westbrook 100% Brett Lichtenhainer 96, Captain Lawrence Ginger Man Winter Ale Variation (Coffee Milk Stout) , Captain Lawrence Effortless IPA 93, Captain Lawrence Sun Block 68, Victory Anniversary 19 Ale Session IPA 89, Smuttynose Smuttlabs Finkelstein 46, Smuttynose Rhye IPA 97, Smuttynose Smuttlabs Ol’ Grundy Humper 75, Victory 2015 Hop Ticket #1 Black IPA 89
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27 reviews for The Stag’s Head
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  79%
 Selection  73%
 Food  73%
 Value  73%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

theisti  (626) 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 = ★★½ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65  (34) Chicago, Illinois | 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.
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
jackl  (543) 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 ’bro’ 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 you’re in the area. As far as NYC goes, it doesn’t seem like a place to travel to get to. Still, nice.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz  (122) Brooklyn, New York | August 15, 2012
Pretty standard Irish style pub and relaxed midtown vibe. Nice enough. Friendly attentive bar tenders and server. A 10 oz. of DFH Red & White was $8. The draught and draft list had a few gems like that, either uncommon or uncommon, local and not, on draft. Solid otherwise though not too big a list. They’ve been around and doing this for a while, relative to many other newcomers so have good events and good kegs.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
saxo  (136) Højbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | July 5, 2012
Nice bar that does 4x6oz flights for $12. Many good local breweries on tap and a very good website that shows what currently is on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR  (422) 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 didn’t try any. Prices were decent. Sampling flight (4x6oz) available as well. Good stop.

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