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The Stag's Head

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The Stag's HeadThe Stag's Head
BA SCORE
89
very good

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 16.07%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 65
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

252 E 51st St
New York, New York, 10022-6518
United States
phone: (212) 888-2453

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thestagshead

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-09-2009)
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Reviews by sleazo:
Photo of sleazo
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

Formerly known as CB Six, the Stag's Head has emerged over the past few months as being a very similar bar as its predecessor. The layout is virtually identical with the major difference being that it is now connected to the beer/restaurant on Third ave. There is also less brewerania on the walls and the jukebox is absent. Other than that, it is the same. You walk down some stairs and there is a bar to the left and tables to the right and the back. It is a mostly wood decor and goes for a pub vibe. The music is decent and is not too loud so you can actually have a conversation. They do have the MLB package which is nice if you are visiting from out of town and want to see your team.

The beer selection has improved from when they first opened. You can find a wide number of local and further abroad craft brews. They never have anything too out there but you can always find a solid offering from such breweries as Troegs, Captain Lawrence, Sixpoint, Brooklyn, Dogfishead, Blue Point, Allagash and a few others. They have a decent bottle selection with some intriguing selections. they recently had a Troeg's week with all of their beers priced at $5. My only issue is there has not always been an IPA on tap which is a must for any beer bar. Still they usually have one.

The service has been attentive and friendly but they are not the most knowledgeable on the subject. The bartenders though are good with buybacks and the like if you treat them right. The prices are decent, especially for the area as the recent $5 specials make it affordable. I have not had the food as of yet.

While this doesn't challenge the best places in town it is a good spot to grab a quality brew if you are in the area. Midtown east does not have that many good beer bars so this place is welcome respite for the area. The selection has improved greatly since they opened and I think it will get better. The owner seems to realize craft brews are the way to distinguish themselves in a crowded bar scene. Worth checking out

sleazo, Jul 12, 2009
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Photo of rollom
3/5  rDev -23.5%

rollom, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mmmbeerNY, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Bwagner1122, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

dtomes, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ChipChaight, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of tainohawk
5/5  rDev +27.6%

tainohawk, May 05, 2014
Photo of JCNY
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Stag's Head is a great meet up place. The beer selection is fantastic, rotated frequently, with a dash of special events. The food here is top notch for bar food.

I recommend the buffalo wings with a side of the honey orange glaze (trust me), and the Turkey burger.

The great part about Stag's is that for the Sports enthusiast you can drag your great beer next door to Cornerstone which is their divey counterpart. It's connected to Stag's from the inside and you can walk between the two bars freely.

The only downside is that bartenders at Stag's tend to be a bit lazy, looking on their phones while you wait for a beer, and a little bit slow at times.

Having said that, its one of my favorite bars in midtown east.

JCNY, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of hkyplyr73
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

hkyplyr73, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of FLima
1.79/5  rDev -54.3%

The waiters are polite and attencious, but opposite to other places the person who claims to be the owner (Caroline or so) is a rabious dog. As other beer geeks from this site, I collect a picture of everything I drink, meaning bottles or the tap handler. I went to take pictures of those and the lady went nuts, saying that I could not do that, and she violently took it from my hand. I explained her what I did with those amateur pictures and gave her my name to check on the web. And asked why. She said "no, no, no, just no, no no!". I know NY is know for its awful service, but come on. You at least own some respect for who is bringing home your bacon!

FLima, Dec 17, 2013
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The Stag's Head in New York, NY
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.