6 Pubs of Christmas

Cue the Holiday Jingles: Christmas in Dublin is something truly special. Celebrate the silly season with us this year and enjoy a truly Irish experience!


From the cosy snugs in Kehoes and The Stag’s Head to the heat of an open fire. We have an abundance of Irish Christmas atmosphere on offer as well as one of the largest selections of gin in Dublin in the Gin Palace worthy of Queen Margaret herself.


Speaking of history, we have just the place for those looking for something historical. Check out The Grand Central, where Irish School of Wireless Telegraphy once sat and the broadcasting of the Proclamation of an Irish Republic via shortwave radio in 1916 was aired. You’re sure to satisfy any historian buff.


If you’re more of a music buff wander up to Thin Lizzy’s old haunt, Bruxelles. While you’re there give them a vote at our voting station for ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’. The bar has attracted other familiar faces such as our very own Michael Flatley, Michael O’Driscoll to Oasis, Snow Patrol and many more. If you’re lucky you may spot a familiar face.


Take a wander down the cobbled streets of Temple Bar before the end of the night and see what treasures old Dublin has to offer. Drop into The Quays for a pint of the black stuff and some craic agus ceoil.


For a true Irish experience. Pop into each of our bars and let us know your favourite… 12 pubs… sure who survives that. Savour and enjoy it with 6!


National Hospitality Award | Stags Head, Traditional Pub of The Year 2019

The Stags head are delighted to announce The Stag’s Head has been awarded ‘Best Traditional Pub in Ireland 2019’ by the NHA. This prestigious award would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of The Stag’s Head Management and Staff. There is some tough competition in the hospitality industry and we are humbled that we have come out on top this year. A good team behind the brand and identity of the bar and our customers is essential to keep the venue feeling that little bit extra special so cheers to you!


The Stags Head established 1770’s which is part of the Louis Fitzgerald Group is a traditional Irish pub with traditional Irish music and food in Dublin city centre. Renowned for a well poured pint of the black stuff and large array of whiskies worthy of any whiskey connoisseurs taste buds. Former haunt of Michael Collins and the 1st pub in Dublin to have an electric light. The Pub tucked away on Dame Lane, brings you back in time offering a truly unique Traditional Irish experience in the heart of bustling Dublin.


Next time you’re in Dublin experience this little gem for yourself.

The Best Irish Coffee In Dublin

Hidden in the heart of Dame Street sits The Stags Head, one of Dublin’s most loved spots for pints, food and of course Irish coffee. The former haunt of Michael Collins, The Stags Head is where you will find the most delicious, creamiest glass of Irish Coffee in Dublin, making The Stags Head one of the top places to visit in Dublin! Have an authentic whiskey experience by asking your bartender to use whiskey from the cask.

Irish coffee was originally created in 1943 at a Limerick restaurant which sat beside an airbase.
A young chef, Chef Sheridan, decided to heat up the passengers that came off the flights with something a little bit different.
He brewed rich, dark coffee and added in some Irish whiskey, some brown sugar and topped it off with whipped cream – creating the drink we all love and know today.

The Stags Head keeps the Irish coffee tradition alive today by sticking to the classic recipe.
They take pride in their Irish coffee recipe, using only the best ingredients including Powers Whiskey which is specially selected by the master blender from Midleton Distellery, Co. Cork.

The pub offers beautiful, traditional surroundings to take in as you relax with your Irish coffee. Slide into one of the Stags Head’s comfy snugs to catch up with friends over your drinks. Or taste some traditional fare before having your Irish coffee as dessert for a real Irish food experience.

After a day of sightseeing around Dublin, or a day full of shopping through Temple Bar and Stephen’s Green, call into The Stags Head to rest your feet and have one of the barmen make you a Stags Head Irish coffee!

Bloomsday Irish Youth Foundation Messanger Bike Rally

Imagine cycling throughout Dublin in the 1900s…can you picture it? Well, you can see it in person on June 7th!

Bloomsday is a celebration of James Joyce’s acclaimed novel Ulysses. The novel chronicles one day in the life of Leopold Bloom as he travels through Dublin.

The festival runs from June 2nd to June 16th and captures the spirit of Joyce’s Dublin.

Every year, the Irish Youth Foundation hosts a Messanger Bike Rally in aid children and young people in disadvantaged circumstances. Participants dress in ‘Joycian’ (Edwardian) clothing and cycle around Dublin on vintage messenger bikes – it’s definitely a sight to behold!

150 cyclists will take the the streets of Dublin on June 7th. The rally begins at Wolfe Tone corner of Stephen’s Green, passes the Mansion House for a rendition of Molly Malone. After the sing-song, they will make their way around Trinity College and towards Pearse Street. They then cycle down to Temple Bar then back up to George’s Street and back over to Stephen’s Green. They will pedal up Leeson Street to the Canal then back to the corner of Stephen’s Green via Merrion Square and finishing up at the Mansion House.

But of course, there are pit stops on the way for a sandwich and a well-deserved refreshment!

This year, The Stags Head will be one of the deserved pit-stops for participants! We may not serve a pork kidney breakfast but we will be laying out delicious sandwiches made with Brennans bread with ham and Gorgonzola cheese and a pint of the black stuff for all participants.

Join us in The Stags Head between 10.30am and 12pm June 7th to celebrate Bloomsday and support Irish Youth Foundation. It’s not to be missed!


The Irish Youth Foundation fund and develop programmes and projects for children and young people living in disadvantaged circumstances. To support the Irish Youth Foundation, you can get involved through their website

You can join the bike rally by registering here.

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