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Time Out: June 2011 Critics’ Pick

There might be a lot of “beer blasts” for boys around this town, but the emphasis is definitely more on the blast than the beer. Those looking for high-quality suds can head uptown to this cheeky Pride Week event at a serious brewski bar, featuring nine dedicated draft lines of fruit-flavored beer. Read the full […]

Edible Manhattan: Stills on the Move — Creating a Buzz

Xan Garcia, general manager of Stag’s Head, a dark-wooded lodge-style beer bar and gastropub specializing in exclusively American-made beer and spirits—and homey dishes braised in said beer—along Midtown East, is always looking for quality local tipples to join her queue of quaffs, and Tiedge’s gin was an easy addition. She says it brings out the […]

Wined and Dined March 2011

Word comes in today that Midtown East beer bar The Stag’s Head (252 E. 51st St nr 2nd Ave) will be celebrating Mardi Gras tomorrow evening with New Orleans food and beer pairings. They’ll be serving up some Fried Okra with Cajun Remoulade paired with Abita S.O.S., beer-poached shrimp & grits paired with the Abita […]

New York Magazine: Critics’ Pick

Stepping down the stairs into this cozy Midtown East bar, you might think—thanks to the dark wood, low lighting, and the flat screens tuned to soccer—that you’ve found another pub with heavily accented bartenders serving Newcastle on draft and shepherd’s pie by the plate-full. Well, you would be wrong … about the Newcastle: Stag’s Head […]

Zagat Buzz: Who Wants Scrapple?! Hit the Stag’s Head, 1.11.11

This Wednesday, Midtown East beer temple The Stag’s Head will turn over the taps to Troeg’s Craft Brewery of Harrisburg, PA. The chef at Stag’s is actually from the same area as the brewery, so he thought it would be fitting to serve a local delicacy with the brew: scrapple. In case you’re not familiar […]

Time Out NY Critics’ Pick 2010

Like rappers and clothiers, craft brewers love to collaborate. Sample the results of their teamwork when midtown pub the Stag’s Head taps six mash-up quaffs, including Super Friends IPA—a blend of suds from local favorites Ithaca, Brewery Ommegang, Captain Lawrence, Southampton and Flying Fish. Each pour will run $7–$9, and gratis samples of roasted pork […]

CultureMob: NY Craft Beer Week 9.23.10

The Stag’s head is one of the best beer bars in town. The bar is cozy, the atmosphere dusky and there’s a non-pretentious beer garden located on the upper level. So, what makes it different than your local, well-stocked suds hole? For starters, The Stag’s Head only serves American beers and rotating micro-brews. The bartenders […]

Time Out NY 6.8.10

Throw down for a cause at this N’awlins-inspired bash. Louisiana’s Abita Brewing will offer six of its beers (including Andy Gator and Harvest Strawberry) for $6 a pop ($4 until 7pm). Drink up, because $2 from each beer sold will go to Louisiana Wildlife Federation’s long-term efforts in the Gulf region. For grub, expect gratis […]

Paste Magazine: 30 Best Beer Bars in America

I wasn’t aware of The Stag’s Head—or, frankly, the far east side of Midtown—until the pub contacted us about a party celebrating Paste’s 25 Best American Breweries. Impressively they had the vast majority on tap for the celebration, which was only mildly dampened by the blizzard that hit New York. The lodge-style bar has gotten […]