Mon-Sat, 11am-4am; Sun, noon-4am
11am-7pm; $4-$5 select craft beers and well drinks
Sat-Sun, 11am-4am; $25 bucket of canned beers
6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 only stocks beers from American breweries, including Chelsea Checker Cab Blond Ale, California’s 21st Amendment, and Louisiana’s Abita Amber. On weekdays, happy hour is frequented by suits from neighborhood behemoths like Citigroup, while weekends tend to draw Turtle Bay residents. The beer selection changes often, and the bar updates its options on BeerMenus.com as they change, so domestic brew fans can get primed before heading over for a pint.
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