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The Stag's Head

2128 Portsmouth Houston, TX 77098 | Lower Shepherd-Kirby | 713-533-1199

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There are a lot of places claiming to be "pubs" around Houston, but few actually pull off an authentic vibe without throwing in the frat towel. Count the Stag's Head, right across Portsmouth from Cactus Music, as one of the places in town doing pub life right. The bar has a cozy, compartmentalized attitude where you can disappear into a dark corner almost any hour of the day to drink and watch a game or two. In fact, during the most recent World Cup season, Stag's Head was a teeming mass of suds and shouting during matches. Their food is exceptional, with the Jamaican Jerk wings a real standout. All the local beers are on tap, even the limited-edition brews fresh from the Saint Arnold's brewery.


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