So my favourite pub in London is shutting down. Everyone seems to be questioning how a pub so popular that’s always FULL could be closing??
Well, there’s more than meets the eye… and business is a confusing thing.
But let’s just remember how fucking rad the Stag’s was for just over a year. Matty bought it May 2009 and by October (that’s when I first went) it was rammed and full of good nights and loads of lovely interesting faces.
All the gigs are free (except that Good Shoes festival), the drinks are reasonably priced (£3 for spirit & mixer), there’s usually at least one person you know there, the bar staff are lovely, they have a weekly free bbq AND the beer garden’s massive.
These are all pros I wanna remember.
I’m sure in my hazy memory I will forget the fact they constantly ran out of beer, even more problematic for me as a girl was that they constantly ran out of toilet paper!! There was one night I was there when there wasn’t any loo roll ANYWHERE in the entire building, not even upstairs where Matty and Zack live. YUCK! From that night on I’ve always kept a few kleenex in my bag JUST incase when I visit the Stag’s.
In the summery hot months it’s an OVEN inside and DJing in a blonde wig dressed up as Garth has been somewhat trying. The stage is super super low and tiny and only if you are in the first 3 people will you see anything. The loos on the other side of the bar had shower curtains for doors, they finally put on closet doors and one of them broke off and has never been fixed. The other one that works has had its toilet jammed with loo roll for the past 3 weeks.
Yup, these are the cons that I blissfully forget when I remember all the awesome bands, late night parties, crazy make outs, cute boys and lovely friends I’ve met/pissed off/hung out with at the Stag’s Head.
So don’t miss out. You’ve got til AUGUST 8th to visit the Stag’s Head and see some live music, get so wasted you puke or have a free sausage in the beer garden. Visit now before it’s too late. It comes highly recommend as my favourite pub in london…
The Stag’s Head
55 Orsman Road
Hackney, London, United Kingdom N1 5RA