Closing Time

Longtime Upper Kirby bar shuttering soon, continuing the area's shakeup: The death of an English pub

Longtime Upper Kirby bar shuttering soon, continuing area's shakeup

The Stag's Head Pub exterior
The Stag's Head Pub will close April 25.  The Stag's Head Pub/Facebook

Another longtime Upper Kirby institution is calling its quits. Stag's Head Pub confirmed rumors that first surfaced Monday night on Reddit that it will close April 25. 


It is with much regret that I have to inform you that The Stag's Head Pub will be closing later this month. The Landlord...

Posted by The Stag's Head Pub on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stag's Head's closure is one of a number of changes to bars and restaurants in the area. A number of places closed in 2014, including Haven, Nara and the funeral bars. Recently, new openings have included the relocated Capone's and Se7en nightclub in the former Azteca space.

On both Reddit and Facebook, customers expressed disappointment at the prospect of losing the English pub, which is known for its steak night and solid craft beer selection. They'll have to seek refuge at nearby spots like Mcelroy's, The Harp and Rice Village staple The Kelvin Arms.

Despite the sadness at the closing, 10 days of good times remain. Owner Michael Holliday, who also owns The Richmond Arms and King's Head Pub, tells the Chronicle he has a simple request for people who come to the bar's last day.

"I want them to drink the place dry. I don’t want any booze or food left over."