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The Brazen Head

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Address: 20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 0 1 6779549
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Activities: Drinking
Description: Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of...
Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.
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Great food and great prices

We popped in to this place purely because of its reputation as Dublin's oldest pub. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it stretches right back away from the street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We popped in to this place purely because of its reputation as Dublin's oldest pub. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it stretches right back away from the street with a covered outdoor seating area and a nice traditional pub indoors. The prices for food and drink are about what you'd expect to pay for pub grub... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a cool place to visit. Oldest Pub in Ireland and it was just around the corner from our apartment. Live music, food & drink.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Did not meet my preconceived expectations of an historical icon. The area we sat in was scruffy, no ambience. No music when we visited. Perhaps it was the wrong time on the wrong day. Staff did not seem to be Irish!! More concerned about closing areas off for later groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great atmosphere and a must see, even if only for a pint or two. Oldest pub in Ireland but very comfortable. The afternoon we were there was during the rugby 8s and the place was full of folks watching the event but there are enough bars that we had no trouble finding a spot. Nice place to stop in if,... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stumbled upon the oldest pub in Dublin on our last night - and it was a great way to end our vacation! The pub's ambiance was fun. There was an Irish traditional music session going strong and the musicians really got the crowd going. Lovely music with lovely vibes. Highly recommend a visit!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Dublin. They offer story telling nights with dinner and music. What a fantastic night. I've visited the brazen head twice now for their story telling dinner nights and both times were great.The stories are funny, interesting and witty. The food is lovely and the music is entertaining. The room contains multiple round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Randomly located next to buildings that don't look in keeping with the pubs older historic image this is a veune well worth tapping up. The food is great, and the Guinness is as smooth as....(insert own caption). It would be rude not to go here as you have come all this way to Dublin. A bit of a walk from... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

What fun! Great hospitality! Good food, nice irish experience in the city! If you're in the area stop by this quaint place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This pub is the oldest pub in Ireland dating from 1198. Originally a coachhouse, the pub now has a reputation as being one of Dublin’s best Irish music venues, and we hear that the steak and Guinness Irish stew is highly recommended (not that we sampled that)! It’s a really quaint place, more or less in the heart of Dublin... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a tasty lunch but ultimately won't be back due to poor service. The staff was curt and treated us like we were taking up valuable space even though we ordered full meals and several pints. I'd suggest snapping a few pictures outside, having a quick pint, then heading elsewhere for a bite.

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Address: 20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 0 1 6779549
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin

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