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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
353 0 1 6779549
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Ranked #13 of 242 nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Description: Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Had super night in The Brazen Head. Lovely Guinness in a great environment. Authentic Irish atmosphere with excellent live music!

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East Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere despite the presence of so many tourists in August. Food not special, but service quick and very friendly. Guinness perfect!

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Rathdrum, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The young waitress with a foreign accent was very rude and impatient with us. We had to wait for a long time for our stew. She gave me my plate instead of putting it on the table in front of me. Then she gave me a half cup of coffee that was cold and, I had asked for an "americano".... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The site of the pub dates back to 1169 and some of the fixtures back to the 1600's. The atmosphere was excellent live music. We settled to drink our Guinness in the courtyard which was nice and cool on a clammy evening

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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited Dublin twice a year, and enjoyed The Brazen Head Pub, the oldest pub in Dublin, on a Sunday afternoon. Why!!! The Irish Music. The rustic Irish singer singing Irish folk and Love songs accompanied by a local group of Irish musicians with guitars, flutes, tin whistles, violins, spoons, the Irish version of a drum, etc. The front room... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A wonderful courtyard to sit and have a drink. We did the 'story teller night' (had to book ahead) but it was a great evening with a little bit of Irish history, fairy stories and great music.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a tourist trap. It's a neat place to visit but I wouldn't spend much time here as it is a bit out of the way and not too exciting.

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Shannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our tour group enjoyed and evening of fellowship, fun, and entertainment. The food was good and Helena did a great job with the singing and story telling. It was a bit warm in the room unless you were sitting by the side door that was opened. It was well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love this pub. Yes, it's touristy bus oh so great. We visited the place just to have a look at the oldest pub of Dublin but we stayed for hours. There was a great traditional Irish band playing like every sunday. We squeezed into a corner. Everybody was friendly, the beer was for a good price, and the band... More

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Susan Weckbaugh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This little pub with outdoor/indoor seating is chock full of atmosphere and purports to be the oldest pub in Dublin. We were there for an afternoon beer and it was quiet enough in the courtyard. Granted, that was before the tour bus came, but we lucked out. It's perfect for a break from touring or from the rain and the... More

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