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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 atmosphere and music. My favorite pub in Dublin.

This was our first pub stop as it was close to our apartment (StayCity St. Augustine). In fact it was 1 block away. The atmosphere was lively and fun despite being a Monday during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Dustin B
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This was our first pub stop as it was close to our apartment (StayCity St. Augustine). In fact it was 1 block away. The atmosphere was lively and fun despite being a Monday during the off-season. The band playing was great; played well and entertaining as well. There was a good selection of beers on tap as well, many of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Our trip was themed, ' oldest' so Brazen Head made the list of stops. When we arrived (dusk), the place was jammin! We walked through the street level. It was too crowded for us. We followed a couple waiters upstairs. It was great! Quiet (more so) & got a table right away. We each had a Guinness, bangers n mash,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The brazen head was excellent. Food was great and the atmosphere was excellent. The wait was great too and friendly. Great location.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Glad we stopped in for the historical value, however I was disappointed in the beef and guinness stew which was rather tasteless.

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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Brazen Head on a busy Friday evening. The service was probably the worse I have encountered in 3 years of living in Ireland. The waitress was borderline abusive even mentioning to a colleague out loud that Spaniards are disgusting (quite a few of us were from Spain). This is apalling service from such a renouwned place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Been to Dublin 9 times now and no visit is the same without calling into the Brazen Head. It's one of the nicest pubs in Dublin and serves the most delicious Guinness. Safe to say it's one of the best pints. This time we had some lunch and both my hubby and I had the Irish Stew. It was absolutely... More 

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Maia, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You really should give Brazen Head a visit. It's a fantastic pub, full of history! The atmosphere is great, and I was lucky to been there while traditional music was been played! You should definitely go to the oldest pub in Dublin!

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

You have kind of got to see this place by the Liffey. Great atmospheric bars and pleasant feel to it, it's not just a tourist trap since there seems to be Dubliners in here too. The drinks though were expensive compared to other bars. I had half a Guinness because I was driving and it was well over half the... More 

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Stanthorpe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Worth the walk to enjoy Ireland's oldest pub. Built by the Normans on their rampage west if you don't mind. Great meal, great atmosphere, good food, welcome to Ireland me lad!

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Old v good proper Irish pub,old world and great pint of Guinness.i didn't ea there but it probably just sameness pub food but a great atmosphere .

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