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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
353 0 1 6779549
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Ranked #13 of 243 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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Toronto
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped in once to have lunch, and found the staff to be amazing - we were even able to take our picture behind the bar! Plus the food was amazing. Our second visit was at night, when it was considerably busier and had live music. We were still able to find a table and have a drink though, so... More

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Melbourne
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21 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We tried twice whilst in Dublin to have dinner here. The first time it was simply too busy. 3 nights later we managed to sneak in on a Monday night early and it was very good. The beer was very good and the food was excellent too. It did get busy after we arrived so if your planning on visiting... More

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Pumpville, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A fantastic night. Wonderful place just to stop in & have a pint...bartenders more than willing to explain the process of the perfect Guiness pull, or the makings of an Irish Coffee. Plan to make sure yougo upstairs and spend an evening listening to the wonderful stories of, interaction with and great Irish music of Ollie Grace while having an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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