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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
353 0 1 6779549
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Ranked #15 of 244 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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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This pub was opened in 1198 A.D. and is still operating today. The food and drinks were excellent, just make sure the tomato soup is not spicy if you do not like spicy. Very good time and great atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We brought son-in-law and teenage grandchildren from the Uk thinking the evening would be an entertaining introduction to Irish mythology, food and music. First impressions should have alerted us: the interior, stairs and dining room were dark, dingy and dirty. The guy on mythology and food did give us information which I know was correct, but his manner was too... More

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Sunny California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Located away from most of the hustle and bustle but perfected placed along our route of touring the city we made a pint stop here and really enjoyed the experience. It certainly doesn't look like the oldest pub in Dublin but could you imagine if they never did any upgrades to the place? Met an awesome local out front who... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Booked an evening of Irish Folklore story telling - Music & Singing. The show lasted about 3 hours with a 3 course meal, the entree of Irish fish cakes was awesome. The cost was 40 Euro not including drinks. Meal can be ordered when you arrive as there is a selection also drinks (not included) probably 3 in the evening.... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place is a must-go if you're in Dublin, and especially if you like Irish pubs and music. Both the inside and the garden are full with history (old and not-so-old as well). Inside the walls are covered with money from all around the world, it's fun trying to find one from your own country, except if you're from the... More

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Camarillo,California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We chose to do this based on reviews on TA and in guidebooks...I can not say how glad I am that we did this! It was a highlight of our trip. We enjoyed a very nice three course dinner that was accompanied by storytelling and music. Our storyteller, Ollie, was so great. He was funny and had a real knack... More

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Moncton, New-brunswick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Well we were told by friends of ours that this pub was a must go when in ireland.....but we were quite disappointed. The food was....alright, nothing extraordinary, the service was ...alright, but what caught me off guard was how americanized the whole pub was. Yes there are flags, and irish memorabilia, but it just felt like I was at a... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

They are on the floor crowd surfing over each other!!!!! CROWD SURFING!!! THE BAND AREN'T EVEN PLAYING?! This is the best pub. THE BEST PUB. Cool stuff on very inch of every wall. amazing music. Perfect Guinness. Noisy, fun crowd. If you dive in to Ireland and you skip this you are a fool. This is the Irish pub you... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The evening of story telling and Irish music at the Brazen Head Pub is an absolute must for anyone interested in Irish history and folklore. Our story teller, John Daly, was excellent and the traditional music (which seems absent from most pubs in Temple Bar), though too brief was so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes. Absolutely the best... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

if you're looking for a genuine irish pub look no further. This is the oldest pub in Dublin, and there's a reason it's stood the test of time.

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