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The Brazen Head

Address: 20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 0 1 6779549
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Ranked #15 of 254 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.

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Chicago, IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The oldest pub in Ireland does not disappoint. The Brazen Head is a charming & genuine Irish pub experience. If you simply drop in for a pint, visit for the Sun. afternoon sing along, or attend the highly regarded Evening of Food, Folklore & Fairies, you are guaranteed a delightful time.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Came here with some Dublin "natives" that I'd met whilst at another pub who talked me into coming to this place with them. In fact had no idea it was a famous pub until now as I've gone to do my review. The pub has great atmosphere about it and the bar staff are quite fun and up for a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What a great pub. We caught up with some friends. Sat in outdoor space, good heaters, nice pints. Didn't feel like a tourist trap. Thanks

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you're doing a pub crawl, or just want to hit one of Dublin's most famous pubs, you have to add this one to the list. Crowded and touristy but hey, it's a pub! It's multi-level - I liked the pub on the upper level and the outdoor roof on the top floor. Just stay for a pint and then... More 

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Grafenwohr, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As the oldest pub in Dublin, this is definitely worth a visit. Of course we had a beer while we were there and decided to eat as well. The food was excellent as was the ambiance of this old pub.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This pub is a little gem!!the staff were friendly,atmosphere was fantastic and I would've happily gone every night.lots of character, history and interesting things to look at.im only disappointed we didn't get the chance to try the food but it certainly smelt fantastic.

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Chesham, Bucks, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We happened upon The Brazen Head by accident on our way to the Guinness Storehouse. Just saw a small brown sign on the lamppost - 100m away - so we found it. Like the Tardis - it's looks small from the street - but through the courtyard there is a maze of small rooms - and a nice bar. Tourists... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Friendly staff! Good music!Recommend the Irish storytelling event as it incorporates the Irish folk music and the entertaining Irish musicians. What a experience to take away with you when you leave Dublin! Love Folklore and the Irish culture! Nice bar marked with history!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
10 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We popped in here knowing it was the ‘oldest pub’ in Ireland. We were so glad we did. Live music playing, the place was absolutely rocking, the atmosphere amazing. The food looked tasty, although we didn't dine here, many people did. A huge selection of beers and ales, as well as your standard Irish selection. If your looking for a... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Cozy place, super nice bartender, great Irish stew and delicious Irish coffees. Thoroughly enjoyed this after a brisk walk in December!

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