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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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Steeped in History

You need to visit Dublin's oldest bar. Such a fascinating old house and bar. Lots of local history to see pinned to the walls and food is very descent!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Muir of Ord, United Kingdom
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Muir of Ord, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

You need to visit Dublin's oldest bar. Such a fascinating old house and bar. Lots of local history to see pinned to the walls and food is very descent!!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Warm welcome and great food and drink, bit of a tourist trap but perfectly lovely and rustic with the cute little courtyard!

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York, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The pub was great, good beer , excellent atmosphere and great live music. We also attended the folk lore and story telling - which was a little disappointing as we were squeezed in and the food was average. The storytelling / music entertainment was fun and gave an insight in some of the folk lore.

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Mons, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This delightful hidden treasure to us tourists is located right at the Four Court area and is one of the oldest pubs (if not oldest) in the city. Both times I have been to this city have included a stop at this pub. The food is filling, the drinks served quick and the staff? The best. One trip included just... More 

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We happened to be walking by on our way to our hotel and noticed this place. Went inside to see the ambience and the claim of the oldest Ireland pub. Since there were local personnel in the pub playing music and singing, it was packed. No place to sit, but grabbed a pint and listened for a little bit, but... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very cool old pub. Had a pint in what I thought was the old pub but then on the way out realized there are other rooms. Had a few more pints down in the older section and that is very neat. The employees were great, the beer was cold and the place was filled with locals and visitors. I ordered... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Everything you want from an Irish pub, cozy, inviting and a great pint of Guinness. Definitely worth a visit.

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london
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Irelands oldest pub- an authentic pub with great Guinness! Cosy atmosphere with an interesting interior- worth a visit .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stopped here because of the history and had a pint with lunch.the lunch was good and service was great.its touristy but not overdone and it feels authentic. Get a photo,have a pint and just enjoy yourself.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Don't miss this old authentic pub! The Brazen Head is one of a kind with good pub food and drink. Convenient to many downtown attractions like Christ Church, the river, and Temple Bar area. If you only have one night in Dublin, check this out!

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