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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
353 0 1 6779549
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Ranked #12 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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Moncton, New-brunswick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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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Dublin, Ireland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
50 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Just put aside the fact that this is the oldest pub in Dublin and look at everything else. The staff are all amazing and friendly. When it comes to the food, I can't emphasize how much the generous portions they gives. They are huge!! And the food taste amazing. I would look no further for an amazing pub grub and... More

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Toronto
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Sydney, Australia
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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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96 helpful votes 96 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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