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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
353 0 1 6779549
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Ranked #14 of 239 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I love this pub. Yes, it's touristy bus oh so great. We visited the place just to have a look at the oldest pub of Dublin but we stayed for hours. There was a great traditional Irish band playing like every sunday. We squeezed into a corner. Everybody was friendly, the beer was for a good price, and the band... More

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Susan Weckbaugh
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This little pub with outdoor/indoor seating is chock full of atmosphere and purports to be the oldest pub in Dublin. We were there for an afternoon beer and it was quiet enough in the courtyard. Granted, that was before the tour bus came, but we lucked out. It's perfect for a break from touring or from the rain and the... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful evening. Food was great, storyteller Helene, was charming and even the young man in our group put away his iPhone to listen. Highly recommend. Only negative comment is that it was hot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I started grinning the moment I saw this place. It looks like a medieval keep with crenellations and pennants flying. You walk under a thick arch, into a charming outdoor courtyard. Heck, just about every room I went into is charming. On the right off the courtyard is the entrance to a medium sized pub room where the Brazen Hussies... More

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Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was a visit with extended family-cousins. Our host for the evening, Ollie Grace, has the voice of an angel. Restaurant staff could not do enough to ensure the comfort of their dinner patrons. Ollie's storytelling was gentle yet informed throughout with historic knowledge. Everyone should book a night of music and storytelling at The Brazen Head. It is the... More

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greeneville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I came to Dublin with a college group and bought my ticket on a whim, and it turned out to be one of the most unique, interesting, and memorable activities that I chose to do during my time in Europe. The storyteller was so charismatic that, despite my extreme jet lag, I was fully captivated by each and every story... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We dropped in here for lunch by accident and was thoroughly enthralled with the place. The food was great and really reasonable for the huge amount of food you got. The waitress was really efficient and friendly. Definately recommend this place.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We did their dinner, storytelling and music evening. The food was okay but the woman who does the stories and songs is well worth every penny. She is amazing, does a nice job with choice of stories, folklore and songs. There is live music during main portion of meal which was enjoyable too. Highly recommend it! Whole family event, our... More

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Cardiff
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We came to this pub on our first day in Dublin as it was recommended by our hotel owner, and had such a great time that we went back again a couple of days later (despite the huge choice of pubs and bars in the city)! The bar service for drinks is excellent - one barman offered to carry my... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Must visit the Brazen Head if you're in Dublin! It's steeped in history, apparently around since the 1200s! The place has serious character both inside and outside. It also has different seating and drinking areas that are both inside and outside, including a dining area upstairs. Since it was St. Patrick's Day we went before the parade ended, which was... More

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