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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
353 0 1 6779549
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Ranked #13 of 241 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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Middletown, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We visited Dublin twice a year, and enjoyed The Brazen Head Pub, the oldest pub in Dublin, on a Sunday afternoon. Why!!! The Irish Music. The rustic Irish singer singing Irish folk and Love songs accompanied by a local group of Irish musicians with guitars, flutes, tin whistles, violins, spoons, the Irish version of a drum, etc. The front room... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A wonderful courtyard to sit and have a drink. We did the 'story teller night' (had to book ahead) but it was a great evening with a little bit of Irish history, fairy stories and great music.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a tourist trap. It's a neat place to visit but I wouldn't spend much time here as it is a bit out of the way and not too exciting.

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Shannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our tour group enjoyed and evening of fellowship, fun, and entertainment. The food was good and Helena did a great job with the singing and story telling. It was a bit warm in the room unless you were sitting by the side door that was opened. It was well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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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