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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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Ranked #166 of 1,827 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The storyteller Phil was welcoming, knowledgable and good fun. Phil hosted the evening of fairies and folklore linking the stories from the past to the culture of today. The food was wonderful, hearty Irish dishes, excellent service, served hot and on time. A good selection of wines available ( not included in the cost but highly recommended with the meal)... More

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CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We loved the Brazen Head. We walked in very wet from walking in the rain (without rain gear) and enjoyed our pint Guinness at a table int he bar area. We loved soaking inthe History and meeting some locals with our kids.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Not far from the more commercialized and, perhaps, over-hyped Temple Bar area, this gem is purported to be the oldest in Ireland. True or not, you should stop in for a pint or a meal, with music at night. We made in on our first day in Dublin and will return. It's everything you imagine in an old Irish pub.... More

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St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

amazing entertainment, friendly staff, and great drinks. Would recommend to travelers for a nice Irish pub and music feel.

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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

From the second you walk in this is a traditional Irish pub. We had drinks and food. The beer was of course delicious. Had a great pale ale. All the food we ordered was amazing. The Guinness and beef stew was outstanding. Even their homemade soups were delicious. We actually went back for dinner after having lunch first day in... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Oldest pub in Ireland , very cool place. Steeped with history and lots of old pix and stories. We only had drinks but would def go back again and recommend it to anyone wanting true pub experience. Cheers

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very nice atmosphere including pretty young people, live performance and open quite late in the night for a pint. Attractive and pleasant open space ("patios") No food after 10.30 pm. The pub we have liked more in town for the night

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Jyvaskyla
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The place itself is worth a visit, but avoid eating there. According to our experience of two failed portions, eat somewhere else. We ordered Open Steak Sandwich and Thai Style Chicken Curry. The steak was supposed to be a sirloin steak but it definitely was not. My curry was supposed to be somewhat spicy (according to the waitress), but I... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to this place because how can you pass up the oldest pub in Dublin! We were luckily able to get a seat at a table for the five of us, and two others were sitting at the end. It was very crowded but once we got seated, our service was great. The food was good and the wait... More

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Caledonia, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I would go here again. Food was good. Atmoshphere was great. A really nice outside bar area and inside was also very cozy and Irish. :) The food was pretty good also.

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