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The Brazen Head

#61 of 2,035 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
LOVED this place!!!

Went on a Saturday night & can't even begin to express how much fun we had! Oldest pub in Ireland & full of nostalgia! Service was great, food was great & we totally loved the live music by Scotty Conner who took song requests at the end of the set. This pub was high on my to-do list & we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sheri S
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on a Saturday night & can't even begin to express how much fun we had! Oldest pub in Ireland & full of nostalgia! Service was great, food was great & we totally loved the live music by Scotty Conner who took song requests at the end of the set. This pub was high on my to-do list & we... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the oldest pubs in Dublin a brilliant laid back atmosphere with lots of quirky rooms singing coming from most of them and a very tasty menu

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Wales UK
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to visit this one. A big old place with nooks and crannies. Arrived for a drink and sat by the log fire, but the room was soon transformed as the furniture was moved out from under us and ;ive music set up with limited seating. Sadly the locals appeared to resent the visitors using the few seats available. Not... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for the storytelling upstairs, but worth coming to the pub for atmosphere and multiple traditional rooms. Has live music and a decent outdoors area, includes cosy areas as well. Drinks not too dear, but usual Dublin centre prices.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for a drink here after someone we met in Dublin recommended it, Cool pub to drink in! We didn't eat but the food looked lovely so might try it next time round!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Intrigued by noting it's history this was a must visit job on a visit to Dublin. Not disappointed at all. Good food, good company and excellent Irish Music. Well worth a visit.

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Portsmouth
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped off here with my girlfriend, while visiting Dublin, and met up with some family members who live here and who'd recommended The BH to us. The main bar area, with open fire and quaint interior, was out of bounds due to a private function, which was a pity. We ate in an area to the side, which was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit touristy, but I think it's worth it! It's a cool spot in the city, the food and drinks are good, and the setting is really relaxed. I like the history (supposedly the oldest Irish pub established in 1198!) and the general atmosphere. I would definitely recommend!

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Thank Amena317
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pub with a long history. The food here is delicious and even though many tourists stop in, there are still plenty of locals that visit and the atmosphere is good fun.

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Thank WasteOfPaintt
Dickson, Tennessee
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fires in every corner and a delicious bowl of beef and Guinness stew made for a perfect evening. Very friendly and warm pub.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: + 353 (0) 1 677 9549

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children

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