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The Brazen Head

#90 of 1,863 Restaurants in Dublin
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
THE brazen head :)

the oldest pub in dublin , great food,Guinness and wonderful irish music we were in the Saint patrick's day great atmosphere:)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Ramla, Israel
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  • Local cuisine
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Ramla, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

the oldest pub in dublin , great food,Guinness and wonderful irish music we were in the Saint patrick's day great atmosphere:)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Oldest pub in Ireland. It's full of atmosphere and little rooms everywhere. Great atmosphere reasonable prices. Don't miss this historic site with benefits.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The brazen head is a must visit for some really good food and a pint of Guinness! The interior has many stories to tell and is not like most pubs. The food was fantastic and service was great and really hearty. There is some very relaxing music playing in the background that makes you feel at ease. The pub also... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Terrible food and not friendly staff which is strange as it is one of the most popular places in Dublin. When we tried to talk to the waiter about the quality of food she treated us as if we were some kind of homeless who simply cannot understand how amazing it was because of high prices (also strange logics as... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited The Brazen Head (Ireland's oldest pub) twice on our visit to Dublin during July 2015 as we were staying around the corner. The first visit was for drinks in the evening. We arrived into a buzzing little courtyard with the sound of live music seeping out of one of the 3 bars that surround it. The pub was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

what a great pub and experience.. Great Irish Stew, the Guinness was great as was the service. Live music with a packed pub atmosphere made for a great evening. Could have stayed there all night

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Walked here from our hotel on our first night in Dublin. Established in 1197 is the oldest pub in Dublin, or maybe Ireland I don't remember. For your first REAL Irish experience this place takes the cake! They have a lovely courtyard area and 3 bar areas with seating for food and drink. I had the beef and guiness stew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I stopped by Brazen Head at the recommendation of my B&B host. It was a darling Irish pub with loads of history. I sat in one of their bar areas, which was a bit cramped (as expected given its history and location) next to some local guys who were very much like the Cheers of Dublin. I opted to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I will admit, on past trips to Dublin I had avoided the Brazen Head because I thought it would be touristy/kitschy/expensive. However, our taxi driver recommended it, so we thought we would give it a try. Prices were pretty standard for downtown Dublin, and the service was fast and attentive. The food was good! I LOVED the goat cheese and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very cool place when you think of it. Sitting inside a pub dating back to 1198. The staff was very culturally mixed and friendly. The bartender was real cool and quite knowledgeable about their whiskey selection. The whiskey and beer was plentiful. My buddy had the burger and said it was very good. I had the bucket the mussels which... More 

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

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  • 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: Japanese, Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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