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The Brazen Head

#83 of 1,833 Restaurants in Dublin
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An all time favourite pub

A stone's throw from all the tourist junk from temple bar is a great, "traditional" irish pub. I had the best bangers and mash in my week trek to Ireland here. I would return for it. It was amazing. 11.90 well spent. I had my second best Guinness while I was here, too. Draught selection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Mike W
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  • Special occasions
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A stone's throw from all the tourist junk from temple bar is a great, "traditional" irish pub. I had the best bangers and mash in my week trek to Ireland here. I would return for it. It was amazing. 11.90 well spent. I had my second best Guinness while I was here, too. Draught selection isn't craft but everything I... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

First day in Ireland and we visited the oldest pub (established 1198 I think). Great atmosphere, great food and great people. A must if you visit Dublin.

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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The biggest reason for 4 stars is the fact that it was cool to have a meal and a drink in the oldest pub in Ireland. Aside from that, it was still just a pub. The food and drinks were good (I would recommend the Guinness Stew), but really it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. It was extremely busy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had researched some cool things to do in Dublin in short amount of time we were there and this was truly amazing. The food was great but the highlight was the story telling and Ollie. He did it all. Music stories and comedy. A wonderful unique and a truly wonderful introduction to Ireland. Loved and and would highly recommend... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent meal, good service, story telling, history and music, friendly atmosphere, made a mistake with our booking but they found room for us anyway

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went here on a recommendation and were not disappointed! It was a bit crowded when we went but able to find a table not long after we arrived. We ordered drinks and fish and chips for a meal. The fish and chips were great! Their beer selection is not the best but we made do. They had a live... More 

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Dayton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Just grabbed a pint while resting my feet a little. Friendly staff and interesting pub to take a break in. Food smelled great, but didn't have time for lunch. Worth a visit for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great recommendation- good hearty food (Guinness stew was yum) and lots to drink. If you get bored then look at the walls - loads of history..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Oldest continuously running tavern in Dublin. Great atmosphere, inside and outside bars, great beer selection. Folklore and storytelling program wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had a group of 17 who were interested in going the the Brazen Head for lunch last month. We all crammed into a quiet room which resembled the typical old pub in Europe. We were quickly greeted and drink orders were placed. The pub remained packed with locals as well as tourists for the two hours we were there.... More 

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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: Japanese, Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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