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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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Irelands oldest pub

My partner and I went to Dublin for a short break, had a fabulous time and got to spend the evening... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karen M
via mobile
800 years and still going!

Oldest pub--opened in 1198. Do you need another reason to visit? Well, there's live music--Irish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edward D
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Lucena, PB
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Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 677 9549
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My partner and I went to Dublin for a short break, had a fabulous time and got to spend the evening in irelands oldest pub. Great atmosphere, traditional music and fantastic company.

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oldest pub--opened in 1198. Do you need another reason to visit? Well, there's live music--Irish folk music, and decent food.

Thank Edward D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I know its mostly tourists that visit here but we had often driven past and said we would love to visit. So after dinner in The Bull & Castle, we made our way down to find a packed courtyard enjoying the sunny evening. We were...More

Thank Beanie14
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Brazen Head after our cab driver recommended it. It did not disappoint. The food was great, and the music outstanding! Great crowd, one of the highlights of the trip!

Thank Tgplus2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for the music and it did not disappoint. Loose start time, but we really enjoyed the performance. Also a nice outdoor venue if you're not there for the music. Great place to throw back a couple pints.

Thank Brett_Ashley-RPCVs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over 800 years old! Amazing atmosphere, good food and service! An excellent place to grab a pint! If you are in Dublin, you really should check it out!

Thank mahonaz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere! Great stop for drinks and enjoy the history. It was a busy night. We did hear that it is like that all of the time. Would do it again in a heartbeat! Easy walk from Maldron. Loved it.

Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great last night in Dublin here really fabulous Guinness stew lovely old pub waiters weren't very friendly which was a shame as it seem like everyone was having a good time there

Thank honeymooncouple1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food nor the music met our expectations Hot. No Aircondition 96 euro for a couple , not including beer

Thank Yiftah B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place.great beer and great food.sunday evening's are the best to visit traditional Irish music with Irish folklore storytelling.established in 1198 which means the ancient Normans ate and drank here.one of the oldest pubs in the world.great location as it's in walking distance to...More

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Andy2getaway
March 26, 2018|
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Response from Professor_Sparrow | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, if you can avoid driving/parking there it would be a better option. Although there maybe some parking available in the general area, you need to be very careful and selective about where you leave your... More
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Courtney W
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Canadagoose2006 | Reviewed this property |
No need to make a reservation but if you don't you might have a little wait. Depends on the day I guess.
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Courtney W
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Kim H | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend it if you want a table where you can watch the music. Otherwise, no, you don't need one.
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