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The Brazen Head

#11 of 288 Nightlife in Dublin
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Address: 20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 677 9549
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Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of...

Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.

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A Drink at the Brazen Head

Had my first Guinness in this pub. The atmosphere is wonderful, very cozy. Could see myself relaxing there with friends.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Abrie M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had my first Guinness in this pub. The atmosphere is wonderful, very cozy. Could see myself relaxing there with friends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy, but chillaxed, quaint pub with an excellent atmosphere. The staff were so friendly, polite & helpful, and the food was superb. Prices were so reasonable and the pub would suit any personality and people of all age groups.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As we were in Dublin we thought we better have at least one pint of the black stuff in here. It is a typical old style pub, a bit shabby but that's a proper pub for you. Guinness was nice and I must admit the food smelt great. If you like old pubs with a nice laid back atmosphere then... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Irish Stew and Bacon and cabbage were excellent. Most place that feels very "Irish". The clippings and photos on the wall are interesting to look at. Said to be the oldest pub in Dublin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ran into this little gem along the road while we were exploring the city. Had to stop by for a pint. So quaint. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Brazen Head after a walk back from the Guinness Storehouse. Lovely proper Irish pub, full of character and characters. A great mix of locals plus tourists and definitely a great experience. Full of history there is so much to see in this bar. Opted to grab a bite to eat and the food was hot, tasty and served... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for lunch on our arrival for a short visit to Dublin recently. Not a very inspiring menu but what we had was ok. The manager was a bit stand offish! Doubt if we would return, sadly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place where having dinner. Good meat, good beer. Less noisy than others pubs in Dublin. Very crowdy as every pub in the city, but we could find easily 2 seats in a shared table.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like stories about fairies, go there and take part in story-telling. It might be one of the best things to experience in your life. If I have a chance, I'll go there again :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to fantastic old pub. Great setting, Guinness, service and good pub grub - the onion rings were brilliant. Bit out of centre but nice stroll along river or stop on way back from Guinness Storehouse.

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