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The Brazen Head

#10 of 284 Nightlife in Dublin
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Address: 20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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+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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Best Irish pint pours

Love this place, most pubs in Ireland claim to pour the best pints of Guinness. Well this pub actually does. Not like it matters every spot in Dublin serves the best Guinness I've... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place, most pubs in Ireland claim to pour the best pints of Guinness. Well this pub actually does. Not like it matters every spot in Dublin serves the best Guinness I've ever had

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Belmont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I dreamt of an Irish pub, this is what would I imagined it would look like. This was my favorite pub in Dublin by far. A friend of mine that lives in Dublin took me here and I was not disappointed with the food, atmosphere, and service. I love how there seemed to be endless compartments of rooms that... More 

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New Romney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest pub in Ireland apparently. Well the service and the food were terrific. Good choice of beers and a good pub menu. If you are hungry try the fish cakes or deep fried brie as a starter followed by a lovely Irish stew or perhaps fish and chips or great chicken wings. All bought to the table and you... More 

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this pub by chance on the first day we came to Dublin and I'm so glad we did, the bar staff were all so friendly, we ended up staying for lunch and the food was just gorgeous!! Also had the nicest Irish coffee I've ever had! Can't fault it!! Loved the decor as well! A proper pub!

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a late lunch on our way back from Kilmainham Gaol. The food was good - we had sandwiches and stew. But it's really the atmosphere that makes it worth the visit. There was a small fireplace going in each room, which was welcome after a cold walk. The outdoor patio looks as though it would... More 

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Commack, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Brazen Head was a quick walk from the Guinness Storehouse. It was a cool place. Looks tiny until you walk in and see the little rooms that branch off like a maze. Each w it's own personality. The Guinness stew was good and the place had a great vibe. Check it out.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub in its best form. Many small rooms link to make up the pub. There's are small bar areas and the atmosphere is great. We ate two stews - one Irish one Guiness. Couldn't tell you which we preferred as both were excellent. The wait staff are fantastic really friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pub is a must to visit make sure it's on your to see list . The pub has a great atmosphere friendly staff and a coal fire(electric) but looks real, an old telephone box is used for cutlery etc and to house a cash register. The food is excellent.The Brazen Head is Dublin's oldest pub.

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Lattrop, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last saturday me and my girlfriend enjoyed a meal here. It was our best meal in Dublin. Quick service and a cozy atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

It was packed when we arrived but we were lucky enough to find a table for the five of us. 2,5 hours later we had had a bit of food and quite a few drinks and as the waiter lent us a deck of cards, we stayed until the live music started! As I have lived in Ireland for 7... More 

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