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The Brazen Head

#58 of 2,008 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic atmoephere in this lovely pub. Of course great Guinness but they also serve a love Irish Stew

Thank Jesper M
Carmel Valley, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in here for beer and dinner, was crowded but food was great. It's a grab your own table when you see it type place - four of us didn't have to wait more than a few minutes to get a table though.

Thank SierraMcKee
Arroyo de la Encomienda, Spain
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot for a pint in Dublin. In the summer it's packed with Dubliners and tourists. Good food, good music and fantastic atmosphere.

Thank 525mika
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice old pub (the oldest in Dublin) in a nice old charming building. We didn´t eat food there but the food looked really nice.

Thank Skvisan
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just popped in during a torrential downpour for a pint of stout and a packet of nuts and I was not disappointed. Whether it was the music of a decade I remember or the dog being brought out through the bar or merely helping some non-Dublin tourists to take a snap (un-selfie) of their drinking - it was a... More 

Thank Renaat V
St. Petersburg, Russia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Officially the oldest pub in Dublin, very pictoresque with too many tourists. Fast service, quality food.

Thank VaryaRu
Norwood, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brazen Head is a must stop for anyone visiting Dublin, considering it's Ireland's oldest pub. They seemed to have a decent menu selection of classic Irish meals. I ordered the Fish and Chips, and it was excellent! The place had more tourists than locals, but still a great pub nonetheless. I also had their Bailey's Coffee, and it was to... More 

Thank Gemma W
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here twice for a couple of pints and a bite to eat on our recent visit, both times service and food were excellent, good mix of locals and tourists of all ages.....those chunky chips in a basket are a must !

Thank AdeMSurrey
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187 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the dinner show experience with the folk lore. It was great to hear the stories of Ireland and how things came to be. The food was great and drinks even better. They have plenty of rooms, open spaces, etc for sitting to have a drink. I highly recommend this place for a stop.

Thank paralegal777
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an enjoyable evening. We went up to the 2nd floor where we were seated and welcomed by the resident storyteller. There were 3 courses, each course had a selection to choose from. In between each course, the storyteller regaled us with stories about the folklore, history and there were also singing of old Irish songs. It really... More 

Thank Pat512016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 9549
Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?