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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

With this being one of the oldest (or the oldest) pubs in Ireland, we had to stop in. Had lunch here. It was fun to stop and know that we ate and had a drink in this 820-year-old pub. Pretty cool!

Thank yodamap
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to the Brazen Head, well...because I figured it’s the oldest pub and it was the thing to do. I expected it to be overrun and a cheesy tourist trap. What a pleasant surprise it was when I got there (afternoon) and it was not...More

Thank Caneray
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went here with my brother and It was a cool bar. The staff wasnt friendly really though. It is more of a tourist bar due to how old it is. Good selection of drinks though.

Thank Latravel1014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a neat place to see with so much history, but unfortunately it is always very busy. Not sure if you can make reservations, but if you can I would certainly recommend doing so.

Thank dyo88
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just returned from a week vacation in Ireland (our first time there), and my family of four agreed that the Brazen Head was our absolute favorite meal of the entire week. We were surprised by this, thinking that the lure of being "Ireland's oldest pub"...More

Thank Sonya822
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For foot stomping, storytelling, delicious food and drink and a step back into time, The Brazen Head is the place to go! Closing your eyes you begin to feel the energy of spirits from ago as you find yourself surrounded by the warmth and turmoil...More

Thank Lori D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Oldest pub in Dublin and it has that feel! Cobblestones, low ceilings...lots of flowers. We had the fish and chips for lunch and they were perfect! Great pints, too! Would recommend you check it out. It’s a little off the beaten track though...so, you may...More

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting Ireland was a bucket list rip for us. Dublin is a robust modern city. The Brazen Head has kept its historical charm and is well worth seeking out. We visited and sat back listening to beautiful Irish music in a festive environment and enjoyed...More

Thank kensterj
Reviewed 4 days ago

This has pretty high ratings on Yelp and it's on the outskirts of Temple Bar, so my group of 5 gave it a try on our last night in Dublin. It was alright. The food was fine, the service was good, but it was still...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

4 of us visited the Brazen Head for dinner in hopes of hearing some traditional Irish music. Promoted as the oldest continuos operating pub in Dublin (Ireland) this felt more like a tourist attraction than some of the other pubs we’d visited in the countryside....More

Thank Tom B
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March 16, 2018|
Response from hoosier63 | Reviewed this property |
We been to been so many places...But I think if you go early like 5:30 PM and then the later show is around nine or 9:30 PM. You have to make reservations for the storytelling/dinner You need to let them know in advance. The... More
January 28, 2018|
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Response from uncvcutraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as they are out by 10 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
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Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub.
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