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The Brazen Head

#69 of 1,949 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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Today
10:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
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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Madison, Georgia
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oldest pub in Ireland, I believe. Apparently, vikings were lifting some mead or here long ago. Terribly touristy, but worth a stop if you're in the area. Decent pints, music, nice courtyard. Didn't sample the food, but the menu was simple and traditional, and the food looked good coming out of the kitchen. Recommendation: Go for a decent pour of... More 

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Thank Saye506
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just went for drinks and to suck in the ambience. Prices were slightly higher but no big deal. The history of the place is palpable. I am fascinated by the folklore and storytelling upstairs.

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Thank Jim R
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what a bar. Exactly what you expect from an Irish bar. If you think that you have been to an Irish bar before then think again. This bar ooze's character and history. Food is great even if you are on a budget. Alcohol is a bit pricey. Great live Music. Only downside I could see are not enough Irish... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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461 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Claimed oldest pub is very cool good food and drinks. Lots of folks walk in look around because it says it is the oldest pub. It isworah stopping sitting and enjoying. It looks tiny from the street but there is a lot of room when outside seating included and even when busy was pleasant. Lots of stories and memorabilia. Is... More 

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Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome place, bartenders great, service great, food awesome! Very busy but bartenders helped us find an extra stool for bar!

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Thank Catherine A
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to the Brazen Head with some family friends and we really enjoyed our time there. The place was pretty busy but we grabbed a seat (what looked like an old - but not cheap - picnic table) and ordered. The food came fast and it was very tasty. Prices were good, especially for such a historic place! I... More 

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Wisconsin
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just what you would picture an Irish pub to be like. two bars, one inside and on outside. good beer selection and service

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Thank C0met
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great, buzzy Dublin pub and is a great visit for both local Dubliners (like me) and visitors to our city. The food is a catch all and we all easily chose off the menu; mussels, beef stew, bacon & cabbage, chicken wings, fish cake. All plates were cleared; this was delicious. It's not particularly sophisticated, but it is good... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Oldest Pub in Dublin; yes; and the atmosphere and food are the reason! Delicious dinners all around the table. Top that off with a quaint setting and a Guinness and there is no reason to ever leave. Nice setting both indoors and out. Old all around, but that is part of the charm.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maybe we chose the wrong day or time, a chilly windy rainy Sunday. Concierge at our hotel had recommended the Brazen Head saying they have live music on Sunday afternoons. So maybe it was the music and the weather that brought the people in, we were told we would not need a reservation as we were dining at an odd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Meals
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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
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 (0) 1 677 9549

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