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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“irish stew” (182 reviews)
“fish and chips” (120 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Brazen Head is Dublin's oldest pub, a great discovery! A local told me to go there in the evening and it was a lucky discovery, as the place is big (it has various rooms and floors), it has a very peculiar atmosphere, it is...More

Thank Valentina L
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We did the folklore evening here. Absolutely brilliant. The place is very atmospheric and welcoming.

Thank myboyfinley
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were a family of 4 visiting Ireland and had been told by others to visit this pub. We all ordered something different and the food was absolutely delicious - portions were big and well presented. However, we had to wait 20min to order something...More

Thank Natalie D
Reviewed October 25, 2016

I popped in while working in Dublin and staying nearby, and although the bar staff were excellent and the atmosphere really was the kind of place you could sink an entire evening, I was ultimately underwhelmed by the food. It certainly is not what I...More

Thank PlumKim
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

A really really Nice pub, with A good menu for lunch and dinner. A lot of different beers and oter Nice tings to drink😂its Nice and cosy both inside and outside! I recomend this bar!

Thank Hermelinus H
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Stopped here on our last day in Ireland, at the suggestion of the Rick Steve's guide. Have to thank my wife for insisting we find the place. It's not in the more touristy part of Dublin (i.e. Temple Bar), and the locals will direct you...More

Thank billjfrompa
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the oldest pub in Dublin and well worth a visit. My husband and I finally ventured there after many trips to Dublin. We did the dinner and story telling night and it was delicious and delightful. Intermixed with a lovely Irish dinner are...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

In a country that defines the international standards for what a true pub is, how could one not drift through the Brazen Head and not like it? That is a rhetorical question, but I do challenge people to answer it. Me? I loved it. My...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed October 21, 2016

As the oldest pub in Ireland (maybe in the world??) the Brazen Head dates back to 1198, which pretty much makes it a required stop on any tour of Dublin! We stopped by at lunchtime, and found it to be uncrowded, which was nice -...More

Thank Bill_G100
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Now that I have something to compare with I can review this place. We are currently sitting in the Guinness 1837 restaurant and eating a Guinness beef stew. Brazen Head was delicious. I had the traditional lamb Irish Stew. Wow! Comfort food! The husband got...More

Thank Irene C
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Rohit G
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Response from uncvcutraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as they are out by 10 pm.
February 8, 2017|
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Lindsey G
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Carleen S | Reviewed this property |
No, but everything seemed to be on one level. - I didn't see any stairs. Patio seating too. Wonderful spot.
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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, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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