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The Brazen Head

#57 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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Today
10:30 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:30
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Brazen Head was suggested to us by several people when we were asking where to go for good traditional Irish food. This place is a gem and one of the oldest pubs in Ireland. The food was great and the atmosphere was charming. Traditional Irish music plays in one of several dining rooms. The outdoor patio area is lovely.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Brazen Head is a MUST! The atmosphere is cool, the food was delicious and of course the drinks were tasty! Sadly we left before the live music began (9:30 pm) but I hear it's entertaining!

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Thank KerriB21
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very cool pub! The oldest in Ireland ! Get there early as it can fill up! Great beef and Guinness stew!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What else can you say about the oldest Pub in Ireland. From a great patio to a cozy interior, The Brazen Head has great food and a perfect pour of Guinness is awaiting!

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Conroe, Texas
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do not miss this wonderful old ( and I do mean old) pub when you are in Dublin. It is wonderful. The people are friendly and on a beautiful day there is a nice courtyard. If not, then duck inside to one of the warm, quirky rooms. Do watch your heard. Low doorways in this 1000 year old pub. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Their is a reason this is the oldest pub in town, its freakin amazing! The building itself is a fun mix of rooms and different atmospheres! The bar tender was friendly and fun! We had burgers and the food was fantastic, solid fries! The the Guinness was one of the best we had in the city! Do not miss this... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very odd little building but quirky. Nice polite service, very warm inside and cute candles on the tables.

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Thank Michelle N
Fife, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My best friend and I were visiting Dublin for the weekend, and my dad had previously been to Dublin and said he had visited here for the Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies. We booked it beforehand and the food was absolutely amazing. We went downstairs for another bottle of wine and thoroughly enjoyed the band that was playing traditional... More 

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Courtice, Canada
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just have to visit the Brazen Head every time I go to Dublin. When you consider that it's 1,000 yrs. old, your mind takes flight just considering the people who must have enjoyed basking in the atmosphere and raising a pint. There is so much to see that it's like going to a museum. Good menu and food too.

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Thank Teresa742
Michigan
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313 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since this is the oldest pub in Ireland, we stopped here on our recent trip to Ireland. We split an order of fish & chips and it was one of the best we had on our trip. Its a Must See while in Dublin.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:30
Monday
10:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:30
Thursday
10:30 - 23:30
Friday
10:30 - 00:30
Saturday
10:30 - 00:30
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
Description
Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub.

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