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The Brazen Head

) #63 of 2,085 Restaurants in Dublin $$ - $$$ Irish, , European
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” (169 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great atmosphere. Feel like you stepped back in time. Drink great beer, soak in atmosphere, don't have dinner.

Thank Cjn315
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were recommended this place by our AirBnB host, such a great find. Doesn't look like much on the outside but it is actually a very large pub with such a warm and inviting atmosphere. We went on a sunday and there was irish music...More

Thank kimrux
Reviewed 2 November 2016

One of the things we always try to do is to find the oldest pub in town and see if it meets up to modern day expectations. The Brazen Head was quite popular - considering it is NOT "in the middle of things" in Dublin....More

Thank Deby C
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very typical atmosphere, good beers, good food, we enjoyed the evening. The building itself is very interesting, with a nice garden and several nice rooms. We were seated in "The Library". Of course the pub was filled with tourists because it's an attraction.

Thank Francesco A
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had a good time here in a large group; good service, drink and food. But if you're there for the live band (Brazen Hussies) later in the evening bring your earplugs or stay well away from the stage; they were overloading the speakers and just...More

Thank Andrew-Beverley
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Often visit this place when in Dublin. This is a novel, charming and authentic old bar, the staff are good and the service fast even when the place is busy. The nightly music also tends to be a mix of Irish and international with something...More

Thank Divos
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

had a chower here and it was good. the staff were very nice and good came out fast. the dercor in the bar I really liked the best

Thank johntreacy
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch after the Guinness tour and it was phenomenal. Couldn't be more of a charming place--feels like you've been transported back to a different, better time. We ordered the Irish Stew and the Cottage Pie coupled with a couple of Irish coffees and...More

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Good value not too far from the city Center with decent prices for good quality local foods. The clam chowder was rich and especially tasty!

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This pub is the oldest in Dublin. It really offers great Irish atmosphere. We had a fairy tales dinner here, which was great. They tell you a lot about the fairies and about old Ireland. Food here is traditional Irish. Combined with a good beer...More

Thank Caspar v
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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.
8 February 2017|
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14 November 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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:30
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
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Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub.
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