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The Brazen Head

#64 of 1,975 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
10:30 - 23:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:30
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United States
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The oldest pub in Dublin lived up to the hype. The service was great and the Guinness stew was amazing! The bar has live music every night and gets crowded. Also, if you are tall you will have to duck under one of the doorways to the bathroom.

Thank CoffeWineTravelTime
Exeter, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Just the best pub in Dublin, good beer, food, staff and atmosphere. Always try to spend an hour or two in this great pub when visiting Dublin.

Thank hails32
Jerusalem, Israel
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The oldest pub in ireland, worth a visit, the food is good and the service is impressing for such a crouded place

Thank 464dord
Dublin, Ireland
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439 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Had drinks here very recently and once again had a great night. We sat outside under the shelter with the heater on and just enjoyed the tremendous atmosphere and watching the many people coming and going for the evening. The service was excellent and pleasant and the great mix of tourists and locals really make this pub a great place... More 

Thank Professor_Sparrow
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

If you go to Dublin, this is a must. Do the dinner party for good food and great entertainment and Irish history and folklore story lesson. And the Guinness is like nothing we have in the States.we had a great time.Oldest pub in Ireland.

Thank mmug
Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Recommended by tour bus driver. Bit of a hike from our hotel but well worth it. Good wholesome food finished off with great live music. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jane R
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We went here as you should visit Ireland's oldest pub once you're there. There is a good atmosphere, in a nice historic location. The food was great, the service very friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Dennis81
Trent Hills, Canada
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269 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great lunch spot after the Guinness Storehouse visit. Lots of historic stuff on the walls. Little rooms offering friendly service. Mussels were great along with the daily soup, goat cheese salad and baked Brie salad. Did I mention a great Guinness!?!?

Thank GuinnessBoy1950
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Called here as it said on the website that they did live music Sunday afternoons 3.30-6.30. Place was very busy but no music while we we there. May have been because the Gaelic football final was on the telly which was actually quite good to watch but we had gone there for the music. We had food which was very... More 

Thank Simon B
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

The Brazen Head famously dates back to 1198. We went there for some pub grub and a drink. Early on a Thursday night, you had to wait a little to get a table. The food was nice and the staff was helpful (but busy).

Thank CphDane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?