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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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What an original place that makes you feel at home and great food too

Being the oldest pub we had to try it out on our Ireland trip. We were lucky to get a space in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edmonton, Canada
Avoid the storytelling

Had dinner here with work colleagues from around the world, including a number of Dubliners. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Jersey
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Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“irish stew” (47 reviews)
20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being the oldest pub we had to try it out on our Ireland trip. We were lucky to get a space in the part where the live music was performed later on. It gave you the real Irish Pub Feel you hear about so much....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with work colleagues from around the world, including a number of Dubliners. I found the storytelling to be fairly boring, but my Irish friends were quite displeased with them. Without exception, they found the stories to be offensive, pandering to tourists, and...More

Thank TophersTravels71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Billed as the oldest pub in Ireland and with live music this sounds good to a tourist. However, it was so busy it felt like you were permanently in the way, moving out of someone's way or being jostled. The drinks were expensive and the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time We go to Dublin we make a point of eating at the brazen head great food, character and friendly Irish charm.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable night in Brazen Head at the Storytelling night upstairs. There was lots of really interesting stories told by a great storyteller who had great knowledge of Irish folklore and Irish history. The evening was very well organised. Very good three...More

Thank Carmelesther
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this bar by chance and loved it. Quirky rooms and a great outdoor smoking area. Friendly, live music and Guinness; what more can you ask for?

Thank Sarah Y
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Our guide promised great food and drink here and he scored. This is a real Irish pub. it is probably the oldest pub in Ireland, it looks ancient, but is really a fantastic place to visit. The waitstaff were incredible ,scrambling around to find room...More

Thank produceguy
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We did the pub one night and then did the Story Telling even the next. Pub has excellent brew, grub and service. The story telling session was fun for everyone including our teen ager who was very engaged.

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing night at Brazen Head Pub Dublin. Our host Ollie, mesmerised his audience with history,stories and songs of the past. A most enjoyable night and one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. Thanks Ollie!

Thank cloranb
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to Dublin and to the Brazen Head. We had to come back here. The food is super and the service is great especially for such a busy pub. And it is always busy. You will have to search for a table and...More

Thank Karen983
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Danna W
25 August 2017|
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Response from keithfryan | Reviewed this property |
When we went the story teller was a chap, and very good he was. Well worth a visit as great atmosphere and good local dishes.
Anita H
12 May 2017|
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Response from dmolloy | Reviewed this property |
Hi dinner served up until ten pm. Music times vary. Pub across the road. I sheas merchant has music all the time
24 February 2017|
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
No, seems open to all. I'd imagine a family group would be welcomed. However, for comfort, warmth, good food and great evening live music, I would recommend an alternative - Darkey Kelly's on Fishamble Street. Only a short... More