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The Brazen Head

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#56 of 2,084 Restaurants in Dublin}
€€ - €€€Irish, , European
20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were part of a tour group having lunch at the Brazen Head so we were on a fixed menu. Service was exceptional and the black stuff as good as ever. I had an amazing draft of cider. DH and I both ordered the fish...More

Thank myhrse11
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped in on a Sunday for a pint and to listen to music. The atmosphere was fantastic, primarily locals who were having a rousing good time. Standing room only and wall to wall people but absolutely worth it. This seemed to...More

Thank des124
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trip to Dublin on a Guinness pilgrimage has to include the brazen head the oldest and one of the best pubs in Dublin. We spent a couple of hours sat at the bar drinking Guinness and teelings whisky. The passion service and chat on this...More

Thank alanlisa1969
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Brazen Head, an old pub covered in tourists and a few sotted locals, is worth the visit for a few Guinness and chats with said sotted locals. One very sotted local bragged about the lower price locals are charged for pints, but he did...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and plenty of food and drink to choose from. Didn't matter what time in the afternoon we went into this place it was always packed & with locals as well which shows how good it is.

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group stopped here for lunch and everyone really enjoyed their visit. It is advertised as the oldest pub in Ireland, and has mementos and artwork everywhere you look - inside and out - and flowers everywhere. We were seated upstairs in the group room,...More

Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner. There is more seating than it appears from the front so if it is crowded go in anyway. The pub food is very well done. We had fish and chips and similar traditional Irish food. The service was excellent, and the food...More

Thank picturetakingone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful pub. Superb atmosphere/beer/food/staff. In my top 10 pubs in the world ! Good walk to it but well worth it

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for an historical, traditional Irish pub and This is the oldest pub in Dublin, ESTD 1198. We were 8 people and we all enjoyed our food. I was glad to visit such an historical location, service & Ambiance was great. Would recommend...More

Thank mlebel1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No doubt, this is the number one!!! The architecture, the outside yard, the inside, the decoration...a place to make you snub all the other pubs...

Thank DimKalf
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Rohit G
3 August 2017|
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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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Lindsey G
15 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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