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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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Great food in Ireland's Oldest Pub

Pretty cool place. We ended up here after 2 weeks of heavy travelling around Europe and it was a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Saskatchewan, Canada
Cracking old pub

Good food, great beer, friendly staff, and an interesting old building. Well worth a visit. Spent a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alistair W
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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” (51 reviews)
20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Pretty cool place. We ended up here after 2 weeks of heavy travelling around Europe and it was a highlight. Jam packed with people but in a good way. Great atmosphere and the food was outstanding. Also doesnt hurt that you're sitting in the oldest...More

Thank jakubojo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good food, great beer, friendly staff, and an interesting old building. Well worth a visit. Spent a great afternoon here!

Thank Alistair W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest Irish pub is an absolute gem. A wonderful old building with history bursting out of the walls. Wonderful friendly staff, perfect Guinness (and we'd just come from the Storehouse) and excellent sandwiches. Ten minutes away from the centre of Temple Bar – and...More

Thank Dragonlair
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went at lunch, I imagine it’s a full house at night, but because we went at lunch we were able to get inside by the pub with our group of six. Filling food and good. We didn’t drink, which of course is ridiculous, but...More

Thank Hilary C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub, making it the oldest Irish pub in the world. The atmosphere is very upbeat with great bands playing a mix of traditional Irish music as well as American country songs.

Thank exidous
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner in this great-looking pub that's a 10 minute walk from Temple. We decided to stay for the live music and I'm really glad we did because the duo (Scott and Elsa) were very talented and were able to play a lot of...More

Thank Luk v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This charicterfull pub is decievingly large with is collection of rooms and seating areas, lots of tourists but that's only to be expected, friendly staff and good beer prices, food is a available

Thank andy r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off at Brazen Head on our way back from Guinness Storehouse. Got a spot by the fireplace. It was cold so the fire felt great! Food was good. Atmosphere is great! Highly recommend!

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I attended the storytelling the other day. Ollie was our storyteller and he was great. Recommend this to all families looking for a good night of drink and laughs. Also, suitable for kids

Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This was highly recommended as a "locals" pub. It was crowded with mainly tourists. We waited a long time for a small table next to the door,which was cold and drafty. Food was marginal. There was "local music" . The ambience was very loud talking/shouting....More

Thank hll65
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Courtney W
3 October 2017|
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Response from McFerrid | Reviewed this property |
No reservation needed but arrive early to get your choice of seating.
Courtney W
3 October 2017|
Response from Kim H | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend it if you want a table where you can watch the music. Otherwise, no, you don't need one.
Danna W
24 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.