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The Brazen Head

#12 of 286 Nightlife in Dublin
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Address: 20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 677 9549
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Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of...

Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.

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Fun spot to enjoy a pint

I was told that the best place to get a Guinness is a pub that turns them over fast - the Brazen Pub is loved by tourists, and I can see why! There's tons of history and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sarah W
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was told that the best place to get a Guinness is a pub that turns them over fast - the Brazen Pub is loved by tourists, and I can see why! There's tons of history and the Guinness was great. The pub food was just okay.

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Thank Sarah W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having the oldest licensed premises in Dublin makes this quaint pub a must to at least have a pint of the black stuff in. We had a meal late in the evening and the staff were very accomodating. Live music topped the night off nicely.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a local at lunch and I am so glad we took their advice. Excellent food, very helpful, friendly staff even though it was a busy night. Fab live music that started a little later in the evening so we were able to eat, drink and chat before it started, made for a great mixed evening... More 

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Thank Lara W
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Brazen Head yesterday with my husband & Daughter. It was good Friday & didn't think it would be open, so we were delighted to find it was as we were out & about in Dublin.. The pub was packed but we managed to get a table.. Staff were lovely & brought us menus quickly.. i ordered the chilli... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pub. That served an expensive, average pint. Doesn't matter how old it is I expect change from a 20 when I order 2 pints and some nuts.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not quite what I expected. Yes a magnificent pub with all the irish elements you would need. Full of nooks and crannies blaring out traditional irish folk music. Maybe my expectation of some grand historical edifice was misplaced. They say a form of drinking den has been here since 1198. Ok possibly, but little evidence is on show of such... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in a few times over a weekend and always a good atmosphere especially for a Guinness during the day! Must see if visiting Dublin!

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Thank JD1882
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to The Brazen Head for The Fairies and Folklore Dinner during St. Patricks weekend. We brought our 3 kids ages range from 13-7. The food was fantastic, service incredible, atmosphere wonderful. The stories were captivating! We learned so much about Ireland both historical and mystical.My kids were entertained and engaged the entire night. They were even searching for... More 

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Thank Kara J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub ! We were a group of 22 and the staff could not do enough to accommodate us ! Food was Amazing I had the burger but everyone enjoyed their meal and the Guinness was lovely !

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Collingwood, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time enjoying dinner show at the Brazen Head. Johnny Daly kept the crowd entranced with his tales of Irish history and culture. The folklore is fascinating. The traditional Irish food was excellent and the staff worked hard all night to keep their guests satisfied. A nice touch was the musicians that kept the crowd clapping and singing along during... More 

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