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The Brazen Head

#65 of 1,973 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
10:30 - 00:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:30
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Windsor, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

went to Brazen Head with 3 young daughters. Service was fast. Food was good. Decor was fun (halloween). Servers were nice and friendly. Downside...we sat on the covered patio portion and the cigarette smoke from outside was coming directly in on us.

Thank steven g
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fun evening of folk lore, music and good food. You could choose a starter, main course & dessert from 3 choices. I picked soup, salmon & apple pie. The food was good but even better was the story teller, Helena and the folk musicians. It was a fun evening .

Thank Deborah H
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brazen is the oldest pub of Dublin. I was happily surprised by the decorations and relaxed atmoshpere of the rooms. At 9,30' there was also a band that played Irish music. We didn't try the food, but had a couple of pints instead. Guiness costs 5,40 If my memory serves me right. A must see in Dublin.

Thank Konstantina Z
Mobile, Alabama
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to go here because it is known as the Oldest Pub. The service was ok, but the food was terrible. We had to sit outside because there are not many tables inside. They have it broken up into a few small rooms with not much seating.

Thank Misty M
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must visit. Reserve for the Dinner Show, not just the pub dinner. The dinner is served to assigned seating. Groups are seated together. The dinner and drinks are served to your table. The show was excellent. There are stories, some history, humor, and great music. Very entertaining. Prefect for groups, families, and couples. A fantastic evening of... More 

Thank canuck2727
East Sussex
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely old pub just down from the Guinness Storehouse, looks small but lots of different areas inside, food & drink very good and reasonably priced, worth a visit.

Thank LAO55
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely lovely meal. Great ambience, with Irish music in the packed bar at lunch time. Guinness was the best we had in Dublin, and the food wow! Both the Steak with Guinness stew, and the traditional Irish Lamb stew were superb. Big portions so be careful if you order a starter

Thank bax52
Howell, New Jersey
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They call it the oldest pub in Dublin. It has lots of character and several small cozy rooms to enjoy a pint in. There is an outside area but was not open as it was November. We had dinner, not the best in Dublin but certainty good. Stop by and have a pint, you will enjoy!

Thank Gerzeygurl
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks small from the outside but it's large and welcoming once your in. Very dark until your eyes become accustomed to it then you see how interesting it is. Great atmosphere and a good mixture of people. Some just drinking and some just eating.

Thank TrevandSuz
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little bit pricey but we had a happy evening. The food was more than edible. We had 'Ollie' who told us old stories of fairies and the olden days. His singing was lovely. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Leigh G

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?