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The Brazen Head

#63 of 2,097 Restaurants in Dublin}
££ - £££Irish, , European
20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“irish stew” (172 reviews)
“fish and chips” (118 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:30All hours
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

A lunch time visit while waiting for our staycity apartment (200yds). The menu is fairly expensive for quite plain fare and portions are nothing special. The drinks were equally pricey... but the pub looks great and has a history... so check the box and move...More

Thank colin b
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Went by for dinner, I had the stew and drinks. It got busy and we had fun just hanging out. The food was nothing special but it was a fun place to eat.

Thank mark w
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Excellent food and excellent beer. Service was good in spite of being busy both times we were there (once for lunch and once for dinner). Interesting atmosphere and seating is tight and on your own. Always crowded but fairly quick turn around. Decent prices too....More

Thank William S
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Nice to sit outside if the weather is good. Fair prices and friendly staff. Inside is authentic and also very nice to stay. Would recommend it definitely.

Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We had lunch at the Brazen Head on a busy Saturday expecting a total tourist trap. It was a sunny day in Dublin (rare) and the small outside area was packed. We almost turned around but ventured into the first room and found a table....More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Delicious food, not expensive. I recommend ordering the fried brie, and mussles and of course a pint of Guiness!!!

Thank AnatBer
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We stumbled upon this pub when walking from the Jameson distillery to Temple Bar. While I was originally attracted to the adorable courtyard, when we stopped back for lunch I was doubly impressed. We ate near the bar and had a pleasant lunch. My husband...More

Thank Yearbooksharon
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Had a delicious dinner here. It's definitely a tourist hotspot but don't let that stop you! The food and drinks were very good and fairly priced, great service, great location. Although the restaurant was full, the area where we sat didn't feel crowded and we...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 16 July 2016

It was our first night in Ireland (beginning a 10-day trip; we came from U.S.). Our taxi driver suggested The Brazen Head for dinner when we told him we wanted an authentic Irish dinner. It's only blocks from the river. There are three bars and...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 16 July 2016

After touring the Guinness Storehouse, my husband and I took a horse drawn carriage to The Brazen Head at the recommendation of our cabbie. He told us that this is the oldest pub in Ireland. I was a little reticent, thinking it would be a...More

Thank BurkeAdams
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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