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The Brazen Head

#58 of 2,007 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
10:30 - 23:30
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Sun 12:30 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:30
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We popped in just to have a drink and have a look round Dublin's oldest pub but after seeing peoples food, decided to eat here, and we were not disappointed. The food was hot, tasty and although it was busy, we only waiting 10 minutes for our food. We would have liked to have gone back, but there was not... More 

Thank Citygirl058
Boulder, Colorado
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had to stop by the pub claiming to be the oldest in Ireland! We enjoyed a nice pint and some fried prawns, along with some great conversation with a few other visitors. The interior of the pub is very authentic and definitely has an old-timey feel. Keep in mind that's a bit out of the way from city center,... More 

Thank Sarah W
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43 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The locals states that this is Ireland's oldest pub, fabulous atmosphere, great food and attentive staff.

Thank vision54
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic atmoephere in this lovely pub. Of course great Guinness but they also serve a love Irish Stew

Thank Jesper M
Carmel Valley, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in here for beer and dinner, was crowded but food was great. It's a grab your own table when you see it type place - four of us didn't have to wait more than a few minutes to get a table though.

Thank SierraMcKee
Arroyo de la Encomienda, Spain
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot for a pint in Dublin. In the summer it's packed with Dubliners and tourists. Good food, good music and fantastic atmosphere.

Thank 525mika
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice old pub (the oldest in Dublin) in a nice old charming building. We didn´t eat food there but the food looked really nice.

Thank Skvisan
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just popped in during a torrential downpour for a pint of stout and a packet of nuts and I was not disappointed. Whether it was the music of a decade I remember or the dog being brought out through the bar or merely helping some non-Dublin tourists to take a snap (un-selfie) of their drinking - it was a... More 

Thank Renaat V
St. Petersburg, Russia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Officially the oldest pub in Dublin, very pictoresque with too many tourists. Fast service, quality food.

Thank VaryaRu
Norwood, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brazen Head is a must stop for anyone visiting Dublin, considering it's Ireland's oldest pub. They seemed to have a decent menu selection of classic Irish meals. I ordered the Fish and Chips, and it was excellent! The place had more tourists than locals, but still a great pub nonetheless. I also had their Bailey's Coffee, and it was to... More 

Thank Gemma W

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?