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Brazenhead Irish Pub

Not Rated.
Brazenhead Irish PubBrazenhead Irish Pub
BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Ratings
Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 8.45%
Taps: 15
Bottles: 60
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

56 N High St
Dublin, Ohio, 43017-1131
United States
phone: (614) 792-3738

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JeffONeal, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Weezmatic, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Lynn, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

crashdavisinoh, Nov 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

amhatfield3, Oct 16, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +18.3%

I dropped in the Brazenhead for dinner, and some beer. I found the selection good, and the food a bit limited in range. They don't offer any real entrees, but a good step up from just plain bar fare.

I settled on some Bell's Two-Hearted and Porter. Both were excellent, and the burger I had was very good, including the chipotle sauce. It was pretty reasonable, and the place has tremendous character. Good crowd, but not terribly intimate as the main room is a bit broken up. Great bar and furnishings including traditional Irish booths. Quite a nice stop.

claytri, Nov 06, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -4.8%

The Brazenhead Dublin could be such a great spot for beer drinkers and instead is just an OK bar with a great atmosphere.

The old building is fantastic, I love hanging out there (although it gets too hot inside during the summer when the A/C is not on).

Service is always attentive and prompt, no complaints. Food is average-but-yummy pub food at low prices (a plus!).

The scene is pretty good, with a good mixture of young and mature folks, always a lively bar.

So what's wrong with the Brazenhead? The beer! Very poor draft selections, less than ten taps and all of them macros except for one (maybe two if you get lucky). Lots of bottles, but who cares? I can get those at the store for cheaper.

If this place paid any attention to draft craft beer, it would easily become the number one bar in Dublin. Shame on them for not caring.

DoubleSimcoe, Sep 08, 2010
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3.48/5  rDev -2%

I've lived near Brazenhead for years, but only stopped in twice. I guess I just don't get out much... This place has a lot going for it.

The atmosphere is generally awesome. Feels like you walked into an Old World pub. I recommend sitting upstairs or out on the patio if you're eating. Either way the ambience is nice for a couple of beers.

The beer selection is not anything to gush about, but it's definitely adequate. I went for a half&half the first time and Arrogant Bastard the second time. Prices were ok, and the service was good as well.

TurdFurgison, Jul 17, 2005
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3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

Faux Irish pub "imported" from Dublin to Dublin (Ohio). Wood and brass all around. Plenty of space but quickly packed with A&F crowd as the night progressed. I try to avoid the 20 something crowds looking to regail one another with tails of nothing, drinking Bud Light, like the plague but it looks like they've left the dance clubs and infested this place. But my negativeness soon subsides when I remember lifes too short, ignore them. ;)

Draught selection was decent but not exceptional. A good selection of Scotch and Bourbon though. I really don't mind. When in "Dublin" - Ohio - you gotta drink The Black Stuff. Right?

Service - The waitress was rude and pretentious but the bartender was absolutely great! She made up for what the dippy waitress lacked. After we moved from the table and to the bar we had a blast with her (bartender).

Overall I can think of several different places in the Columbus area I would like to spend my time and money but it's not a bad place to go and enjoy a few pints with friends.

Ahhdball, Jun 02, 2004
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

This is a great looking pub and easily one of the more authentic on feel. The pub operates on 3 floor levels (2 with bars) plus an outside seating area. Some nice quiet areas are located on the mezzanine floor. Furnishings and design are top notch.

The young lady publican did a great job of properly filling glasses of stout and was on top of every person's needs at the bar - in fact I'd say she was nearly psychic in anticipating just when to offer refills.

The tap beers are the standard Irish fare and Murphy's Stout is very popular here. There are some nice bottled selections hidden in cases beneath eye level - they are hard to see and you really have to push to find out what's in there. But it's there if you go looking for it as I got a lovely Fuller's IPA for my trouble.

The food drifts from Irish, but is decent. Burger nights on Wednesday for 3 bucks off menu price. Limited parking and currently there's construction on the side street, gumming up works even further. Definitely worth a visit in Dublin.

AtLagerHeads, Sep 04, 2003
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Brazenhead Irish Pub in Dublin, OH
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.