The Brazen Head
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4.75/5 rDev +25%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
A must go for anyone in Dublin. The Brazen Head is the Oldest pub in Ireland going back to 1198.
They had great food (Irish Stew,Guinness Stew), great music, great story telling. The story telling is great to do with the kids. My wife and 10 year old daughter loved it, worth the price!
I made it to many historic pubs while in Ireland but this was the best by far considering all they have to offer.
You should also check out O'Neills for food and a drink, The Long Hall, The Stag's Head, The Long Stone, Mulligan's and many others. And that's just in Dublin, Ireland is just amazing for checking out old historic pubs.
If going to Dublin buy the PBS dvd Historic Pubs Of Dublin it was a great help.
04-14-2012 03:09:07 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
I stopped at The Brazen Head recently to entertain a guest visiting us in Dublin and I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere of this pub. Coined "Dublin's Oldest Pub" is was definitely on my places to visit before my time here is up, but I'm glad we found this gem sooner than later.
The atmosphere is quite relaxing and super chill. We sat in the "money room" - each of the four rooms of the pub has a different theme. The "money room" had paper bills glued to the wall which was fun to see.
The selection is what you would expect for a typical Irish pub - Guinness, Smithwick's, and Harp - but you shouldn't visit here because of the selection. The history is rich and they usually have a quality Irish band playing some folk music which is always fun.
The food here is top-notch based on my experience with Irish pub grub. I enjoyed the Brazen Bangers & Mash and it was delicious. Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a hearty meal to enjoy a pint or two of Guinness.
01-16-2012 14:07:30 | More by spdyfire83
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
I stopped by the Brazen Head in Dublin Ireland, "the Oldest Pub in Ireland" during my backpacking excursion in Ireland one summer of 2001.
"History: Standing on the site of the original 12th century tavern, the present Brazen Head is an old coaching inn dating back to about 1688.The Brazen Head can trace its history back to the 12th century well before the country's first Licensing Laws were enacted in 1635. So Dubliners were enjoying drinks on the site of the present pub a few hundred years before Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. The present building is over 300 years old."
This place was old, charmy, and had a ton of character. Tourist trap too. I cannot tell you what beers they had other than Guinness, delightfully poured and just about every other one on the house. They wheeled out some steam tables, and served a meat and two veg to the locals. The portions were huge, and looked and were delicious. History, good beer and good people. Stop here when you are in Dublin and have a good ol' pint o' Guinness!
02-17-2011 18:13:34 | More by CuriousMonk
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
On a trip to Dublin with my girlfriend we came here after being told this was the oldest pub in the world and the Guinness Book Of Records plaque on the wall backed up the story. Had a pint of Guinness and an awesome stuffed chicken breast to go with it. I pinned a Canadian 5 to the wall to go along with all the American 1's and random countries bills up there, pretty neat. I think it was pricey but Ireland cost a fortune compared to where I live in Alberta so take that with a grain of salt. worth a stop when in the area
06-18-2010 00:40:20 | More by wordemupg
3.19/5 rDev -16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
This relic is a must-see just for it's history and atmosphere. Certainly not a mecca for beer geeks; maybe one-drink-and-done for most; but as soon as you walk through the portal into the courtyard, you feel like you're being transported back in time. As long as you catch it at a time when it's not packed with tourists, this place has an incredible atmosphere.
The quality and selection of beer here is no more impressive than your average pub in Dublin. Service is about the same you'd get at your average pub as well.
Bottom line- come here to drink the history moreso than the beer.
03-26-2010 16:53:08 | More by jgasparine
The Brazen Head in Dublin, Ireland
87 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.