The Brazen Head is Dublins oldest pub dating back to 1198, although it is not known how much of the original 11th century coach house walls remain. The current structure dates back to the 1700’s. It is located close to many popular attractions in the city, just off the Liffey quays, and is a well known landmark in the city. It served as the meeting place for historic rebels and many famous patrons are known to have visited this establishment. Literary and historic greats have associations with this pub. Ask to see the desk used by Robert Emmet who resided here for a period, it is just one of the many wonderful antiques to be found here.
It has two floors and downstairs is an inviting warren of nooks, crannies and passageways, with low ceilings. It is a quaint establishment and has an interesting decor and contains much of its original vintage charm with its brass lanterns that light the pub and open fires. Take time to absorb the historic prints and scrolls that are displayed on the walls before making your way to the corner bar where you will encounter friendly bar staff. It attracts a diverse clientele from young to old and locals to tourists, you never know who you could end up exchanging confidences with. Owing to its popularity it can get busy, especially at the weekends.
Today it has a reputation as one of the city’s best Irish music venues, hosting live music every night. Over the years it has hosted many famous musicians.
It is well known for its fine food with a menu providing both traditional and contemporary home-cooked dishes.
The Brazen Head is a gorgeous pub with loads of history, a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, visitors will certainly experience the craic here. It provides a genuine Irish pub experience, make sure to drop into Dublin’s oldest pub.