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Brazenhead Irish Pub
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
56 N. High Street
phone: (614) 792-3738
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $
The Brazenhead Dublin could be such a great spot for beer drinkers and instead is just an OK bar with a great atmosphere.
The old building is fantastic, I love hanging out there (although it gets too hot inside during the summer when the A/C is not on).
Service is always attentive and prompt, no complaints. Food is average-but-yummy pub food at low prices (a plus!).
The scene is pretty good, with a good mixture of young and mature folks, always a lively bar.
So what's wrong with the Brazenhead? The beer! Very poor draft selections, less than ten taps and all of them macros except for one (maybe two if you get lucky). Lots of bottles, but who cares? I can get those at the store for cheaper.
If this place paid any attention to draft craft beer, it would easily become the number one bar in Dublin. Shame on them for not caring.
09-08-2010 06:14:57 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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.
07-17-2005 16:22:02 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5
High on atmosphere, low on beer selection. Brazenhead is one of those pricey Irish bars that tries to capture the Irish spirit by actually importing fixtures from Ireland (Fado at Easton and O'Shaughnessy's in the Arena District did the same thing). Rumor has it the cost was $1M to re-create a real Irish pub. Parking is pretty iffy at any busy time. There is limited street parking, and a small lot in the rear, both of which are usually full. They have valet as well. Just be sure not to park at the library across the street or you will get towed.
Dublin being a rather affluent suburb of Columbus, you are going to pay a little more for your food and drinks here. It is also packed at any peak mealtime. If you have a chance, make sure to ask for a "snug", which is a little semi-secluded room where you can have a little privacy to enjoy your beer and/or cigar.
As for the beer, there are about 7 on draught and they run the typical "American Irish Pub" gamut: Guinness, Bass, Harp, Killian's etc. They have a rotating guest tap which is a minor saving grace.
It has been too long since I have had the food to make an honest review of it, but I have heard wonderful things about their corn beef sandwhich and rueben, and people rave about their garlic chips. The desserts get rave reviews too.
This place is worth a stop for the atmosphere more than for the beers, but if you find yourself in the area it might be worth checking out.
05-22-2003 06:54:43 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3
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.
06-02-2004 13:20:02 |
More by Ahhdball
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5
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.
09-04-2003 01:36:32 |
More by AtLagerHeads
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.
11-06-2011 20:35:59 |
More by claytri
Brazenhead Irish Pub in Dublin, OH