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Brazenhead Irish Pub

The spirit of Ireland, the feeling of home!

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About Brazenhead Irish Pub

Public houses have served as the cornerstone of the Irish society through their distinctive reputation for providing good food, traditional Irish music, interesting conversation and, of course, authentic drink. Thus, the Brazen Head Irish Pub of Omaha, Nebraska will continue to preserve and cultivate what has been a culture so very rich in history.

The Brazen Head of Omaha, in its entirety, was established to emulate the rich tradition, which has made the authenticate Irish pubs across Ireland famous. Thus, we chose the oldest and most revered pub in Dublin as our paradigm. The Brazen Head on Bridge Street was for centuries the site of much plotting and intrigue as revolutionaries of different eras found it a safe haven in which to conspire. Robert Emmet, Daniel O'Connell and Tim Healy, among others, drank and planned within its ancient walls.

The establishment was built in 1198 A.D. at the head of the River Liffey, where the Norman soldiers guarded the gate that provided the only access into Dublin. On cold, damp nights, these soldiers would warm their hands over brazers (barrels of fire). Therefore, they named this hotel/pub in Dublin the Brazen Head, for the location at the head of the River Liffey and for the "brazers" that the soldiers uses to warm their hands.

Irish pub culture is unique. In its varied facets, the Irish pub has for many, many generations been the fulcrum of social life. The Brazen Head Irish Pub has several themes: traditional Irish Country Cottage, Victorian Style, Pub Shop and the Smoke Room. All were faithfully and expertly designed by Gemmel, Griffen & Dunbar Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland.

The bar was designed in Dublin, built in Wexford, Ireland and then shipped over to the United States. The bar was then reassembled under the supervision of Irish joiners. A variety of expertise in crafts were required to make the ideal pub. Michael Griffen had the gifted ability to design the perfect pub, including the beautiful back bars, unique ceilings, mosaic floors, bric-a-brac and genuine antique memorabilia that were necessary to create the essential ambience and atmosphere of the pub. And all of the beautiful woodwork was hand-carved by B. Dunbar & Sons, third generation joiners.

The Robert Emmet Room is the ideal location for your post work cocktail party, birthday celebration, or formal sit down dinner. The room is private upon request and will provide you your own personal bartender and wait staff as needed. You can order appetizers and entrees off our menu.

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