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Across the river from the Four Courts stands The Brazen Head, reputed to be the oldest pub in Europe. A tavern has stood on this site since Viking times and The Brazen Head celebrated its 800th birthday in 1998. James Joyce was a regular and makes two references to a "Brazen Head" in Ulysses. Today one can enjoy a drink, order some scrumptious food and listen to the impromptu Irish traditional sessions that usually take place at the weekend; all in a historical and literary setting.
Al Brindisi is a beautiful bar and is more than 500 years old and can prove that it's been serving drinks since at least 1435! In the Ferrara region of Italy, this lovely bar is rustic and has a warm appeal. They serve some of the finest wines with some of the best culinary delights of the region. The place would leave one spellbound. The place hosts a variety of events and still is a veteran watering hole for the locals.
Cafe Karpershoek is Amsterdam's oldest bar, operating from its Centraal Station-adjacent location since 1606. A typical Dutch cafe, Karpershoek allows guests to experience a historic watering hole that favours conversation over music and lingering guests over to-go cups. The interior is beautifully preserved, featuring dark brown accents and elegant woodwork. With coffee in the day and a full bar at night, De Karpershoek is a must for visitors who want to soak up the history of Amsterdam's bar scene.