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Bad Ass Cafe

) #273 of 2,060 Restaurants in Dublin $$ - $$$ , European
9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 675 3005
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, European
$$ - $$$
9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't expect something special of this pub. Our burgers were enough to fill our empty stomach. Our waiter was very uninterested.

Thank ciellol
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you're in the touristy Temple Bar area where pubs are everywhere and most things are expensive. However, we liked this place. Pints were reasonable and the music was good. If you prefer a place a little less mobbed and boisterous, this may be for...More

Thank RJN612
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't really get this place to be honest... Fine for a drink and to enjoy the live music but if you want a bar there's others which are better. I felt like it was confused between wanting to be an American BBQ place and...More

1  Thank fappa_123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good atmosphere and live music. Cosy setting and reasonably priced drinks. Worth going in for a quick drink if passing by. Highly recommend this one.

Thank Daddygee517
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a hot chocolate and a bitter lemon, whilst sitting outside, my advice check the prices for the quantity before ordering 1x125ml bitter lemon cost 3.25 euros Definitely not great value

Thank Ant S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Other burger joints available but this was well presented and tasty. Should be at €15. It did include fries and relish. Plenty of inside seating but it was nice to sit outside. Other food options on the menu. Drink in the area on the expensive...More

Thank Smiggy64
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We get there when hearing live music. Found even free places to sit and stayed stayed for a beer. Excellent athmosphere.

Thank D0cumenta
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop here for a drink in temple bar sat outside in the sun very good service from the staff - good choice of drinks snacks and meals - hubby had Guinness and myself baileys coffee we sat there all afternoon did have a...More

Thank Babbasue
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I popped in for a bite to eat and a drink. The prices were very reasonable for the area, and the food was very good, lots of seafood in the linguine (spaghetti 🙄)

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Incredible place. The best place we visited during our stay in Dublin, we absolutely loved it. Very friendly pub, bar staff are excellent, very friendly, reasonably priced and doesn't get overly busy like some places. We visited here last weekend and on our first night...More

Thank Joe T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Bar, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 675 3005
  • E-mail
The Bad Ass Cafe was and remains a landmark establishment in Irish tradition and culture. We have recently undergone renovations to revitalize the popular premises. It has once again become a favourite of the masses in the heart of Temple Bar with everything from delicious food and drink to live music, Stand Up Comedy and entertainment in the form of our very own Bad Ass Donkey for children. So come on down and see for yourself!
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