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Bad Ass Cafe

9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 85 156 3503
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“chicken wings” (16 reviews)
“stew” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 495 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the bar to sit, drink and have some food, but the music by the live band was so loud we went upstairs to the quieter restaurant section. Mostly empty at 6:30 pm Saturday night which should have told me something. Ordered cocktail, Guinness,...More

Thank HoustonRobert
Reviewed 1 week ago

For Temple Bar the prices are really reasonable. The service is polite and the atmosphere pleasant. The food was only OK though with burgers a bit bland and the chips must have been fried twice as they were really hard to chew. But we enjoyed...More

Thank travelbonkers44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first dinner in the city and it did not disappoint. We all got the beef stew or burger as a meal and the wings as an appetizer. The wings were the best I have ever had. They were huge too. Never thought...More

Thank thomas a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Celtic bar to watch live matches the atmosphere is as good as any of the bars in the Gallowgate great selection of beers and a good crowd well worth dropping in, they also do very good food with a good menu...More

Thank celts69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here on our first day in Dublin and it was pretty quiet around lunchtime, we had a few cocktails (€6.50 each, bargain!) and ended up having lunch. The food was really nice. It started to get busier the later it got, we...More

Thank DorkforNewYork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good as very good, and other items off the menu looked great coming out. Staff very friendly. Prices seemed okay for the area. Don't be put off my the branding.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My absolute favourite bar in Dublin. Amazing live music, great beer and wonderful service. The Bulmers is exceptionally great.

Thank deshansipan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a place to eat great food. It's expensive. But it has a great ambiance and the staff is amazing when you're just having fun without being too drunk. They really are nice people when you talk to them. I had a lot of...More

Thank patrick l
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

The girls working outside are unfriendly and obviously hate people. Maybe a job in a bar is a bad choice then.

Thank sabrinakarmann
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Me and my gf popped in here for a bit of food before going onto explore more of the fine city of Dublin, downstairs was lively and had great live music and had a nice home feel about the place! we proceeded upstairs to a...More

Thank Matthew E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
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 85 156 3503
  • 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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