We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bad Ass Cafe

$$ - $$$
South City Centre
Bar, European
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 675 3005
08:00 - 23:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun 08:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

638 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 429: English reviews
Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
88 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank D0cumenta
Level Contributor
140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 couple more drinks no rushing us off excellent had a chicken wing snack for two... More 

Thank Babbasue
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 we came across this place just as one man had finished his set. We got... More 

Thank Joe T
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best pub in Dublin in my opinion. Came here twice,, atmosphere was fantastic. Live music excellent bar staff,, made my break. Will be visiting again without any doubt. Thanks

Thank Mick T
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub in Temple Bar has apparently been in business since 1983. The atmosphere is great, with live music; the food and drinks are good and very reasonably priced for the area. Highly recommended.

Thank 902diannek
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were popped in for a drink in after hearing a guy singing, and were there hours later. The drink is reasonably priced for Dublin City Centre (2 pints of lager for €13). The staff were friendly and the entertainment was great which improved the atmosphere in there even more. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Dublin.

Thank Gavin E
Level Contributor
57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 5&7 year old and we all really enjoyed it. Hubbie and I felt like we were really in a pub in Temple Bar due to the live musician playing and the few beers we had with dinner! Kids meals for €10 was great value and they loved the Dora/ SpongeBob naming. Staff were friendly and food was... More 

Thank Kellsod
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lot of fun there. Nice live music, the food is also good. Before you go, check the ours that they have live music. It makes the difference.

Thank Luis C
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

First time here and will defo return food was lovely. I had the chicken wings and burger and it was lovely. My sister had the garlic bread and chicken supreme carbanarra. Food was so tastey and service was so quick. Prices are reasonable and staff are lovely

Thank Lindah26

Travellers who viewed Bad Ass Cafe also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin

Been to Bad Ass Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 21
Bar, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, 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
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!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bad Ass Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?