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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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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were there with a hen party and we all had a brilliant night. Service, drinks and music were great. The short notice booking for 9 girls was no problem. Biggest thank to Noel and Marc for that :-)

Thank shansen93
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We randomly chose this pub in the first night being in Dublin. It was the best night out we've ever had. Amazing live music, great atmosphere and great staff. Drinks are expensive, but absolutely worth it in my opinion.

1  Thank Sam W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not...pub food, beer, and good music. We each had an Irish beef burger, fries, Guinness, and Harp and enjoyed the atmosphere, the music, singing along, and smiling. A fun place to get into the mood and...More

Thank marley_h_gibson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place to be for great (live) music and a pint of Guiness. We didn't try the food, which looked good, but a sign outside says, that the café is the "oldest restaurant in temple Bar". If you spend your night in the heart of...More

Thank Karotte17
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Went out for a couple of drinks and a dance on Friday the 16th of March. I work in the industry so I know how the story goes; have to much to drink, get kicked out. Except this place seems to take abusive of power...More

Thank Jayden H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

went Saturday Ireland v wales was after been on, the atmosphere was brilliant, all pubs were packed we were lucky to get a table ok a pint was 6.50 but that's the norm in temple bar, the door man was a gent such a nice...More

Thank amanda M
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This pub has a great vibe and atmosphere once inside, the food is nice and the staff are always nice and friendly.

Thank DalyAdvisor
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Live music provides great entertainment and helps give this bar a great atmosphere. However, being in Temple Bar the drinks prices are over the top. €10 for a rum and coke nearly €7 for a pint of Guinness. I do always wonder why the bars...More

1  Thank GeordieBhoy
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We ate here on Christmas Eve. We headed upstairs as downstairs was really busy. Plenty of room and one of the best servers I have ever met. Her name was Katie or Caitlin (sorry, i've a bad memory) but she was smiling all the time...More

Thank dougal59
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Would have given a 4 but got stitched up on beverages -€6.50 for a 33cl bottle of Budweiser is a rip off in any country. Apart from that food was good and service was good and quick, which is good when you've kids.

Thank andrewv45
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 1:30 am
8:00 am - 1:30 am
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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