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#128 of 2,147 Restaurants in Dublin


US$6 - US$24
Bar, Grill, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday

I am a 67 year old US citizen visiting Ireland to scout out places to visit for my university next month. I stopped by this place and asked to use the bathroom and instead of a warm friendly Irish greeting, the two bouncers on the...door blocked my entrance with outstretched arms and told me to go across the street!! I know where my group will NOT be visiting when we come back to Dublin next month!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 days ago

These doorstaff have serious authority issues, definitely tried out for the Gardí and failed so they spend their evenings turning away random people and not giving reson apart from "don't like the look of ya". A small gray hair doorman who claimed he owns the...place ran after one of our group to thaunt him into being aggressive and when he didn't react he walked back to his doorMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Bad Bob's for Tapas last week, and it was fantastic. The food was delicious, the cocktails were great. We had 2 plates each with 2 sides and that was enough for us. It was very busy, so I would suggest to book.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago

The live music was excellent and the cocktails were €9 each and delicious. There was a great lively atmosphere and we would return next time we're in Dublin.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time in this place amazing singer very talented and would sing anything you asked bar staff were friendly and helpful

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 30 March 2022

Here with work, really great night out, music and food all excellent, was great to get a proper night out in the city after so long.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 3 March 2022

Not just for tourists!!!! Finished a wonderful night out in Dublin at Bad Bobs last night. Fantastic music and atmosphere and a proper family run business. Happened to meet half the family as Paddy Snr was celebrating 45 years of marriage to his beautiful wife...who only looks about 45!!. Lovely vibes and lovely people. A must visit while in Dublin. Very close by if staying in the Hard Rock! Brilliant night, can't wait to return 💕More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 23 February 2022 via mobile

Really fun environment, lovely staff who are happy to help. Super quick bar service. €9 per cocktail, much more affordable than other bars. Live music in the evenings too. Authentic Irish pub vibes. We had tapas too which was average but good value for money.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

The bar is amazing! We were a group of friends looking for a pub with good music, Bad Bobs has it! The live music of this pub is amazing. I think this is the best bar of Temple Bar. Service is also good. Make sure...to be there early because it will be full!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 14 February 2022

Hi, I was able to book a table with my date of birth given, being told Bad Bobs was 18+. I had booked the table a month in advance. On arriving at the door with my girlfriend , we were only told there that you...had to be 21+. I was told it was clear, was on the website and on facebook and instagram. Not once was I told this by email, this was not on the website/instagram/facebook (I checked from across the street after being sent away and checked prior to going ) the bouncer was gave us no proper explantation or evidence and we were forced to spend a night planned a month in advance looking for another place. So overall, I would not recommend Bad Bobs to a friendMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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15 January 2019|
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Response from Biscuitbeth1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we went on a Saturday and there were various live music acts on. Didn’t see any Irish dancers though.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bad Bobs Temple Bar

Yes, Bad Bobs Temple Bar offers takeaway services.

Bad Bobs Temple Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5