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Bad Bobs Temple Bar

#65 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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35-37 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 677 8860
12:00 - 02:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:30
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this place! We only wanted to stay for one drink and then move on to the next bar in temple bar area. Well......we ordered our first drink, started listening to the music and we were hooked! After the guy finished his set we wanted to see what the next musician sounded like so.....we ordered another drink. Then we started... More 

Thank Cheryl D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've just celebrated my 30th birthday in badbobs penthouse and couldn't be happier. The staff were super helpful n friendly. The venue is great! Highly recommended guys.

Thank André G
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious loaded potaties. Good service. We went for lunch but dinner looked good too. I would go back.

Thank RahRahRae
Munich, Germany
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service, always a spot to sit. Live music, good beers. Live screen for Rugby.. . . .... ... .

Thank ThiagoGroh
County Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside is nice, a bit small but on the day we were there plenty of tables were free. Myself and my girlfriend had some food which was nice, the wings had a nice sauce that was okay but could definitely find better in Temple Bar. A couple of friends came to meet us for a few more drinks but unfortunately... More 

Thank Bob W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad pub but ripping the tourists and locals off with short measures on the pints and ridiculous heads, even when asked to top it up...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the top floor for our wedding celebration an informal get together and the venue was perfect for what we wanted. The bar manager Declan and our barman (didnt get his name )were incredibly helpful and helped us set up and did everything they could to assist us...would recommend them if you are having a special event or just... More 

Thank littleraven26
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I dropped into this pub for what we thought would be a quick drink before catching the bus to another pub we have been trying to get to since arriving in Dublin. To make a long story short we stayed at Bad bobs temple bar for more than ONE drink. (But who really stays at a good... More 

Thank Mac_tiff_icent
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is are 3rd time down came in march 16 and november 16 and lastnite again for the weekend absolutely love this bar music's great and its on til 3am. Door men great and very friendly and all bar staff r lovely..... love natalia on saxophone she is amazing she wasnt on this time but the guy was brilliant as... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table at BadBobs for x18 people on Saturday night, we were placed in a raised up area with a great view of the brilliant musician playing. The food was also ideal for a pub night and the guys couldn't do enough for us. Next time I'm in Dublin...

Thank mattypayne2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Bar, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35-37 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 8860
BAD BOBS is one of Dublin's hot-spots for great bar food, cocktails & cold Beer. Serving up all 7 days a week. Bad Bobs also has a great late night scene with fantastic Live Music, Dj's with Saxophonist and dancing across 4 funky floors in the heart of the city. Come find us on Facebook & Twitter!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?