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Bad Ass Cafe

€€ - €€€
South City Centre
Bar, European
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9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 675 3005
08:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:30
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Tallahassee, Florida
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was hopping! We web on a Saturday night and the atmosphere and music were very lively. We only had a Guinness, but it was still a lot of fun!

Thank LostGator09
Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasant family meal at very reasonable cost thanks to vouchers. Downstairs was very busy and noisy, more like a busy pub than a restaurant. Upstairs was busy but not jam packed when we got there about 6pm. When we arrived, the first contact with staff was a lady behind the bar saying 'sit where you like'... More 

Thank IrishRainyDay
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71 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are many bars to choose from in the Temple Bar area. We picked here because we liked the menu (mainly burgers, pizza and pasta) and the music coming from inside. It was quite busy although there was an upstairs seating area not in use. The staff were friendly and found us a table and were quick to take a... More 

Thank Susan W
Tubbercurry, Ireland
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here with my husband and 3 kids (13,11,8) in mid December. We had pigsback.com vouchers which eased the bill as it is pricey enough. The food was delicious and the portions very generous. There was one particular waiter Bruno who was really lovely and so helpful. The live music was very entertaining without being intrusive. The service was quite... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is our third time this month to to dine here and we again we have been pleased with the amazing service from the waiting staff and the food is delicious too. Would reccommend to everyone. It is also very reasonable and in a great location

Thank doraexplorer73
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mixed reviews staff were lovely . But we were seated at a table that was blocking the fire exit one staff kept going in and out with rubbish. It was freezing . Table was back up beside another table I couldn't move. Food was nice.

Thank Ciara H
Rochester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this bar as we were walking through Temple bar. The live music being played drew us in for a 'quick drink' at around 5.30pm and we ended up staying for the whole evening and having dinner there. It was fab! The 3 acts that we heard play were all good - the 7 - 8.45pm slot were... More 

Thank KentKaz101
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the staff is very friendly and the spicy chicken wings were gorgeus! Definetly coming back, a great experience!

Thank Giovanna C
Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with my sisters for some food.menu was small and very little to choose from had the burger very dry,and a captains morgan and small coke was 10 euro.a bit steep for onr drink .music was good but very loud.hard to have a conversation.asked could we have ice cream with the brownie and was told NO,not very friendly

Thank lallaway
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favourite bar in Dublin, can't comment on food as only had drinks. Main attraction for me was the band, they played for hours and were amazing, played all sorts of genres to please everyone and managed to make every song there own. Would love to know who they were if anyone can help?? We visited Saturday 21st... More 

Thank Paul E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Bar, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?