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Bad Ass Cafe

#338 of 2,073 Restaurants in Dublin}
€€ - €€€, European, Vegetarian Friendly
9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 675 3005
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  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Every bar we frequented in Dublin was welcoming but felt the bar staff in here were far too busy talking to each other to be interested in any customers. This was the quietest place we went in to and because of the reception only stayed...More

Thank JordansKent
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal in here on our first night in Dublin. Food was lovely, hit and big portions. My hubby said it’s the best steak he’s had in a long while. Service was friendly and attentive. Live music was an added extra for us....More

Thank poshbird1979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my partner on a Sunday evening while the atmosphere was lively & may entice you in the food was way below average nachos were so bad ya could not eat them , my partner had fish it was like he had been...More

Thank Mossy15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Dublin for my hen do and came here the first night. The band were absolutely brilliant, really entertaining and gave a great performance. The drinks were reasonably priced and the bar staff were brilliant and good crack. We came back on the second...More

Thank abrady91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Friday night for a bit of food followed by a couple of drinks all accompanied by great live music. The food was tasty with generous portions and the live music was as expected, fantastic. I've visited Dublin three times in recent years and...More

Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this place with some misplaced nostalgia. Used a vocher allowing €40 worth of food for €20 - you get what you pay for. The place is crowded with tables on top of each other. Ordered a pint and a bottle of beer and...More

Thank lauradag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not as crazy as the other places in the afternoon and a little less packed , but just as good ... selection of food and pub drinks , service is kind and friendly . Daily live music , a little mellow-er than the other bars...More

Thank MarPelletier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're coming here for just a quick bit and a Guinness it works. The live music was a great touch and location is ideal. Right in the center of Temple Bar. Our waitress was so sweet and service was great. I'm sure there are...More

Thank Deena F
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Called in on Friday 06 October for a meal,the bar man pointed at a table at the entrance in front of him and grunted to sit there,we walked round the corner to a empty part and much nicer part of the restaurant overlooking the square....More

Thank William6060
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a nice cafe/chippie but thats it , just over priced chipper food, nothing special. Ok for tourists and students but will not be calling again. staff need to buck themselves up a bit and uniform need a facelift. Have dined i much better...More

Thank kevmal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
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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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