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Bad Ass Cafe

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South City Centre
Bar, European
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9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 675 3005
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08:00 - 23:00
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today for a birthday treat. The Cajun chicken burger and steak were very nice. Chips very nice also. The pizza could have been cooked a bit longer on the bottom. The top was cooked and it tasted nice enough. When you order a coke it comes in a small bottle so you might end up getting a few bottles... More 

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Thank Helen M
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub is a great place to relax and unwind. The prices are much more attractive than many other pubs in the area and the food is also excellent. Friendly staff And very knowledgeable of the history.

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Thank Dave C
Arizona
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a recommendation of my tour book. No idea why. Stopped in for a drink after dinner. The restaurant was pretty empty, so not sure why the service was so poor. We left after we finished our one drink. Don't bother stopping in for a drink!!

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Thank Tracys4444
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to B A to watch All Blacks vs Ireland on Saturday they had a big projector screen which was great! Unfortunately they had live music playing instead of commentary. After a few songs the live music then became Traditional Irish which was absolutely amazing and not having commentary didn't matter. Vibe was good considering it was only 6pm in... More 

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Thank AmpedAndysAdventures
Laguna Beach, California
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377 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hit B A later in the evening so it was probably not as crowded as usual. There was one table that was a hoot with guys singing at the top of their lungs and that was fun to see. There was no table service so you had to head to the bar for orders. Seemed like a locals spot.... More 

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Thank Byron R
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The superfood salad is amazing!! Absolutely loved it! But it's cold, the breeze comes through the whole place. Live music is pretty sad- a real buzzkill. Live music is our favourite but it's terrible here! Very sad boring music.

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Thank kaseh h
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few drinks here. The Guinness was good, music was fun and lively. Cold though as it seems there is a constant draft coming in above the door. Flags blowing in the wind. Much like the last reviewer I was annoyed that we were accosted as soon as we entered and told where to sit. Naturally we just sat... More 

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Thank Darran A
Dublin
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great meal here in the upstairs restaurant .....overlooking the busy Temple Bar. Great selection on the menu and all the dishes were well presented. Staff member Diego deserves a special mention for his attention to detail. Would recommend a visit here if in Temple Bar.

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Thank David H
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Halloween festivities were awesome. Couldn't have imagined a more lovely night in Dublin. Drinks were as expected but the patrons were more than great.

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Thank Lrntofly1
Monticello, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The food and music were both ok, but we had better of both in the Temple Bar area. This place seemed more touristy, and maybe that's what they are going for. Definitely not where you want to go if you want good traditional Irish food and music.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Bar, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 01:30
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?