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Bad Ass Cafe

#318 of 2,097 Restaurants in Dublin}
$$ - $$$, European
9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 675 3005
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, European
$$ - $$$
9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It ain't McDonalds, and it ain't a five star restaurant. Instead it is what it says on the door ..... A great Irish Cafe! Good cheap and cheerful food and good even cheaper and much more cheerful booze What more could you want on a...More

Thank Normski49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here with my wife, son and Granddaughter. The whole experience was not very inspiring. My sons burger was just ok, my granddaughter had a Pizza which was like a cheap frozen one and my wife & I had fish & chips which also...More

Thank enrighta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I also remembered this pub/restaurant (can't write the name 'cause web automatically considers it profanity and won't let me publish, not joking) from many years ago when it was a great pizza place. Agree with one of the previous reviews that it's nothing to write...More

Thank Marta L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was first restaurant where we stopped during our holiday trip. We decided to eat there because other places were full at time moment. Our family consist of 8 members so we were kinda big group for any restaurant. But there was place for us...More

Thank Timi T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended if you want tasty food in a relaxed atmosphere with Irish music. Great service and good selection

Thank JohnOB51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great night atmosphere, food is nice, pint is around €6.50, a spirit and mixer is around the same price. Easy going bar as a lot of bars in the area stop you going in past 10pm

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there for our first Dublin dinner. Had the sharing platter which was a perfect amount of everything. Atmosphere is casual and fun. They had an Irish singer (I believe Mylo) he was absolutely amazing. Music, beer and people all made the experience enjoyable....More

Thank lizzy Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was heaving but we managed to get a table. We enjoyed Guinness whilst two men really got the crowd going with their singing, guitar playing and Irish whistle. What a great evening.

Thank Sarah Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening here. The food was good..... we had a fish main, a gnocchi, chicken wings, pasta carbonara & salad and liked everything. The drinks & food was served promptly. There was a great buzz and the atmosphere definitely made it a...More

Thank Ndj16
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Went here on our first full day in town for a full Irish breakfast. It was only about 10 Euro, and absolutely amazing. I wasn't sure I'd like the black pudding, as I've not enjoyed blood sausage the previous times I've had it, but it...More

Thank Heather B
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Restaurant Details

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