We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

#28 of 374 Pub in Dublin
#125 of 2,143 Restaurants in Dublin


US$6 - US$23
Bar, Grill, Pub, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (1,765)
Filter reviews
1,413 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews temple bar bad bob's hen party great atmosphere the pub booked a table doorman guinness ireland
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time in this place amazing singer very talented and would sing anything you asked bar staff were friendly and helpful

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 30 March 2022

Here with work, really great night out, music and food all excellent, was great to get a proper night out in the city after so long.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 3 March 2022

Not just for tourists!!!! Finished a wonderful night out in Dublin at Bad Bobs last night. Fantastic music and atmosphere and a proper family run business. Happened to meet half the family as Paddy Snr was celebrating 45 years of marriage to his beautiful wife...who only looks about 45!!. Lovely vibes and lovely people. A must visit while in Dublin. Very close by if staying in the Hard Rock! Brilliant night, can't wait to return 💕More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 23 February 2022 via mobile

Really fun environment, lovely staff who are happy to help. Super quick bar service. €9 per cocktail, much more affordable than other bars. Live music in the evenings too. Authentic Irish pub vibes. We had tapas too which was average but good value for money.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

The bar is amazing! We were a group of friends looking for a pub with good music, Bad Bobs has it! The live music of this pub is amazing. I think this is the best bar of Temple Bar. Service is also good. Make sure...to be there early because it will be full!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 14 February 2022

Hi, I was able to book a table with my date of birth given, being told Bad Bobs was 18+. I had booked the table a month in advance. On arriving at the door with my girlfriend , we were only told there that you...had to be 21+. I was told it was clear, was on the website and on facebook and instagram. Not once was I told this by email, this was not on the website/instagram/facebook (I checked from across the street after being sent away and checked prior to going ) the bouncer was gave us no proper explantation or evidence and we were forced to spend a night planned a month in advance looking for another place. So overall, I would not recommend Bad Bobs to a friendMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 23 January 2022

Nice ambiance, friendly staff. However, the Guiness we ordered tasted like there was water added (festival beer), the mocktail we ordered (no alcohol please!) contained alcohol and when the proper order was delivered, they didn't offer a refund. We didn't try the food. Too bad.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 27 December 2021 via mobile

Even with the bar having to close at 8 pm we had a great night. The singer/guitarist was superb. The food, tapas style, was good and drinks hit the spot. We will return next time we’re in Dublin’s, hopefully, when the restrictions have been lifted.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 22 November 2021

You can never go wrong when going to Bad Bob's in Temple Bar. Multiple floors to dine and dance the night away.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 16 November 2021

My friends and I managed to get in just fine - for a farewell of an old friend who will go back to her home country - but the doorman stopped my boyfriend, pointed to him and said -NOT YOU. I tried to talk to...both the doorman and the security, I told them that it was a special occasion, that we had a table already booked, and they just said: THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE. I asked why they made that decision - since they had no apparent reason to do so - and the doorman said he didn't have to explain himself for us. My boyfriend and I (and my friends and people on the queue) understood instantly that he was denied entry because of the colour of his skin. My boyfriend pointed that out to him and he didn't even bother to tell us the reason then (if it wasn't racism). I called the GARDA, I was crying and mad - just so frustrating to see such discrimination happen - but the GARDA didn't do anything. THEY BARELY TALKED TO THE DOORMAN. They listened to us, and then instead of questioning the doorman and the security, the doorman just said: THIS IS NOT A GARDA MATTER, and they (GARDA) SAID: ok and left. More than never I'm feeling afraid of being a foreigner in Ireland. When we told other friends about what happened, they shared similar experiences. I hope the doorman, the security, the owner, managers, shareholders of that place never feel this kind of treatment and discrimination in their life. I know they won't. White people don't usually know what this is. I have several videos of the situation in case someone wants them as proof. Our next step is going after the civil rights to know more about what we can do in this case.More

Date of visit: November 2021
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Clarence
2,305 reviews
.04 miles away
Fitzsimons Hotel
433 reviews
.05 miles away
Eliza Lodge
577 reviews
.05 miles away
River House Hotel
504 reviews
.06 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Stage Door Cafe
824 reviews
.01 miles away
Joy of Cha
364 reviews
.01 miles away
361 reviews
.05 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
National Photographic Archive
36 reviews
.02 miles away
Millennium Bridge
135 reviews
.05 miles away
Project Arts Centre
23 reviews
.02 miles away
Gallery of Photography
31 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
15 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Biscuitbeth1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we went on a Saturday and there were various live music acts on. Didn’t see any Irish dancers though.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Bad Bobs Temple Bar

Yes, Bad Bobs Temple Bar offers takeaway services.

Bad Bobs Temple Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5