Our Bars

Walk through Temple Bar and on East Essex Street you’ll find one of Dublin’s best bars. Whether you’ve been searching out an authentic Dublin pub to have a quiet pint and cheeky whiskey in the afternoon, need a reliable meet up spot with mates or want to avoid the chaos of the main square, Bad Bobs is here to give anyone the ideal experience in Temple Bar. We have five floors of fun suited for every kind of tipple, be it a few quiet ones in the corner with a proper dinner, or a bit of glitz and glamour at the cocktail bar.

Here’s what you can expect when you visit Bad Bobs.

Ground Floor

Walk through Temple Bar. Once you spot our sign and restored façade, you’re about to walk into one of the best bars in Dublin. Upon entry through the great Victorian doors, you are met with one of cosiest pubs in the heart of the city.

On the Ground Floor we have our cosy traditional Snug Bar with its pour your own pint area; a popular attraction for those who are doing a bit of bar hopping and are looking for something unique.

The long bar and raised seating area are where our tasty gastro grub is served daily. If you’re stuck for somewhere to get a decent pint and burger, this is the spot.

Hosting live acoustic sessions daily you are guaranteed a chilled out vibe, especially if you’ve got a day off or evening free and need a pub where it’s a little more laid back than the hectic nature of some of the bars around the corner. This floor has a 400+ capacity in the front and back.

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First Floor

This floor plays host to two bars.

At nights and on the weekend it’s all about our specialist cocktail bar where you can find our in-house mixologist waiting to shake up a cocktail of your choice. Just tell them what you like, and they’ll help you find your new favourite cocktail. And make sure to check out what cocktail offers we have on throughout the week.

In the evenings when you walk up, you’ll usually find a few folks at the tables on the balcony as it’s a good spot for catching up if you need somewhere quiet and want to watch artists perform on the main stage.

This floor has a capacity of up to 200, so it’s a perfect space for a corporate event or special occasion. If you want to know more about booking the first floor for an event, just get in touch by email here.

Badbobs ground floor bar

Second Floor

An elegant space upstairs with one long bar and cosy drinking spots. The second floor makes up the biggest part of our nightclub area, becoming a default party paradise at the weekend.

This area holds up to 150 people and is a great area to reserve for an event with close access to our rooftop terrace & smoking area.

Badbobs second floor bar

VIP/Private Room

Our private room is a great place to kick back and relax or let your hair loose and party.

It is available for private hire for groups of up to 100 with access to a smoking area. It is one of the best bars in Dublin to hire space for an intimate party, business events with a bit of character, product launches, comedy nights or any event you need to plan!

Badbobs private hire space

Roof Terrace

Up at the very top of Bad Bobs is one of the best hidden gems in Temple bar. Our roof terrace has its own bar and is a safe haven on sunny days. It does have a retractable roof too if you’re thinking of hiring it out for an event.


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