Bison Bar & BBQ

4.4
200 reviews
€30 and under
Barbecue
So what’s our story? We wanted to bring the finest BBQ to Dublin, and to open up a place that was like nothing else in Ireland. Sitting right on Wellington Quay, in the heart of Dublin, Bison is a slice of BBQ heaven. Sidle up to our bar, saddle up on our seats and get comfortable in Bison Bar & BBQ, Dublin’s first and best BBQ joint.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 200 People Are Saying
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Fiona
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails, overall great experience.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Fiona, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was an extremely busy Saturday night, maybe that was the reason for the brisket and roasted chicken to be overcooked. The taste was good overall, the service was great, the ambience was happening but the meat was just a little too tough. Have been here before so I know that they serve better food.

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Welshindub
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find.... delicious food, great staff and a lovely blood orange cider! We will definitely be returning

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 18 September 2021

Hi WelshinDub, Thanks very much for taking the time out of your day to leave a 5 star review, I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. Hope to see you in again soon. for some more delicious food & cider Thanks, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and plenty of it! Drinks were tasty and creative. The service was fantastic really had such a great night

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 15 September 2021

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review. I'll pass on your comments to both the kitchen team & the bar staff who take great pride in their food & drinks. Hope to see you in again real soon. Many Thanks, Graham

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Robbie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience2

The brisket was tough as an old boot! Inedible unfortunately.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Robbie, Thanks for taking the time out of your day to leave a review. Firstly I'd like to apologies for your bad experience at the Bison Bar & BBQ. if you'd like to give me some more information on your visit please feel free to email myself at Graham@bisonbar.ie Regards, Graham

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent as usual. Friendly staff and good safety measures.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Brian, Thanks very much for taking the time out of your day to leave a 4 star review, I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. Hope to see you in again soon. Thanks, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loves an auld BBQ and this didn't disappoint!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for the 5 star review. I'm delighted that you & your wife enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. Hope to see the both of you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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Sandrad
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really good and great value. The staff are very friendly and very efficient.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 7 September 2021

Hi Sandra, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a really nice 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ and we hope to see you back again soon for some more good food & cocktails. Thanks, Graham

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SophieB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff, very friendly
Food is good but limited menu
Cocktails we great

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi Sophie Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a really nice 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ and we hope to see you back again soon for some more good food & cocktails. Thanks, Graham

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AndreaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I asked if the ribs were spicy, was told no. However they are very spicy and I was in pain after 1 bite! I am very sensitive to spice, perhaps some people would not find them spicy. The server should know they are spicy though! I asked for some milk, to which I was told it was out of date!!!! Not what you want to hear in a restaurant🙄

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, service was great, I was little disappointed they ran out of whiskey sours but would go back again

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. Apologies about the whiskey sours. I hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar vibes. Casual. Great food

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Family birthday dinner. Waitress dropped a glass from a height onto our table and it shattered into pieces. As a result my mam got cut on her face and chest and has a black eye from a lump of glass that hit her.
The staff were not very professional or apologetic.
We will not be returning here

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi there, Can I get you to give me an email on fiona@bisonbar.ie with some further details about the incident? Thanks,

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SeamusM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hard to give a review when they cancelled our booking at the last minute. But we had a great night at kill airne. Staff were great .

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 30 August 2021

Hi Seamus Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Unfortunately due to our extractor fan breaking in our kitchen it was not safe for us to cook food which led to us cancelling all food bookings on Saturday which was a great disappointment to us. All bookings were contacted via phone and we had some fill in food options on the night from our neighbor wow burger. Regards, Graham

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Tbaby
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I usually love the food,cocktails and atmosphere, but on this last visit I was disappointed with the pork it was dry and had lumps of inedible fat and portion sizes reduced again only getting half the corn bread.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re really sorry you were disappointed with your experience, next time you come in for a visit please email me on fiona@bisonbar. Thanks, Fiona

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our go to for a date night 😃 food is always amazing and such good value. Bison do the best whiskey sours, I've never tasted better!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 28 August 2021

Hi Emma, Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! I’m so glad our whisky sours keep you coming back for more, please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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RobG
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Greeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 22 August 2021

Hi Rob, We're really glad you had such a greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttt time! Thank you for leaving us a review and please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Ribs as always! Sadly the brownie dessert wasn’t available

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 21 August 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice dinner in Bison last night, got the pulled pork plate and it was unreal, friend got the ribs plate and everything was perfect, all the servers so on the ball made sure we were topped up with drinks. Thanks will be back

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 20 August 2021

Hi Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. I'll pass on your nice comments to our kitchen & Floor team. We hope to see you back again. Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner went after not being for about 4 years and the food was still spectacular. We were looked after very well my 2 members of staff and value is exceptional. Can't fault this place.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 August 2021

Hi Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. I'll pass on your nice comments to our kitchen & Floor team. We hope to see you back again soon, Don't wait 4 more years :) Regards, Graham

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EmmaB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was ok, not particularly hot and a little dry.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 August 2021

Hi Emma, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience last night. Please feel free to email myself Graham@bisonbar.ie with more information on your visit so i can investigate further. Regards, Graham

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Chris
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

I was a big fan of Bison for years and in my opinion, it was the best BBQ restaurant in Ireland.

This is what made it even more disappointing when I finally got to return to Bison this week for the first time since lockdowns began.

I ordered the BBQ Chicken Wings and then the full rack of St Louis ribs as these were my usual order before lockdown. Unfortunately I was incredibly disappointed with both.

The ribs were dry, overcooked, lacked flavour and it was obvious that it was not cooked in a smoker which is what made Bison so great before.

The chicken wings were also just oven cooked then thrown last minute into a BBQ sauce but unfortunately were chewy and quite cold when we got them.

It seems the menus and ingredients made the transition between owners, but the cooking methods did not which is really disappointing as this is what made Bison so special before.

Hopefully the smokers come back into Bison otherwise there will definitely be a gap for a new genuine BBQ restaurant in Dublin to fill the void left by Bison!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 20 August 2021

Hi Chris, First of all I'd like to thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave a review. Good or Bad we take reviews very serious here in Bison Bar & BBQ. I'd like to apologies about your bad experience at Bison and I'd like to insure you that all of are meats are smoked in our southern pride smoker over night to get the best tasting possible. There has been no transition of owners too. I'll be sure to pass on your review to the kitchen team who take great pride in our bbq goods.

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GarthB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a really good meal
Service was great
Will be back again when visit Dublin

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 16 August 2021

Hi Garth, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you when back in Dublin Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and ambience !!! We absolutely loved it !
Wish we would have been asked if we wanted a dessert before the kitchen closes though ! I was already drooling over the brownie but will definitely come back to get it !

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 16 August 2021

Hi Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit, My apologies over the brownie, I'll pass this on to our kitchen team as EVERYONE should be offered dessert before we close. Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food,staff and music!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 14 August 2021

Hi Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon. Regards, Graham

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we had during our time in Dublin. something different and so delicious!! I will be recommending Bison to absolutely everyone we know.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 August 2021

Hi Matthew, Thank you so much for leaving us this lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope o see you back with us on your next trip to Dublin. Thanks, Fiona

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SDYAJAOSO
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service and food was not great. Wouldn’t recommend

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 14 August 2021

Hi SDYAJOSO Thanks for taking the time out to leave a review. If you’d like to email myself with more details regarding your visit which lead to a 1 star review so I can investigate further. Regards, Graham

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CarmenR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ribs that we ever try! It's a must to visit this place!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 August 2021

Hi Carmen, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit (the ribs are my favourite to!) and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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Cmcd
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal here last night. The guys serving us were so nice.. The tasting plate was a great choice. It was our 2nd time to visit andook forward to coming back again

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 11 August 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. I will let the guys know about your great feedback. Please come back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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AntoinetteM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff so welcoming and friendly. Food was divine as always.
Been going to Bison Bar for many years and standards have never dropped .
Highly recommend

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 8 August 2021

Hi Antoinette, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. Next time you make a reservation please email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie and let me know you’re coming in! Thanks, Fiona

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CiaraL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great staff and great value. Best BBQ place in town

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 9 August 2021

Hi Ciara, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely review! I'm so happy you had such a great visit. Please come back and see us again soon in Dublin's first and best BBQ joint! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff and great prices. Can't wait to go back.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 7 August 2021

Hi there, We can't wait to have you back! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Thanks, Fiona

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EmilyH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely restaurant! Staff were so lovely and the food was delicious!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 8 August 2021

Hi Emily, Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I will make sure to pass this onto the girls they will be so happy. Please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so lovely, accommodating and efficient. Food and drinks came fast and tasted amazing ☺️ Was such a pleasant experience overall and I can't wait to visit again!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 7 August 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We're so pleased you had a good time, please come back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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Julia
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time I ate there, it was so lovely staff was really nice and food was really good as well. Will definitely consider coming here again!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hi Julia, Thanks so much for leaving us such a lovely review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit, please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault Bison Bar - great atmosphere, great food, great staff. Would recommend this place and will be going again the next time I'm in Dublin.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 1 August 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for taking the time out to leave us a 5 star review. I’m delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ and I hope to see you in again soon. Thanks, Graham

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AdrianeCS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente place to go with friends or family. Delicious food !!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 3 August 2021

Hi AdrianeCS Thanks very much for taking the time out to leave us a 5 star review. I’m delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ and I hope to see you in again soon. Thanks, Graham

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SarahW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Friendly staff, reasonably priced and delicious brisket 👍

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 1 August 2021

Hi SarahW, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon for some food & drinks Thanks, Graham

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Aoife
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and brilliant selection of drinks would highly recommend!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 31 July 2021

Hi Aoife, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon for some food & drinks Thanks, Graham

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FAQs

Bison Bar & BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Bison Bar & BBQ also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 533 7561.

Bison Bar & BBQ is rated 4.4 stars by 200 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.