Beer Gardens In Dublin

If you’re on the hunt for somewhere to drink the good stuff surrounded by music, food and locals, look no further. We all know our city loves a pint of Guinness, so of course there's a plethora of outdoor drinking and dining spots to explore. From rooftops for all-night ragers to pubs and chilled-out sips in lush foliage, our pick of the best beer gardens in Dublin has you sorted for any and all occasions. 

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Last updated on 14th March 2024




The Market Bar Group

The Market Bar is a great haunt for all your drinking needs, housed in a 19th-century Victorian warehouse and oozes character with its lofty feel. It's the ideal hangout if you're seeking a light lunch in the company of friends, thanks to its tapas-style fare. Choose from a range of dishes like crispy pork belly, served alongside apple cider sauce, or arancini filled with garden pea risotto. As for drinks? Grab a craft beer or opt for a signature cocktail like Spice Up Your Life, made using tequila and Tabasco.

BrewDog Outpost Dublin

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Housed in a 10,000ft red shipping container, BrewDog Outpost is certainly a watering hole that catches your eye, and then maintains it with its expansive collection of 32 taps on offer, plus its very own microbrewery. Beer lover or not, it's worth a visit in the warmer months for its outdoor terrace alone, thanks to its cracking views of the city and social, loft-like feel. It also boasts stellar food deals, like 2-4-1 on burgers from Monday to Wednesday, as well as a boozy brunch not to be missed. 

The Odeon

The Odeon is a beautiful Grade A-listed building in the heart of the city centre, famed for its extravagant entertainment and luxurious interiors (think chandeliers, towering pillars and glowing bookshelves). It's also a divine destination for a bit of alfresco sipping, thanks to its floral terrace out back. Here you can enjoy an array of its signature spritzes, from vanilla to pineapple and ginger, plus delicious bites like crispy chicken wings or the juicy house burger. 

Nancy Hands

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This charming pub on Parkgate Street offers more than a homey place to curl up, among dark wooden panels, antique mirrors and signage. It also has a modest yet pretty patio area outside, ideal for sipping a pint of Guinness or tucking into some wholesome grub from its mouthwatering menu. Perched under a parasol and tuck into grub made with locally sourced ingredients, such as the house chicken sandwich, layered with red cheddar cheese, or its signature classic Rueben, alongside a portion of chips to share with your mates. 

Dtwo

With an extensive drink selection and a backyard BBQ menu to fill your belly, Dtwo is perfect for a night out during the summer months. Come match day, this buzzing garden is popping off with eager punters watching the action unfold on mega screens. It's a pretty spot donning barrels for tables, high chairs and leafy surrounds, dangling from wooden beams. Here, you'll be able to inhale loaded sandwiches filled with pulled pork or flame-grilled juicy steak burgers alongside a refreshing pint of the good stuff. 

Fitzsimons Bar

Home to the best beer garden in Temple Bar, Fitzsimons Bar's top floor makes for a great time. It's a cute hangout ideal for soaking up some sunshine, or for cosying up if the weather doesn't want to play ball thanks to its heaters. Decorated with hanging flowers and graffiti in tribute to Dublin, it's an inviting destination to head to for the usual suspects of classic cocktails like daiquiris and mojitos, plus stonebaked pizzas with BBQ chicken or baked Irish ham.

The Bath Pub

One of the best beer gardens in Dublin is found within close proximity of the Aviva Stadium. The Bath Pub is perfect for pre-gaming before a big match, alfresco drinks on a chilled-out date or grabbing some cocktails with friends after a long day of work. Its outdoor seating area is complete with vibrant hanging baskets, whisky barrel tables and trees. Tuck into fresh 12-inch sourdough pizzas topped with the likes of fior di latte mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce, gorgonzola and Wicklow brie, all washed down with a pint of Guinness or an Aperol spritz.

Fade Street Social

Prepped for all weather conditions, Fade Street Social has a gorgeous rooftop beer garden in Dublin. It provides the ideal backdrop for cosy sips with friends, or dining alfresco during the warmer months. The outdoor space is also available for private events, offering a picturesque backdrop complete with floral fixtures and fairy lights for your do. Indulge in an expansive menu unique to the terrace, featuring baked sourdough flatbreads topped with truffle béchamel, slices of mortadella, pork rillette and stracciatella. Drinks-wise, it's cocktail-central, with signature tipples such as the vodka-based Raspberry Bon Bon on the cards.

The Temple Bar

With a party atmosphere through and through, The Temple Bar's hidden courtyard is fab for weekend nights out. Not only does this popular den boast the largest whisky collection in Ireland but, topping it off, the beaut also serves up international drinks, fresh oysters, gourmet sandwiches packed with pastrami and much more. So, if you find yourself Googling 'the best beer gardens near me' and are around Parliament Street, it would be criminal not to pay this bright red, live music venue a visit. 

Searsons

If you're looking for somewhere to watch live sports, banter with mates or just enjoy a nice pint, this pub with outdoor seating in Dublin is meant for you. It's a stunning spot complete with peachy blossoms hanging from the ceiling, statement light fixtures and baby blue leather seating, along with quirky decor such as street signage. On the menu, you can find a decent selection of dishes, such as avocado salad and gourmet wraps filled with grilled halloumi, alongside classic cocktails, such as espresso martinis. Offering a warm atmosphere in a tranquil environment, Searsons is set to be your home away from home.

The Grayson

Decked out with cute cushions and fab foliage, The Grayson may be known more so for its lavish afternoon teas and brunches, but it's also a supreme place to tip back an ice-cold beer. Its garden is adorned with marble walls and thatched chairs boasting plump cushions, inviting you for a signature tipple like the Greek Fizz, made with Malfy Originale gin, cucumber and basil cordial. Situated right near St Stephen's Green, this pretty eatery offers you a selection of seating areas, and you can even perch outside on the patio on the weekend, people-watching 'til your heart's content. 

The Grand Social

The Grand Social's rooftop beer haunt is perfect for summertime comedy shows, live music and match day screenings. You'll never be short of entertainment at this atmospheric venue, thanks to its rotating roster of events from DJ nights to tribute acts nodding to legends like Lady Gaga and Metallica. Settle down and choose from an extensive list of drinks, including classic cocktails like an old fashioned. And if it rains? Fear not, the retractable roof has you covered, literally.