Outdoor Drinking and Dining in Dublin

Thought that this fair city was just Guinness and Jameson? Think again. From sprawling rooftop bars and hidden beer gardens to restaurants that boast gorgeous terraces with hidden nooks and crannies, Dublin is home to some seriously slick open spaces. Check out our list of outdoor drinking and dining spaces in Dublin to see for yourself.

Last updated on 18th September 2020

The Grand Social

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Not only is The Grand Social one of Dublin's best music venues, but it's also home to a rooftop beer garden with a retractable roof that's perfect for when the weather is looking questionable. Looking for alfresco drinks with friends? Then head to Liffey Street, just seconds from the river.

Vintage Cocktail Club's rooftop bar area is one of Dublin's finest. Make your way through their menu of illicit vintage-inspired sips while cosying up under heaters or topping up the tan (weather depending, obvs) and soaking up the always-bustling atmosphere of this quirky bar. 

This stylish wine bar on Baggot Street boasts one of the Dublin's best terraces. Make your way through sharing boards of Irish cheese and charcuterie, pickled mussels with sourdough and beetroot-cured salmon with organic bottles from across the globe to wash it down.

Perched on top of The Dean on Harcourt Street, this pretty rooftop restaurant in Dublin is one for all occasions be it date night, birthday or group dining. Be sure to check out the outdoor terrace with stylish furnishings and plenty of tanning opportunity for a sun-dappled afternoon at Sophie's.

Café en Seine

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Café en Seine is a contemporary Parisian corner of Dublin spread across three stories with a quirky outdoor drinking and dining area that's sure provide plenty of Insta opportunities. Combining enticing food and drink with regular entertainment, this restaurant bar is always popping off. 

When you're not feasting on Italian food in the restaurant or soaking up cocktails at the bar? Check out NoLita's sun-soaked outdoor patio space for an alfresco boozy brunch matched with a drinks menu inspired by New York's Italian-American history.

Based on Baggot Street, Searsons is the pub that's home to one of the best beer gardens in Dublin. Make the most of those rare sunny days with a cocktail in hand (making use of their 90+ bottle collection) at one of the city's most atmospheric outdoor spaces.

A bustling sports bar and pub in Dublin, Dtwo is an essential venture come match day. Pair your freshly poured pints with one of their famous BBQ feasts as you catch every thrilling moment of the big game across their giant screens, you can almost hear the cheering now. 

Sure, The Temple Bar may be known for its raucous nightlife and live performances, but did you know that the tourist hotspot also features a garden? Grab a round of drinks and check out the hidden outdoor space when you're not hanging out on the patio.