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, our city is home to some seriously slick open spaces. Check out this list of outdoor drinking and dining places in Dublin to see for yourself.

Last updated on 3rd May 2022




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.

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.

Little Pyg is ideal for the best outdoor dining in Dublin. Offering a covered terrace space for enjoying their droolworthy slices and signature cocktails. And if you fancy going indoors? You'll find a wonderland of lush foliage that's made for Instagram snapping.

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 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.

Isabelle's is one of the city's most gorgeous Italian restaurants with outdoor seating. Head here for a European vibe that's extended to the interiors, where monochrome marble is met with a large open kitchen and Art Deco features, with elevated pasta dishes adding to the exclusive feel.

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. 

With a few streetside tables at the front and an alfresco space at the back of the venue, Sprezzatura  is the place to be if you're craving pasta and a touch of vino. Chow down on authentic Italian cuisine on the terrace while sipping on Aperol spritzes in the sun.

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