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 spaces in Dublin to see for yourself.

Last updated on 16th July 2021




The George Bar

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One of the most popular LGBTQ+ venues in Dublin, The George Bar is the perfect lace for cocktails in the sun. Head to their outdoor terrace space (which also happens to be covered), where you'll find plenty of places to sit and a pretty floral photo wall that's well worth snapping.

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.

Like the idea of waterside drinking and dining as the temperatures rise? Angelina's have pretty outdoor space facing the canal, so you can kick back with a couple of glasses and a plate of freshly made pasta while topping up your tan.

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.

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. 

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. 

Isabelle's is one of Dublin's best 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.

While always offering a select few streetside tables to the front of the venue, the team at Sprezzatura are now offering an alfresco dining space to the back of the venue. Chow down on authentic Italian cuisine on the terrace while sipping on Aperol spritzes in the sun.

One of the best spots for alfresco dining in Dublin is Little Pyg. Offering a heated and 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.

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. 

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.

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.

Wigwam's small yet perfectly formed terrace space is ideal for small groups in Dublin. Stop by the ever-buzzing party bar for signature refreshments, bites to eat and a plethora of entertainment, including live music, karaoke and ping pong. 

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.

One of the best places to drink outdoors in Dubllin, Piglet Wine Bar offers guests the chance to cosy up under heaters in their covered streetside space. When it comes to refreshments? The place promises an eclectic range of expertly sourced bottles from across the globe.