When the sun comes out in Dublin, there’s only one place we want to be – sipping a cold drink in one of the city’s many fine beer gardens – so we thought it was about time that we shared our favorite spots with you! Our go-to beer gardens in Dublin change depending on the occasion, so we’ve provided options for when you’re something major and want to go somewhere more chic for cocktails, or want somewhere for a hen or a stag party, a spur-of-the-moment pint, a place to watch the match, or just to show a visitor around town. Lots of Dublin beer gardens are perfect for low-key, pre- or post-wedding celebrations, too! So what are you waiting for? Your new favorite pub could be on this list f the best beers gardens in Dublin!
Oh, and if you’re thinking of carrying the breezy beer garden vibes through to your wedding day, we’ve also compiled a list of some Dublin city wedding venues with amazing outdoor spacesincluding heated terraces, rooftop bars and internal courtyards.
The Best Beer Gardens in Dublin For Cocktails
A hidden gem on the mezzanine level of the hotel, this relaxed little oasis has a view of the sky while being sheltered from the elements and the hustle and bustle of Stephen’s Green. Perfect for a cocktails and serves an all-day menu.
27 St Stephen’s Green | theshelbourne.com
The Tap House
If you’re a Ranelagh local, you’ve probably already been to this stylish craft beer and cocktail hub, but their pretty rooftop beer garden and primo people-watching spot is worth venturing a little outside of the city for.
60 Ranelagh | taphouse.ie
We’ve featured lots of real weddings at Drury Buildings on this site over the years, but the chic Drury St. joint is equally well-suited to informal get-togethers – its walled garden is a lovely spot in which to meet friends for cocktails and a charcuterie plate.
55 Drury St. | Drurybuildings.com
The entire space at House has an opulent, outdoorsy feel, thanks to the well-loved bar’s abundant greenery, but we have a serious soft spot for the terrace and garden areas, which are littered with gorgeous olive and citrus trees.
27 Lower Leeson St. | housedublin.ie
The Tanqueray Terrace at Temple bar brunch and dinner hotspot Roberta’s is all of our outdoor décor dreams come true! The gorgeous new outdoor area comes with a new menu of Tanqueray gin serves, but if you’re not a gin drinker, you’re bound to find something you like on their extensive cocktail menu.
Essex St. East | robertas.ie
Fade Street Social
Although the outdoor space at Fade Street Social is known as the Winter Garden, we think it’s pretty fabulous in summer too! It’s a handy place to meet pals for adventurous cocktails and delicious small bites.
4 Fade St. | fadestreetsocial.com
The Best Beer Gardens in Dublin For Sport
A short DART journey from the city center will take you to Harry Byrne’s, an old school pub with a laid-back neighborhood vibe and lots of outdoor screens for watching rubgy, football or whatever tickles your fancy.
Howth Road, Clontarf | harrybyrnes.ie
On match day, few beer gardens in Dublin can compete with the buzzy atmosphere of the huge outdoor space at Toners on Baggot St. Just make sure to arrive early to get a seat!
139 Lower Baggot St. | tonespub.ie
One of the few Dublin pubs that’s equally popular with tourists and locals, O’Neill’s boasts a cosy upstairs beer garden that’s perfect for watching the match with a pint, and making a few friends while you’re at it!
2 Suffolk St. | oneillspubdublin.com
Gibney’s of Malahide
A stroll around the gorgeous seaside village of Malahide is always a good idea, but when there’s an important match on the telly, it’s perfectly acceptable if the beer garden at Gibney’s is your first stop!
6 New St. | gibneys.com
Ten years ago, O’Donoghue’s on Merrion Row was the ultimate spot for cosy wintertime pints and a toasted sandwich, but these days, it’s equally charming on a sunny match day in summer, thanks to the welcoming beer garden.
15 Merrion Row | odonoghues.ie
The Best Beer Gardens in Dublin For Food
The Bernard Shaw
Having street food market Eatyard right next door makes The Bernard Shaw one of the best places to go in Dublin when you want to satisfy both hunger and thirst. And if you just can’t drag yourself as far as the food trucks, there’s also a bus in the venue’s beer garden serving top notch pizza.
Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin | thebernardshaw.com
The rooftop terrace at Wigwam on Middle Abbey Street offers a little slice of the outdoors in the center of the city, along with probably the best rum menu in town. The Brazilian-style bar bites are perfect for nibbling on between drinks – make sure to try the cassava fries!
54 Middle Abbey St. | wigwamdublin.com
Kimchi Hop House
If there’s one pub that’s a perfect metaphor for old and new Dublin coming together, it’s Kimchi Hop House on Parnell St. Formerly a traditional Irish pub called The Shakespeare, it’s half-Korean restaurant, half-bar, and the great news is that you can order any of their incredible dishes from the super cool, graffiti-covered beer garden.
160-161 Parnell St. | kimchihophouse.ie
The crowd-pleasing tapas at this Dublin favorite means you can easily kill two birds with one stone – just head upstairs to their partially-covered beer garden.
14A Fade St. | marketbar.ie
You can expect a fantastic selection of beers and friendly bar staff at this Rathmines hotspot, which also serves pretty good pizza.
82-84 Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines | Blackbird on Facebook
Newly-renovated pub, The Belfry in Stoneybatter has a small beer garden that’s quite the sun trap for after work pints. But the real selling point of this Dublin beer garden is the revolving door of foodie pop-ups from taco trucks to wood-fired pizza.
37 Stoneybatter | The Belfry on Facebook
The Best Beer Gardens in Dublin – All-Rounders
It’s hard to beat this Northside beer garden for people watching, and its super central location make it a handy middle-ground if members of your crew are coming from many different directions.
Junction of Mary St. and Jervis St. | thechurch.ie
The IFI Cafe Bar
Even some of the Irish Film Institute’s most loyal customers may not realise that the cinema’s laid-back café bar boasts a cute beer garden, which is quite the sun trap in summer.
6 Eustace St., Temple Bar | ifi.ie
The Grand Social
Part music venue, part market venue, part pub, The Grand Social always has something fun going on, and its outdoor garden area has a cool, easy-going atmosphere.
35 Liffey St. Lower | thegrandsocial.ie
No Name Bar
Whether you call it No Name Bar, The Bar with No Name, or Snail Bar (after the wooden snail figure hanging outside), the outdoor terrace at this popular Fade St. hangout is a great choice for weekend brunch that turns into an afternoon of pints and chats.
3 Fade St. | noname.bar
The Best Beer Gardens in Dublin For Old World Charm
Right next to the Aviva Stadium is where you’ll find this impossibly adorable traditional pub, which is owned by former rugby pro Eoin O’Malley, but you don’t have to be the sporty type to appreciate its quaint interiors and tree-lined beer garden
Bath Avenue, Dublin 4 | thebathpub.ie
Whether you’re after a dance, a night of celeb-spotting (we love you, Anne Doyle!) or an amazing drinks deal, old school Irish pub-turned-trendy city center hangout McGrattan’s will deliver.
76 Fitzwilliam Lane, Baggot St. | mcgrattans.ie
There’s no shortage of good pubs in Smithfield, but, in an area where space is in short supply, Delaney’s on North King St. probably has the roomiest and most comfortable beer garden.
83 King St. North | smithfieldandstoneybatter.ie
The Best Dublin City Wedding Venues with Cool Outdoor Areas
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