The 30 Best Terraces & Beer Gardens in Dublin

The 30 Best Terraces & Beer Gardens in Dublin

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 or terraces – so we thought it was about time that we shared our favourite spots with you!

Our go-to terraces and beer gardens in Dublin change depending on the occasion, so we’ve listed options for when you’re celebrating something major and want somewhere chic for cocktails, 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, terraces and courtyards are perfect for low-key, pre- or post-wedding celebrations, too. So what are you waiting for? Your new favourite pub could be on this list of the 30 best terraces and beers gardens in Dublin.

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The Marker Hotel

The Best Beer Gardens in Dublin For Cocktails

The Shelbourne

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 |

The Conrad

Dublin’s five-star hotel, The Conrad has partnered with Irish artist, Ciara O’Neill to fully reimagine their restaurant, The Terrace in utterly instagrammable decor and a spacious sheltered outdoor seating area. The menu is filled with sharing plates and delicious mains so it’s a great city centre spot for drinks and nibbles.

Earlsfort Terrace |

The Tap House

If you’re a Ranelagh local, you’ve probably already been to this stylish craft beer and cocktail hub, but the pretty rooftop beer garden and prime people-watching spot is worth venturing a little outside of the city for.

60 Ranelagh |

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Drury Buildings

We’ve featured lots of real weddings at Drury Buildings over the years, but this chic 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. |

The Dean Dublin

Sophie’s at The Dean Dublin is home to one of the best views in the city, and there’s a great terrace area too for warm days and cocktails. The new Dean Townhouse sits just next to the original hotel, and the Georgian building has been completely transformed to create a gorgeous townhouse, boasting a new cocktail bar and lounge, an outdoor courtyard and terrace.

36 Harcourt St. |

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The entire space at House has an opulent, outdoorsy feel, thanks to the 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. The fully retractable roof (which we have it on good authority can be opened and closed within 90 seconds!) makes it a sunny oasis in the city centre.

27 Lower Leeson St. |

The Botanical Bar at Opium

A stunning and tranquil area inspired by the draping flowers of the Botanical Gardens, with a fully retractable roof, you can make the most of sunny days with a few cocktails here.

28 Wexford St. |


The heated terrace at Temple Bar brunch and dinner hotspot Roberta’s is a gorgeous outdoor area where you’re bound to find something you like on their extensive cocktail menu. The chic courtyard outdoor area and glasshouse style interiors make this the perfect spot on a fine day wherever you sit.

Essex St. East |

Fade Street Social

Although the outdoor space at Fade Street Social is known as the Winter Garden, it’s pretty fabulous in summer too! It’s a buzzy place to meet pals for adventurous cocktails and delicious small bites.

4 Fade St. |

The Marker

While there is a lovely seating area outside The Marker Hotel that allows you to take in the buzz of the Grand Canal Dock area, there’s something magical about the bird’s eye view of the Rooftop Bar and Terrace that make it feel like you could be lounging in another sunny European city.

Grand Canal Quay |

The Alex

The Secret Garden at the Alex Hotel is a beautiful outdoor terrace that’s superb for weekend brunch. With a gorgeous floral-inspired design, this spot is a hidden gem in the heart of the city, with a retractable roof to enjoy sky views and heaters for chillier days.

Fenian St. |

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The beer garden at Harry Byrne’s

The Best Beer Gardens in Dublin For Sport

Harry Byrne’s

A short DART journey from the city centre will take you to Harry Byrne’s, an old-school pub with a laid-back neighbourhood vibe and lots of outdoor screens for watching rubgy, football or whatever tickles your fancy.

Howth Road, Clontarf |


On match day, few beer gardens in Dublin can compete with the buzzy atmosphere of the huge outdoor space at Toners. Just make sure to arrive early to get a seat!

139 Lower Baggot St. |

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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. |

Gibney’s of Malahide

6 New St. |

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!


O’Donoghue’s on Merrion Row is the ultimate spot for cosy wintertime pints and a toasted sandwich, but it’s equally charming on a sunny match day in summer, thanks to the welcoming beer garden.

15 Merrion Row |

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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 |


The rooftop terrace at Wigwam offers a little slice of the outdoors in the centre 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. |

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The beer garden at Kimchi Hop House

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. Formerly a traditional Irish pub called The Shakespeare, it is 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. |


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

Market Bar

The crowd-pleasing tapas at this Dublin favourite mean you can easily kill two birds with one stone – just head upstairs to their partially-covered beer garden.

14A Fade St. |

The Belfry

The Belfry 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.

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The beer garden at The Church

The Best Beer Gardens in Dublin – All-Rounders

The Church

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. |

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 |

Urban Brewing

If tapas and taps sounds like your ideal way to spend a sunny day then this super cool spot in the IFSC will be right up your street. Urban Brewing is housed in a grade one listed building, dating back to 1820 and while the stone-wall vaulted interiors will totally wow you, the fabulous outdoor area means it’s also a great call for sunny days too.

CHQ, Custom House Quay |

The IFI Café 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 |

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 hangout is a great choice for weekend brunch that turns into an afternoon of pints and chats.

3 Fade St. |

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The beer garden at The Bath

The Best Beer Gardens in Dublin For Old World Charm

The Bath

Right next to the Aviva Stadium is where you’ll find this welcoming neighbourhood pub, but you don’t have to be the sporty type to appreciate its cosy interiors and tree-lined beer garden.

Bath Avenue, Dublin 4 |


An old school Irish pub-turned-trendy city centre hangout McGrattan’s has a great back patio and space (which is technically a car park) which becomes a makeshift beer garden on sunny days.

76 Fitzwilliam Lane, Baggot St. |


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 |

If you’re thinking of carrying the breezy beer garden vibes through to your wedding day, here are Dublin city venues with amazing outdoor spaces, including heated terraces, rooftop bars and internal courtyards. Also check out our list of the best brunch spots in Dublin

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