As summer sinks in it’s time to take advantage of the best outdoor spaces in Dublin, including some fantastic rooftop bars & restaurants. There’s nothing like watching the sunset over the city’s skyline with a fresh beverage in your hands, so be sure to include it in your bucket list when visiting Ireland. The Irish capital has a good selection of places to enjoy fine drinks, delicious food, and incredible city views from the top. Here’s your complete guide to the best rooftops in Dublin:
Offering a relaxed and sociable space in one of the coolest areas in Dublin, The Fitzsimons Hotel’s Rooftop is a must-go when visiting the city. Located in the Temple Bar Area, this laid-down bar has amazing views of the Irish Capital from above, plenty of outdoor sits, and a large selection of beers on tap and cocktails. If you are hungry, check their menu with traditional Irish Dishes and snacks to share among your crew.
Location: Fitzsimons Temple Bar, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 📍
Taphouse Bar & Kitchen is a charming pub in Ranelagh, South Dublin, with a cool terrace where you can sip on some drinks while enjoying the sun. This is a great choice for food too, their menu has great options for lunch or dinner, from burgers to tacos, and everything in between - all prepared to perfection.
Location: 60 Ranelagh, Dublin 6 📍
Layla’s Restaurant & Terrace
This rooftop bar inside The Devlin Hotel is perfect for all seasons. With tall glass walls all around, the restaurant & bar has amazing views of Dublin that can be appreciated even when the weather is not the best. With a modern setup, Layla’s is a great option for a date, pints with friends, or even to enjoy good food and drinks by yourself.
Location: 117 Ranelagh, Co. Dublin 📍
Sophie’s Rooftop Bar & Terrace
With panoramic views of Dublin’s City Center, Sophie’s is one of the most popular rooftops in the Irish Capital. It’s perfect for drinks before a night out, dinner, or lunch. Their wood-fired pizzas are definitely worth trying, as well as their brunch menu on the weekends.
Location: 33 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2 📍
The Marker Hotel
More on the boogie side, the Marker Hotel’s rooftop has one of the best views of Dublin from the top. Located inside one of the city’s most luxurious hotels, this bar has indoor and outdoor sits, as well as a large menu of cocktails created by the best mixologists in the Irish Capital. It’s a great place to socialize and enjoy Dublin's skyline from a different perspective.
Location: Grand Canal Quay, Dublin Docklands, Dublin 📍
Ryleigh's Rooftop Steakhouse
This is a Meat Lover's paradise with sky-high views, known for its top-notch cuts and expert grilling techniques. Ryleigh’s is the place to go to try some of the finest steaks in Dublin, with some stunning panoramic views of the city. Visiting this charming bar & rooftop is an experience itself, and should definitely be added to your list when visiting Ireland.
Location: 81/82 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 📍
The Gravity Bar at Guinness Storehouse
Taking a tour through the famous Guinness Storehouse is a must when visiting the Irish Capital, with the ticket visitors also get a complimentary drink to be enjoyed on their rooftop, Gravity. With a breathtaking 360-degree view of Dublin's skyline, this bar has many options of local and international beers on tap, so don’t worry if Guinness is not your favorite drink. The Gravity Bar at the Storehouse is a must-visit rooftop destination for beer enthusiasts and Dublin explorers alike, make sure to check it out!
Location: Guinness Storehouse, St James's Gate, Dublin 8 📍
There you have it, a complete guide to the best rooftop bars & restaurants in Dublin. Make sure to check their website before visiting to confirm their opening hours, and feel free to check with us for any additional information at @can_hostels. Safe trips and we can’t wait to explore the Irish Capital with you :)