Dublin Beer gardens for thirsty sightseers - Dublin Visitor Centre

Dublin Beer gardens for thirsty sightseers

Our top 3 al fresco drinking spots !

In a recent blog we focused on the joy of dining al fresco. This week we take a look at the top beer gardens to enjoy a cool beer on a warm day. Our top 3 are located along the tourist trail making them perfect during a day of sightseeing in Dublin.

Toners : Toners is a quintessential Victorian pub, popular with both locals and visitors to Dublin, thanks to its great food,  well preserved snug and excellent beergarden. Once the popular hang out for literary giants Patrick Kavanagh,  WB Yeats & Brendan Behan this authentic pub is known today for its relaxed atmosphere and its city beergarden which comes alive at night adorned with fairy lights. Table waiter service makes a trip to Toners a top choice for those who’ve burned the shoe leather walking the streets of Dublin and the good news is that it has outdoor heaters making it cosy on those cooler summer days. Toners is located just a 5 minute walk from St. Stephen’s Green or you can hop off at Bus Stop 6 of the City Sightseeing Dublin Tour.

Toners Beergarden just a short distance away from St. Stephens Green
Toners Beergarden just a short distance away from St. Stephens Green

Cobblestone : If you make it to the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield make sure to take a stroll across the cobble-locked square to the Cobblestone pub. Known as a hotspot in Dublin’s traditional music scene – impromptu music sessions kick off nightly when the city’s professional and amateur musicians come together – the Cobblestone also boasts an impressive open air beergarden. This no frills beergarden, located to the rear of the pub, has been known to act as a secondary stage for its music sessions during the summer. Hop off at Bus Stop 21a to enjoy a cool beer as the sun goes down in the heart of old Dublin.

Cobblestone's Beergarden in Smithfield
Cobblestone’s Beergarden in Smithfield

Fitzsimons: No visit to Dublin is complete without visiting at least one pub in Temple Bar. Situated in the heart of Temple Bar, facing onto the river Liffey at the southside of the Millenium foot bridge, Fitzsimmons is a hot bed of traditional music on the ground floor but it features a hidden gem on its 5th floor. Fitzsimmon’s south facing rooftop terrace makes it our top pick of beergardens to enjoy a post-sightseeing drink. On a sunny summer’s evening in Dublin you can’t get an outdoor space better than this! Wth loads of space and contemporary décor this is a great meeting point to catch up with old or new friends. Take the short five minute stroll from Trinity College or hop off at Bus Stop 9 on the City SightSeeing Tour.

Fitzsimons Rooftop Beergarden in Temple Bar
Fitzsimons Rooftop Beergarden in Temple Bar

Looking for more things to do in Dublin? Visit our things to do section  or stop by and say hello at the Dublin Visitor Centre for more information.

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