Best rooftop bars in Dublin for a sunny day

Dublin’s best rooftop bars will soon be flooded with Dubs looking to soak up the sun in style.

Whether it’s a signature cocktail, tasty snacks or a classic pint, Dublin has enough rooftop bars for you to find something to suit your taste.

Here are the 10 best rooftop bars in Dublin.

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Sophie’s roof

Sitting atop the Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street, Sophie’s Rooftop is all about style and views. Following this offering is an astounding range of cocktails as well as an inviting food menu featuring dishes like seafood linguine, steak, chicken supreme and a range of pizzas.

The outside space offers great views of Harcourt Street while the inside gives you a 360 degree view of Dublin city.

at Layla’s

Layla’s, which sits atop the Devlin Hotel in Ranelagh, is also operated by Press Up Hospitality Group and offers a similar dining offering.

As for the views and the sun, there is a large outdoor seating area ideal for this.



Layla’s roof atop the Devlin Hotel in Ranelagh

tap house

The Ranelagh is not just home to one rooftop bar. Taphouse also provides the perfect opportunity for a scoop in the sun.

As for drinks, you can get a range of delicious draft beers or choose from the appetizing wine list of the establishment. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, Taphouse has a nice range of small plates, burgers, sliders, and tacos.

Unnamed Bar

No name is found on Fade Street. Climb a flight of stairs from the street that you would easily miss to emerge into a chic bar, then step out the back for a funky rooftop sun trap in the summer.

Since the start of the pandemic, the venue has put more emphasis on its food offering, transforming itself into a stunning dining option as well as a casual place to grab a drink.

Fade Street Social

If Fade Street Social is known for everything, it’s its style, and its rooftop terrace is no exception.

Acting as an ideal escape from a busy summer day in the city centre, visitors can enjoy a range of tasty cocktails, pints and opulent entrees.

The Parnell Heritage Pub & Grill

As the name suggests, expect a classic taste of Dublin when you head to the Parnell Heritage Pub & Grill.

At the venue’s rooftop bar, expect healthy traditional Irish food, great pints of Guinness and heaters for when the Irish weather decides to remind us who it is.

The hotel of the marker

If The Marker’s rooftop at Grand Canal Dock is anything, it’s ultra-chic.

That shouldn’t stop you from having at least a drink or two on the beautiful rooftop, which offers picturesque views over this stunning part of the city, especially as a pink evening sky says good night to a bustling Dublin. .

Hotel Fitzsimon

Expect a lively crowd as the sun shines on Fitzsimon’s Hotel rooftop bar at Temple Bar.

With its own bar, dedicated outdoor heating and lovely decor, it’s a lovely rooftop bar in Dublin to enjoy when Mother Nature treats us more favourably.



Fitzsimon's rooftop bar at Temple Bar
Fitzsimon’s rooftop bar at Temple Bar

by Ryleigh

Ryleigh’s is one of Dublin’s newest rooftop bars to open, sitting elegantly atop the Mason Hotel on North Wall Quay.

Serving everything from brunch to dinner to drinks, the views of The Liffey and the Dublin Mountains are hard to beat here.

vintage cocktail club

The Vintage Cocktail Club is one of Dublin’s best hidden secrets, serving up small bites accompanied, as expected, by superb cocktails.

Its speakeasy-style design spills over onto its outdoor terrace which acts as an ideal sunbathing area when the sun is high in the sky.

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