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Rooftop Bars Dublin

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Best time to visit April - October
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Rooftop Bar Dublin
Courtesy of WXYZ Bar at Aloft

Dublin Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

This is the one and only guide you need to find the best rooftop bar Dublin. Packed with all info about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

While Dublin is a city filled with charming pubs and restaurants on street level, sometimes you need to elevate yourself and see the city from a new perspective. The Dublin rooftops ranges from stylish sky lounges to more comfy and relaxed beer garden terraces.

So, which are the best rooftop bars Dublin? Just scroll down and find the Dublin rooftop bar best suited for you.

Looking for other things than rooftops? Here's a great guide when spending a weekend in Dublin.

The list

10 best rooftop bars in Dublin

Rooftop bar Dublin The Rooftop Bar at Anantara The Marker in Dublin

The Rooftop Bar at Anantara The Marker

$$$$ | 8th floor | Docklands
  • Highlights
  • Mixologist cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Luxurious

Up on the fantastic The Marker Hotel Dublin, you find the equally fantastic Rooftop Bar & Terrace. Modern and stylish in decor, the views you get are absolutely stunning, 360˚ of the Dublin Mountains, Grand Canal, the Irish Sea and the city skyline. The rooftop terrace is by day a space for hotel guests to relax and unwind. By night, it turns into a sophisticated cocktail lounge, where all are welcome to enjoy well-made mixologist cocktails and a great ambience.

Rooftop bar Dublin Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant in Dublin

Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant

$$$ | 5th floor | Portobello
  • Highlights
  • All day + night
  • 360˚ views
  • Modern & stylish

On top of the boutique hotel The Dean Dublin, you find this beautiful and modern glasshouse and terrace restaurant and bar, offering amazing 360˚ views over Dublin, from cityscape to countryside, you can spot major attractions dotted across the city. With a trendy and chich setting, Sophie's rooftop is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and drinks anywhere in between. Enjoy a causal New York – Italian – Irish menu and a large selection of wines and signature cocktails.

Rooftop bar Dublin WXYZ Bar at Aloft in Dublin

WXYZ Bar at Aloft

$$$ | 7th floor | The Liberties
  • Highlights
  • Trendy
  • Panoramic views
  • Fun & vibrant

Perched on the 7th floor of Aloft Dublin City, WXYZ Bar is a fun and trendy venue to enjoy Dublin from above. Up here, a chic, vibrant and colorful interior is complemented with a large outdoor terrace, where you can indulge in incredible views of Dublin city. The rooftop menu features everything from pints and pinot noirs, to a mouth-watering selection of signature and classic cocktails, and tasty light bites. Expect cool music (sometimes live) and can't-miss events.


10 Spectacular Rooftop Bars in Dublin

Rooftop bar Dublin Layla's Restaurant & Terrace in Dublin

Layla's Restaurant & Terrace

$$$ | 4th floor | Ranelagh
  • Highlights
  • All day
  • Glasshouse rooftop
  • Modern

Floating on top of The Devlin Hotel in Ranelagh, this is a glasshouse rooftop bar and restaurant, with large windows that open up wide for an airy feel when the weather permits, and also a smaller outdoor terrace. Layla’s is a modern restaurant and bar, dressed a bit in a 1950s suit. Open daily from early morning, here you can enjoy modern and fresh food as breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, along with panoramic views, cocktails, beers and a really impressive selection of different wines.

Rooftop bar Dublin Fitzsimons Bar & Roof Garden in Dublin

Fitzsimons Bar & Roof Garden

$$ | 4th floor | Temple Bar
  • Highlights
  • Heated
  • Several bars
  • Roof garden

The Fitzsimons Hotel, right in the heart of the happening Temple Bar area, is not only a place to stay, but also a great place for fun and drinks. Here you find four floors of different bars, nightclubs and (best of all) a Dublin rooftop beer garden. Decked out with colourful picnic benches, blooming flowers, and its own bar, the Fitzsimons rooftop terrace is a great spot to soak up some sun and enjoy views over the bustling streets of below. Expect a relaxed ambience and a menu filled with traditional Irish dishes and very wallet-friendly cocktails.

Rooftop bar Dublin Ryleigh's Rooftop Steakhouse in Dublin

Ryleigh's Rooftop Steakhouse

$$$$ | 6th floor | North Wall
  • Highlights
  • Day-to-night
  • Sweeping views
  • Stylish

Set on the 6th floor of The Mayson, Ryleigh's Rooftop Steakhouse is an elevated all-day Dublin rooftop for tasty food and drinks with a view. Part interior lounge with leather clad booths and an open kitchen, and part comfy outdoor terrace, here you are surrounded with sweeping vistas of the Dublin Mountains, the River Liffey and the city centre. The rooftop menu includes everything from steaks to pasta favourites, complemented with a fine array of crafted cocktails, premium spirits and brews.

Rooftop bar Dublin Vintage Cocktail Club in Dublin

Vintage Cocktail Club

$$$ | 4th floor | Temple Bar
  • Highlights
  • Speakeasy
  • 1920s inspired
  • Amazing cocktails

Hidden away in a building in the buzzing Temple Bar area of Dublin, the Vintage Cocktail Club is a 1920s chic cocktail bar, set over three floors, including a fantastic rooftop terrace. Not fantastic because of breathtaking panoramic views, but because of the very cool and cosy decor, and the amazing cocktails served. Hard to find, but worth the search for a calm and cosy atmosphere and a highly impressive cocktail menu, with unique creations made to perfection.

Rooftop bar Dublin The Taphouse in Dublin

The Taphouse

$$$ | 2nd floor | Ranelagh
  • Highlights
  • Live sports + music
  • Cosy & friendly
  • Impressive beer menu

The Taphouse Bar & Kitchen is a cosy and vibrant pub, equipped with a lovely second floor roof terrace. While the indoors restaurant and bar is a great spot for catching live sports and music, the al frecso terrace is a prime venue for watching all the action on the streets of Ranelagh. Relaxed, friendly and casual vibes are complemented with a fresh mix of Irish and International pub grub, an extensive beer menu, and a nice selection of cool cocktails.

Rooftop bar Dublin Fade Street Social in Dublin

Fade Street Social

$$$ | 2nd floor | South City Center
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop cocktail bar
  • Winter Garden
  • Intimate

Fade Street Social is the brainchild of award-winning chef Dylan McGrath, offering creative, uncomplicated and homegrown dishes in a social setting. In the Main Restaurant, that is. But, the venue also houses a unique, picturesque and stylish rooftop cocktail bar and terrace, hidden above the Fade Street Restaurant. Here you can enjoy a menu filled with elaborate cocktails, and extensive wine selection, as well as tasty flatbreads, all year round.

Rooftop bar Dublin Gravity Bar at Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Gravity Bar at Guinness Storehouse

$$$$ | 7th floor | The Liberties
  • Highlights
  • Highest
  • 360° views
  • Iconic brewery

Guinness Storehouse is the place to go to experience the history, heart and soul of one of Ireland's most famous beers. Offering sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas over seven floors, the experience is topped off with a rooftop bar. While there is no alfresco terrace, the floor-to-ceiling windows really creates a sense of beeing open air, and also provides amazing 360° views over Dublin. To visit Gravity Bar you need to buy a ticket to the Guinness Storehouse tour.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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City info

Rooftop bar Dublin

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

Prime season: April-Oct

Residents: 1,6 millions

Climate: maritime temperate

Dublin is full of small pubs and restaurants. There are not that many roof terrace located here, but those you can find are nice and well worth to visit. Stylish rooftop terraces and good views.

Dublin is one of the cities in Europe with the lowest average age in which about 50% of the population is under 25. Many of the rooftop bars in Dublin is visited by young party people. So expect a lot of party when entering a sky lounge here.

About Dublin

Dublin is the biggest city in Ireland and also the country's capital. The city is located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast and it is one of Europe's fastest growing capitals. The climate is fairly even all year round without any major temperature differences. Hotter in summer and colder in winter. But do you want to pinpoint the best months you should go between April and October.