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6 best rooftop bars in Dublin [2020 update]

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Last updated: June 5th, 2020

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This is the one and only guide you need to find the best rooftop bars 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.

Or check out the Dublin rooftop map

Rooftop bar Dublin The Marker Hotel in Dublin
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The Marker Hotel Dublin

$$$$ | 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 degrees of the Dublin Mountains, Grand Canal, the Irish Sea and the city skyline. Open seasonally, the rooftop terrace is by day a space for hotel guests to relax and unwind. Then 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 Bar & Terrace in Dublin
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Sophie's Rooftop Bar & Terrace

$$$ | 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-degree views over Dublin, from cityscape to countryside. 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, along with beers on both tap and bottle.

Rooftop bar Dublin Vintage Cocktail Club in Dublin
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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.

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Rooftop bar Dublin Layla's Restaurant & Terrace in Dublin
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Layla's Restaurant & Terrace

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

Perched on top of the hotel The Devlin in Ranelagh, this is mainly a glasshouse rooftop bar and restaurant, but 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 The Taphouse in Dublin
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The Taphouse

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

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 with both local crafts and a rotating tap, along with a nice selection of cool cocktails.

Rooftop bar Dublin Fitzsimons Hotel Temple Bar
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Fitzsimons Hotel Temple Bar

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

The Fitzsimons Hotel, located 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. Not fancy and quite simple in decor, the rooftop terrace is still a great spot to soak up some sun and enjoy views over the bustling streets of Temple Bar below. Expect a relaxed ambience and a menu filled with traditional Irish dishes and very wallet-friendly cocktails.

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Rooftop bar Dublin

Rooftop-grade: 4/10
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.