Three of the Most Luxurious Rooftop Bars in Ireland

Published: February 02, 2019

Ireland is not the place you would immediately associate with rooftop bars but they are very popular in the Emerald Isle and there are a lot of them. Many of them are covered but there are some really luxurious ones that open to the summer sun when it’s around.

The Marker Hotel’s Rooftop Terrace, Dublin

The Marker Hotel has five stars and it gives priority to its guests and private parties if the rooftop terrace starts to fill up. Situated in the Docklands, which is home to some of the most affluent companies in Dublin, you need plenty of Euros to be able to stay here.

If you are visiting Dublin, spoil yourself with the delicious food and atmosphere at the Marker Hotel’s Rooftop Terrace. It will cost you quite a bit but nowhere near as much as some of the most luxurious rooftop bars in other parts of the world. For some of those, you would need to win the lottery to be able to afford to stay.

Luxurious Rooftop Bars in Ireland
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The Montenotte Hotel Rooftop Terrace, Cork

High on a hill above the city center of Cork, you will find the 18th century estate of six acres that has been turned into the Montenotte Hotel. The rooftop terrace gives wonderful views of the city, and you can enjoy drinks and snacks as well as alfresco dining. In the summer months, they sometimes have a barbeque.

The Montenotte Hotel Rooftop Terrace is described by them as being both ‘stylish and quirky’, and the online review sites all have very high ratings for it. Music can be arranged if you are having a private party but, most evenings, it is patrons of the hotel relaxing with their cocktails that fill the seats.

This wonderful space is the latest addition to the hotel, and it has already earned itself a reputation to be proud of.

Luxurious Rooftop Bars in Ireland
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The Vintage Cocktail Club, Dublin

Here you can just sit back in luxurious red velvet chairs and enjoy your cocktails, which are pretty special and have won awards. The food is good too. The Vintage Cocktail Club Vintage Cocktail Club is tucked away in Dublin’s Temple Bar and is an ideal meeting place whatever the occasion.

You will feel as though you are back in the 1920s and will be able to imagine the stars of the silent movies visiting this bar. The roof terrace provides wonderful views of the city and, when the weather is good, you will not want to leave this relaxing but fun atmosphere.

Once you enter this time warp, you will be able to forget all the modern day stresses and have a few nibbles of food made from fresh seasonal produce, at prices that are not overly expensive.

The people of Ireland are some of the warmest and friendliest in the world, and they know how to enjoy themselves. Even as tourists or visitors, you will be included in the fun, as that is part of the hospitality that the Irish people are famous for.