Search icon


20th Dec 2016

8 Of The Best Places In Dublin For Illegal Outdoor Drinking


Dublin is the best place on earth when the sun shines -so it’s always nice to celebrate by knocking back a few cold ones.

But, where to?

Everyone has their own favourite spot for a few bevvies in the sunshine, so we’ve rounded up a selection of the best across the city just in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend… 

You’re so welcome. Just make sure you clean up your rubbish when you’re leaving! 

Sandymount Strand

A view like this AND the opportunity to dip your toes in the big blue wet thing? Dreamy. 

The Barge

An atmosphere that simply cannot be beaten on a sunny day. 

Blessington Basin

This sun trap is less than 10 minutes from O’Connell Street, yet you won’t find too many crowds there.

Killiney Hill

Arguably the most scenic outdoor drinking to be done in Dublin.

The Pav

Here you have the legit option of buying some cheapo cans from the Pav bar, or else sneaking in drink. Either way it’s a pretty peachy spot.

Portobello Harbour

Whether you’re perched along the wooden docks, or right beside the lock this is one of our all-time favourite spots. 

Shankill Beach

An idyllic spot to share a bottle of vino with your bestie.

Phoenix Park

It may seem like an obvious one, but it’s the perfect place for any Smithfield or Stoneybatter residents looking to watch the sunset. Grab some tins and climb the steps of the Wellington Monument for a deadly view! 

God, we’ve developed an awful thirst… Roll on 5pm!

READ NEXT: 15 Dublin Establishments You’ve Probably Forgotten Ever Existed