A Heatwave Is Coming – Here Are 11 Of The 'Hottest' Dublin Places To Check Out This Summer
Temperatures are going to hit the 20s from Sunday onwards
The weather is set to get much much better from Sunday onwards, according to Met Éireann, with temperatures finally getting up into the 20s in places next week.
With this being Ireland we'll believe it when we see it, but being eternal optimists we think it's time to do a little planning for a glorious weekend.
Good weather means good food and plenty of ice cold drinks, so we thought we'd help you get ahead of the posse with a list of the hottest places to check out this summer.
1. Marker Hotel's roof terrace
On the hottest days you'll have serious trouble getting in, but if you do manage it then you're in for one of the best views in Dublin. You'll also have some of the best cocktails and food in the business. This place is made for summer.
2. Skerries Day trip with wings
We were raving about it in March when the weather wasn't even that spectacular. Make a day trip out of it if you're going, including a walk, a pint, shopping, and most importantly the best wings in Dublin.
An amazing spot
3. Killmacanogue Avoca
This Avoca is the best one for enjoying the sunshine. You can start with a walk around the huge Malahide Park, an amazing spot when the sun shines, and then get stuck into their amazing cakes and coffees.
4. A Fallon & Byrne picnic box at Dun Laoghaire Pier
It's hardly a surprise that one of the best shops in Dublin would do such a good picnic box, and once you've picked it up stroll down the pier or the seafront and find the best spot available to enjoy it.
5. Football and beer garden pints at The Living Room
With the football season nearing an end and the Euros fast approaching, you'll want to head to this spot where you can watch matches and bask in the sun at the same time.
6. Classy Brunch with your mates in House Leeson Street
Most people will know this as a night venue, but when the sun shines they pull the roof back and you get to sit listening to live music, eating brunch and drinking in those rays.
7. Great food and craft beer with a view at The Taphouse Ranelagh
It certainly isn't the biggest beer garden in Dublin (it's got about 20 seats at best), but the view up here, along with amazing craft beers and superb food, make this a must visit.
8. Rollover Sunday Coppinger Row/Pygmalion
I included both of these places because they're right across the lane from each other and you can move between them easily. My own suggestion would be to start with some of the amazing food in Coppinger row and then move across to Pyg for a few cocktails. Be prepared to fight for an outdoor seat though.
9. Bushy Park walk followed by Union Square/Mayfield
This little gem in the middle of Terenure has one of the cutest little terraces in Dublin, but you'll have to get there early, especially at the weekends, as it's no longer a well kept secret. Lovely little tarts and a glass of homemade lemonade and you're laughing.
10. Seafood and wine at The Bay in Clontarf
One of the most gorgeous restaurant terraces when the sun shines because of the stunning view of Howth, the city and all along the stretch of coastline on the other side of the road. Make sure to book though, as everybody knows about the great food, wine and sunshine combo.
11. Cliff Walk followed by fish & chips in Howth
The cliff walk will take you a couple of hours, but it's really worth it for the views. The calories that you burn off can quickly be replaced by the fish and chips in Beshoffs down in the village and a sneaky pint before heading for home.