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10 Rooftop Bars In Dublin That Are Perfect For Day Drinking

By katedemolder

October 14, 2017 at 11:09am


It's been a long week, and drinks are calling your name. What's stopping you from going to a rooftop bar? Nothing at all, my friend.

We've scoured the place and handpicked some of the very best ones, just for you guys. Now all you have to decide is where you're going to go.

Happy choosing!

1. Fitzsimons Hotel

A glorious spot to soak in the sun and gaze upon the city below - and with €5 cocktails and chilled beers, you can't really go too wrong. 

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2. The Marker Hotel

Along with the best views of Dublin, a deadly drinks menu, and blankets to snuggle into when the sun goes down - The Marker has everything you need for some truly perfect rooftop drinks. 

The ideal spot for a celebration, or for one of those days when you just want to feel a little glam.

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3. The Blue Light

More mountain top drinks than rooftop, but we thought it deserved a mention. Arguably the best place to drink a cold one and soak up the atmosphere of the city - The Blue Light boasts some truly spectacular views. 

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4. Sophie's

Yes, the place with the swings. Sophie's is a sanctuary in the middle of a hectic Harcourt Street. Gorgeous views of the city await you there. 

Although, you'll definitely need to book during the summer months. You've been warned!

5. Odessa

Available for private functions primarily, Odessa's rooftop bar is as gorgeous as it is secluded. The intimate setting is only made better by the lighting of a fireplace when things get chilly. 

No better way to spend the evening.

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6. Vintage Cocktail Club

The ever elusive V.C.C. is just one big dreamy mystery, and we just love it. On their top floor, the rooftop bar doubles as a smoking area. A beautiful view, if there's no rain of course.  

It's a much more relaxed atmosphere in here than you'd ever think, with everyone, in their dozens, lounging on the most luxurious of red velvet chairs. You could stay there for hours.

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7. Fade Street Social

The rooftop bar of Fade Street Social is one of the best people watching spots on the planet. Ample seating both inside and outside, and some of the best cocktails in Dublin. These guys have nailed it. 

8. The Parnell Heritage Pub & Grill

The Parnell Heritage is a fun, friendly pub, with one of the biggest rooftop bars in the city. The servers are deadly and the atmosphere is cool and super comfortable. 

It's a very different feel on the upper floors than the distinctly pub feeling downstairs, so whatever you're looking for, they've got it.

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9. No Name Bar

Another elusive punter on our list, No Name Bar's top floor has an outside part and an inside part, so you have your choice in the matter. 

They also do the most incredible cocktails and food that seriously hits the spot. Not bad for a bar with no name, eh?

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10. Taphouse

Taphouse is a beautifully cosy bar, perfect for a few casual sunny day drinks. The decor is warm and welcoming - like a big living room at your mum's friends house.

The rooftop bar looks onto Ranelagh village, so it's busy enough to keep you awake, but not so busy that you'll feel claustrophobic. Perfect.

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