8 places in Ireland for outdoor cocktails

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If you are planning your next staycation, here’s a few restaurants and bars with outdoor space for your list 

Sophie’s Rooftop

Outdoor dining and staycations are going to define our summer, and thankfully throughout Ireland there are popular spots and hidden gems where you can soak up some sunshine while you have a drink. Here are some of our favourite places to visit on a night away in Ireland, and some exciting cocktails to order.


The Crown Bar, Monck St, Ferrybank South, Wexford 

Wexford is known for its medieval lanes, so when you’re out for a stroll, pop into the Crown Bar for a Jolly Joker cocktail. Check out the National Opera House and the Irish National Heritage Park on your trip too. See crownbar.ie for details.  

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An Pucan, 11 Forster St, Galway

A city break in Galway isn’t complete without a cocktail in the sunshine right on the corner of Eyre Square at An Pucan. Afterwards you can visit the Spanish Arch, Galway City Museum and Lynch’s Castle just a few steps away. Visit anpucan.ie for details. 

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Sophie’s Rooftop, 33 Hardcourt St, Dublin 2  

Head to Sophie’s in Dublin to enjoy cocktails with gorgeous views of the city. The rooftop has plenty of outdoor seating and a fun cocktail menu that will give you the ultimate summer vibes. Take a stroll to St. Stephens Green or browse the shops on Grafton Street on your way back.  Book at sophies.ie.

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Amicus, 23 Paul St, Centre, Cork 

Located in the heart of Cork’s Huguenot quarter, Amicus is a contemporary, light filled, spacious setting for drinks with friends. Try the Amicus signature chocolate toffee popcorn cocktail. The next day, take a spin out to Blarney Castle and Gardens for a stroll. amicusrestaurant.ie  


The Perch Bar, 5th Floor, The Gate , 42 Franklin Street, Belfast 

The Perch Bar is a converted Victorian warehouse offering a fantastic pizza and cocktail menu. Make a weekend of it and explore the Belfast City Hall, Belfast Castle and the Titanic Museum. Find out more at facebook.com/theperchbelfast 

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The Old Quarter Pub, Café and Townhouse, 3 Little Ellen St, Limerick 

Coffee fans have to try the flat white martini in the heart of Limerick city. Visit King John’s Castle, The Hunt Museum and the People’s Park after that caffeine buzz. Find out more at theoldquarter.ie  

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Harvey’s Point Bar & Terrace,  Lough Eske, Donegal Town 

Surrounded by stunning views of Lough Eske, get that summer holiday feeling with a refreshing peach daquiri in Harvey’s Bar & Terrace. Make sure to take a stroll around the lake or try the Donegal Bay Waterbus to see the beautiful landscape. See details at harveyspoint.com/bar-terrace. 

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Larry & Nora’s 23 Railway St, Navan, Meath  

Go for a cosmopolitan catch up in Larry & Nora’s outdoor garden. Located in the centre of Navan, it’s a short walk from Solstice Arts Centre and a short drive to famous Hill of Tara.  Visit larryandnoras.ie for more details. 

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