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Fancy a glass of wine or a pint? Here are ten places to visit in Dublin as open-air hospitality opens

Pubs and bars are set to reopen for the first time this year on June 7, whether or not they serve food.

“Wet pubs” that don’t serve food have been closed since March 2020 and will finally be able to reopen – although they can only serve drinks outside.

It was announced a week ago that pubs, including outdoor restaurants and brasseries, will not open until June 7.

Some ads are already taking reservations in advance, as can reveal.

We take a look at some of the best places in Dublin to have a drink in the open air.

Back page

Located on Phibsborough Road, The Back Page is a more modern sports pub.

Along with an extensive list of alcoholic beverages, The Back Page also offers hand-made 12-inch pizzas, as well as a selection of salads and desserts.

Kimchi Hophouse

Located on Parnell Street, Kimchi Hophouse is Dublin’s oldest Korean restaurant and has a garden where you can sample their craft beers.

Open seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 9.45 p.m., you can of course also order a variety of classic Korean dishes, including kimchi – a side dish of salted and fermented vegetables.


This Dun Laoghaire bar is best known for food, drink, and board games, but luckily their outdoor patio keeps them open.

They also have a “Dip n ‘Drink” offer, in which people can swim in the 40-footer, Sandycove, or Seapoint, and post a photo on social media tagging the bar. From there, they can call the bar on the day they post the photo and get a free drink.


MVP is located at Harold’s Cross, Dublin 8, and is best known for being a very dog ​​friendly bar.

As well as a collection of craft bottles and cans available, they also have classics like Guinness on tap. There is also a small selection of white, red and sparkling wines.

The Bath Pub

The Bath Pub at Sandymount serves more than just a pint of Guinness, with fresh sourdough pizzas also available as the perfect accompaniment.

This pub has it all when it comes to alcohol, with plenty of options to choose from, including cocktails at € 10.50.

The Bernard Shaw

From burgers to pints, The Bernard Shaw found at Cross Guns Bridge, Drumcondra, also has a food court – with a variety of food stalls ranging from Chinese cuisine to vegan treats.

The square balloon

For those looking to plan ahead for the grand reopening of outdoor hospitality, The Square Ball will take reservations starting June 7.

Located at 45 Hogan Place, Dublin 2, they have a ‘bottomless brunch’ option, where people can pay € 30 for unlimited food and drinks for two hours.


This famous Baggot Street pub will take reservations starting next week through ResDiary.

Founded in 1734, the Toners Pub is one of Dublin’s oldest pubs and it is believed that many great Irish literaries have had a pint here, including Kavanagh and Yeats.


Wigwam is open Monday through Sunday and is already accepting reservations.

Located on Abbey Street, they have plenty of bottles, wine, and mojitos, and also serve a selection of Brazilian goodies, such as pao de queijo – or balls of cheese puffs.

Jam Park

In Airside Retail Park, Swords, Jam Park can be found. It is known for its events, games, street food and rooftop restaurants.

They also take reservations starting June 7 and have bottles, cans, pints, wines, cocktails, and spirits.

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