Sipping in the Sun: A Guide to Smithfield’s Top Beer Gardens

People drinking beer at an outdoor table

Smithfield, Dublin’s historic quarter, is bursting with character and charm. But when the sun decides to grace us with its presence, there’s nothing quite like soaking it up in a delightful beer garden. So, raise a glass as we explore some of Smithfield’s finest outdoor drinking spots! 


This trendy spot is a local favourite for a reason. Step into an ivy-clad haven, boasting a spacious and aesthetically pleasing beer garden. Perfect for those seeking a relaxed vibe, Bonobo offers an extensive selection of craft beers alongside their famous wood-fired pizzas.

Frank Ryan’s Covered Beer Garden

A traditional Irish pub with a twist – Frank Ryan’s boasts a hidden gem of an outdoor area. Tucked away behind the pub, this urban oasis provides a welcome respite from the city bustle. Enjoy a classic pint of Guinness or explore their craft beer selection in a charming, secluded setting.

Oscar’s outdoor beer garden

If you’re looking for a lively atmosphere with great pub grub then Oscar’s is your answer. Their beer garden is a vibrant hub with space for over 150 people, perfect for catching up with friends or enjoying a post-work drink. Sip on a refreshing cocktail or choose from their wide range of beers while soaking up the lively atmosphere.

Delaney’s Heated Beer Garden

This quintessential Irish pub takes the concept of a beer garden to the heart of Smithfield. Their outdoor seating area offers a casual and friendly vibe, perfect for a relaxed pint with a local feel. Delaney’s is a great choice for those seeking a no-frills, authentic Irish pub experience with a chance to soak up the Smithfield sun.

If you’re a fan of a pint outdoors all year round, Delaney’s have a heated beer garden. Soaking in the winter heat, albeit without any sunshine! A pint of beer placed onto an outdoor planter box in a Dublin Beer Garden

Beyond the Beer: No matter your preference, Smithfield’s beer gardens cater to all tastes. Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado, a Guinness loyalist, or simply looking for a refreshing cocktail, you’ll find your perfect drink. Additionally, most offer delicious pub fare, making them ideal for a casual lunch or a relaxed dinner with friends. 

If the sun does manage to make an escape from Dublin, it’s good to know some spots to duck for cover when the day takes a turn. The Bar at the Hendrick offers up some bites, brews and banging cocktails. It won’t rain everyday that you’re in Ireland, but it is important to know some fun things to do in the rain in Dublin just in case.

So, the next time the sun shines on Dublin, head to Smithfield and explore its delightful beer gardens. From trendy havens to hidden oases, there’s a spot waiting to quench your thirst and soak up the summer vibes! 


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